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1880s Allen & Ginter Complete Set Collection Mounted on Pages (7 sets, 320 cards)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,800
Presented is an exceptional collection of six complete sets and one partial set from several popular Allen & Ginter nonsport tobacco-card sets issued during the 1880s. Each set is neatly mounted to large album pages, with approximately twenty to thirty cards on each page. The cards have been beautifully preserved, with almost all presenting as Excellent or better. The colors are bright and the images are crisp. Affixing cards to album pages in the manner presented here was extremely popular in the nineteenth century. This collection consists of the following: 1) N3 Arms of all Nations: Complete set of 50 cards. 2) N11 Flags of the States and Territories: Complete set of 47 cards plus one Iowa variation. 3) N14 General Government and State Capitol Buildings of the United States: Complete set of 50 cards. 4) N17 Naval Flags: Complete set of 50 cards. 5) N22 Racing Colors of the World: Complete set of 50 cards. Five cards present as less than Ex. 6) N32 The World's Racers: Complete set of 50 cards. Two cards present as less than Ex. 7) N34 World's Sovereigns: Partial set of 23 cards out of 50. Eight cards present as less than Ex. This is a very attractive and fascinating collection of nonsport tobacco cards, representing six complete sets plus one partial set of some of the nineteenth century's most popular issues. Total: 320 cards representing seven sets, all mounted to album pages. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $1,800
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