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Lipset scores with 1955 Topps Doubleheaders and Ob

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Lew Lipset's November auction titled "The Sara Rose Collection," produced the company's busiest bidding to date and the 315 lots that went up for bids drew a total of $644,074 (10 percent buyers premium included).

"The auction was the most active we've ever had due largely to the online bidding which worked beautifully," Lipset said. "We also have several enhancements planned for our next auction in April."

An unfolded and unperforated 1955 Topps Doubleheader near-set included 17 cards which earned 9 grades (SGC) and drew the top bid in the auction with the winner taking home the lot for $25,286. The set, thought to be one of the finest in its category, featured an Aaron 9 and was comprised of 59 of the 61 cards in the set.

Other highlights included a No. 86 Buck Weaver T4 Obak cigarettes premium card which sold for $22,987. The Weaver card was in very good-excellent condition and was one of 22 Obak cigarette premium cards available. The remaining premiums drew bids ranging from $1,418 to $4,189, with the Weaver offering drawing top dollar based on his association with the "Black Sox Scandal."

A set of 28, 1953 Dixie Lid medium-size Sepias with five graded in mint condition drew a winning bid of $10,519 while a T206 group of 189 cards with no creases and virtually every one in near-excellent condition drew a winning bid of $10,454. The set included the Eddie Cicotte card and the four Hal Chase cards.

Lipset's next auction will take place in April 2006 with an extensive Wheaties box collection, more Dixie Lids, graded 19th-century cards and Part I of a photo collection tabbed as the early highlights.

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