Duke State Governors, Coats Of Arms, Etc… Checklist (ACC# N133)

The Duke State Governors, Coats Of Arms, Etc… (ACC# N133) set is a 48 card, unnumbered set featuring the 38 states at the time, plus nine territories and the District of Columbia. This set was issued around 1888 and comes in two variations. The more common version is a slightly wider triple folder found in packs of the Duke’s Cigarettes, Cameo, and Turkish Cross-Cut brands. A thick stock, non-folder version was found in packs of Honest Long Cut. The thick stock version being less common.

The card fronts show three panels usually showing the state or territory’s coat of arms and flag, with the governor portrayed in the center. The backs have specific information about the state or territory and a map.

Triple Folder (Turkish Cross-Cut)
Thick Stock (Honest Long Cut)

State Governors, Coats Of Arms, Etc… (48)

  1. Alabama
  2. Arizona Ter.
  3. Arkansas
  4. California
  5. Colorado
  6. Connecticut
  7. Dakota Ter.
  8. Delaware
  9. District of Columbia
  10. Florida
  11. Georgia
  12. Idaho Ter.
  13. Illinois
  14. Indiana
  15. Indian Territory
  16. Iowa
  17. Kansas
  18. Kentucky
  19. Louisiana
  20. Maine
  21. Maryland
  22. Massachusetts
  23. Michigan
  24. Minnesota
  25. Mississippi
  26. Missouri
  27. Montana Ter.
  28. Nebraska
  29. Nevada
  30. New Hampshire
  31. New Jersey
  32. New Mexico Ter.
  33. New York
  34. North Carolina
  35. Ohio
  36. Oregon
  37. Pennsylvania
  38. Rhode Island
  39. South Carolina
  40. Tennessee
  41. Texas
  42. Utah Ter.
  43. Vermont
  44. Virginia
  45. Washington Ter.
  46. West Virginia
  47. Wisconsin
  48. Wyoming Ter.
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Duke Stars Of The Stage Sets (ACC #s 129, 130, 131, 132)

The Duke Stars of the Stage set was issued in four sets, each with 25 cards. They are all unnumbered and feature pictures of unnamed women who were presumably “Stars of the Stage” at that time. The first series is thought to have been issued around 1890, the following sets were issued within the next couple of years with the N132 set probably being in 1893. Each series features a distinct style which makes it easy to determine what set a particular card belongs to.

1st Series (N129): This series features color portraits of women from the shoulders up. Some of the backs of these cards have been found with the text “Third Series”, but this probably refers to a third printing as the actual 3rd series looks distinctly different. This series was found in Duke’s Honest Long Cut brand. Gail & Ax also included these cards in their Navy Long Cut brand, the backs show an ad for Navy Long Cut but otherwise are the same. The Gail & Ax version are quite a bit harder to find than the Duke versions.

2nd Series (N130): This series features color full-body portraits of women. This series was found in Duke’s Honest Long Cut brand. A Gail & Ax version may also exist for this series (according to the American Card Catalog) but I have not been able to verify that.

3rd Series (N131): This series is distinct because of its heavy black border and the Honest Long Cut ad on the front. The portraits again depict the women from the shoulders up. This series was found in Duke’s Honest Long Cut brand.

4th Series (N132): This is also a distinct series because each card is die-cut and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. This series was also found in Duke’s Honest Long Cut brand.


Duke Snapshots From Puck Checklist (ACC# N128)

The Duke Snapshots From Puck (ACC# N128) set is a 25 card, unnumbered set. This set features cartoons taken from the humor magazine “Puck” which was published in the 1880s. The cards have both horizontal and vertical front formats and the backs just have a generic message and Ad, no checklist is shown. This set was found in the Honest Long Cut brand.

Snapshots From Puck (25)

  1. The Accumulative Instinct
  2. All He Had
  3. At Miss Ahrenheim’s Wedding
  4. Beneath His Notice
  5. A Crack At The Truth
  6. A Dangerous Precedent
  7. Don’t Move…
  8. His First Look At The New Fountain
  9. An Improvised Pastille
  10. In The Museum Of Art
  11. In The Nature Of A Privilege
  12. Jupiter Pluvius Outdone
  13. More Than One Way
  14. A Natural Mistake
  15. Not Used To It
  16. On The Bridge
  17. On The New York And New Haven R.R.
  18. On The Way To The Station
  19. Poetry Repeats Itself
  20. Presence Of Mind
  21. She Knew His Whiskers
  22. Sport On The Lots
  23. A Subterfuge
  24. Unsofisticated
  25. What We See On The Ferries

Duke Sea Captains Checklist (ACC# N127)

The Duke Sea Captains (ACC# N127) set is a 25 card, unnumbered set. Each card shows a famous sea captain of the time with the shipping company he worked for and the name of his vessel. These cards are found in the Honest Long Cut brand and were released around 1887.

The checklist on the back of the cards are arranged by shipping company, then vessel name. The checklist compiled below is in order of the captain’s last name.

Sea Captains (25)

  1. Julius Barre – North German Lloyd
  2. Samuel Brooks – Guion: “Arizona”
  3. Richard Bussius – North German Lloyd: “Werra”
  4. Henry Condron – Inman: “City of Chester”
  5. T. Cook – Cunard: “Etruria”
  6. Alphonse P.M. Perier D’Hauteerive – Compagnie Generale Transatlantique: “Labrador”
  7. E. Frangeul – Compagnie Generale Transatlantique: “La Normandie”
  8. E.H. Freeth – American: “British Princess”
  9. Benjamin Gleadell – White Star: “Celtic”
  10. W.H.P. Hains – Cunard: “Aurania”
  11. Peter J. Irving – White Star: “Republic”
  12. Francis S. Land – Inman: “City of Berlin”
  13. Christoph Leist – North German Lloyd: “Supt. Captain”
  14. W. McKickan – Cunard: “Umbria”
  15. R.D. Munro – Anchor: “City of Rome”
  16. George S. Murray – Guion: “Alaska”
  17. Hamilton Perry – White Star: “Britannic:
  18. James Price – Guion: “Abyssinia”
  19. W.G. Randall – Red Star: “Westernland”
  20. S. Santelli – Compagnie Generale Transatlantique: “Amerique”
  21. Redford W. Sargent – American: “Indiana”
  22. James Sumner – National: “Egypt”
  23. Patrick Urquhart – American: “Lord Clive”
  24. Frederick Watkins – Inman: “City of New York”
  25. Wilhelm Willigerod – North German Lloyd: “Trave”

Duke Rulers, Flags, and Coats of Arms Checklist (ACC# N126)

The Duke Rulers, Flags, and Coats of Arms (ACC# N126) set is a 51 card, unnumbered set that comes in two variations. The first variation is a thin-stock triple folder that was issued in the Dukes Cigarettes, Dukes Cameos, and Turkish Cross-Cut brands. The second variation is a thicker-stock, non-folding issue that was packed in the Honest Long Cut brand. The main differences in these two variations are detailed below:

Triple Folders:

  • Checklist shows 49 cards, Falls of Niagara and Siam not listed.
  • Backs give alot of details and marketing about Duke cigarettes.
  • Backs are horizontally oriented.

Thick stock:

  • Checklist shows 50 cards, Falls of Niagara is not found in this variation.
  • Backs are basically a checklist only, with the Honest Long Cut brand underneath.
  • Backs are vertically oriented.
Triple Folder
Thick Stock

Rulers, Flags, and Coats of Arms (51)

  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Baden
  4. Bavaria
  5. Belgium
  6. Bolivia
  7. Brazil
  8. Canada
  9. Chili
  10. China
  11. Cuba
  12. Denmark
  13. Ecuador
  14. Eqypt
  15. England
  16. France
  17. German Empire
  18. Greece
  19. Guatemala
  20. Hayti
  21. Holland
  22. Honduras
  23. Hungary
  24. India
  25. Ireland
  26. Italy
  27. Japan
  28. Mecklenburg
  29. Mexico
  30. Norway
  31. Oldenburg
  32. Persia
  33. Peru
  34. Portugal
  35. Roman States
  36. Russia
  37. Roumania
  38. Sandwich Islands
  39. Saxony
  40. Scotland
  41. Servia
  42. Spain
  43. Sweden
  44. Switzerland
  45. Turkey
  46. United States
  47. U.S. Columbia
  48. Venezuela
  49. Wurtemberg
  50. Siam * not listed on triple folder checklist
  51. Falls of Niagara * not listed on checklist, only found in the triple folders

Duke Puzzles Checklist (ACC# N125)

The Duke Puzzles (ACC# N125) set is a 15 card, numbered set. Each card shows a puzzle that can be solved by the reader. The backs of each card provide more details and the answer to one of the other puzzle cards in the set.

These were found in the Honest Long Cut brand.

This is a tough set to find and I haven’t been able to track down the specifics on all 15 cards, but here is what I know at the moment.

Puzzles (15)

  1. Problem No. 1 (Word jumble)
  2. Problem No. 2 (Word jumble)
  3. Problem No. 3 (Button)
  4. Problem No. 4 (Six sided star)
  5. Poet Problem
  6. Ribbon
  7. – TBD –
  8. Cryptogram
  9. The Eight or Ten
  10. Overlap
  11. Public Man
  12. – TBD –
  13. Domino Trick
  14. – TBD –
  15. Base Ball

Duke Presidential Possibilities Checklist (ACC# N124)

The Duke Presidential Possibilities (ACC# N124) set is a 25 card, unnumbered set that shows pictures of people thought to be contenders for President in 1888. In fact, this is one of the most interesting presidential elections the U.S. has ever had where the incumbent Grover Cleveland lost to Benjamin Harrison despite winning the popular vote (this has only happened four times).

This set was issued around 1888 and was found packed with the Honest Long Cut brand.

Presidential Possibilities (25)

  1. Russell A. Alger (Michigan)
  2. James G. Blaine (Maine)
  3. Benjamin F. Butler (Massachusetts)
  4. James E. Campbell (Ohio)
  5. John G. Carlisle (Kentucky)
  6. Grover Cleveland (New York)
  7. Chauncey M. Depew (New York)
  8. Ignatius Donnelly (Minnesota)
  9. Roswell P. Flower (New York)
  10. Joseph B. Foraker (Ohio)
  11. Melville W. Fuller (Illinois)
  12. Arthur P. Gorman (Maryland)
  13. Issac P. Gray (Indiana)
  14. Walter Q. Gresham (Illinois)
  15. Benjamin Harrison (Indiana)
  16. Joseph R. Hawley (Connecticut)
  17. David B. Hill (New York)
  18. Robert T. Lincoln (Illinois)
  19. William McKinley Jr. (Ohio)
  20. John M. Palmer (Illinois)
  21. Robert E. Pattison (Pennsylvania)
  22. William A. Peffer (Kansas)
  23. Jeremiah Mcl. Rusk (Wisconsin)
  24. John Sherman (Ohio)
  25. William C. Whitney (New York)
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Gail & Ax Novelties Checklist (ACC# N122)

The Gail & Ax Novelties (ACC# N122) set consists of 25 unnumbered cards. This is a die-cut set that shows pictures of women on various objects or “novelties”. The cards are die-cut in various shapes such as mirrors, fans, etc… The backs of each card just show the Gail & Ax logo, no checklist.

The ACC lists this set as also being distributed by Duke, but no cards with a Duke branded back have been seen.

This set was issued around 1889 and was found packed with the Navy Long Cut brand.

Novelties (25)

  1. Cluster Of Leaves
  2. Cup Of Violets
  3. Feather Fan
  4. Folded Paper
  5. Folded Screen
  6. Front Of Book
  7. Hand Mirror – Pearl Frame
  8. Hand Mirror – Dark, Fancy Frame
  9. Hand Mirror – Facing Right, With Hat
  10. Hand Mirror – Facing Right, No Hat
  11. Hand Mirror – Facing Front
  12. Hand Mirror – Facing Left, With Hat
  13. Hand Mirror – Facing Left, With Head Dress
  14. Open Fan
  15. Pad And Pencil
  16. Picture Frame With Yellow Edge
  17. Pin Cushion
  18. Playing Cards
  19. Sea Shell
  20. Stamp On Envelope
  21. Tambourine
  22. Tennis Racket
  23. Wicker Box
  24. Whisk Broom
  25. Wings Of A Bird

Duke Musical Instruments Of The World Checklist (ACC# N121)

The Duke Musical Instruments of the World (ACC# N121) set is a 25 card, unnumbered set that is based on the N82 set. This set takes two of the images from the N82 set and puts them on one larger format card. These cards measure roughly 2 1/2 x 4 1/16 inches. The backs from this set list the 50 cards from the N82 set and they do not indicate the paired groupings shown on the front. The checklist below shows the groupings alphabetically with the first card listed being the one shown on the left-most side.

This set was issued around 1888 and was found packed with the Honest Long Cut brand.

Musical Instruments Of The World (25)

  1. Bagpipe / Fife
  2. Banjo / Bones
  3. Bassoon / Clarinet
  4. Bugle / Kettle Drum
  5. Castanets / Seimseim
  6. Coaching Horn / French Horn
  7. Cornet / Oboe
  8. Drum / Bass Drum
  9. Egyptian Harp / Pandean Pipes
  10. Guitar / Mandolin
  11. Hand Organ / Hurdy Gurdy
  12. Harmonica / Tam Tam
  13. Harp / Accordeon
  14. Hearlds Trumpet / Hunting Horn
  15. Jews Harp / Tambourine
  16. Lute / Bass Viol
  17. Piano / Organ
  18. Roman Horn / Cymbals
  19. Saxophone / Flute
  20. Spinet / Zither
  21. Triangle / Concertina
  22. Trombone / Tuba
  23. Tumblers / Bells
  24. Violincello / Violin
  25. Xylophone / Lyre

Duke Miniature Novelties Checklist (ACC# N120)

The Duke Miniature Novelties (ACC# N120) set is a 26 card, unnumbered set. The common back on these cards states there are 25 cards in the set, but actually 26 have been documented. The card fronts show two images of various “novelties” generally with an image of a woman in one of them. This set was released after the American Tobacco merger and the cards were found in the Honest Long Cut brand.

The checklist below is shown in alphabetical order listed by the image on the left first, “Oval” is generally an image of a woman contained in an oval or circle.

Miniature Novelties(26)

  1. Acorn and Oval
  2. Balloon and Plaque
  3. Bellows and Oval
  4. Butterfly and Violin
  5. Castanets and Whiskbroom
  6. Drum and Baseball
  7. Ear of Corn and Creel
  8. Easel and Oval
  9. Green Leaf and Oval
  10. Glass of Beer and Four Leaf Clover
  11. Hand Mirror and Ring
  12. Horseshoe and Oval
  13. Ice Bucket and Oval
  14. Jester and Fire Screen
  15. Kite and Banjo
  16. Lantern and Oval
  17. Leather Box and Oval
  18. Peach and Oval
  19. Plate and Currants
  20. Quiver and Banjo
  21. Seashell and Oval
  22. Serving Tray and Bow and Arrow
  23. Tea Pot and Oval
  24. Top Hat and Oval
  25. Turtle and Oval
  26. Watch and Oval