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Lot # 68 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1888-1889 A16 and A17 Allen & Ginter World's Champions Albums (2)

Starting Bid - $800, Sold For - $3,525

Two Allen & Ginter premium albums, First and Second Series (1888 and 1889), representing a complete set of the classic A&G Champions albums. This is a particularly sharp looking set of these extremely substantial nineteenth-century tobacco premiums, far better than normally seen. 1) First Series 1888 A16 Allen & Ginter Premium Album features images of all fifty cards from the N28 Allen & Ginter set (including Anson, Kelly, Clarkson, Comiskey, etc.). Some very minor corner and edge wear, tears at the binding holes of the front cover, and a crease on the top edge of the reverse, otherwise in Excellent condition with original binding string. The interior pages are virtually flawless. 2) Second Series 1889 A17 Allen & Ginter Premium Album featuring all fifty cards from the N29 Allen & Ginter set (including Ewing, etc.). Front cover has a tiny tear along the left edge and some light creases, back cover has a small tear on the left edge and some minor creases, but otherwise outstanding eye-appeal with an Ex or better appearance. Original binding string. Interior pages are Nr/Mt. Complete set of both World's Champions albums issued by Allen & Ginter. Strong condition for these classic, extremely popular, and colorful premium albums, which represent such an outstanding value among nineteenth-century tobacco issues. Total 2 albums. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500+. SOLD FOR $3,525

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