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    N581 SPANISH FOUR COLLECTION. A smoker in 1888 may have been less inclined to patronize those products with wholesome (i.e. baseball) inserts than he would these. Which was it going to be -- another little dinky picture of an unfriendly Cap Anson, or a "lusty" 2 1/4" x 4" beauty with lots of female thigh? Shameful even to one of Larry Flynt’s ancestors, these would have most certainly been an erotic shock to Victorian values. Today, these are very very rare, and the reasons are probably manifold. A gentleman smoker, for one thing, could never risk these being found on his person, which, we’d imagine, stimulated their attrition. But equally possible is that we don’t know who this sponsor is. Perhaps "Spanish Four" was a shortlived concern never expanding outside Manitoba. For that matter we’re not even sure that "Spanish Four" was tobacco. Be that as it may, 22 different are presented for the bidder’s pleasure. There are no superstars -- just legs, big legs, attached to late 19th Century sirens. These cards are blank-backed, and their mainstream condition is EX with a few that have mild creases and others that are EX/MT.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2003
    9th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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