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1950 F150 American Nut & Chocolate Pennants and Pins Sets

  • Sold For: $1,067
  • Year: 1950
  • Auction: 2012 spring
  • Lot #: 532
  • Auction Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

Collection of three rare and unusual baseball sets, all related, and all issued by the American Nut & Chocolate Co. of Boston, Mass., in 1950. 1) Baseball Player Felt Pennants complete set (22): These mini felt pennants (1-7/8 x 4 inches) were sold by the company as a set of 22 for 50 cents. The pennants are line-drawings of individual players with a facsimile autograph. The American League players, including Ted Williams and Phil Rizzuto, are printed in blue, and the National League players, including Pee Wee Reese and Warren Spahn, are printed in red. Nr/Mt condition. 2) Team Felt Pennants complete set (16, plus 3 variations, for a total of 19): These mini felt pennants (1-7/8 x 4 inches) were distributed in boxes of "Double Play" candy. Inserted in each box of candy was a pennant and button. The set features all sixteen different teams plus two color (Giants and White Sox) variations and one logo variation (Cincinnati). Each pennant features a team name and logo. Excellent condition. 3) Team Pins complete set (16): The pins (1-1/8 inch diameter) were distributed in boxes of "Double Play" candy. Inserted in each box of candy was a button and pennant. Each pin features a team name and logo. Excellent condition. Accompanied by two original "Double Play" candy boxes (one grades Excellent, the other Good), which are designed with images of the pennants and buttons on the outside panels. Comprehensive collection of rarely seen items, all issued by the American Nut & Chocolate Co. in 1950. Total: 59 items (41 Pennants, 16 pins, and 2 boxes). Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,067

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