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1930s Non-Sport Gum Card "Original Childhood" Collection (730)

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $8,813

This is an amazing collection of 730 non-sport gum cards from the 1930s, with representation from fourteen different issues. This is an original "childhood" collection, assembled in the 1930s and saved by the family of the original owner. Please read this listing carefully as included are many popular issues, and large groups of several keys sets (such as 182 "R73 Indian Gum" cards, 133 "R41 Dick Tracy" cards, and 110 "R60 G-Men & Heroes of the Law" cards). 1) R172 Gum, Inc. "Wild West Series" (complete set of 48): Missing only the impossible #25 premium card. 2) R109 Gum, Inc. "Pirate's Picture Bubble Gum" (complete set of 72 cards). 3) R68 "Hollywood Screen Stars" (13 cards: #1, 4, 8, 11, 19 Hardy, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 36, 37, 38). 4) R122 “Screen Snappies” (near-complete set of 31): Missing only card #12 for completion. 5) 1933 R73 Goudey "Indian Gum" (near-complete set of 182 out of the 216 basic designs not taking "Series" variations into account): Missing just thirty-four cards for completion (#24, 86, 93, 94, 102, 104, 110, 119, 124, 125, 126, 127, 130, 131, 136, 138, 142, 144, 145, 146, 148, 150, 152, 171, 172, 173, 182, 186, 194, 195, 197, 201, 206, and 209). 18% grade Nr/Mt or better, 41% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 35% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and 6% lesser. 6) 1933 R124 Goudey “Sea Raiders” (24 cards: #1-24). 7) 1933 R174 Goudey “World War Gum” (34 cards: #2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48). 8) Circa 1934 R78 World Wide Gum "Jungle Gum" (30 cards: #1-24, 27, 49, 61, 63, 67, 71). 9) 1934 R80 Novelty Gum Co. "League of Nations" (11 cards: #1, 7, 11, 14, 19, 22, 34, 35, 38, 45, 49). 10) 1935 R41 “Dick Tracy Caramels” (near-complete set of 133 cards). Missing just eleven cards for completion (#4, 16, 47, 56, 66, 69, 70, 76, 86, 88, and 122). Grades 25% Vg-Ex, 60% range from Gd to Vg (mostly Vg), and 15% lesser. 11) 1935 R90 Gum, Inc. “Mickey Mouse and the Movie Stars” (13 cards: #99, 102, 103, 104, 106, 109, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, and 119). 12) 1936 R60 Gum, Inc. "G-Men & Heroes of the Law" Partial Set (110 cards: #1-26, 29, 32, 39, 40, 42, 44, 46, 47, 50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 69, 72, 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 86, 87, 89, 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98, 101, 103, 104, 106, 109, 111, 112, 114, 117, 119, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 131, 132, 135, 137, 139, 142, 147, 149, 151, 155, 156, 158, 162, 166, 169, 181, 185, 191, 201, 208, 233, 248, 262, 266, 271, 277, 281, 283). Grades 32% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 55% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and 13% lesser. 13) 1938 R69 Gum, Inc. "Horrors of War" (24 cards: #1 Marco Polo Bridge, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 40, 79, 130, 136, 142, 144, 149, 160, 171). 14) 1939 R165 Gum, Inc. "War News Pictures" (5 cards: #35, 64, 70, 73, 96). The cards in this collection range in grade from Good to Ex-Mt condition (with a few lesser), with approximately equal representation at each grade level, averaging Vg-Ex overall. This is a tremendous and fascinating collection of nonsport gum cards, with an extraordinary break value, including significant groups from many of the key issues from the 1930s. Total 730 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000+. SOLD FOR $8,813


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