1888 N25 Allen & Ginter “Wild Animals of the World” Complete Set (50)

Sold For: $1,293

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1601

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Complete set of fifty 1888 N25 Allen & Ginter “Wild Animals of the World” cards. Stunning complete set of these very scarce and colorful tobacco cards, bright and clean, with an overall Excellent appearance. Technically the condition ranges from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Vg-Ex/Ex), with the exception of a couple of cards which are very slightly lesser. Issued with Allen & Ginter's Cigarettes, each card features a beautifully rendered multicolor illustration of wildlife from all different areas of the world. The animals are checklisted on the back of the cards. This is a rarely offered and very attractive nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card set with outstanding eye-appeal. Total 50 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,293

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