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    Rare 1939 R165 "War News Pictures" Advertising Window Sign.  It is with a great deal of irony that war is a money maker on many levels. This was no secret to the Gum Inc. staff as they were still riding the success of the 'Horrors of War' series from 1938 that they developed 'War News Pictures' in 1939. The set is combination B&W photos and illustrations and multiple levels of scarcity, particularly card #'s 109-120 where only a small percentage of hobbyists have been able to assemble. Offered is a rare window advertising sing featuring the scene titled 'Night Raid' which is the image used for card #86 - French Flyers Raid Nazi Airplane Plants. The thin paper ad measures 7-1/2' x 9-1/4' and has remained in exceptional condition. No creasing, no wrinkles, just very slight corner tip wear we mention for complete clarity. Visually the ad presents at the NM-MT level, the reverse is covered with a thin layer of dried adhesive or could be a wax that allowed easy removal for possible replacement with a different sign.

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    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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