Complete 80-card set plus thirty duplicates of 1956 Topps "Flags of the World" on a 110-card uncut final production sheet. Each card front features a colorful illustration of a nation's flag along with an accent illustration in the background of something associated with the nation, such as the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore for the United States. Grading of sheets has always posed a problem as we naturally tend to grade a sheet as if it were a "big card" when really a grade does not capture the condition or visual appeal of a sheet (all the more so as sheets tend to be large). That is certainly the case here. Technically, the sheet is in Pr-Fr condition due to creases affecting the interior cards, a few edge tears, pinholes in all four corners, and pencil writing in one of the margins on the reverse (written "Lillian R. Gray Oxford, NY). If framed and hung on a wall, many of these flaws would be mitigated and it would project an outstanding overall Excellent appearance! The sheet measures approximately 26-3/4 x 42 inches. The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be a shipping charge for this lot (which will vary depending upon where it is being shipped). The shipping charge will be billed separately from the auction invoice
. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.
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