1951 Fischer's "Bread For Energy" Bread Label Collection (27) Including Near-Complete Set of 21/32

Sold For: $2,700

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 918

Item Year: 1950

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Addendum: This collection consists of twenty-nine total labels, two of which are Northland Bread labels, not Fischer's.

Outstanding collection of twenty-seven Fischer's "Bread For Energy" bread labels, highlighted by a near-complete set of twenty-one different (out of thirty-two), plus two 1953 Northland Bread labels, for a total of twenty-nine bread labels. These labels feature a player image and a box with name, team, and key figures against a solid background. The Fischer company's motto, "Bread For Energy," is along the bottom border of the labels, which measure 2-3/4" square. Designed to be applied to loaves of their namesake bread, labels from this series are naturally rare (having been issued only one label per loaf of bread) and often found with numerous condition issues. The backs are blank and are almost always found with remnants of the bread packaging still affixed. Condition of the offered labels is overall modest as a result, with none of the labels technically grading higher than Good and four of which exhibit a slight trim. Along with the near-complete set of twenty-one different Fischer's labels are six duplicates, including a background color variation of Kellner. This collection consists of the following: 1951 Fischer’s Bread Labels (27 labels): Bickford, Brecheen, Carrasquel, Garver, two Goodman, Hodges, Jansen, Jones, Joost, two Kellner (one red background and one blue background), Mize, Noren, two Pafko, two Page, Parnell, two Sain, Smalley, Werle, Westrum, two Wynn, and Zernial. 1953 Northland Bread Labels (2 labels): Sauer (one “Bread for Energy" and one “Top Taste”). While technically low-grade due to various condition issues, many of these labels are still very presentable. Complete or near-complete sets of this issue are very rarely made available, and this is the largest grouping that we have ever offered from this rare set. An outstanding near-complete set of these bread labels that would be a worthy addition to any advanced collection of food-related issues. Total: 29 bread labels. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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