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    1910 S66 "Indian Silks" - Small, Medium, Large (43). From the John Esch collection. Offered are three sets of S66 "Indian Silks" issued in 1910 by Tokio and Sovereign Cigarettes. Present is the very scarce large format (each approximately 4" x 6.5"). The seven large silks are numbered "L-1" through "L-6," with an additional "L-2" bearing the Tokio brand. Ten medium silks are present (3.25" x 4.75"); twenty-six small silks (2" x 3.25"), with two depicting Geronimo, one with Sovereign branding. The silks remain in splendid condition considering their age and delicacy, with only minor edge fraying and no tearing or loss of brightness. Two of the large silks have a small segment of border not showing with the remaining four showing a full border. A gorgeous, evocative sampling that speaks to the tremendous artistry of the early tobacco card hobby.

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