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1958-1974 A&BC Company of England Non-Sport Complete Set Collection (16 sets, 824 cards)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,528
Collection of sixteen high-quality nonsport sets issued from 1958 to 1974 by A&BC Company of England. The A&BC Company cards are identical in design, but smaller in dimensions than the standard Topps cards. They are essentially smaller English variations of some of Topps' most popular sets, licensed by Topps for issue in England, and in many cases are actually scarcer than their American counterparts. The great similarity of these sets to their classic American counterparts make them particularly fascinating. Because these sets were issued in England, many American collectors have never seen these issues. Seven cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA. Includes: 1) 1958 A&BC "Railway Quiz" Complete Set (48): Grades Ex-Mt overall (with a few slightly better). Card #11 is graded PSA NM-MT 8. 2) 1959 A&BC "T.V. Westerns" Complete Set (56): Grades Vg-Ex overall. 3) 1961 A&BC "Funny Valentines" Complete Set (66): Ex-Mt overall. 4) 1965 A&BC "Girl From U.N.C.L.E." Complete Set (25): Grades Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt overall. One card, Violin Quaker, is graded PSA MINT 9. 5) 1965 A&BC "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." Complete Set (55): Ex-Mt overall. 6) 1966 A&BC "Batman" Black Bat/Orange Back Complete Set (55): Grades Ex-Mt overall (with a few slightly better). Card #33 is graded PSA MINT 9 and card #12 is graded PSA NM-MT 8. 7) 1966 A&BC "Batman" Red Bat/Puzzle Back Complete Set (44): Condition ranges from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt. Card #21 is graded PSA MINT 9. 8) 1966 A&BC "Batman" Bat Laffs Complete Set (55): Ex to Ex-Mt overall. 9) 1966 A&BC "Batman" Riddler Back Complete Set (38): Graded mostly EX to EX/MT. Card #30 is graded PSA NM-MT 8. 10) 1966 A&BC "Battle" Complete Set (73): Vg-Ex to Ex overall (with a few slightly better). 11) 1967 A&BC "Monkees" Black & White Series Complete Set (55): Nr/Mt overall. Card #32 is graded PSA MINT 9. 12) 1967 A&BC "Monkees" Color Series Complete Set (55): Ex-Mt overall. 13) 1967 A&BC "Monkees" Hit Songs Complete Set (30): Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt overall. 14) 1967 A&BC "You'll Die Laughing" Complete Set (48): Ex to Ex-Mt overall. 15) 1969 A&BC "Land of the Giants" Complete Set (55): Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt overall. 16) 1974 A&BC "You'll Die Laughing" Complete Set (66): Grades Nr/Mt overall (with a few slightly better). This is an exceptional collection of sixteen extremely high quality nonsport sets, issued in England. Crisp and clean throughout, these sets are scarce, overlooked, and undervalued. The value of some of the American counterpart sets (such as "Land of the Giants") is extremely substantial. This is a great nonsport card-collecting opportunity as these sets are not only scarce, they would no doubt cost a lot more to assemble than whatever they will sell for here as a collection, not to mention the cost in time and effort. This a beautiful collection! Total 824 cards representing sixteen different sets. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,528
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