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1939 R156 Gum, Inc., True Spy Stories Complete Set (24)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $705

Offered is a complete set of this fascinating and very scarce 1930s nonsport-card issue which features scenes and text illustrating the history of espionage from the days of the American Civil War to World War II. "This is a True Spy Story. The names of some of the characters have been changed in order not to embarrass the government." This announcement appears at the top of the reverse of each of the twenty-four cards in Gum, Inc.'s thrilling "True Spy" story cards. At a glance, all but a few cards in this set appear Ex. Twelve cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex (except one Ex-Mt), eight Vg, two Gd, and two Fr. The fascinating subject matter and vivid artwork have always made this set a favorite with collectors. This is a very attractive set, with all cards bright and clean, and with an overall appearance far superior to that suggested by our technically accurate grades. Total 24 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $705

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