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Lot # 321 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1910 E125 American Caramel Die-cuts Pittsburg Pirates Collection (2)

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $1,997.50

Two 1910 E125 American Caramel Die-cuts, each a Pittsburg Pirates player (two of the nine for a complete team subset): Tommy Leach (lightly soiled, otherwise Ex) and Dots Miller (crease across the neck and knee, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex appearance). The stand-up flaps are complete, 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 exceptional pair 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 2 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $1,997.50

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