Victory Gum Original Art Dickie Lee
Fighter Pilot Dickie Lee was all set to be carded. The plan by the Philadelphia-based Gum, Inc. company was to produce this piece of artwork as Victory Gum card number 34 (note the pencil marking with the number 34 on the lower right corner). The attack on Pearl Harbor put this V-Card on hold. But this original piece of artwork was finished. Produced by the art department at the Moll Agency under Art Director Charles Steinbacher, the artwork was locked in Steinbacher’s safe. It was safe and sound and hidden...for over 50 years. This piece of original artwork from the non-produced V-Gum card series has collectors buzzing. The impact of the artwork alone--note the pen & black ink drawing on the board. Look at the tracing paper overlay with the pencil coloring. See the powerful color detail of the burning planes. Measuring 5 1/2” x 8”, this one-of-a-kind Dickie Lee piece will be a powerful addition to your collection.
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