1888 N41 Allen & Ginter Large-Size "Quadrupeds" Complete SGC-Graded Set (50)

Sold For: $5,700

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2379

Item Year: 1888

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Complete set of fifty N41 Allen & Ginter large-format "Quadrupeds," all graded and encapsulated by SGC (submitted by REA). Issued with Allen & Ginter Cigarettes, the cards feature beautiful colorful lithographs of wildlife from all different areas of the world. The animals are checklisted on the back of the cards. They feature the same subjects and designs as the smaller N21 Allen & Ginters, but in a larger format (2.75 x 3.25 inches), and with background artwork added to each card's design. Presented is an exceptional high-grade complete set of these scarce and colorful tobacco cards, with twenty-two cards ranging from Ex to Nr/Mt, five are Vg-Ex+, nine Vg-Ex, three Vg+, seven Vg, and four lesser. In the following condition composite, cards are identified by the numbers provided by the American Tobacco Cards Price Guide checklist. The complete SGC condition composite follows: NM 84 (2 cards): #16 and 27. EX/NM 80 (3 cards): #36, 47, and 49. EX+ 70 (5 cards): #8, 14, 44, 46, and 50. EX 60 (12 cards): #1, 4, 7, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 28, 30, 35, and 42. VG/EX+ 55 (5 cards): #10, 20, 37, 41, and 45. VG/EX 50 (9 cards): #5, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 39, and 48. VG+ 45 (3 cards): #11, 32, and 33. VG 40 (7 cards): #2, 13, 15, 31, 34, 38, and 43. GOOD+ 35 (2 cards): #25 and 40. FAIR 20 (1 card): #3 Badger. POOR 10 (1 card): #6 Black Bear. This is an extremely attractive set, with fascinating subject matter, and with outstanding eye-appeal. This set is from the collection of a very advanced longtime nonsport collector. Allen & Ginter's N41 "Quadrupeds" are rarely offered as a complete set (in fact this is the first complete set we have ever sold in the last thirteen years), and are highly prized by nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card collectors. Total: 50 cards.
Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000++.


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