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1938 R69 "Horrors of War" and 1942 R164 "War Gum" Original Artwork Pair (2)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $533.25
Pair of original artworks used to produce cards from two classic Gum, Inc., nonsport issues: the 1938 R69 "Horrors of War" and the 1942 R164 "War Gum" sets. Each 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, and is also very well known by collectors for being the source of virtually all original Gum, Inc., artworks available on the market today. 1) 1938 R69 "Horrors of War" original artwork to card #89 entitled “Woman Photographer Crushed By Loyalist Tank." Like all "Horrors of War" artworks, this artwork measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches, the exact same size as the issued card, and is executed in watercolor on artist's board. The artwork is in Excellent condition, with production-related glue stains on the blank reverse. 2) 1942 R164 "War Gum" original artwork to card #118 entitled "MacArthur Honors Fighter Hero." This artwork measures 3-1/8 x 2-1/2 inches and is executed in colored pencil on artist's board. At a glance, it appears to be an issued card, but after the original line drawings were produced by company artists, a black-and-white line drawing printed card was produced to be professionally colored in with painstaking detail with colored pencils. These color artworks were then used to create the printed cards. This artwork has been encapsulated as Authentic by PSA and is Nr/Mt condition. All 1930s and 1940s original card artworks are rare and desirable to collectors, especially examples from landmark sets produced by Gum, Inc., originating from one of the one of the greatest nonsport-card artwork finds of all time. Total: 2 artworks. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $533.25
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