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Lot # 480 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1916 Holmes to Homes Bread SGC-Graded Collection (6)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $2,643.75

Presented are six extremely rare 1916 Holmes to Homes Milk-Made Bread cards, each encapsulated and graded by SGC. Holmes to Homes Bread cards are among the rarest of all vintage sample cards. They are very similar to the M101-4/5 Sporting News cards, which were issued as promotional vehicles for a number of regional businesses. While all of the M101-4/5 related issues have the same fronts, a variety of different regional advertisers can be found on their reverses (Globe, Gimbels, Weil Baking, etc.) in addition to the more common The Sporting News and blank-backed cards. The rarest of these various advertising backs is Holmes to Homes Bread. This lot represents six of ten newly discovered examples which were found in Virginia by a noncollector and sold to our consignor in 2007. Joe Jackson was the highlight card of the find and is offered separately in this auction as its own lot. Until now, we have never even seen a single example of a Holmes to Homes card. The entire known population of samples from this set is probably no more than fifteen cards. (We have been able to verify the existence of only two others.) This is a very significant collection of six vintage-card extreme rarities. The SGC grades are as follows: #27 Chalmers (POOR 10), 38 Coombs (FAIR 20), 103 Long (FAIR 20), 131 Nunamaker (VG 40), 134 O’Neill (GOOD 30), and 172 Stock (FAIR 20). Each is a very presentable sample card of this extremely rare bakery issue, with boldly printed reverses. All six of the cards in this lot are only "1 of 1" graded by SGC with no other examples at any level graded by SGC (except #38 Coombs: there is one example graded higher, VG 40). Total 6 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,643.75


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