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Starting Bid:
$345.00 (Includes 15% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:00:00 PM)
Time Left:
Auction #206 - Part II
Item numbers 1279 through 2976 in auction 206
Value Code:
J - $700 to $1,000 Help Icon
Item Description
10.5x13" w/40 pages ©1947 Harlich Mfg. Co. and approved by the National Poster Stamp Society. Embossed red cardboard covers w/string binding has center illustration designed like a stamp w/facsimile signatures around margins including Jimmy Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Roy Rogers, Bob Hope, Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis, Betty Grable, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, and more. Inside front cover has text for "Hollywood Starstamp Collectors" along w/numbering system. A total of 25 packets were available to complete the series of 474 star stamps. Each of the numbered pages has a print design and text, most w/facsimile signature of the appropriate star. Pages are divided into various series and include Starland, Star Quiz, Spotlight, Shootin' Star, Younger Set, Junior Set, Stage & Screen, Poster, Symphony of Stars, Stars of Note, International, and Academy Awards.

Everyone and anyone who was involved in the movies or Hollywood appears to be represented here. Some of the myriad of stars include Raymond Massey as Abraham Lincoln, Spencer Tracy as Thomas Edison, Don Ameche as Alexander Graham Bell, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Clark Gable, Robert Mitchum, Van Johnson, Alan Ladd, Burt Lancaster, Vincent Price, Ronald Reagan, Cesar Romero, Orson Welles, John Wayne, Robert Young, Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, Rosalyn Russell, Greer Garson, Merle Oberon, Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan, Joe Kirkwood Jr. as Joe Palooka, The Andrews Sisters, Smiley Burnette, Trigger, Lassie, Gene Autry, William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy), Johnny Mack-Brown, Gabby Hayes, Tim Holt, Allen Lane, Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers, Janet Leigh, Audie Murphy, Bobby Blake, Natalie Wood, Mickey Rooney, Shirley Temple, Roddy McDowell, Jackie Cooper, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Burgess Merideth, Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Dorothy Lamour, Ginger Rogers, Yvonne DeCarlo, Jane Russell, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Xavier Cougat, Judy Garland, Jane Powell, Alice Faye and several stamps featuring star illustrations on face cards as if from a deck of cards. Included are: Boris Karloff (illustrated as Frankenstein), Bela Lugosi (as Dracula), Edward G. Robinson, Joe E. Brown, Jimmy Durante, Laurel & Hardy, Phil Silvers, Jack Benny, Harpo, Groucho and Chico Marx, Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, Abbott & Costello and Harold Lloyd. An international series of stars from all over the world includes: Desi Arnaz, Glenn Ford, Sonja Henie, James Mason, Peter Lawford and Maureen O'Hara. Also included are Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, Edgar Bergen, Wallace Beery, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, Hattie McDaniel (Gone With The Wind). Series included American Historical Characters, Star Land Series, World Famous Women, Star Quiz, Movie Quiz, Shootin’ Stars, Spotlight Series, New Faces In The Hollywood Spotlight/Stars Of Tomorrow, Younger Set, Junior Set, Stage & Screen Series, Hollywood Screen Stars, Poster Series, Symphony Of Stars, Maestros of the Movies, Stars of Note, Star Deck Series, International Series, Academy Award Series representing award winners of 1929-1946. Cover has some scattered wear, w/color rubs to edges and some wear to raised portions of female figure at center of stamp image. Inside pages are lightly but evenly tanned. Album is VF overall w/complete set of Exc. stamps. High quality w/nice printing and wonderful images. We have sold complete albums (in other cover color varieties) in previous auctions in excess of $1,000.

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