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1933 R136 National Chicle "Sky Birds" Uncut Proof Sheet
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,495.00
Magnificent uncut proof sheet of 1933 R136 National Chicle Sky Birds. The Sky Birds set features famous pilots and airplanes of the day, and has always been regarded as one of the most popular of all 1930s non-sport gum card sets, in part because of its bright colors, sharp details, and popular subject matter. The sheet includes the following 12 cards: #'s 2 Fonck, 3 Thieffrey, 6 Heurteaux, 7 Dorme, 8 Barracca, 12 Luke, 13 Rockwell, 16 Immelmann, 18 Roosevelt, 19 Beauchamp, 20 Rickenbacker, and 23 Richthofen. This complete proof sheet was part of the legendary find of materials from the National Chicle Company, which surfaced approximately 25 years ago. All of the National Chicle sheets (and original artworks) in the hobby originate from this significant find. The sheet has blank backs (like all proof sheets), and has printer's marks in the extra large margins. Light pencil marks on three cards relate to the color proofing process, and the printer has neatly added the notation "OK as corrected 12/15/33 W.E.L." in the margin to the right. This is an extremely impressive and rare 1930s uncut sheet, which is all the more significant in that it was actually used in the production process of this classic 1930s gum card set. In Excellent condition. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,495.00
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