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Lot # 352 (of 873)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1936 R301 Overland Candy Lou Gehrig

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $1,265.00

The extremely rare R301 Overland Candy set doubled as the actual wrappers for the candy. The offered example of Lou Gehrig is actually a unique proof. It has never been folded, and is printed on a higher quality heavier paper stock than is usually seen for this issue. This is a fascinating specimen. When in plastic or in an album, it cannot be distinguished as differing from a normal R301, but when handled, its far superior production quality is unmistakable. Printed in blue on gray paper with a portrait of Gehrig, bio information, and advertising. Lou Gehrig is by far the most important player in the R301 Overland Candy set. This is the only known specimen of its type. We have never seen another proof of Overland Candy. There appears to be a slight blemish, possibly as made, in the lower left corner which blends in perfectly and is barely detectable, otherwise in spectacular Near Mint to Mint condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $1,265.00

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