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1936 R39 National Chicle Dare Devils Original Artwork
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,937.50
Actual original artwork to card #6, entitled “The Duel To Death” from the 1936 Dare Devils set issued by National Chicle. Artwork for card sets from the 1930s is exceedingly rare. In fact, for most sets of the era not a single example survives. Back in the late 1970s a group of material surfaced in the collecting world directly from the family of a National Chicle employee, which included approximately 100 artworks from several National Chicle non-sport sets, including approximately twenty Dare Devils artworks. This artwork originated directly from this historic find. Robert Edward Auctions handled virtually all of this material at the time. Today, these artworks have long been scattered to the four corners of the collecting world. When they do turn up, all can be traced directly to this find. The offered original artwork is a spectacular example from this classic 1930s non-sport set. The card illustrates the legendary story of the duel between lawman Joe Burnette and "Red" Kelly. As the back of the issued card concludes, "Daredevils both, but the Heroic Constable wins." The artwork is bright, crisp, clean, and very colorful. This is an ideal example of original art from this extremely unusual and popular set, with exceptional detail. Like all Dare Devils artworks, this example originates from the legendary National Chicle archives find. Dimensions: 4.75 x 5.5 inches. In Near Mint condition. Included with the artwork is an example of the issued card. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,937.50
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