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Lot # 974 (of 1411)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Circa 1910 Munsing Union Suit Counter Display

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $464.00

This colorful counter display, issued by Munsing circa 1910, pays homage to two of America's favorite pastimes: baseball and lounging around in your underwear. It seems that the promotional people at Munsing were always thinking "out of the box" and it was they, and they alone, who dared to combine the two into a single activity. Seriously, however, the Munsing Union Suit advertising displays are clearly among the most distinctive baseball-related advertising pieces ever produced. This diecut cardboard display featuring a batter was one of a series produced by Munsing. Several of these rare signs were included in Barry Halper's famed collection and were prominently displayed in his prize showcase. It never ceased to amaze him that among the endless treasures of the Halper Collection, no one ever seemed to forget the Munsing advertising signs. The display features an easel back designed to allow it to stand freely on a store counter or floor. These signs were produced by the Edwards & Deutsch Litho Co. of Chicago, as noted along the base. The display measures 8.5 x 14.5 inches. Some very light creasing along the end of the bat, otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. Mounted and framed to total dimensions of 15.5 x 21.5 inches. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $464.00

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