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Lot # 1757 (1757 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1888 N2 Allen & Ginter American Indian Chiefs PSA- and SGC-Graded Collection (41)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,700

Presented is a beautiful collection of thirty-five different (plus six duplicates) 1888 N2 Allen & Ginter American Indian Chiefs cards, each professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA (twelve) or SGC (twenty-nine). Issued by the Allen & Ginter Tobacco Company, one card was inserted with each package of Allen & Ginter cigarettes. One of the most popular of all ninteenth-century nonsport issues, this colorful set features many of the most legendary American Indian chiefs. Included are Geronimo, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, and many more. It is fascinating to note that the great Indian chiefs featured were not ancient historical figures when the set came out, but then-current legends, and most (maybe all) were still alive when this set was issued. The cards each measure approximately 1-1/2 x 2-3/4 inches; a checklist for the entire set appears on the reverse. All cards are bright and crisp, with the few modestly graded cards downgraded solely due to minor technical flaws, mostly on the reverse. In the following condition composite, cards are identified by the numbers provided by the American Tobacco Cards Price Guide checklist. SGC Grading Composite: NM 84 (1 card): #10. EX/NM 80 (4 cards): #6 (PSA), 7 (PSA), 15 (PSA), and 27 (PSA). EX 60 (12 cards): #1 (PSA), 2, 12 (Error), 13, 15, 17 (PSA), 31 (PSA), 38 (PSA), 42, 47 (PSA), 49, and 50. VG/EX 50 (12 cards): #9, 16 Chief Joseph, 24 (PSA), 30, 31, 33, 36, 37 Red Cloud, 40 (PSA), 41 Sitting Bull, 47, and 48 (Error). VG 40 (5 cards): #20 Geronimo, 25, 27, 38, and 46. GOOD 30 (4 cards): #8, 19, 23, and 30 (PSA). FAIR 20 (3 cards): #4, 34, and 48. This is one of the premier sets featuring Indians, which has always been a popular area of collecting. Complete sets of this issue are hard to find, and the offered collection provides a superb foundation for the assembly of a very attractive complete set. This is a very high-quality group of cards from this classic issue that would be a highlight in any advanced nonsport-card collection. Total: 41 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,700

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