1940 to 1951 Nonsport Original-Owner Card Collection (202)

Sold For: $540

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2473

Item Year: 1940

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Presented is a sizable collection of 202 cards, spanning the years 1940 to 1951, from eleven different classic nonsport sets. Some of nonsport-card collecting's most popular sets are represented, including "Hopalong Cassidy," "Wild West," and "Red Menace." Incredibly, this collection has been consigned to the auction directly by the family of the original owner, who acquired most of these cards in their year of issue! Many of the cards in the offered collection still display bold colors but have obviously been handled throughout the years. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1940 R177 Zoom Airplanes Series 1 (13 cards): Condition ranges from Fr to Vg, averaging Gd. 2) 1942 R12 "America at War" (31 cards, including 12 different): Condition is eight Ex, nine Vg to Vg-Ex, and fourteen lesser (mostly due to paper loss). 3) 1943 R4 Samuel Eppy, Inc. "The Adventures of Smilin' Jack" (8 cards): Condition ranges from Fr to Vg, averaging Gd. 4) 1940s R168 "War Scenes" (2 cards): #127 and 129. Both cut erratically, otherwise Gd. 5) 1950 Topps "Hopalong Cassidy" (17 cards): Condition is nine Vg to Vg-Ex and eight Pr to Gd. Key: Fool's Gold Foil Header (Vg+). 6) 1950 Topps "Freedom's War" (27 cards): Condition is seven Vg-Ex to Ex, eight Gd to Vg, and twelve lesser. 7) 1950 Topps "Bring 'Em Back Alive" (4 cards): #83, 84, 86, and 91. Condition is Fr to Vg. 8) 1950 Bowman "Wild West" (44 cards, including 41 different): Condition is 25% Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt and 75% lesser (including twenty-five with pen or pencil marks on the back). 9) 1950 Bowman "Wild Man" (3 cards): #41 (Gd), 43 (Fr), and 44 (Gd). 10) 1951 Bowman "Fight the Red Menace" (52 cards, including 34 different): Condition is 50% Vg-Ex to Ex, 13% Gd to Vg, and 37% lesser. Key: #23 Ghost City (Vg-Ex). 11) 1950s W536-2 Ed-U-Cards Lone Ranger (1 card): #110 (Pr). his is an ideal lot for the collector who wants real, original golden-age nonsport cards which capture the spirit of collecting, but does not want to spend a fortune on a substantial group of cards representing some of the most classic and widely collected sets of the 1940s and 1950s. Total: 202 cards.
Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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