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1937-1954 Dixie Lids Baseball Collection (43)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,058

Collection of forty-three ice cream tops representing all five Dixie Lids series: 1937, 1938, 1952, 1953, and 1954. 1) 1937 Dixie Lids Ice Cream Tops Complete Sport Set (6): Coleman/Olympic diver (small: Gd), Gehringer (small: Vg), Hartnett (large: Vg), Hubbell (large: Gd-Vg), Medwick (small: Vg), Tilden/tennis (small: no tab, otherwise Vg). 2) 1938 Dixie Lids Ice Cream Tops Complete Sport Set (6): All small variations: Feller (Vg/Vg-Ex), Foxx (Nr/Mt, with original cellophane attached), Hubbell (Vg), Moses (Vg-Ex), Baugh/football (Gd-Vg), Nagurski/football (Vg). 3) 1952 Dixie Lids Ice Cream Tops (6): All missing the tab: Byrne (Vg), Castiglione (Vg), Cooper (Vg-Ex), Fain (Vg), Michaels (Vg), Trucks (Vg). 4) 1953 Dixie Lids Ice Cream Tops (3): Gordon (Milwaukee: Gd-Vg), Spahn (Milwaukee: no tab, otherwise Vg), Trucks (Chicago: Vg-Ex). 5) 1954 Dixie Lids Ice Cream Tops Complete Set (18 plus one duplicate and three large size variations, for a total of 22 lids): Grades Vg/Vg-Ex overall. Keys: Ashburn (Vg), Irvin (Gd), Kiner (Vg), Kluszewski (Gd), Schoiendienst (Fr), Slaughter (Vg). Also included are three large-size variations (Gordon, Hoeft, O'Connell) and one duplicate (Hoeft). This is a very substantial collection of the "unsung heroes" of regional food issues. These Dixie Lid sets have received very little attention from collectors in recent years, and relative to their rarity represent one of the best values of all 1930s and 1950s issues. This is an outstanding and unusually substantial collection of these very scarce and overlooked 1930s and 1950s food-issue cards. Total: 43 ice cream tops. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,058

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