Circa 1889 Allen & Ginter N5 "Birds of the Tropics" and N17 Naval Flags Complete Sets

Sold For: $2,133

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 1539

Item Year: 1888

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Offered as a single lot are complete sets of two Allen & Ginter nonsport card issues from circa 1889: N5 "Birds of the Tropics" and N17 "Naval Flags." Each set is comprised of fifty cards, for a total of 100 cards. Issued with Allen & Ginter's Cigarettes, each card features a beautifully rendered multicolor illustration of birds or flags from all different areas of the world. 40% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Vg-Ex/Ex), 60% slightly lesser (mostly Vg). Two very bright, clean, and attractive sets of these classic nonsport issues. Total: 100 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $2,133

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