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1920s/1930s Baseball Candy Box Collection (3)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $232.00
Three very rare confectionary boxes, each with attractive baseball-related designs, dating from the 1920s/1930s. The earliest appears to be a box of "Home Runs" produced by the Crystal Pure Candy Co. of Chicago. The cover pictures generic illustrations of a pitcher and catcher, as well as a scene of a game in progress. The box (15.25 x 6.5 x 3.75 inches) grades Vg-Ex with a piece of clear tape reinforcement along one corner and a few minor creases and abrasions. The second box is labeled "Candy Marshmallow Baseball Assortment" and was issued by the Paul F. Beich Co. of Bloomington, Illinois. The cover displays a generic illustration of a baseball player along with images of hats, gloves and balls. Amazingly, the box (12.75 x 7 x 4 inches) still houses approximately sixty of the original baseball-shaped candy treats and grades strong Ex-Mt. The third box once housed seventy-two chocolate "B-Bats" and features an illustration of a young ball player on the cover. Manufactured by Fair Play Caramels Inc., of Johnson City, New York, the box (9.5 x 10.5 x 2 inches) grades Vg-Ex with a piece of clear tape reinforcement along one corner and general wear. Total 3 boxes. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $232.00
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