1880's N672 Hershey & Bros. Buffalo Bill (Cody) SGC 20 Fair 1.5 - Uncatalogued! "Buffalo Bill" Cody was one of the biggest celebrities of his era. Cody was a decorated scout for the US Army who went on to fame and fortune, first on the stage and then the "First and Greatest Wild West Show" from 1883 to 1913, even appearing with Sitting Bull. By the end of the 19th century he was one of the most famous Americans in the world. Naturally he would be the subject of tobacco insert card craze of the late-1880's. Currently, the N672 series is the only one to to carry the "Star of the World" cigarettes brand. The cards produced by Hershey & Brothers and less than a handful of actresses are known. This is the first non-actress found with the rare brand but it also does not fit any of the known types of N672 cards. The card measures 2-1/8" x 4-1/8" with a blank back. Graded SGC 20 Fair 1.5 due to an area of surface loss on the reverse. The front appears excellent and if being the first example known isn't exciting enough, the quality of the chest-high portrait of "Buffalo Bill" is about as perfect as you can ever expect! A stunning card of a wildly famous American, now presented at auction for the first time.

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