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    1915 Susini "The Universe" Near Set (1,257/1,300) Plus Album Covers. At 1,300 cards, the 1915 "The Universe" series of real photo cards is the largest card series of different subjects ever produced. A large specially designed album titled "Album Universal" with the copy "Obseqio de Susini" which roughly translated means "A Gift of..." or "Presented by Susini" was made to house the massive undertaking. To complete this series card-by-card is certainly a close to impossible task today. Subjects include portraits of athletes, historical figures, authors, poets, scientists, world leaders both contemporary and long past plus sports, transportation, events and famous places and countries from around the globe. Some names include Madam Curie, Dr. Pasteur, Edison, Beethoven, Cortes, Czar Nicholas II, Boxer Jack Johnson, Churchill, Napoleon, Pres. Grant, Tolstov, Darwin, Com. Peary, Shakespeare, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, foot ball (Rugby) and a trio of Base Ball scenes, one featuring HoFer Tris Speaker. The 50-card sports section is missing #'s 219 and 220 for completion. The back of each card reads (Translated) "Post card for the collection of the New Universal Album." The fronts present in the VG EX/MT range (with a few lesser) and have been very cleanly removed from the interior pages of the supplied album covers (both FR to PR). Most have very, very little to modest traces of adhesive residue with a small percentage showing heavy glue stains. This is a very rare opportunity to acquire one of the most comprehensive sets in the hobby and a very attractive presentation at that.

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