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1948 Captain Marvel Watch In Box

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $920.00

In the 1940s two crazes were sweeping America: Wristwatches and superheroes. Occasionally they collided, with the creation of a wristwatch featuring a superhero. Offered is the very scarce 1948 Captain Marvel wristwatch, produced by Fawcett Publications, in Mint condition in its original box. Few Captain Marvel watches have survived in perfect Mint condition, especially since youngsters were usually very excited about wearing a brand new character watch, not storing it away unused in its original packaging. Even the wrap-around price band showing the $5.95 original price is still undisturbed, attached to the green watchband exactly as issued. This is one of the scarcest character watches of the era to find in perfect condition in its original display box. The exceptional graphics of the interior are bright and clean, having been protected from light and all other elements since 1948. The box cover shows a little general wear from handling and exposure to light but is still in very respectable Vg-Ex condition and ideal for display. The interior box backdrop is in Excellent condition. The watch is stone cold Mint. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $920.00

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