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Lot # 225 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1910 E125 American Caramel Die-cuts Pittsburg Pirates Collection (7)

Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $11,750.00

Collection of seven E125 American Caramel Die-cuts, each representing a player from the Pittsburg Pirates (seven of the nine for a complete team subset), as follows: Babe Adams (appears Ex, but technically Gd-Vg due to several tiny chips of paper loss along the bottom), Bobby Byrne (tiny wrist crease and chips of paper along the bottom, otherwise Ex), John Flynn (crease at the knees, but otherwise Ex), George Gibson (Gd-Vg), Tommy Leach (tiny neck crease, otherwise Ex-Mt), Dots Miller (Vg-Ex/Ex appearance, but technically Gd-Vg due to a moisture stain on reverse), and Owen Wilson (tiny wrist crease, otherwise Ex-Mt). The stand-up flaps are all intact and have never even been folded back. Distributed by the American Caramel Co. circa 1910, this set of die-cuts is so rare that it was not even catalogued until the late 1960s. They were apparently issued one card per box of caramels, and vary slightly in size from card to card, depending on the player’s pose. Most are approximately 7 inches high and 4 inches wide. The cards are designed with small moving parts, which fold back to allow players to stand. This is an extraordinary group of these almost-never-seen early candy cards, which have an unparalleled display value, and are held in the highest regard by serious collectors of 1910-era candy cards. Total 7 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$6,000. SOLD FOR $11,750.00

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