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Winning Bid:
$4,025.00 (Includes 15% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:00:00 PM)
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Auction #205 - Part II
Item numbers 1427 through 3167 in auction 205
Value Code:
M - $5,000 to $10,000 Help Icon
Item Description
8x11.5x1.5" deep box contains complete six-piece cast metal set of four ships and two figures. © 1937 John F. Dille Co. Great box art features scene on lid of Buck portrait at center surrounded by rocket ships flying through space, two side panels feature different Buck character portraits. Box lid has two corner splits 3 to 4" splits along top of front side panel. 1" tear at front right. Top of lid has concave areas and sides of top show moderate age tanning. There are also a few areas that show surface paper loss, mostly on edges. Box bottom insert shows aging in the form of spotting of the orange color. Box is overall Good w/great color and graphics. Each ship is 5" long, three are Buck Rogers spacecraft while the fourth is an airship. Ships are "Flash Blast Attack, Venus Duo-Destroyer, Battlecruiser, U.S.N. Los Angeles." Top of each is designed w/pair of pulleys where they were to be attached to a length of string. Comes w/original string wrapped around separate cardboard piece at center of box insert. The other two pieces of this set are 1.75" tall figures of Buck and Wilma. Buck has a few stress lines and small traces of paint wear but 85% remains. Wilma has scattered paint wear w/about 85% remaining. The "Battlecruiser" has 100% paint. NM. The other three have scattered paint loss- Los Angeles around one tail fin, Flash Blast Attack is VF on one side and VG on other. Venus Duo Destroyer is Fine on one side and VG on other. Still a presentable set to display. One of the rarest and most desirable of all Buck merchandise as well as a key item for Tootsietoy collectors. This is the only the second time we've ever been able to offer this rare set in our 46 years.
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