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Lot # 1683 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1891 N20 Allen & Ginter "Prize and Game Chickens" Complete SGC-Graded Set (50)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,015

Complete set of fifty 1891 Allen & Ginter "Prize and Game Chickens" cards, all graded and encapsulated by SGC. Presented is a very attractive complete set of these colorful tobacco cards. This is a very strong set across the board, with almost all cards having a far superior appearance to the technically accurate SGC-assigned grades (as is often the case with nineteenth-century tobacco cards). Many of the modestly graded cards have nearly imperceptible glue or scrapbook residue on the reverse which has affected their technical grades but does not impact the consistently strong appearance of nearly every card within this set. In the following condition composite, cards are identified by the numbers provided by the American Tobacco Cards Price Guide checklist. The SGC grades are as follows: Six NM 84: #10, 30, 35, 37, 46, and 48. Two EX/NM+ 82: #21 and 41. Four EX/NM 80: #6, 13, 20, and 42. Seven EX 60: #5, 7, 14, 18, 27, 31, and 34. Four VG/EX+ 55: #2, 4, 16, and 33. Six VG/EX 50: #19, 23, 25, 28, 29, and 39. Five VG+ 45: #3, 22, 38, 44, and 45. Seven VG 40: #1, 9, 11, 15, 24, 32, and 49. Four GOOD+ 35: #8, 26, 43, and 47. Three GOOD 30: #36, 40, and 50. Two FAIR 20: #12 and 17. This is a rarely offered and very attractive nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card set with outstanding eye-appeal. Total: 50 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $2,015


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