Make collecting history with this pair of tough antique non-sport card sets. Presented are (2) military complete set with 1.) 1901 Sweet Caporal T175 Heroes of the Spanish War complete set of (50); and 2.) c.1915 French language “Guerre” war scenes complete set of (12). Details are as follows:
1901 Sweet Caporal T175 Heroes of the Spanish War:
The Spanish-American war of 1898 resulted in swift victory for the U.S.A., which gained control of Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam. Honoring the American heroes of this conflict, this 1901 Sweet Caporal T175 Heroes of the Spanish War (50) card set is steeped in prestige and ranks among the rarer issues of the period. Handsome color portraits of military officers and political leaders grace the obverses, while the reverses of these tobacco premiums are blank. This hand-cut set shows average FR to VG details with deference to (2) with the borders trimmed off and varying degrees of adhesive residue on the reverses.
Key cards are: Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, President William McKinley, Henry Cabot Lodge, Adlai E. Stevenson, Admiral George Dewey, Elihu Root
Also present are: Admiral G.C Remey, Li Hung Chang, Chas A. Allen, Mark Hanna, R.P. Hobson, J.K. Jones, Major General F. Lee, Admiral W.T. Sampson, J.B. Coghlan, Richard Croker, J.B. Foraker, General Nelson A. Miles, B.B. Odell, W. A. Pfeffer, General Horace Potter, C.D. Sigsbee, C.T. Towne, E.H. Conger, Major General E.S. Otis, Timothy Woodruff, John W. Griggs, Eugene Hale, Major General A.R. Chaffe, Chauncey M. Depe, Robley D. Evans, Brigadier General Funston, Carter Harrison, John Hay, D.B. Henderson, David B. Hill, H.S. Pingree, Thomas C. Platt, M.S. Quay, Benjamin Tilman, Major General L. Wood, J.W. Bailey, A.J. Beveridge, Joseph Choate, Lyman J. Gage, Major General Lawton, J.D. Long, Rear Admiral W.S. Schley, General Joseph Wheeler
c.1915 French language set:
Little is known regarding this WWI period issues. The cards in this stunning (12) card set measure 4-1/4 x 2-5/8” and are graced with spectacular art images of war scenes on the obverses, while the reverses are blank. All (12) cards are well-centered and average remarkable (EX to NM). All printed in the field either at bottom left or bottom right with “Guerre 1914-1915” (Guerre translates as War) and individual scene titles are printed in French language at center on the bottom border.