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1938 R69 Gum, Inc. "Horrors of War" White & Yellow Wrapper Variation Sets (8)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $588
Collection of eight wrappers - all four yellow and all four white wrapper variations - from the classic 1938 Gum, Inc., “Horrors of War” issue. Each of these wrappers was used to package the classic 1938 Gum, Inc. “Horrors of War,” the most famous and popular of all nonsport cards of the early 1930s. Four different designs were used at different times by Gum, Inc., during that year, each in six different colors. All "Horrors of War" wrappers are scarce, but some of the wrapper designs saw very limited use and are particularly scarce, making a complete set of all four variations (in any color) particularly difficult to assemble. The colorful wrappers are all very attractive, of course, which is not surprising as they were designed specifically to draw the attention of youngsters to the company's product on candy-store shelves. Each of the two four-wrapper sets (lot includes a total of eight wrappers) consists of the following: 1) three-figure center design, all with two-pointed hats; 2) one-figure center design, with cylinder hat; 3) four-figure center design; 4) three-figure center design, all with round helmets. The condition ranges from Gd to Vg-Ex ( a couple of the white wrappers are technically a little lower in grade than the average of the lot; a couple of the yellow wrappers are stronger, approaching Excellent condition). All are tremendous for display. The complete series of yellow or white wrappers are rarely offered as sets, and are highly prized by both prewar nonsport-wrapper and card collectors. Total 8 wrappers. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $588
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