Lot # 213: 1924 Complete Set of Wills Cigarette Cards Famous Golf Courses

Starting Bid: $150.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2021",
which ran from 3/3/2021 12:00 PM to
3/20/2021 8:00 PM

This complete set of Wills Tobaccco cards features 25 of the most famous golf courses in the British Isles in 1924, when these cards were produced. The delightful paintings on the front provide great representations of the courses nearly a century ago. All the cards are kept in plastic sleeves that fit inside a sheet protector.

Among the featured courses are St. Andrews, Lytham & St. Anne's, Newcastle (County Down, Ireland), Gleneagles, Hoylake, Royal Cinque Ports Club, North Berwick, Prestwick, Sandwich, Troon, Turnberry, Westward Ho! and a thirteen more. The cards are remarkably well preserved, showing little to no wear.

As shown in the images, the cards are still in their respective plastic sleeve holders.  The edge of each card sticks out slightly above the front of each respective holder. Consequently, the protruding border of the card appears whiter than the rest of the border, because the rest of the border is under plastic.  The borders all match the edge that is not under the plastic.  This is a fabulous, extremely well preserved set.

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