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1930s R91 Federal Sweets & Wafer Co. "Minute Biographies" Partial Set (17/40)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $533.25
Presented is a partial set of R91 "Minute Biographies" containing seventeen of the forty cards with the set. These cards, which measure 1-3/16 by 3-7/16 inches, were packaged with products of the Federal Sweets & Wafer Co. during the 1930s. Each card features a colorful illustration of a famous figure alongside a scene associated with their fame. The reverse contains a biography of the person along with a company advertisement at the bottom. Condition ranges from Gd to Vg with two better. This collection consists of the following: Barnum, Bell, Beethoven, Burroughs, Columbus, Coolidge, Foster, Franklin, Lincoln, Marconi, Patti, Penn, Pershing, Revere, Shaw, Salome, and Webster. A complete set of this candy issue is very rarely seen, which makes the offering of sizable groups of any kind of special note for advanced nonsport-card collectors. Total: 17 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $533.25
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