1888 N33 Allen & Ginter "World's Smokers" Complete Set (50)

Sold For: $948

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 1534

Item Year: 1888

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Complete set of fifty N33 Allen & Ginter “World's Smokers” cards. Exceptionally strong set of these very colorful tobacco cards, with an overall Excellent or better appearance. Technically the condition ranges from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), with the exception of just a few cards slightly lesser. Issued with Allen & Ginter's Cigarettes, each card features a beautifully rendered multicolor illustration of a male or female enjoying their favorite smoke in native costume from one of fifty different regions of the world represented in the set. The checklist is on the back of the cards. Allen & Ginter's "World's Smokers" are rarely offered as a complete set, and are highly prized by smoking paraphernalia collectors and nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card collectors. Total: 50 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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