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Lot 189.  Rare 1910 Turkey Red Cigarettes Store Advertisement. From the tobacco company that brought us the fabulous T3 cabinet cards comes this early Turkey Red Cigarette promotional display, which was most likely issued to stores already framed to hang and inspire better sales. Measuring 13” x 17, it is in the original 16” x 20” frame. Issued one in exchange for every 10 coupons from Turkey Red cigarette packs, T3s continue to be regarded as the most visually appealing sets ever produced. This advertisement is in beautiful shape, with just one or two tiny blemishes visible in the upper right as it resides in its original mission oak frame. This advertisement would punctuate any early baseball collection.
Winning Bid $572.

Lot 192.  1930 Pie-Eyed Mickey Mouse Catching. The bisque is approximately 3 ¼” tall. Almost 100% of the paint is present. Impressed into the bisque is “Walt E. Disney” and “Made in Japan.” It is among the most desirable of the early Mickey Mouse figures.
Winning Bid $390.

Lot 289.  1956 “Elvis Presley Original Hat” with Hang Tag by Elvis Presley Enterprises. A superb, vintage Elvis collectible, this size “Large” hat is both colorful and scarce. A 3”-wide strip above the rim features three artist’s renderings of Elvis performing. An ice cream sundae is also pictured alongside the words “Tutti Frutti.” Other songs represented are “Hound Dog,” “Heart Break Hotel,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Shake Rattle And Roll” and “I Want You I Need You I Love You.” The artwork is striking and largely unaffected by light soiling. The 3 1/8” x 3 ¾” vg hang tag is included. On its front, the text reads “An Elvis Presley Original Hat manufactured exclusively by Magnet Hat and Cap Corp. 147 W. 22nd Street New York 11 N.Y. copyright 1956 Elvis Presley Enterprises All Rights Reserved.” A black and white photo of Elvis with facsimile signature is on the back.
Winning Bid $121.

Lot 290.  1956 “Elvis Presley Dog Tag Key Chain” with Original Cardboard Display Holder. This clip-style metal key chain features an image of Elvis on a dog tag, which says “Presley, Elvis 53310761 Type O” and his facsimile signature. The vg cardboard display holder has an artist’s rendering of Elvis along with musical notes and phonograph records. Text on the holder provides a 1956 copyright by Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Winning Bid $75.

Lot 291.  6 Complete Sets of 1963-80 Elvis Presley Wallet Calendars in Their Original Boxes. Text on the box reads: “By Popular Demand The Complete Collection of Elvis’ RCA Records Wallet Calendars 1963-1980. 18 Authentic reproductions of the Calendars for your collection Including the 1980 Anniversary Calendar.” The RCA logo also appears on the box. All of the sets are nm-m. One of the sets remains factory sealed.
Winning Bid $92.

Lot 292.  1975 Elvis Presley Radio Documentary Kit – Records, Script, Promos, Etc. Produced by Watermark, Inc., this 12-hour program constitutes an exceptional documentary on the life and recording career of Elvis. The winner of this kit will receive: 1. An original “Elvis Presley Story” Announcement Release. The release contains blank spaces for an authorized radio station to enter local information and promote the program. 2. An original “Elvis Presley Story” General Release recognizing Wink Martindale as narrator and Jerry Hopkins as writer. 3. “The Elvis Presley Story” Press Kit with production notes and spaces for a radio station to identify itself. 4. “The Elvis Presley Story” radio script detailing for the announcer In-Cues, Out-Cues and Phonograph Record Disc Check In-Cues. 5. 12 LP phonograph records that are close to pristine in an album designed to accommodate them. The records are loaded with Elvis’ music. Accompanying information lists all the songs that are on the records. 6. An 8” x 10” photo featuring “The Elvis Presley Story” logo and an 8’ x 10” double photo featuring announcer Wink Martindale. An absolute cornerstone for the Elvis or Rock n’ Roll collector.
Winning Bid $121.

Lot 293.  3 Different Vintage Tom Mix Cigar Box Labels. A star of early western movies, Mix was featured in more than 300 films between 1910 and 1935. The vast majority of these films were silent. These gorgeous labels feature powerful colors and exceptional period artwork. A navy blue background surrounds the raised portrait of Mix, who wears a red and gold scarf and white cowboy hat. This image appears on each label. The largest of the three labels measures 10 ¼” x 6 ¼”, and in raised bold red letters with gold border, “Tom Mix” appears below his portrait. Ex. The second label is about 4 ¼” x 5 ¼”. Mix’s portrait is inside a circle with a gold border on a black background. “Tom Mix” is in bold red letters with gold borders on a yellow background above his portrait. The entire border of the label is also gold. An ex-m to nm stunner. The third label, about 2” x 2 ¾”, is vg-ex and in the shape of a sheriff’s badge. The border is gold and “Tom Mix” appears in bold white letters with gold border above his portrait. Three beautiful period pieces that are legitimate works of art in their own right.
Minimum Bid $50.

Lot 294.  1930s Bisque Mickey and Minnie Mouse Band – Complete Set of 4. The set features 4 different bisque figurines, two of Mickey and two of Minnie. Each is approximately 3 ½” tall. 1. Mickey Mouse with drum. Virtually 100% of the paint is present. Engraved, “Mickey Mouse” and “Made in Japan.” 2. Mickey Mouse with Horn. About 98% of the paint is present. Also engraved, “Mickey Mouse” and “Made in Japan.” 3. Minnie Mouse with Mandolin. Virtually 100% of the paint is present. Engraved, “Minnie Mouse” and “Made in Japan.” 4. Minnie Mouse with Accordion. About 85% to 90% of the paint is present. Also engraved, “Minnie Mouse” and “Made in Japan. Both Minnie figures have repairs at the neck that are difficult to see, and one ear of the Mandolin Minnie appears to have had a very small chip that was repaired. Only 1657 band sets were ever produced. This one is exceptionally clean, with superb paint retention and free of chipping.
Winning Bid $200.

Lot 295.  1930s Bisque Mickey and Minnie Mouse Couple Set of 2. Each figurine is approximately 4 ½” tall. Mickey stands with his left hand on his hip, a cane in his right and wears a hat. The figurine is clean and chip free. It is engraved, “Mickey Mouse”, “Made in Japan” and “© Walt E. Disney.” Almost 100% of the paint is present. The original paper label remains affixed to the sole of his shoe. It reads “MICKEY MOUSE copy. 1928, 1930 by Walter E. Disney.” Minnie stands with purse in her left hand, umbrella in her right and hat upon her head. The figurine is clean, retaining about 98% of its paint. It is engraved “Minnie Mouse,” “Made in Japan” and “© Walt E. Disney.” The original paper label remains affixed to the sole of her shoe. It reads “MINNIE MOUSE Des. Pat 82802 By Walter E. Disney.” Early Mickey and Minnie bisque figurines are exceptionally desirable and, in this condition, even more so.
Winning Bid $121.

Lot 296.  1930 Amos & Andy Light Cardboard Die-Cut Figures by Pepsodent. These two remarkable figures are not only colorful and striking; they are also exceptional examples of period artwork. A smiling 7 ½” x 4” Amos, who is about to pet a dog, is pictured with bank book in his vest pocket, tattered shirt and patched pants. Andy, who measures 8 ½” x 4”, wears a sport coat, vest and hat and has a cigar in his left hand and a cane in his right. Both figures were intended to be folded back in order to allow them to stand. Each carries a 1930 Pepsodent (toothpaste) copyright. Technically vg-ex due to some light inoffensive creasing, the figures are very clean and sharp. They display magnificently.
Winning Bid $152.

Lot 297.  1932 Amos & Andy Jigsaw Puzzle by Pepsodent. The puzzle, a premium that was offered by Pepsodent toothpaste, is obviously rare and very desirable. It features blazing colors and artist renderings of Amos, Andy, King Fish, Lightnin’ and Brother Crawford. All the pieces are present. “Litho in U.S.A. © 1932 Pepsodent Co.” is indicated in the bottom border. There are a few pieces that exhibit slight inoffensive surface creases which do not detract from the presence of this otherwise nm beauty.
Winning Bid $102.

Lot 298.  Tootsietoy 1937 Buck Rogers MK 24 L Venus Duo-Destroyer Space Ship. This 4 ¾” metal space ship, which retains approximately two-thirds of its original paint, is a piece of Sci-Fi history. It captures the character and charm of early Sci-Fi space fantasy. A small portion of the nose and the bottom portion of the tail fin are missing. Raised metal lettering on each side of the ship reads “Buck Rogers Venus Duo-Destroyer MK 24 L.”
Winning Bid $75.

Lot 299.  1930s-50s Western Lot Featuring The Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers and Red Ranger. Each of these vintage items possesses wonderful character. 1. 1939 Better Little Book The Lone Ranger and the Red Renegades. Exceptional full-color period artwork graces the cover of this 424-page book published by Whitman. Vg-ex. 2. 1954 Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Double R Bar Ranch Lunchbox. The colorful “Red Band” version of this metal lunchbox features Roy atop Trigger with Dale smiling and waving in the background. The box shows use but not abuse. In spite of a number of scratches and rust spots, it retains a very pleasing appearance. 3. 1950s Red Ranger Tin Toy Gun by MARX with accompanying Holster. This 8” gun displays some rust and great graphics. The holster is an absolute classic.
Winning Bid $113.

Lot 300.  1940s-50s “Joe Palooka Comic Transfer Pictures” Display Box. The comic transfer picture booklets are very rare. Until now, we have never laid eyes on the box that housed them. This colorful box features period graphics of Joe Palooka, Little Max and Humphrey. Text on the lid, which is separated from the bottom, reads “Joe Palooka Comic Transfer Pictures Sold Under License From Harvey Famous Name Comics.” “Japan,” “No.8000” and “144 Count” are also indicated on the side panels. An exceptionally attractive item for display!
Winning Bid $75.

Lot 301.  Original 1945 Vargas Pin-up Calendar. 1945 witnessed an end to WWII and the ushering in of the atomic age. It was the sixth year for the enormously successful Vargas calendars that were first introduced in 1940. Vargas was the most successful of the pinup artists. Accompanying the 12 examples of Vargas’ artwork are brief verses writeen by Phil Stack. One such verse reads “January is a month of cold and ice and sleet, but don’t you worry, brother, we’re turning on the heat!” This vg-ex to ex calendar show a “© 1944” by Esquire, Inc. Given wartime paper shortages, the calendar is a scarce and remarkable work of art.
Winning Bid $180.
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