Legendary June 2009
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Presented is a 25-card 1898 T40 Hoffman House "Battleships and Signal Flags" complete set. Rarely offered as a complete set, this production depicts the battleships and other vessels that were participants in the Spanish-American War. The cards show a photograph of the ship, with a signal flag in the upper left corner. The cards reverse lists the number (in Roman numerals, except for the last card which is blank), the title of the card, a brief paragraph about the card, company advertisement, printer and copyright at the bottom. Two different types of sizes exist for this series. The first type, the slightly smaller examples, advertises Hoffman House Little Cigars at "10 for 10 cents." The second type, the larger series, advertises Hoffman House Magnums at "10 for 15 cents." All of these examples are the larger variety, except four examples (#'s I, XII, XIV and XXIII). Overall, this clean set grades VG to VG/EX with a few nicer and a handful lesser.
Scarce 1898 T40 Hoffman House "Battleships and Signal Flags" Complete Set (25)
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