1933 R136 National Chicle "Sky Birds" Complete Set (108) Plus Wrapper

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2450

Item Year: 1933

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Complete set of this rare 1930s gum card set issued by National Chicle which features famous pilots and airplanes of the day. Complete set of 108 cards: 19% Ex (including a few Ex-Mt), 16% Vg-Ex, 39% Gd to Vg, and 26% lesser (including one severely trimmed). Keys: #1 Putnam (pencil on back, otherwise Vg+), 20 Rickenbacker (Ex), 23 Von Richthofen (Ex-Mt), 32 Doolittle (Vg), 36 Lindbergh (Fr), 48 Earhart (Fr), 49 Wright (Fr), and 72 Spirit of St. Louis (Gd). Card numbers 25 to 48 are all "Series of 48" back variations, with the exception of #41 Spad, which has a "Series of 144" back. Also accompanying the set is an original wax wrapper. It grades Fair modestly due to creasing and a couple of small holes. Complete medium-grade set of this classic 1930s nonsports issue. Total:108 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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