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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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