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Lot # 1246 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1930 Dixie Lids "Presidents" Complete Set (28)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,080

Extremely rare complete 28-card set of Dixie Lids featuring the Presidents of the United States, from Washington to Harding, dating to approximately 1930. Dixie Lids are one of the most fascinating of all food issues in that they were designed as tops for the company's line of ice-cream products and featured well-known sports and movie stars on the inside as a further enticement to young consumers. The offered set of Presidents appears to have been an attempt at offering educational value to children, with sepia-toned line drawings of each President on the front, his name at top, and his term underneath. The tops of the lids all bear advertising for the company's line of "The Aristocrat" ice cream, a high-quality product developed in the early 1930s. Each lid measures approximately 2-3/16 inches in diameter. This incredible assembly has been consigned by an advanced Dixie Lids specialist, who has spent many years studying the history and intricacies of all Dixie Lid-related sets. By his estimate, there are no more than five complete sets of this Presidents issue known to exist, and we have been unable to locate any grouping totaling more than four cards in our search of public auctions. The condition of this complete set is extremely consistent and impressive considering their method of issue. The set grades Vg-Ex to Ex overall, with normal bends at the tabs and a few lids that would grade lesser due to slighly more advanced staining on the advertising side. Dixie Lids are one of the most interesting and unusual of all 1930s issues. This is a very presentable and extremely rare set of these scarce and overlooked 1930s food-issue cards. Total: 28 lids.
  Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,080

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