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Lot # 317 (317 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1912-1913 E270-2 Colgan's Chips "Tin Tops" Roy Ellam SGC MINT 96 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $540

Graded MINT 96 by SGC. This is one of only two examples graded at this level with none higher! Superb ultra high-grade example of Roy Ellam (Birmingham) from the E270-2 Colgan's Chips "Tin Tops" series. Among the most unique and distinctive cards ever produced are the various Colgan's Chips issues, beginning with the 1909-1911 E254 "Stars of the Diamond" set and concluding with the E270-2 "Tin Tops" issued a few years later. The cards are actually circular (1-7/16 inches in diameter) and were issued as inserts with Colgan's Chips products in the company's trademark round tins. E270-2 cards were inserted with Colgan's Violet or Mint Chips, as noted on the backs, which easily distinguishes these cards from their more common E254 counterparts. The offered card is pedigreed as having originated from the "Skydash Collection," which refers to a large 2007 find of 1910-era cards, including approximately 200 cards from the E270-2 set. Many of these extremely rare "Tin Tops" were absorbed into permanent collections at the time, but we are pleased to be able to offer some of these ultra high-grade specimens in this auction. As expected, the offered example is virtually flawless, with a crisp image, no chipping, and a boldly printed reverse. This is a tremendous opportunity to acquire an exceptionally attractive and remarkably high-grade example from this very rare and desirable issue. From the Dan Gantt Collection. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $540


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