Circa 1889 N5 Allen & Ginter "Birds of the Tropics" Complete Set (50)

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2391

Item Year: 1889

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Presented is a complete set of N5 Allen & Ginter "Birds of the Tropics," composed of fifty cards. Issued with Allen & Ginter's Cigarettes, each card features a beautifully rendered multicolor illustration of a bird found within a tropical habitat. This is an attractive medium-grade set, with bright colors and crisp images. Approximately one-half of the set displays a slightly tilted factory cut, and is mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy. Condition is 16% Ex-Mt, 56% Ex, 18% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 10% lesser. This is a bright and overall very clean complete set of this popular nineteenth-century nonsport issue. Total: 50 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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