I’m going to attempt to keep up with some type card pricing when good groups come up more for reference than anything else. It’s always good to know how much items are selling for when you go to buy or sell some of these super tough N500-up type cards. They so rarely come up for sale, sometimes past pricing isn’t indicative of what they will bring but it’s the only reference we have.
An eBay user (member_15875) recently sold a good deal of 19th century actress cards. Some were lots of mundane stuff like Sweet Caporal or single lots of Admiral, Virginia Brights and Old Judge. Others were much tougher cards that are typically what I’d call BOB or Back Of Book (borrowing stamp collector’s jargon) cards. I pulled photos and pricing from a handful to post here for future reference. Hopefully it helps you out in some capacity. I think any/all of my posts on this blog are searchable, so if, in the future, you’re curious about what an N665 Our Knocker tobacco card sold for you can search that term on the blog and see previous posts. I’ll try to remember to title them all “Type Card Update” and whatever number it is.
Some of these cards are super scarce and some are traded more often. The N427 American Eagle, N611 Queen’s Cup and N657 Kalamazoo Bats cards are more common. The Kalamazoo Bats, in particular, are also collected because there are Baseball Cards from the same manufacturer and there are a number in the set. I know of at least a couple collectors actually working on the set of these cards. Anyway, here are the results for those recent sales in early January of 2018.