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1 15th June 06:20
tmantrask
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Default FA: KEYSTONE 200 TRAVEL TOUR OF WORLD BOX CABINET SET 1917/W/Viewer,Key,Extras Updated 7/26 Rev


KEYSTONE 200 TRAVEL TOUR OF WORLD BOX CABINET SET 1917
W/Viewer,Key,Extras/Museum Quality/Exceptional Shape
Location: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=6109730055
Current Bid: $441.00
Auction Ends: Jul-29-04 21:57:32 PDT


Up for auction is a rare Keystone 200 Travel Tour Of The World Box Cabinet
set circa 1917 & in it's original unrestored condition (quite possibly in
museum quality condition). This is probably one of the cleanest & well cared
for box cabinet sets you will ever see. The set has 200 cards but is missing
cards #53 & #157 while there are duplicates of cards #154 & #182. I don't
know why this would be but I suspect that the set was purchased this way &
whoever packaged this particular set at Keystone goofed up. Also included is
the original Keystone booklet for the set ("Key To 200 Travel Tour Of The
World Through The Stereoscope: Two Hundred Choice Views Of The World's Noted
& Interesting Scenes For The Home"), a Monarch Stereoviewer, & a beautiful
wood cabinet with red velvet lining that holds the cards/viewer/booklet.
Also included is a receipt-like piece of paper that may or may not be
related to the set & I also found 7 additional "extra" Keystone stereocards
that are not part of the set. Below is additional information about each
piece of the set:

Box Cabinet
The cabinet is all wood with it's original finish & has a hinged lid. It is
solid all the way around. The condition of the exterior is really nice with
a wonderful patina but the lid does have 3 good sized scratches but they
aren't deep & it may be possible to diminish them. The flash of my camera
actually makes them seem worse than they are in the pics of the
stereoviewer. The 2nd block of pictures is a good representations of how the
scratches look. The front of the cabinet has a white vertical mark to the
left of the latch which may or may not clean off. The rest of the exterior
of the cabinet has a few minor/lesser marks. The velvet lined interior of
the cabinet is in exceptional condition- the velvet is still nice & soft.
The stain-like mark in the velvet of one of the stereo card slots isn't a
stain. It is a depression that gives it the appearance of a stain. The
hinges & latch of the cabinet are all solid but the latch can stick a little
& probably needs a slight adjustment. The only thing missing from the
cabinet is a key for the latch. I'm assuming it originally came with one.

Monarch Stereoviewer
The stereoviewer is in beautiful condition. All the wood of the viewer has a
wonderful patina. The metal of the viewer is scratch-free. About the only
wear is to the velvet rimming the viewer but it is still soft & intact. Just
a little spot wear/rubbing. The stamp on the underside of the viewer reads
"Manufactured by Keystone Viewing Co. Meadville, PA. Pat'd Apr. 12, 1904.

Key To 200 Booklet
The booklet is in great shape & the only problems are a little corner
curling to the cover/some of the interior pages & a very small cover chip
out of the bottom spine corners. The booklet is dated 1917.

Stereocards
As mentioned above, there are 200 cards with 2 missing but with 2
duplicates. The condition on the cards is excellent overall with great image
quality. There is not one bad card in the lot. A card or two may have a
little corner wear but that is about it. The set covers a wide variety of
subject matter with views of- New York City, The Sphinx, Independance Hall,
The Capitol, Rice Cultivation in SC, Turpentine Farm in Savannah GA, U.S.S
Missouri, the Lakes of Kilarney, Blarney Castle, Glasgow Highlanders,
Westminister Abbey, Paris, the Matterhorn, the Leaning Tower Of Pisa,
Italy/Rome, the Taj Mahal, the Throne Room of the Forbidden City, a Japanese
silk factory, Hula Girls, California, Yosemite, Port Blakely Mills, Old
Faithful, Yellowstone Park, Canada, Germany, China, Holland, & much more.

Bonus/Extra Keystone Cards
Also included are 7 extra Keystone/Underwood cards that were mixed in with
the set. They include 4 which are hand colored/tinted. They are: (1)
Keystone #14355 (card #26 of some other Keystone set)
"...Magnificent...Volcanic Eruption, Martinque" (1909), (2) Underwood
(61)6218 Royal Gorge, Grand Canyon Of Arkansas, Colorado (1895), (3)
Underwood (6)8719 Sunset on the Orient Sea off Ceylon (1903), (4) Keystone
#509-(12553) Hauling Logs With Elephants, Maulmain, Burma, (5) Keystone
#69-7987 Looking Up ...Wisconsin River beyond Romance Cliff, WI. (no date),
(6) Keystone #2511 Meeting of the waters Killarney, Ireland (no date), (7)
Keystone #9353 Sunken Gardens Fairmount Park Philadelphia (1905).

Shipping
The Shipping weight on this lot will be about 20 pounds. The shipping cost
will be exact with a little extra added to cover packaging. Email me
(include your city/zip code) for a quote. Check out my other auctions for an
vintage collectibles.

Thanks for looking

Colin
tmantrask@sbcglobal.net
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