1901 Ogden’s Guinea Gold Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Ogden Tab Cigarettes General Interest
Year 1901-02
Size 1 7/16″ x 2 3/8″
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
1,290

1901 Ogden’s Guinea Gold Overview

Ogden Guinea Gold GolfOgden Guinea Gold TennisThe Ogden Guinea Gold Cigarettes issue was a massive set. Dating to 1901, it was similar to Ogden’s General Interest set produced at the same time. These cards, however, are different in that they have the ‘Guinea Gold’ name at the bottom, indicating they were inserts for that specific product.

The cards aren’t as sturdy as other tobacco issues. They aren’t paper thin but a little thinner than other tobacco cards and have a light semi-gloss.

The set was a multi-sport issue and also contained non-sports subjects. Cards have distinctive black borders, which helps them to stand out from other tobacco cards of the era, which often used white borders. The Ogden’s Cigarettes name is printed at the bottom (or, in the case of horizontal cards, the side)

The set is popular among boxing fans as numerous boxers are included. But it also contains other sports, including golf, soccer, tennis, as well as a slew of others. But sports are only a part of the set which was largely a non-sports issue. The sports are spread out across the series, so it isn’t a matter of limiting one’s focus to any given series to collect only the sports cards.

Like other tobacco cards, you can often find these trimmed. Many collectors, apparently wanting to distance the cards from the tobacco company, removed the Ogden’s Cigarettes name from them.

1901 Ogden’s Guinea Gold Checklist

A complete checklist is unknown.

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