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Hobby History Related Correspondence Archive

Starting Bid - $50.00, Sold For - $348.00

Presented is the card collecting correspondence archive of Mr. Sam Dickie of Glen Head, New York, dating from the 1950s through the late 1960s. Mr. Dickie was a very serious card collector, and while his collection of tobacco cards is long gone, his file of letters and various publications, mostly Card Collector Bulletins published by Charles Bray, remain intact, stored exactly as they were originally put away by Mr. Dickie decades ago. Included are letters from Charles Bray, Dr. Lawrence Kurzrok (1968 postcard), M.A. Murray of London, two letters from the legendary E.C. Wharton Tigar ("...I have been very busy on the World Index..."), the London Cigarette Card Company (including various price lists), etc. Approximately thirty letters in total, plus various wantlists. Also included is the 1947 Cartophilic Society Membership Roll booklet (14 pages), membership correspondence relating to Cartophilic Society dues (1957 and 1958), etc. Included are fourteen Card Collectors Bulletins published by Charles Bray from the 1960s (with related 1969 auction handwritten letter/invoice from Bray), and one Frank Nagy auction catalog from 1969 (with related note/invoice from Frank Nagy: "Hi Dickie: Your bid of 85 cents for gold borders, this was a little high. Yours for 75 cents each. Price of bids won $7.40, postage 6 cents, $7.46 due me. Keep inserts free of charge. Frank."), etc. The entire file is only a couple of inches thick, but represents a unique time capsule that we know will be endlessly fascinating to those who share our reverence for hobby history. We've never seen anything quite like this lot offered before. This unique collection has been in storage untouched since Mr. Dickie's collection was purchased from the Dickie family approximately twenty years ago. Reserve $50. Estimate $100/$200. SOLD FOR $348.00


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