Friday, October 17, 2014

Vintage Card Of The Month: 1948 Leaf Pirates Captain Augur

This month’s VCoM is my second card from the 1948 Leaf Pirates release. These cards are beautifully illustrated using extensive detailing and bright colors. Because Leaf used Ben-Day dot printing you can see the small colored dots that were used in the coloring process giving the cards a comic book like appearance.
When it comes to Captain Auger there is not a whole lot of information, he was a British pirate in the early 1700s. In 1718 the Bahamas Governor Woodes Rogers tried to clear the area of pirates so he offered a pardon to any pirates who “gave up their ways” and Captain Auger accepted the pardon and became a merchant/trader. Auger eventually returned to his evil ways and was captured in New Providence, Bahamas. He was tried and hung in December 1718.

The card is your typical “filler” card, there is a crease and some paper loss on the front of the card. The worst offender is some sort of substance on the front that looks like maybe glue or liquid was spilled, at least it isn’t sticky.

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