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1888 N31 Allen & Ginter "World's Dudes" SGC-Graded Complete Set (50)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,528

Complete set of fifty 1888 N31 Allen & Ginter "World's Dudes" cards, all graded and encapsulated by SGC. Presented is a very attractive high-grade complete set of these scarce and colorful tobacco cards, with forty cards ranging from Ex to Ex-Mt, five are Vg-Ex, four Vg, and one lesser. The complete SGC condition composite follows: One EX/NM 80: Coaching. Four EX+ 70: Danish, Fox Hunting, Hoboken, and Skater. Thirty-five EX 60: Amsterdam Banker, Artist, Boulevard, Bowery, Boxing, Cockney, Cotillion, English Diplomate, Fifth Avenue, Fishing, Frankfort, German - Army, Hoffman House, Irish, London, Long Branch, Magyar, Mexican, Mike, Neapolitan, Planter, Polo, Promenade, Roman, Rowing Club, Russian, Signor Macaroni, Society Actor, Scotch, Stock, Tennis, Tenor, Toboggan, Turkish, and Yachting. Five VG/EX 50: Billiard, Chinese, English Tourist, Studio, and Torero. Four VG 40: French - Country, German Student, Sea-Side, and Tyrol. One POOR 10: English. Issued with Allen & Ginter Cigarettes, the set is entitled "World's Dudes." The cards feature beautiful colorful lithographs of well-to-do gentlemen, from different areas of the world, engaged in various activities, dressed in silly outfits. These cards were obviously making fun of the well-to-do of the day. The back of each card features the checklist for the set. This is an extremely attractive set, with fascinating subject matter, and with outstanding eye-appeal. This set is from the collection of an very advanced old-time nonsport collector. Allen & Ginter's "World's Dudes" are rarely offered as a complete set, and are highly prized by nineteenth-century nonsport tobacco-card collectors. Total 50 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,528

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