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Lot # 94 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911 E94 George Close Candy Josh Devore - Rare "Your Out" Overprint

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $600

Presented is an attractive E94 George Close Candy Josh Devore (New York Giants) featuring a rare "Your Out" overprint. "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 ink stamp, to allow the cards to function as its own advertising vehicle at modest cost. In this case, the overprint advertises "Your Out! If You Don't Eat Close's Oppie Dildocks - Made By - The George Close Co. - Cambridge, Mass." All E94 overprints are extremely rare. 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. E94s without advertising overprints, which is almost all of them, do not identify the George Close Candy Company as the issuer in the text on the reverse. Only the extremely rare advertising overprints, such as this example, provide the George Close Candy attribution. Graded and encapsulated PR 1 by PSA (we grade this card Gd, slightly higher than PSA), the card has a striking green background, outstanding centering, faint wrinkling across the center, and even rounding to the corners. The reverse is clean, with a very bold overprint as mentioned. This is a very attractive and extremely rare sample card featuring a desirable "Your Out" overprint.  Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $600


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