Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    DUKE ALBUM - RULERS, FLAGS AND COATS OF ARMS. The proliferation of trading cards in the 1880's was immense.  One of the major manufacturers was W. Duke & Sons who provided consumers with a beautifully illustrated 50-card production (Rulers, Flags and Coats of Arms) which appears in the American Card Catalog as N126.  For most of these early card issues, it was fashionable to offer a premium album identically replicating the cards.  Commonly, these were bound with a decorative twine, and their illustrations were lavishly adorned.  This album (A.C.C. A30) is 10" x 6 3/4" and none of its pages are missing (and all 50 of the cards are represented).  Though the binding twine is period, it doesn't appear to be the original.  The back cover has sustained moderate damage, and the front cover has corner wear rendering this album about GD/VG overall.  

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 708
    Sold on Jul 29, 2004 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 October 9 Americana & Political Signature Auction Featuring the Michael Ward Collection - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search