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Lot # 489 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1931 Sun Pictures Photo Kits Unopened Pack Collection (13 unopened plus one opened)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $300

Collection of fourteen photo kits from the obscure 1931 Sun Pictures series (thirteen of which are unopened). Ten Major League baseball players are featured in this do-it-yourself photo production set, which also included movie stars of the day. Babe Ruth is the key to the Sun Pictures set. Each kit consists of a film negative, a piece of photo paper, and a backing mount with tabs for displaying or helping to develop the photo, all of which were sold to kids sealed inside of a paper envelope measuring 4.25 x 2.5 inches. Thirteen of the fourteen kits in this collection remain sealed in their original packs (the one opened pack reveals an anonymous actor). While some Sun Pictures envelopes have been found with the name of the featured subjected stamped on the outside, none of the offered envelopes are marked in this fashion, so there is no way of knowing if the unopened packs in this find consist entirely of sports stars, movie stars, or a combination of the two. This is a fascinating collection of these rarely encountered 1930s photo kits, which have miraculously survived in their original unopened form, some of which may yield major sports stars of the day. Total: 14 packs (13 unopened). Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $300

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