Legendary June 2009
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Presented is a 25-card 1910 Hassan Cork Tip Cigarettes "The World's Greatest Explorers" complete set. The last remaining land mass to be explored and conquered by man was the Northern Arctic ice cap that covers almost 9,500,000 square miles. That desire to be the first to reach the coveted spot, the North Pole, resulted in the unpleasant demise of many who dared make the frozen trek. The accepted "first" was the explorer Robert Peary who accomplished the feat in 1909. This galley of timeless portraits was issued to honor the men and women who made exploring Earth their life's greatest ambition. The beautifully rendered illustrations and attention-grabbing color schemes have made this release a enduring collector favorite. The set includes: Duke of Abruzzi, Capt. Amundsen, S.A. Andreé , Robert Bartlett, Amos Bonsall, C.E. Borchgrevink, David Brainard, Geo. De Long, Anthony Fiala, Sir John Franklin, R. N., Maj. Gen. Adolphus W. Greely, Sven Hedin, Matthew Henson, Henry Hudson, Dr. Kane, David Livingstone, James Lockwood, Geo. W. Melville, Fridtjof Nansen, Robert Peary, Miss Annie Peck, W. S. Schley, Lieut. E.H. Shacklton, Henry M. Stanley and Otto Sverdrup. Grades VG to VG/EX including a couple lesser.
1910 T118 Hassan "World's Greatest Explorers" Complete Set (25)
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