1941 War Gum Original Art for Card #5 Admiral King 
Lot Number 961
Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/01/2007 10:00:00 
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Card imagery and production have come a long way since Gum, Inc. issued their War Gum series in 1941. Presented is the original artwork for card #5 Admiral Ernest Joseph King from the set. Though this colorful work was never quite finished, it received a nice initial placement of paints that fully covered the basic pencil designs and would have received greater detailing and over-painting before publication. Despite its lack of a full finish, the artwork is very appealing and colorful, as are most of its brethren and the protective film overlay is present. The original painting is now mounted in a complementing matte with the surface area of the image measuring 5x6 with the frame doubling the overall size. This is a one-of-a-kind item from a very popular series, as most war issues are, and should not be passed over. 
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