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1920s to 1960s Nonsport "Aviation" Theme Complete Set Collection (16 Sets, 1,056 Cards) Including 1956 Topps "Jets" Complete Set
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $840
Collection of sixteen complete (or near-complete) nonsport sets, all issued between 1929 and 1961, and all related to aviation. Aviation has long been a very popular subject for cards. This is a very unusual and high-quality collection that is striking both for the scarcity and diversity of many of the sets included. These classic sets, which were issued by many different companies, are rarely seen in the form of a collection. These sets are naturally popular with nonsport card collectors, and also appeal very much to general collectors of military and aviation related items. This lot consists of the following: 1) 1929 E195 Necco Real Airplane Pictures: Complete set of 12 cards. Condition is Ex to Nr/Mt. 2) 1935 John Player & Sons Aeroplanes (Civil): Complete set of 50 cards. All cards are glued into the album designed to house this set and present as Near Mint or better otherwise. 3) 1940 UO1 Tydol Aeroplane Series: Complete set of 40 cards. Condition is Vg-Ex to Ex, with three lesser. 4) c.1940 T87 Brown & Williamson Tobacco No-Letter Series: Complete set of 50 cards. Condition is Ex to Nr/Mt. 5-6) c.1940 T87A Brown & Williamson Tobacco Series “A”: One complete set of 50 cards and one near-complete set of 49 cards (missing #31), both glued into the albums designed to house this set. All cards present as Ex to Nr/Mt; two cards have come loose (#23 and 25). 7-8) c.1941 T87B Brown & Williamson Tobacco Series “B”: One complete set of 50 cards, grading Ex to Nr/Mt, and one complete set of 50 cards glued into the album designed to house this set, presenting as Ex to Nr/Mt. 9-10) c.1942 T87C Brown & Williamson Tobacco Series “C”: One near-complete set of 49 cards (missing #26), grading Ex to Nr/Mt, and one complete set of 50 cards glued into the album designed to house this set, presenting as Ex to Nr/Mt. 11) c.1942 Hi-Speed Victory Club War Album Series: Complete set of 50 cards. Condition is Ex overall. 12) c.1942 Plane Facts Co. Plane Packet Flash Cards: Complete set of 56 cards. Condition is Ex to Nr/Mt, with a few lesser due to light staining or paper loss. 13) 1942-1943 F213-5 Coca-Cola America’s Fighting Planes: Complete set of 20 cards. Condition is Ex to Nr/Mt. Accompanied by the issued set envelope. 14) 1952 F270-1 Carnation Corn Flakes Airplane Recognition Cards: Complete set of 42 cards plus Republic F-84F Thunderjet rear view variation. Condition is to Ex to Nr/Mt overall. 15) 1956 F707-1 Topps Jets: Complete set of 240 cards. Condition is Ex to Nr/Mt overall. Accompanied by two albums designed to house the set. Albums are Ex. 16) 1961 Jello/Hostess Aircraft Coins: Near complete set of 197 out of 200 coins. Missing #44, 47, and 73 for completion. Condition is Near Mint or better overall. This is a fascinating advanced collection of this interesting genre. These aviation-related sets were assembled over a span of many years by a longtime advanced collector. Total: 16 sets, 1,056 cards/coins. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $840
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