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c.1930s Tarzan Bread Wood Delivery Crate

Lot Number 1256

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In 1912 the great Edgar Rice Burroughs gave us the Tarzan character. ERB continued with a string of thrilling jungle adventure tales and the franchise really hit its stride in 1932 when Olympic gold medalist Johnny Weissmuller made his first big screen appearance as the "Lord of the Jungle". In 1934 Tarzan Bread baseball cards were issued and are considered prized rarities by modern collectors. Loaves of Tarzan Bread and presumably their precious baseball card cargo were delivered to retailers in the offered c.1930s Tarzan Bread wood delivery crate. Stenciled on both long sides in red with the advertising identification "Tarzan Bread" in big block lettering, this antique crate measures approximately 28" wide x 16" deep x 12" high. Though moderate age appropriate wear is noted, it serves to provide a period authentic look and the crate remains sturdy and appealing. The crate's maker is identified by a logo burned into the top board with "Pat. Pend. A. Backus Jr. & Sons, Detroit, Mich.". Go ahead and let out your best jungle yell when you claim this vintage advertising piece with ties to one of the rarest baseball card series known.
 



 
 
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