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Lot # 1740 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" Original Card Artwork #32 "In Deadly Peril"

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $948

1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" original watercolor painting used to produce card #32 entitled "In Deadly Peril," featuring three astronauts defending their spaceship from an attacking space cell. Bowman's "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" is one of the most significant early science-fiction sets, foreshadowing the many great advances in science and technology, such as space travel, which ironically would come to be just a few short years in the future. Bright, clean, crisp, and with astounding detail. The artwork includes a small additional image area which was cropped out by Bowman on the issued card. This is a spectacular example of original artwork from one of nonsport-card collecting's most popular sets. Watercolor on board. Dimensions: 6-1/8 x 4 inches. In Near Mint condition. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $948


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