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1911 E94 George Close Candy Johnny Evers "Your Safe" Overprint

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,115

Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Offered is a "Your Safe" E94 George Close Candy overprint featuring Hall of Famer Johnny Evers. The overprint on this card is an extraordinarily bold, flawless, and vibrant blue, and is a perfect strike that really stands out, which of course is ideal for an E94 overprint example. "Overprinting" is a term commonly used to refer to the rare practice of a company taking cards already printed (in some cases even issued by another manufacturer) and adding advertising, in the form of printing or an ink stamp, to allow the cards to function as its own advertising vehicle at modest cost. In this case, the overprint on this E94 Johnny Evers advertises "Your Safe! If You Eat Close's Chocolates - Made By - The George Close Co. - Confectioners - Cambridge, Mass." This card has a brilliant image set against a green background, even wear on the corners, a couple of very light hairline creases, and is centered slightly to the right. This is a great-looking E94 overprint sample with an appearance superior to its technically accurate SGC grade. The card has a Vg appearance. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,115

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