It's been quite some time since I added any original late 1800s Allen & Ginter to my modest collection, but thankfully that long wait has recently come to an end. I came across a seller on eBay with a number of original A&G pieces available and I was fortunate to snag a pair for a stellar price. For a paltry $4 delivered, my newest arrivals were had. Both cards hail from the 1889 Birds of The Tropics (N5) set.
First up we have the Yellow-Crested Cockatoo, a majestic creature if I've ever seen one. Beautiful color, beautiful artwork.
The Notornis was the second card I picked up. I don't know what a Notornis is but I know I want one if it's just going to run me two measly dollars.
The card backs, which I normally just show to show but actually like showing when it comes to vintage Ginter. The Cockatoo has the cleaner back. As it should.