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1933-1934 National Chicle Sky Birds Near Set of (86/108) with Lindbergh & Earhart

Lot Number 979

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Take to the skies with this 1933-1934 National Chicle "Sky Birds" near set of (86/108). Issued at a time when commercial air travel was in its infancy, this colorful series depicts the fearless daredevils who ruled the sky during the first three decades of "heavier than air flight", including celebrity fliers Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Orville Wright and Wiley Post; WWI "Aces" Eddie Rickenbacker, David Putnam, Roland Garros and Manfred von Richthofen; and famous aircraft such as "The Spirit of St. Louis" and "Winnie Mae". Ranging in average to better condition, this generally solid near set includes all but one of the key cards and a half dozen of the scarce high numbers.


Highlights are:


(9) Key cards: #1 David Putnam (GD), #20 Edward Rickenbacker (VG) minor reverse writing, #23 Baron Manfred von Richthofen (GD), #32 James H. Doolittle (FR-GD), #36 Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh (VG), #48 Amelia Earhart (VG), #49 Orville Wright (GD+), #62 Wiley Post (GD), #72 The Spirit of St. Louis (VG-EX)


(6) High number cards average (GD) with deference to all having numbers written on the back at top left: #94, #95, #96, #105, #106, #107

 


Also present are:


(39) Series of 48 cards (62% VG-EX to EX, 28% GD to VG, 10% lesser) with deference to 25% with minor writing on the reverse, with numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47


(32) Series of 144 cards (75% VG to VG-EX, 12.5% GD, 12.5% lesser) with deference to 60% with minor writing on the reverse, with numbers: 40, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84

 

 

 


(22) Absent cards are numbers: 35, 46, 50, 79, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 108



 
 
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