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Lot # 1545 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1937 R342 Goudey Thum Movies Pack with #10 Paul Waner

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $3,231

Unopened pack of 1937 Goudey Thum Movies. While most collectors are familiar with Goudey's popular series of ‘Thum Movies’ issued in 1937, it was never clear to us exactly how they were issued. Now, thanks to the discovery of this incredible unopened pack, we finally have the answer. The flip books were packaged in a paper sleeve wrapper along with a piece of gum (wrapped very snugly, so the flipbook and the gum could not easily slide out). The multicolor paper reads ‘Thum Movies’ and bears a preprinted price of two cents. We have taken the liberty of very carefully sliding the booklet out to peek at its number, noting that it is number ‘10’ Paul Waner. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only 1937 Goudey Thum Movies pack to have survived complete with its original packaging. The gum is very substantial, the same dimensions as the flipbook. The pack displays only the lightest handling wear, appearing exactly as it did when it was packaged for sale by Goudey in 1937. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $3,231

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