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Lot # 1498 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1930s to 1940s Non-Sport Gum Card Collection (970)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $8,700.00

This is an amazing collection of 970 non-sport gum cards from the 1930s and 1940s, with representation from twenty-six different issues. Please read this listing carefully as included are many unusual issues, and large groups of several keys sets (such as 279 "Horrors of War" cards, including key cards and high numbers). 1) R172 Gum Inc. "Wild West Series" (86 assorted cards with 36 different). 2) R41 "Dick Tracy" (3 cards: #28, 46, 86). 3) 1930s R147 "Tarzan and the Crystal Vault of Isis": #41. 4) R78 "Jungle Gum": #11. 5) 1930s R142 "Soldier Boys" (2 cards: #4 and 16). 6) R139 "Soldier Cards": #32. 7) R48 "Film Funnies" (8 cards: "Type 1" issue #7; "Type 2" variation issue #2 (2), 9 (2), 10 (2), and 21). 8) R68 "Hollywood Screen Stars" (3 cards: #2, 11, 20). 9) R114 US Caramel "Presidents": James Madison. 10) 1933 R100 "Noah's Ark": Polar Bears. 11) 1933 R73 Goudey "Indian Gum" (142 cards): Series of 48 (red, 12 cards); Series of 48 (blue, 8 cards); Series of 96 (47 cards); Series of 192 (42 cards); Series of 216 (24 cards); Series of 264 (9 cards). 12) 1933 R136 National Chicles "Sky Birds" (51 cards): "Series of 48": #1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 (3), 15 (2), 16 (2), 18, 19, 21, 25, 26 (3), 27, 28 (2), 30, 31 (2), 33, 34, 37, 39, 44 (2), 47; "Series of 144": #40, 47, 48 Earhart, 50, 52, 57, 59, 60 (3), 63, 64, 66 (2), 70. 13) 1933 R152 "Tootsie Circus" (5 cards). 14) 1934 R24 Goudey "Big Thrill Booklets": Dick Tracy - Vault of Death. 15) 1935 R89 "Mickey Mouse": #94. 16) 1936 R60 Gum Inc. "G-Men & Heroes of the Law" (3 cards: #19, 39, 55). 17) 1938 R69 Gum Inc. "Horrors of War" (279 cards): 226 assorted low numbers highlighted by #1 (2, Vg-Ex/Ex and Vg); 5 Semi-high numbers: #207, 215, 224, 233, 234; 48 High numbers: #246, 247, 248 (2), 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254 (3), 255, 256, 257, 258 (2), 259 (2), 261 (2), 264 (2), 265, 266 (2), 267, 268, 269 (2), 270 (2), 271 (2), 273, 274 (3), 275 (2), 276, 277 Hitler (Vg-Ex/Ex), 278, 279, 282, 283 Hitler (2, both Ex), 284. 18) 1938 R44 "Don't Let it Happen Over Here": #1 card in the set. 19) 1939 R156 "True Spy Story": #24 (last card in the set). 20) 1939 R165 Gum Inc. "War News Pictures" (54 cards): Includes #1, 5, 8, 9, 18, 22, 27, 42, 51 (3), 53 (3), 54, 57, 63 (2), 64, 65, 70, 71 (2), 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 (4), 78, 79 (2), 80, 81 (2), 82 (3), 84, 85, 86 (3), 87 (3), 93, 96, 105, 106, 107, 129. 21) 1939 R173 Gum Inc. "The World in Arms" (34 cards). 22) 1940 R83 Gum Inc. Lone Ranger (25 cards): #8 (2), 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 39, 42. 23) 1941 R137 Goudey Sky Birds (16 cards): #2 (2), 7, 8 (2), 9, 15, 18 (2), 19 (2), 20, 21, 22 (3). 24) 1941 R157 Gum Inc. Uncle Sam/Home Defense (165 assorted cards). 25) 1941 R164 Gum Inc. "War Gum" (61 cards). 26) 1947 R773 Goudey "Indian Gum" (25 cards plus wrapper): #1, 7, 10 (2), 19, 24, 26, 28, 31, 36, 37, 39, 43, 44, 49 (2), 55, 65, 68, 69, 73, 78, 91, 94, 95, and original wrapper. The cards in this collection range in grade from Good to Ex-Mt condition, with approximately equal representation at each grade level, averaging Vg-Ex overall. This is a tremendous and fascinating collection of gum cards, with an extraordinary break value, including significant groups from many of the key issues from the 1930s and early 1940s. From the Macaluso Collection. Total 970 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $8,700.00


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