Lot # 2648: 1888 N2 Allen & Ginter "American Indian Chiefs" Complete PSA- and SGC-Graded Set (50)

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2017",
which ran from 10/6/2017 2:00 PM to
10/29/2017 12:00 PM



Complete set of all fifty 1888 N2 Allen & Ginter American Indian Chiefs cards, entirely graded by PSA (35) and SGC (15). Issued by the Allen & Ginter Tobacco Company, one card was inserted with each package of Allen & Ginter cigarettes. One of the most popular of all ninteenth-century nonsport issues, this colorful set features many of the most legendary American Indian chiefs. Included are Geronimo, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, and many more. It is fascinating to note that the great Indian chiefs featured were not ancient historical figures when the set came out, but then-current legends, and most (maybe all) were still alive when this set was issued. The cards each measure approximately 1-1/2 x 2-3/4 inches and a checklist for the entire set appears on the reverse. All cards are bright and crisp, with the few modestly graded cards downgraded solely due to minor technical flaws, mostly on the reverse. In the following condition composite, cards are identified by the numbers provided by the American Tobacco Cards Price Guide checklist. PSA Grading Composite: Four EX-MT 6: #5 (SGC EX/NM 80), 27, 35, and 44. Four EX+ 5.5: #24, 28 (SGC EX+ 70), 32 (SGC EX+ 70), and 38. Fifteen EX 5: #11 (SGC EX 60), 13, 14, 15 Chief Gall (SGC EX 60, correct), 17, 18, 22, 30, 31, 39, 42, 43 (SGC EX 60), 47, 48 White Swan (correct), and 49 (SGC EX 60). Fourteen VG-EX 4: #2, 3, 4, 9 (SGC VG/EX 50), 16 Chief Joseph (SGC VG/EX 50), 21, 23, 26, 29, 33 (SGC VG/EX 50), 36, 40, 41 Sitting Bull (VG/EX 50), and 45. One VG+ 3.5: #37 Red Cloud. Four VG 3: #8, 20 Geronimo (SGC VG 40), 25 (SGC VG 40), and 46. One GOOD+ 2.5: #1 Agate Arrow Point (correct). Four GOOD 2: #6, 12 British (correct), 19 (SGC GOOD 30), and 50 (MK). Three FAIR 1.5: #7, 10, and 34 (SGC FAIR 20). This is one of the premier sets featuring Indians, which has always been a popular area of collecting. Complete sets of this issue are hard to find. In fact, this is only the sixth complete set we have ever offered in the last thirteen years! This is an exceptional, high-quality complete set of this classic issue that would be a highlight in any advanced nonsport-card collection! Total: 50 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.

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