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samosa4u

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I'll be the person to start the pick-ups thread this month. 😉 

I have spent a few years looking to complete a high-grade black-backed 1948 Bowman Movie Stars set. Every time I would search eBay, I would just see the same crappy low-grade examples sitting there. Nobody on this forum helped me either. [mad] I was seriously thinking about throwing in the towel, however, I recently had a chat over the phone with a nice fellow living out west. He checked his box for me and told me he had a high-grade set! I sent him the money through Paypal and waited anxiously for them to arrive. For some reason, my parcel ended up in Germany and then Serbia, and finally it reached me here in Canada. When I opened the box, I nearly fell out of my chair; they were the blue-backs! That's right, high-grade blue-backs with good centering; it couldn't get any better than that! The first and last cards, however, have a couple of light wrinkles in them and I'm not surprised since they were the ones that got abused the most. The last card, which is the beautiful Ann Blyth, one of my favorite actresses from the Film Noir period, actually has rubber band marks on it. Anyways, here is a picture of them below:

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Wow; those are in great condition.  Good purchase.
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Those blue backs are tough and those ones look great!

A few recent for me...

Thought this Disney bread end album was cool as it came with a letter from the company (dated 1951)...
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Some cool Jet cereal box backs...
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All the rest of these are all purchases from this last weekend...

Some nice Mayo tobacco cards...
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A few more "N" and "T" tobacco cards...
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A nice group of Royal pudding cards...
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More Royal Pudding (Howdy Doody) cards..
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Mostly 30's-40's cards including a couple of Golden West cards by Holloway...
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An A26 tobacco album (cover was a bit dirty and I took this pic with my cell phone so the color came out weird - but priced right!)...
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Some Howdy Doody cards from Nabisco (Canada)...
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Some S57 Bathing Girls silks...
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Misc tobacco silks and blankets...
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A few hundred bread labels (including many generic ad ones)...
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More misc. 30's-40's cards & some Rin Tin Tin cereal stickers...
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Jets & Planes and more Howdy Doody...
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Roy Rogers cut-outs from the wax wrapper that came on the cereal box...
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Elvis and Superman cards...
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A couple of Mutoscope Pin-up's (including a super clean example of the tough "Golden Hours" card), Zatek Chocolate girls, and some Invisible Color Picture cards...
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I really liked the look of these H603 Sweet Home Soap President cards...
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A few more misc. "N" and "T" tobacco cards...
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I love the brilliant colors on this 1939 Gulliver's Travels card game with images of the animated film..
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More misc. 30's-40's cards...
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More misc. including some Good Luck Margarine planes...
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A neat wooden box filled with hundreds of Wacky Packages and Odd Rods...
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These were a gift from a fellow board member who I ran into this past weekend - some super cool Kinderbeast Prize Puzzle cards...
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A "La Marquise Cigarettes" ad proof along with the ad from Life magazine dated 1910...
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A really clean A73 Fruits And Flowers tobacco album by Pilkington (has a very unusual textured cover)...
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And the rest of these are my favorite pickups...

War Gum (green) wrapper...
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A nice "Some Boy" Boy Scouts wrapper...
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A nice Reedy Gum Century Of Progress wrapper...
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I've always loved the art-deco elements of this Chicago World's Fair wrapper by Blatz Gum...
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A cool "Photo Gum" (Humpty Dumpty Up-to-Date) wrapper by Shelby Gum...
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And lastly, this cool (but in terrible shape) Budget Money wrapper by Boston Confectionery (not associated with any set I'm guessing)...
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Wow Todd, what a haul.  Let's cut to the chase ... those wrappers are gorgeous!  The two World's Fair wrappers have always been among my favorite.  That Budget Money is only the second I've seen and I don't have either of them.  Great score.  You'll have to tell us the story some time.  - Jack J.
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Jack, those wrappers look even better in person than my pictures.

It is quite a tale! I'll post it when I get a chance.

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Detroit Creamery Velvet Grand Ice Cream (4 cards showing both images - the back is pictured in an image below)


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Misc, tobacco, Monster BONUS cards, back to the above card & more.
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Baker Chocolate Fruits & Blossoms 

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Different type pf Baker Chocolate cards - are these also E cards?
Also a neat 3-D Nixon card
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Todd, I second the congrats on your wrappers! Wow!

And Greg, two bonus cards? That's... well, a bonus!
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Well, my month is made.  I guess whining about another board member's score can pay off.  Love this R176 Yellow Kid wrapper.  I've been waiting for this day since 1986 when I got my first Scrip card ... I didn't even know there was a wrapper back then.  - Jack J.

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WOW gr8 stuff fellas!  always in awe!

the "Golden Hours" have always been my favorite "parts" of the day! 


I hit the T card bonanza so far this month with some tough backs :-)

Knocked out 20 more cards on the T68 Master Set quest, most satisfying are the elusive  Silver Backs!

scored some super cool T59z with tough Derby backs, another hole filled in my T70 Historical Events series with a tough Buffo little cigars back, some T114z US Marine Back, and the Nicest T218 Tolstoi I own, super tough and nice card, thanks Jeff!

TTYL!

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My recent pickups, not much, Geting hard to find anything here.
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Some pinbacks, the Fawsett comics set is quite scarce.
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Frankie Darro stamp album, missing 3 stamps, and a Gene Autry punch out rubber band gun.
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Unknown actor cards 1-1/4 X 2, English?
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Frank Buck cards and an E41 Scout Gum wrapper.
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Kinney die cuts and some odds and ends.
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Cigarette boxes, the Recruits are rough. Stamped on the large one is Sep. 1918, Factory No. 5
Dist. of W. Va.  The small has June 1919 and the same info.
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Wrigley Zoo folders. The first 2, Melvin Monkey ( Capuchin Monkey ) and Clara Camel ( Camel )
are missing the name strip.
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Some Hecker WWII stamp sheets, all of which I already had.
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Mixed lot. A-Team Rack Pack, an Eagle Theatre Rith Roland card and A Holsum Bread Polar Bear. Back of a Donald Duck Sunshine straws box.
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Ken those are De Beukelaer film cards from Belgium


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Thanks Adam, I did not know what they were but the price was right.

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Picked up a CDV of Nostradamus. Hand-dated on back 1867. s-l1600.jpg 

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That's really cool.  Did they make a card of Edgar Cayce?
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That's really cool.  Did they make a card of Edgar Cayce?


Good question. I can't find one.
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Interesting comments> Questions- What is a CDV?  Comments- Edgar Cayce was born 1877 and this picture was dated 1867. I think I can safely say I do not think "they" made one as a companion to this card. If "they" did so however, that would make for some really interesting discussion. Just saying.
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CDV = Carte de visite

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I found a modern Edgar Cayce card in a 1994 Kitchen Sink RIP Paranormal Trading Cards set.

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Picked up a CDV of Nostradamus. Hand-dated on back 1867. s-l1600.jpg 


I can't think of Nostradamus without thinking of Sam Kinison; unfortunately the joke is too dirty to post here.  

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Picked up a few things this weekend.Nothing much. But I know that I need help with some of the pictures.Are they a set or just some random pictures of movie stars.
In the first scan I have about 50 of the black & whites that measure about 3-1/8 X 5-1/2 on really thin paper and are blank backs.Also about a dozen black & whites
on gloss photo paper and measure about 4 X 5-1/8.These are also blank back but has a stamp on the back saying "For more of these pictures write WORLD WIDE along
with their address. A pst card of Bill Williams.The picture of Barbara Stanwyck also has Cary Grant on the back and then The Four Aces is blank back.



In this scan There is a press photo of Janet Leigh and a photo of someone?? and a picture of Carl Smith when he played a 6 days at the Seville Theatre in Montreal



Also picked up a set of Beatles gum ball machine rings.The Ringo is a bit crook-it but not so bad.











Plus about 100 or so jello airplane and car coins (no scan)







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Yeah, I didn't mean a Cayce card from the CDVs; I meant any old Cayce card.  There's a really good special on him that History channel did like five years ago that comes on every once in a while.  Those are all locally made intended for when you visit a house and leave your "business card" or visit a famous place and buy one to show you were there.  
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Playing cards for me
Blatz poker cards and a Wool Candy strip
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The wool candy cards are marked.
(The backs show the front.)

NOT my pickup but should be documented
Previously unknown wrapper for Screen Snappies
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Also of note, not mine,  from Canada
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That Screen Snappies wrapper is amazing!
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Screen Snappies Wrapper - a sad story

That Screen Snappies wrapper became my hearts desire in the days before the close of the auction.  I was going in BIG with a bid on enipe.  In the hour before the close (I was out to dinner) esnipe decided to do its little joke of declaring that I needed to re-link to ebay ... it didn't place my bid.  I don't mind so much being outbid by someone who wants something more than I do, but to not get in the game because of some stupid computer program, well that irritates me.  I've switched to a different sniping program at the suggestion of another board member.  Congratulations to whoever won the wrapper.  - Jack J.
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1922 Flag Lloyd 2.jpg  1922 Flag Lloyd 1.jpg  

I guess this is South African; not a brand I am familiar with.  Looks like the Pirates or Rat brand backs.  


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