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1929 H572 Stevens-Davis "Men of America" Complete Set (52 Booklets)

Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $588

Complete set of fifty-two 1929 H572 Stevens-Davis "Men of America" booklets in the original box. This is a very crisp, clean set. Condition ranges from Vg to Ex-Mt (mostly Ex). Produced in 1929 by the Stevens-Davis Company of Chicago these booklets were distributed weekly to the companies’ employees to be used as a motivational tool to help inspire the workers to strive for excellence. This is a very strong set of these scarce eight-page booklets with colorful covers. Each booklet (2.5 x 4.25 inches) features an image of a legendary American on the front with a biography presented on the interior pages. Includes booklets of Edison, T. Roosevelt, Will Rogers, Orville Wright, Coolidge, Firestone, Ford, Judge Landis (baseball), Lindbergh, Washington, Franklin, and Lincoln. The key booklet in the set is #35, entitled "American Athletes," featuring golf legend Bobby Jones on the front cover and baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby on the reverse. This is an extremely attractive set with outstanding eye-appeal. "Men of America" booklets are rarely offered in complete set form, and are highly prized by historical collectors, miniature book collectors, and prewar nonsport-card collectors. The original box is also a very substantial accompaniment. It is designed as a quality hard-cover book, ideal for library display, that opens to reveal a secret storage compartment for the set. Total: 54 items (52 booklets, one original box, one introduction fold-out). Reserve $100. Estimate $200/$300. SOLD FOR $588

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