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

Sold For: $1,440

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2385

Item Year: 1888

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Complete set of fifty 1888 N25 Allen & Ginter “Wild Animals of the World” cards. Outstanding complete set of these very scarce and colorful tobacco cards. The condition is 74% Ex to Ex-Mt and 26% Vg to Vg-Ex (including four 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+.

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