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1888 N36 Allen & Ginter American Indians Collection (6)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,350.00

Collection of six different high-grade N36 Allen & Ginters large-format American Indians. By any measure, these are among the rarest and most beautiful of all nineteenth-century tobacco-card issues. It is not surprising that these cards have begun to attract serious attention, long overdue, by advanced collectors. We have submitted all six cards in this group to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. The collection consists of Crow’s Breast (EX+ 70), Deer Ham (EX+ 70), Red Thunder (EX 60), Spotted Tail (EX+ 70), War Captain (VG 40), and White Shield (Auth, very slight trim to right border, Ex in appearance). Issued in 1888, N36s are one of the rarest of all the Allen & Ginter sets. They feature the same subjects and designs as the smaller N2 Allen & Ginters, but in a larger format and with extra background artwork added to each card's design. Measuring approximately 2.75 x 3.25 inches, the large-format N36 Allen & Ginters are widely recognized as one of the most attractive and highly-prized card sets ever issued. The set features American Indians of the day. This is an extremely crisp, clean, and attractive collection of these rare cards. Total 6 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,350.00

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