As tough as late-19th Century tobacco cards are, their corresponding albums are typically much tougher. These ancient relics were made available through cigarette pack coupon redemption offers and in keeping with the elaborate productions of the "Victorian Era", these attractive albums are graced with fanciful card and other illustrations. Presented are (4) such albums in pleasing condition, that were issued by leading brands "Allen & Ginter" and "W. Duke, Sons & Co.".
1888 A3 Allen & Ginter "Birds of America" die cut birdcage shaped album with crimson twine binding; includes front and back covers and nine pages; front cover has a one dime-sized spot of surface loss and back cover has several small spots of surface loss, otherwise presents VG+ details, with generally clean, bright pages
1889-1890 A9 Allen & Ginter "Game Birds of America - Second Edition" album with green twine binding; includes front and back covers and twelve pages; front cover has two small spots of surface loss and 40% split at binding point, otherwise presents VG+ details, with clean, sturdy pages
1890 A13 Allen & Ginter "Song Birds of the World" album (GD) with front and back covers, white twine binding and ten pages
1889 A26 W. Duke, Sons & Co. "Costumes of All Nations" album (GD) with front and back covers, blue cloth binding and twenty-one pages