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Winning Bid:
$115.00 (Includes 15% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 2:00:00 AM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Wednesday, March 25, 2009 2:00:00 AM)
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Auction #197 - Part I
Item numbers 1 through 991 in auction 197
Value Code:
G - $100 to $200 Help Icon
Item Description
2.5x5" overall. ©1919. Egg-shaped cardboard fold-over with chick pull-out at top. Front reads "France Needs Food/So Please Take Pity! Hatch This Egg For The American Committee! Chip The Shell By Pulling The String! Tuck Fifty Cents Under The Chickie's Wing! Mail It To Us, And Enjoy Your Chance To Help Rechickenize Devastated France!" Back text continues "Almost Every Chicken Was Destroyed In The French Regions Held By Germans." Eggs And Chickens Are Needed To Enable Returning Refugees To Resume Raising Poultry, On Which They Have Always Depended For A Large Part Of Their Food Supply. Help Rechickenize France!" When chick is removed, text inside egg top reads "The American Committee For Devastated France, Inc. NYC." Chick wings are folded back to act as coin holder. Interesting. First we've seen in 42 years.
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