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1933-1934 R136 National Chicle "Sky Birds" Complete Set (108): #1 PSA Set Registry (7.45 GPA)!

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $19,200

Presented is a stunningly beautiful, ultra high-grade complete set of 1933-1934 "Sky Birds" cards issued by National Chicle. This is an extraordinary set in all respects, and is by far the finest 1933-1934 "Sky Birds" set we have ever seen, let alone offered!

The "Sky Birds" set features famous pilots and airplanes of the day, and has always been regarded as one of the most popular of all 1930s nonsport gum-card sets, in part because of its bright colors, sharp details, and popular subject matter. The offered set is the finest ever assembled on the PSA Set Registry, occupying the number-one all-time spot with an extremely impressive 7.45 GPA. The set boasts one MINT 9, seventy-six NM-MT 8s, two NM+ 7.5s, nineteen NM 7s, nine EX-MT 6s, and one EX 5.

PSA Grading Composite: MINT 9 (1 card): #50 (1 of 1, none higher). NM-MT 8 (76 cards): #1 Putnam (OC), 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 Rickenbacker, 21, 22, 23 Von Richthofen, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Doolittle, 33, 35, 36 Lindbergh, 38 (Series of 144), 39, 40 (Series of 144), 41, 42 (Series of 144), 43, 44, 46, 48 Earhart, 49 Wright, 52, 57, 59, 62 Post, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72 Spirit of St. Louis, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 90, 91, 95, 96 (OC), 98, 99, 100, 101, and 107 (OC). NM+ 7.5 (2 cards): #24 and 88. NM 7 (19 cards): #2, 34, 45, 47, 51, 53, 55, 56, 60, 61, 76, 81, 87, 97, 102, 103, 104, 105, and 108 Fokker D 8. EX-MT 6 (9 cards): #4, 6, 37, 58, 89, 92, 93, 94, and 106. EX 5 (1 card): #54.

This is an extraordinarily impressive set in unparalled ultra high grade. The inclusion of seventy-seven cards grading NM-MT or better (representing 71% of the entire set) is all the more remarkable given the fact that just 12% of the nearly 6,000 cards from this issue ever graded by PSA have achieved grades of NM-MT or higher. Many of the high-grade examples included within have just a few others graded at this lofty level. This is an incredible opportunity to acquire the finest complete set ever assembled, the likes of which may never be seen again, of one of nonsport-card collecting's most popular issues. Total: 108 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+. SOLD FOR $19,200


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