Thursday, January 10, 2013

More from Gunnar Andreassen: [In connection with the Joe Grant drawings I send you these, see enclosures.  Also found on Heritage - today.

From the description:

 Extremely Rare 1935 R90 "Mickey Mouse With The Movie Stars" Complete Set (24) - #1 on PSA Set Registry! Rank: #1 on the PSA Set Registry with a 5.08 GPA. From within every theme and era of collecting a precious few sets capture the imagination like no other. When one thinks of 1930's non-sport, the name "Mickey Mouse and the Movie Stars" is the stuff dreams are made of. Produced by Gum Inc. in 1935. Although this series has been given its very own entry in the American Card Catalog, it actually serves as the closing run of high numbers to the very popular, and very common, R89 "Mickey Mouse" edition. There is no debate about calling them the rarest of the rare, especially when the opportunity to purchase just one card generates bidding that proves to be emotionally devastating to all but the top bidder. The cards are numbered from #97 through #120 and feature a cartoon scene of Mickey Mouse mingling with an unnamed star of the silver screen. We can only guess that the change in format and rarity account for the additional ACC entry. This is the first time Heritage has had the pleasure of offering these treasured collectibles in complete set form. The fact that this presentation is the #1 place holder on the PSA Registry is the sweetest "icing on the cake" as they say. It happens in so few instances where we can offer the most enticing combination of rarity and quality. We simply can't convey in words the tremendous chance this is for the advanced hobbyist to add this 24-card complete set to their prized collection. Includes: PSA NM 7: 1 cards, #117; PSA EX-MT 6: 13 cards, #'s 98, 99 Groucho Marx, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109 Durante, 110, 113 Garbo, 114, Fairbanks, 115, 118 and 119;PSA EX 5: 4 cards, #'s 97, 101, 102 and 111; PSA VG-EX 4: 1 card, #112; PSA Good 2: 3 cards, #'s 100, 105 and 120; PSA PR 1: 1 card, #116.

Sold for $ 17.925]

Gunnar adds: [I have tried to identify the 24 filmstars on the MM cards:
William Powell  -  Ed Wynn  -  Joan Blondell  -  George Arliss
Mae West  -  Will Rogers  -  Jimmy Durante  -  Wallace Beery
Adolphe Menjou  -  John Barrymore (?)  -  Maurice Chevalier  -  Groucho Marx
Leslie Howard  -  Constance Bennett  -  Greta Garbo  -  Eddie Cantor
Richard Dix  -  Joe E. Brown  -  Douglas Fairbanks  -  Edward G. Robinson
Stan Laurel/Oliver Hardy  -  Lionel Barrymore  -  Harpo Marx  -  Charlie Chaplin]

1 comment:

Are Myklebust said...

John Barrymore is correctly identified. He was called the "The Great Profile". All the other 23 movie stars is also correctly identified by Gunnar. Well done!