1941 R158 Gum, Inc. Uncle Sam's Home Defense Original Card Artwork #101

Sold For: $420

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2477

Item Year: 1941

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Original artwork to produce card #101 from Gum, Inc.'s Uncle Sam's Home Defense series, entitled "Messengers." In this scene, soldiers on motorcycles serve as messengers to report potential emergencies to the proper authorities if all other communication systems are not working properly. The R158 Uncle Sam's Home Defense set is an extension of the R157 Uncle Sam series (#97-144). The artwork is an ink line drawing on artist's board (8.75 x 10.25 inches). A thin glassine overlay has been neatly colored by Gum, Inc., artists. This overlay served as the color guide for the printer. This artwork originates from the estate of Charles Steinbacher, the art director of Gum, Inc., and were saved until recent years by his family. The glassine overlay has a few minor tears and creases. The artwork is in Excellent condition. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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