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1930s-1940s Non-Sport Strip Card Set Collection (11 Sets, 455 Cards)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $3,770.00

Presented are eleven complete non-sport sets dating from the late 1930s to the early 1940s, all of which are of a particular style unique to the era, often referred to as "strip cards" because these sets were originally issued in uncut perforated strips. Though the 1930s and early 1940s were dominated by traditional bubble-gum cards, quite a few card sets were issued in this format. Most are very similar in design, and were numbered with card numbers beginning with high numbers (such as 101, 201, etc.) as opposed to beginning with number "1." These cards are printed on a relatively inexpensive, porous stock, and are characterized by a somewhat primitive style of illustration. Offered is a very advanced collection of these unusual strip cards, comprised of eleven complete sets (455 cards in total, 24 or 48 cards per set): 1) R61 "Government Agents & Public Enemies" (M. Pressner, 1936) complete set of 24 (numbered A201-A224). Vg-Ex to Ex. 2) R13-2 "American G-Men" (anon.) complete set of 48 (numbered 701-748). Vg-Ex to Ex, includes a few Vg. 3) R132 "Aviation" (anon.) missing only #330 to complete the set of 48 (numbered 301-348). In Excellent condition. 4) R18 "Army, Navy and Air Corps" (W. S. & Co., 1942) complete set of 48 (numbered 601-648): 90% Ex, 10% Vg to Vg-Ex. 5) R67 "Heroes of the Sea" (W. S. & Co., 1939) complete set of 24 (numbered 449-472). In Excellent condition. 6) R58 "Generals & Their Flags" (W. S. & Co., 1939) complete set of 24 (numbered 425-448). In Excellent condition. 7) R168 "War Scenes" (M. P. & Co.) complete set of 48 (numbered 101-148). Vg-Ex to Ex. 8) R40 "Defending America" (W. S. & Co., 1941) complete set of 48 (numbered 201-248): 90% Ex to Ex-Mt, 10% Vg-Ex/Ex. 9) R131 "Western" (anon.) complete set of 48 (numbered 801-848). Ex to Ex-Mt. 10) R54 "Foreign Legion" (W. S. & Co., 1939) complete set of 48 (numbered 325-372): 90% Ex to Ex-Mt, 10% Vg-Ex/Ex. 11) R126 "The Second World War" (W. S. & Co., 1939) complete set of 48 (numbered 125-172). In Ex-Mt condition. This is a very substantial collection of these 1930s/1940s non-sport complete sets, and the best collection of these sets we have ever seen offered at a single time. Total 455 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,770.00

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