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1948 The Three Stooges I'm A Monkey's Uncle Complete Lobby Card Set (4)
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,560
Complete set of all four lobby cards from the 1948 Three Stooges short I'm A Monkey's Uncle. (The studios normally issued only four lobby cards for shorts and lower-budget films instead of the standard eight.) This was the thirteenth Three Stooges film to feature Shemp Howard, who joined the group after his brother Curly suffered a stroke in 1946. All Three Stooges lobby cards are rare, even those dating from the later years (1947 to 1956). Interestingly, we have seen fewer Stooges lobby cards at auction from that later period than we have from the 1934-1946 span. Other than Robert Edward Auctions' unprecedented current offering of Three Stooges movie posters (this is the third and final installment), we have never seen any other Three Stooges complete lobby-card sets offered at auction, and it is likely that few other complete sets exist outside of our consignor's world-class collection. All of the lobby cards (14 x 11 inches) display varying degrees of restoration in repair of tack holes and moderate-to-heavy border tears. Two of the scene cards still have tape on the reverse in repair to some of the tears. Additionally, all of the cards display moderate creasing and handling wear. The stamp of a former owner, as well as penciled numerical notations, appear on the reverse of each card. In Very Good condition overall. Total: 4 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,560
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