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    1888 N86 Duke "Scenes of Perilous Occupations" Near Set (50/51) - #2 on the SGC Set Registry! Set GPA: 58.0; Set Registry Rank: #2 on the SGC Set Registry. Presented is a 50-card near set of N86 "Scenes of Perilous Occupations" produced by Duke Sons & Co. in 1888. The fronts showcase the more exciting, like "The Horse trainer" to treacherous ways which we don't think about like "..painters of church steeples." Each reverse gives a lively explanation of the perilous occupation. This set is a combination of yellow and green backgrounds. Includes: SGC 86 NM+ 7.5: 2 cards; SGC 84 NM 7: 2 cards; SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 6 cards; SGC 70 EX+ 5.5: 8 cards; SGC 60 EX 5: 11 cards; SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 9 cards; SGC 40 VG 3: 8 cards; SGC 30 GD 2: 1 card; SGC 20 FR 1.5: 2 cards; SGC 10 PR 1: card. A detailed list of grades/titles is available on our web site.

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    SGC 86 NM+ 7.5: 2 cards, Picket Duty and Highwaymen/Hands Up;

    SGC 84 NM 7: 2 cards, Lumberman in Norway and Yardman Coupling Cars;

    SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 6 cards, Snake Charmer in India, On a Whaling Voyage, Elephant Hunting in Africa, Hanging Over Cliffs Finding Birds' Eggs. Coast of Norway, Hunting the Rocky Mount Goat, Fisherman's Off Coast of Newfoundland;  

    SGC 70 EX+ 5.5: 8 cards, Trapper Fighting with Grizzly Bear, The Picket's Death, The Balloon Ascent, The Arctic Explorer, Rafting Logs, Painters at work on Church Steeple, On Board a Battle Ship and Horses Training;

    SGC 60 EX 5: 11 cards, Tight-Rope Waling across Nigeria, The Lion Tamer, Stopping a Stampede on Western Cattle Ranch, Lumbermen in Michigan, Knife Throwing in Circus, Exploring in Africa: A Fight with an Orang-Outang, Electric Lineman, Bull-Fighting in Spain: Thrown by the Bull, A Tough Beat for any Policeman, A Quiet Game of Poker in Dakota and A Bad Decision by the Umpire;

    SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 9 cards, Surveying in the Mountains, Monk and Dog at St. Bernard Hospice Switzerland, Indians Spearing Porpoises, Cowboy Fleeing from Prairie Fire, The Diver, Walrus Hunting in Greenland, Traveling in Siberia - Attacked by Wolves, The Life Savers and The Fireman;

    SGC 40 VG 3: 8 cards, Trick Shooting, The Indian Scout, The Circus Rider, Sliding Down Rope in Circus, Miners Descending a Shaft, Indian Netting Salmon on the Restigouche, Fox Hunting - A Bad Fall and Blasting Rock;

    SGC 30 GD 2: 1 card, Chamois Hunting in Switzerland;

    SGC 20 FR 1.5: 2 cards, Safe Robber and Bridge Jumping;

    SGC 10 PR 1: card, Arab Attacked by Lion.

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