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1959 Topps "Funny Monsters" Display Box and Letter
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $696.00
Presented here is what many consider to be one of rarest and most desirable non-sports gum card display boxes of the 1950s. The 1959 Topps "Funny Monsters" counter display box once held 24 five-cent packs of "Funny Monsters" non-sports cards. Though the 1959 Topps "Funny Monsters" cards are reasonably available, the original store display boxes from this issue are virtually nonexistent. This is the first we have ever offered. The box is accompanied by an original Topps Chewing Gum promotional advertising letter (8.5 x 11 inches on Topps stationery) which was sent to stores to encourage store owners to order the new "Funny Monsters" set. The letter, from Topps sales manager Leonard Harrison, begins: "Funny Monsters are coming your way with the biggest barrel full of laughs and sales ever." The box is bright and clean, perfectly rectangular, and in completely unrestored original condition. The perforations on the top of the box are miraculously unbroken. The box has some very minor edge wear, but displays beautifully and is in spectacular Nr/Mt condition. The "Funny Monsters" advertising letter is in Near Mint condition. Total 2 items. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $696.00
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