Indian Gum Question

Indian Gum Question

Joined: February 19th, 2009, 3:04 am

June 22nd, 2011, 12:03 am #1

I was looking through the gallery at the Indian Gum images and noticed a marking on several of the cards. The mark is a circle with what appears to be a "C" in the middle, some other letters curved over the C and what looks like a date curved below the C. This mark seems to be on the fronts and backs of the Series of 216 and the Series of 264. It also seems to be on the fronts only of the Series of 48 High Numbers, Series of 288 High Numbers, and Series of 312 White Backgrounds.

I know very little about these cards and was curious as to what this mark is (an enlarged copyright?) and if anyone has any thoughts why it appears on some of the cards, but not others?

Bill
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Joined: November 8th, 2006, 6:04 pm

June 22nd, 2011, 12:51 am #2

I am fairly sure copyrights were done on a card-by-card basis.

I think a card was sent to Washington, given a copyright number,
and returned with a 3x5 card noting the information. 3x5 cards
were auctioned just a few years ago for either baseball or football
issues.

The Wrapper Magazine many years ago had an article on Sal Visali,
a NJ collector, who somehow came into many of these "3x5 copyright cards"

The below is the result of a "Google Book search", showing copyright info
for a number of Indian Gum cards. Strange that no series was mentioned.
[color=#0000FF" size="+1]
THIS ONE IS FOR YOU, JERRY !!!

As you can see, many copyright numbers were
issued for these BB and IG cards.


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Joined: February 19th, 2009, 3:04 am

June 22nd, 2011, 2:45 am #3

I was looking through the gallery at the Indian Gum images and noticed a marking on several of the cards. The mark is a circle with what appears to be a "C" in the middle, some other letters curved over the C and what looks like a date curved below the C. This mark seems to be on the fronts and backs of the Series of 216 and the Series of 264. It also seems to be on the fronts only of the Series of 48 High Numbers, Series of 288 High Numbers, and Series of 312 White Backgrounds.

I know very little about these cards and was curious as to what this mark is (an enlarged copyright?) and if anyone has any thoughts why it appears on some of the cards, but not others?

Bill
Interesting stuff, Dan.
The numbers with the May 31 date are all of the cards in the Series of 264.
The single card with the April 29 date is from the Series of 216.
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Joined: March 30th, 2008, 1:57 pm

June 22nd, 2011, 7:16 pm #4

I was looking through the gallery at the Indian Gum images and noticed a marking on several of the cards. The mark is a circle with what appears to be a "C" in the middle, some other letters curved over the C and what looks like a date curved below the C. This mark seems to be on the fronts and backs of the Series of 216 and the Series of 264. It also seems to be on the fronts only of the Series of 48 High Numbers, Series of 288 High Numbers, and Series of 312 White Backgrounds.

I know very little about these cards and was curious as to what this mark is (an enlarged copyright?) and if anyone has any thoughts why it appears on some of the cards, but not others?

Bill
Hello to All ,

After looking at the above info I was wondering if this set was printed in sheets of 24 .

other cards that fall under the April 29 date are ;

76 - 88 ; 143 ; 145 ; 149 ; 151 ; 153 ; 155 ; 157 ; 159 ; 161 ; 163 .

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Mark
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Joined: February 19th, 2009, 3:04 am

June 22nd, 2011, 11:18 pm #5

I was looking through the gallery at the Indian Gum images and noticed a marking on several of the cards. The mark is a circle with what appears to be a "C" in the middle, some other letters curved over the C and what looks like a date curved below the C. This mark seems to be on the fronts and backs of the Series of 216 and the Series of 264. It also seems to be on the fronts only of the Series of 48 High Numbers, Series of 288 High Numbers, and Series of 312 White Backgrounds.

I know very little about these cards and was curious as to what this mark is (an enlarged copyright?) and if anyone has any thoughts why it appears on some of the cards, but not others?

Bill
Hi Mark,

Those are the remaining 23 cards from the Series of 216.

It is also interesting that this copyright date (April 29, 1933) is 3 weeks earlier than the Sea Raider copyright (May 18, 1933) and also nearly 6 months earlier than the Some Boy/Boy Scouts copyright (October 15, 1933). Which set was really issued first?

Bill
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