Africa Flags national 1887 lot x 10 miniature chromolithographed cardsBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
c.1887 Flags of Africa.
(Flags of the world- Liberia- Madagascar- Transvaal- Congo- Tripoli- Zanzibar- Egypt- Orange Free State)
Issued c.1887-90, Richmond, Virginia by Allen & Ginter Cigarettes.
Lot of ten (10) most appealing miniature chromolithographed images, printed on heavy card stock, issued as a premium in the 19th century in packs of cigarettes.
Delightful assortment of flags and images, all related by geographical region theme. Among the earliest tobacco cards issued in the United States.
Cards show signs of age, some very fresh, clean and close to new condition, others more worn, some with old adhesions to back due to having once been pasted into an album, many of them free of this and fully readable.
Obviously uncommon/ scarce, close to unique in this type of unified thematic assortment.
Each card measures c. 2 3/4" H x 1 1/2" W.