Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXVIII
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/26/2012
It’s not a surprise that this T206 American Beauty backed Ed Konetchy looks a little thin from left to right in its respectable EX+ 5.5 holder from SGC. In addition to their well-documented scarcity, American Beauties are also known to measure a full 1-2 millimeters thinner than their other T206 counterparts because American Beauty packs of cigarettes measured several millimeters thinner than other cigarette brands produced and distributed by the American Tobacco Company. No wonder! Unfortunately, this doesn’t leave much room for the appearance of an equidistant set of borders around the image, and so most surviving examples tend to appear off-centered, as is the case with this exceptional Konetchy, which nevertheless showcases a near perfect image on front along with an immaculate and frameless AB ad on back. An obvious choice for a grade of EX/MT to even NM were its bottom left corner just a little bit sharper.
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