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The Andrée Balloon Expedition To The North Pole

History Behind The Card: Andrée’s Balloon Card #nn of 30, American Tobacco Company (Hassan brand), Arctic Scenes set from 1910. Salomon August Andrée, born October 18, 1854 in Gränna, Småland, Sweden – dying, it is assumed in October, 1897 on Kvitøya, … Continue reading

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Mecca Cigarettes 1910 Aviation Cards

Mecca Cigarettes was, at one time, a tobacco brand that published numerous trading cards that were inserted in their packs of cigarettes, including baseball cards, boxers, and other sporting figures. Named after the holy city of Mecca where the prophet … Continue reading

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