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Lot # 1627 (of 1727)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1941-1942 R157 Uncle Sam and R164 War Gum Original Artwork Collection (3)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $823

Offered is a collection of three original artworks used to produce the cards from two of Gum, Inc.'s most classic nonsport sets dating from 1941 and 1942: 1) R157 Uncle Sam (2 artworks): #32 "Gunners at Secondary Batteries" and #48 "Planes at Sea." 2) R164 War Gum (1 artwork): #38 Filipino Guerrillas Raid Airdome." Each of the artworks is an ink line drawing on artist's board (8.5 x 10 inches). A thin glassine overlay has been neatly colored by Gum, Inc. artists to serve as a color guide. Comic book art of this era was similarly produced by artists in black-and-white and printed in full color. All 1940s original gum-card artwork is extremely rare. This artwork originates from the estate of Charles H. Steinbacher, who was the art director for the George Moll Advertising Agency, which handled the Gum, Inc., account. Steinbacher is one of the legendary figures in the field of nonsports cards and is best known today for producing the famous Horrors of War set for Gum, Inc., which was first issued in 1938. He is also very well known by collectors for being the source of virtually all original Gum, Inc., artworks. The Steinbacher Collection of original Gum, Inc., card artwork will always be remembered as one of the most significant - perhaps the most significant - find of nonsport gum-card artwork in the history of collecting. All are in overall Excellent condition and each has been individually matted and framed to the dimensions of 11 x 12.75 inches. Total 3 artworks. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $823

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