19th Century Sports Theme Cigar Box Labels Pair (2) With John L. Sullivan and Ewing. Offered is a very rare pair of 19th Century cigar box labels showcasing top athletes of the era including New York pitcher Buck Ewing and Wild West celebrity Wild Bill Cody. The pair includes: 1) A 8" x 4-3/4" lid from a cigar box advertising "Big Run" brand cigars. Shows colorful graphics of various athletes and accomplishments. Presents VG/EX with wear to large tax stamp and border treatment; 2) A 9-7/8" x 6" thin paper label titled "Champions." The eight pictured athletes include Bill Cody, John L. Sullivan (pugilist) and Buck Ewing. Condition issue like tears (one shows a taped repair) and creases but none affect central graphics. Technically FR but visually impressive with great display value.

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    April, 2010
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