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Lot # 1639 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1934 R24 Goudey "Big Thrill" Booklets Complete Set (24)

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $2,350.00

Complete set of twenty-four "Big Thrill" booklets issued by Goudey Gum Co. in 1934. Five grade Nr/Mt, five Ex-Mt, five Ex, six Vg-Ex, and three Vg. This is one of the all-time classic 1930s nonsport sets. In addition, this set naturally has a great crossover appeal to both comic and character collectors. Four different characters (Buck Jones, Buck Rogers, Dick Tracy, and Tailspin Tommy) are featured in six-card subsets in this rare 1930s issue. This is an extremely high-grade set, especially for these somewhat fragile eight-page booklets which are naturally so susceptible to damage. At first glance the entire set appears Nr/Mt. Most examples graded less than Ex-Mt have been downgraded due to very technical concerns, such as a very light crease or tiny tear. Each booklet is crisp, clean, perfectly flat, and obviously unread. Eighteen of the twenty-four booklets have slight as-issued "diamond cuts." It is remarkable that the set has survived in such extraordinary condition. The "Big Thrill" booklets are among the most desirable of all 1930s Goudey issues. This is a stunning high-grade set of this condition-sensitive issue, and we believe this is the first complete set of this rare 1930s bubble-gum issue that we have ever offered. Total 24 booklets. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,350.00

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