1939 R156 Gum, Inc., True Spy Stories Complete Set (24)

Sold For: $705

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1619

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Offered is a complete set of this fascinating and very scarce 1930s nonsport-card issue which features scenes and text illustrating the history of espionage from the days of the American Civil War to World War II. " This is a True Spy Story. The names of some of the characters have been changed in order not to embarrass the government. " This announcement appears at the top of the reverse of each of the twenty-four cards in Gum, Inc.'s thrilling "True Spy" story cards. At a glance, all but a few cards in this set appear Ex. Twelve cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex (except one Ex-Mt), eight Vg, two Gd, and two Fr. The fascinating subject matter and vivid artwork have always made this set a favorite with collectors. This is a very attractive set, with all cards bright and clean, and with an overall appearance far superior to that suggested by our technically accurate grades. Total 24 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $705

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