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1938 R69 Gum, Inc. "Horrors of War" Collection (85 Different Plus 10 Duplicates)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $296

Original-owner collection of eighty-five different R69 "Horrors of War" cards plus ten duplicates. "Horrors of War" is the most famous set of war-related trading cards ever issued, and one of the most popular and sought after of all nonsport cards sets. The set is unequaled in its colorful, detailed artwork and gruesome graphics. The reverse text, though historically factual, is filled with antifascist propaganda of the times. Historically significant and noteworthy, the "Horrors of War" set created an unprecedented stir when issued to children in the late 1930s, which still resonates with collectors to this day. The cards are bright and fresh in overall Vg-Ex to Ex condition due to normal corner wear with approximately fifteen grading lesser (mostly Gd to Vg). This collection consists of the following: #2-6, 8, 10, 11, 13-15, 17, 20-22, 24-27, 30, 31, 33-35, 37-39, 41-47, 49-75, 77-80, 82-88, 90, 92-96, 99, 100, 106, 107, 111, 119, and 126. The duplicate cards are: #22, 30, 38, 65, 69, 70, 75, 78, 80, and 93. This is a very attractive group of cards in consistent condition representing thirty percent of a complete set of one of nonsport card collecting's most iconic sets. Total: 95 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $296


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