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Lot # 1400 (of 1411)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1965 to 1973 Non-Sport Button Collection (5 sets)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $928.00

In the 1960s and early 1970s, several litho pin sets were issued by Topps and Leaf featuring the artwork of top illustrators such as Basil Wolverton, and the irreverent humor that kids always seem to love. Inspired by both the artistic sensibility of Mad magazine and the monster craze of the 1960s, these not-well-documented pinback sets are just beginning to be appreciated for their great cultural and historical significance. This collection consists of 120 pins (plus four wrappers and two counter-display boxes) representing five complete sets or near-complete sets: 1) 1965 Leaf Fink Buttons complete set (24 pins) plus wrapper (Ex-Mt) and display box (Vg-Ex). 2) 1965 Topps Wise Guys Buttons complete set (24 pins) plus wrapper (Ex-Mt). 3) 1966 Ugly Buttons near-complete set (22 of the 24 pins in the set) plus wrapper (Vg). 4) Circa 1970 "Shiny Buttons" (we believe this is a Topps issue) near-complete set (22 of 24 pins plus 4 duplicates). 5) 1973 Batty Buttons complete set (24 pins) plus wrapper (Ex-Mt) and display box (Vg/Vg-Ex). This is a very advanced collection of these overlooked cultural classics. All of the pins are two inches in diameter and all are in Near Mint condition. Total 126 items (120 pins, 4 wrappers, 2 boxes). Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $928.00

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