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Circa 1888 N4 Allen & Ginter "Birds of America" Complete Set (50)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $711
Presented is a complete set of N4 Allen & Ginter "Birds of America," comprised of fifty cards. Issued with Allen & Ginter's Cigarettes, each card features a beautifully rendered multicolor illustration of a bird found within the United States. This is an extremely attractive set, presenting as Vg to Ex overall (averaging Vg-Ex), with bright colors, crisp images, and strong corners. Approximately one-half of the set displays technical flaws on the reverse, common to nineteenth-century cards, including spots of paper loss, album residue, and writing, which would cause them to grade more modestly by professional grading standards. This is a bright and overall very clean complete set of this popular nineteenth-century nonsport issue. Total: 50 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $711
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