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Lot # 1219 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1927 Babe Comes Home Movie Herald

Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $940.00

Extremely colorful movie herald (3.5 x 5.5 inches) advertises the 1927 First National Pictures release Babe Comes Home, starring Babe Ruth. This two-page fold-over herald was produced and distributed as a promotional vehicle to advertise the film. It was not intended to be saved, so it is not surprising that very few have survived. This is one of the most attractive of all Babe Ruth movie-related advertising pieces. The herald features Ruth prominently on the cover. The two interior pages picture a large illustration of Ruth sliding and a scene from the film. The back cover of this example features ordering information for the movie heralds directed to movie theatres. When ordered, the heralds would have advertising for the theatre printed on the reverse. Movie heralds are rarely if ever found in this pristine condition. Movie posters and lobby cards from this film have sold for tens of thousands of dollars. The movie herald is much more affordable and, though smaller, is of the same or superior quality to the more expensive advertising materials related to this film. This is a tremendous Babe Ruth item and an outstanding high-grade example of the very best of all baseball movie heralds. Nr/Mt-Mt condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $940.00

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