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1933 R338 Sport Kings Copyright Cards Collection (5)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $533
Presented is a collection of five Goudey copyright submission cards from the 1933 R338 Sport Kings set: #24 Howard Morenz (hockey), 30 Irvin Johnson (hockey), 31 Bobby Walthour Jr. (cycling), 34 Irving Jaffee (ice skating), and 39 Jack Westrope (jockey). These are the very cards submitted by the Goudey Gum Company for recording and copyrighting purposes to the United States Copyright Office in Washington, D.C. Two examples of each card were required to be submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office by Goudey. One example of each card was returned to Goudey, the other kept by the government for its files (since destroyed). Goudey's original copyright file cards were discovered in The Great Goudey Find of 1969, when Goudey's files were discovered and sold by collector John Fawcett. The copyright cards, which collectors often for convenience refer to as "patent cards," were included in the find and at that time were dispersed to the four corners of the collecting world. Occasionally examples surface, but all can be traced back to files of Goudey and their sale in 1969. Each card has copyright-related ink stampings on reverse. The date stamped on the reverse of the copyright submission cards records that these cards were received in the United States Copyright Office on February 28, 1934 and March 14, 1934. As is often the case with Goudey copyright cards, each has some condition problems, related to its use as well as to the fact that all Goudey copyright cards were handcut from sheets by Goudey. This group is very bright, clean, and attractive. Each has been authenticated and encapsulated by PSA. Total: 5 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $533
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