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1933 R136 National Chicle Sky Birds Complete Sets (2)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $6,380.00
Two complete sets of this rare 1930s gum card set issued by National Chicle which features famous pilots and airplanes of the day. 1) Set Number One: Complete set of 108 cards: 85% Vg-Ex to EX and 15% Vg (with a few cards showing evidence of long ago being carefully hand cut from sheets). Keys: #1 David Putnam (Vg), 20 Edward Rickenbacker (possible hand, cut o/w Ex), 23 Baron Von Richthofen (Vg-Ex), 32 Lt. James Doolittle (Ex), 36 Charles A. Lindbergh (possible hand-cut, o/w Ex), 48 Amelia Earhart (slight trim top border, o/w Ex), 49 Orville Wright (Ex), 62 Wiley Post (Vg-Ex/Ex), 72 Spirit of St. Louis (Ex) and 108 Fokker D8 (Gd-Vg). 2) Set Number Two: 107 of the 108 cards in the set (missing only #86 for completion): 20% Ex, 50% Vg to Vg/Ex and 30% Fr to Gd/Vg. Keys: #1 David Putnam (Vg), 20 Edward Rickenbacker (Gd-Vg), 23 Baron Von Richthofen (Gd-Vg), 32 Lt. James Doolittle (Vg-Ex), 36 Charles A. Lindbergh (Vg-Ex), 48 Amelia Earhart (Vg-Ex), 49 Orville Wright (Vg-Ex), 62 Wiley Post (Vg-Ex), 72 Spirit of St. Louis (Gd-Vg) and 108 Fokker D8 (Gd-Vg). Two complete (less one card) medium-grade sets of this classic 1930s non-sports issue. Total 215 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $6,380.00
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