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1936 R39 National Chicle Dare Devils Original Artwork
Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $5,875.00
Actual original artwork for card #9, entitled “Away From the Jaws of Death” from the 1936 Dare Devils set issued by National Chicle. The offered original artwork is a spectacular example from this classic 1930s non-sport set. The card illustrates the true story of two famous Arctic explorers, Dr. Nansen and his assistant Johansen, who in 1895 came face-to-face with a hungry polar bear and with the help of their sled dog were able to survive the polar bear’s attack. These guys, and the dog, were really lucky to survive and tell their story so they could be on this card. As the text on the back of the card concludes, "Johansen's bravery and gameness and the daring of the sled dog enables these Men of Daring to continue their expedition." 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 Excellent condition with normal insignificant production-related imperfections common to original card artwork. The artwork is accompanied by an example of the issued card. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $5,875.00
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