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“To know the Horrors of War is to want Peace”. Printed on the reverse of the cards in this early non-sports series, the wisdom of this statement is hammered home in bloody and gruesome fashion by stirring obverse art depictions of wartime carnage. Masterfully marketed to the ebb and flow of supply and demand trends, these classic cards have enjoyed a lengthy stay at the top of non-sport want lists. Relieve yourself of the challenging burden of assembling the complete Horrors of War series with this rewarding near set of (287/288). This well-matched collection shows the former owner had a keen eye for quality, as this appealing group presents in average (VG to EX) grades, with a fair number reaching into the realm of EX-MT and better. Remarkably the very tough high number cards are for the most part equal in quality to the more available low number cards. Key cards are: #1 Marco Polo Bridge is the Scene of First Fighting (VG-EX), #240 The Frightful Cost of War (VG-EX), #277 Hitler’s Border Tour Raises War Scare (GD), #284 Germany’s Amazing Mobile Big Guns (EX), #286 Chamberlain Meets Hitler in Peace Effort (VG), #288 Czech President Surrenders as Mobs Cru “Fight” (VG, mc)
It is reported by the consignor that many of the cards numbered between 146 and 287 were previously graded and then broken out of encapsulation by the set assembler who was dissatisfied by the results. Most of these were rated by PSA, with a few by SGC and BVG. The flip labels were saved and are included. They are housed in back of their corresponding cards, which are stored in 9-pocket album pages. Included labels are: (4) NM-MT; (7) NM; (19) EX-MT; (18) EX; (19) VG-EX; (1) VG; (1) GD. H&S is including this information as a courtesy and does not assume responsibility for these labels matching the corresponding cards, though in general the grades seem consistent with the cards quality.
The lone card absent is #283, which is listed in the NSB as the highest value card in the set.