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1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson baseball card
1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson baseball card
He made sports and civil rights history by breaking major league baseball's "color barrier" in 1947...

Offered here is Jackie Robinson's rookie card, made by the Leaf Bubble Gum Company, graded "8" [near mint - mint] by PSA [Professional Sports Authenticators], the experts that authenticate and grade valuable sportscards. Only five "9"s exist and these are valued in the fifty thousand dollar range. It is hard to imagine how these little pieces of cardboard, which were bought, handled, collected and traded by kids have survived the decades in such fine condition. This beautiful card has vivid colors, excellent focus, snow-white borders, and four sharp corners. The back of the card reads..."First Negro player in modern organized baseball..."

It is interesting to note that this particular series of baseball cards, the 1948 Leaf set, has been considered by connoisseurs a pop "art form" unto itself; an entire set of 1948 Leafs was on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art in the mid-nineties.
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A & M FRUIT SHOPPE porcelain neon advertising display sign
A & M FRUIT SHOPPE porcelain neon advertising display sign
porcelain with neon A&M Fruit Shoppe storefront advertising display sign, over 9 feet across!!
1500.00Sold
bowling alley porcelain neon advertising display sign
bowling alley porcelain neon advertising display sign
orange porcelain with neon bowling alley storefront advertising display sign, double sided
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Campbell's Tomato Soup can on shopping bag by Andy Warhol
Campbell's Tomato Soup can on shopping bag by Andy Warhol
Who else but Andy Warhol would use a shopping bag as a canvas...?

Warhol was well known for his 'pop art' images of everyday objects such as Campbell's Soup cans, Brillo boxes, and Volkswagons. Through these images, and the shopping bag in particular, Warhol was making a statement about the "consumer-ization" of America.

These screenprinted shopping bags were published at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in October 1966. This example is an outlandish orange, red, blue and purple tomato soup can, professionally mounted and framed to 23" x 30".
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Coca-Cola badminton advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Coca-Cola badminton advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Rare 1940s era Coca-Cola wood and wire construction badminton themed advertising sign. Neat 3-D design as the shuttlecock is raised from the surface of the sign. Wonderful period images and colors. Stamped "Kay Displays Inc" on back.
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Coca-Cola baseball advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Coca-Cola baseball advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Rare 1940s era Coca-Cola wood and wire construction baseball themed advertising sign. Neat 3-D design as the baseball is raised from the surface of the sign. Wonderful period images and colors. Stamped "Kay Displays Inc" on back. The most sought after and desirable of this sport series of display signs.
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Gibson refrigerators porcelain neon advertising display sign
Gibson refrigerators porcelain neon advertising display sign
porcelain with neon Gibson refrigerators and kitchen appliances storefront advertising display sign, double sided
1200.00Sold
NIXON for GOVERNOR of California campaign poster
NIXON for GOVERNOR of California campaign poster
early Richard Nixon large format stone lithograph campaign poster; interesting to see how good some of these politicians looked before they got into the White House
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"GODZILLA" movie poster
incredible Godzilla movie poster: Italian, dated 1956: Jewell Enterprises: linen-backed. This Italian version of the poster is considered to have the finest artwork of any of the Godzilla posters.
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"Brillo" by Andy Warhol
"Brillo" by Andy Warhol, first edition serigraph published by Poster Originals in New York. A superb example of early Pop Art, this poster introduced Warhol's works at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1970.
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"Cow" by Andy Warhol
uncut sheet of 2 repeating images of Andy Warhol's "Cow", screen printed on wallpaper, published by the Andy Warhol Estate and Foundation, New York, for the Museum of Modern Art exhibition: "Andy Warhol: A Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1989-1990"
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"Cow" by Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol created this iconic image of a cow in 1976. It is screenprinted on wallpaper, in a nod to the artist's vision of art as a mass-produced commodity, and published at Warhol's famous Factory Additions studio in New York. It was created for an exhibition at the Modern Art Pavilion in Seattle. Warhol signed approximately 100 of these in felt pen, of which this is a superb example. Professionally framed in a black wood frame.




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"Liz as Cleopatra" signed Andy Warhol print
In 1962, Andy Warhol created "Liz as Cleopatra", a silkscreen and synthetic polymer paint on canvas. It had multiple repeating images of Elizabeth Taylor in her most famous movie role. This is a reproduction of that artwork, signed by the artist [lower right] in black marker, and professionally framed.
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"Liz" by Andy Warhol
One of Andy Warholís first screen prints, Liz is especially important because it marks the beginning of the artistís fascination with celebrity imagery in his print works. From an edition of approximately 300, this offset lithograph was created in 1964-65 and published by Leo Castelli Gallery. Signed and dated on the lower right.
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1948 Leaf Babe Ruth baseball card
1948 Leaf Babe Ruth baseball card
George Herman "Babe" Ruth... the "Babe"... "el Bambino"... the "Sultan of Swat"... the greatest home run hitter of his day... whatever you call him, whichever nickname you want to give him, he's the world's most famous baseball player ever, possibly the most recognized name in the entire history of sports. And here he is, immortalized on this lovely 1948 Leaf baseball card.

Babe Ruth is an American folk hero. History is replete with fantastic stories about the Babe's exploits on and off the field, his mammoth home run shots, his legendary appetites for food, cigars, and women. One day a newspaper reporter commented that Ruth's salary (80 thousand) was more than President Herbert Hoover's (75 thousand). Babe's reply? "I know, but I had a better year than Hoover."

The 1948 Leaf baseball card set has been considered by connoisseurs a pop "art form" unto itself; an entire set of 1948 Leafs was on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art in the mid-nineties. Babe Ruth actually passed away in 1948. This card, included along with those of the active players of the day, was issued as a memorial to the baseball legend.
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1948 Leaf Joe DiMaggio baseball card
1948 Leaf Joe DiMaggio baseball card
Joe DiMaggio, the "Yankee Clipper", was a 3-time MVP winner and 13-time All-Star. He was the only player to be selected for the All-Star Game in every season he played. At the time of his retirement, he had the fifth-most career home runs (361) and sixth-highest slugging percentage (.579) in history. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15ĖJuly 16, 1941), a record which still stands and is considered by many the greatest feat in all of sports. A 1969 poll conducted to coincide with the centennial of professional baseball voted him the sport's greatest living player. Joe DiMaggio's number 5 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1952. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.

Touted by sportswriters as Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Shoeless Joe Jackson rolled into one, he made his major league debut on May 3, 1936, batting ahead of Lou Gehrig. The Yankees had not been to the World Series since 1932, but, thanks in large part to their sensational rookie, they won the next four Fall Classics. In total, DiMaggio led the Yankees to nine titles in 13 years. On February 7, 1949, DiMaggio signed a contract worth 100 thousand dollars and became the first baseball player to break a hundred thousand in earnings. He was still regarded as the game's best, and hardest working player. Joe's brothers, Dom and Vince, also played professional baseball.

Off the field, DiMaggio will perhaps always be best known for his short-lived and volatile marriage to Hollywood film legend Marilyn Monroe.

Presented here is card #1 in the 1948 Leaf baseball card set, Joe DiMaggio, preserved in near mint condition and authenticated by PSA. The 1948 Leaf baseball card set has been considered by connoisseurs a pop "art form" unto itself; an entire set of 1948 Leafs was on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art in the mid-nineties.
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1948 Leaf Warren Spahn baseball card
1948 Leaf Warren Spahn baseball card
The 1948 Leaf Warren Spahn rookie card is an incredible work of art that is essential for an elite vintage baseball card collection. The featured collectible is conservatively presented in NM/MT 8 condition as evaluated by PSA. Four upper end NM/MT corners and edges surround a well-defined image of Spahn. The centering is close to dead-on accurate while the surface is a subtle palette that serves up a vivid pumpkin orange background seemingly fitting of a king. The reverse is a slate gray that provides the canvas for the deeply black inked bio. A great card made available in NM/MT condition.
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autumn-themed mosaic tile wall art
autumn-themed mosaic tile wall art
lovely vintage autumn-themed mosaic tile wall art
395.00Buy
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Coca-Cola skiing advertising display sign
Coca-Cola skiing advertising display sign
Another hard-to-find vintage sports themed Coca-Cola advertising display sign. Metal and wire construction. Wonderful period skiing graphics. Complete and in great condition as shown. The pine cone is real!
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Coca-Cola swimming advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Coca-Cola swimming advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Rare 1940s era Coca-Cola wood and wire construction swimming/diving/beach themed advertising sign. Neat 3-D design as the beach ball is raised from the surface of the sign. Wonderful period images and colors. Stamped "Kay Displays Inc" on back.
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Exciting Romances comic book
Exciting Romances comic book
Exciting Romances #1 photo cover comic book, circa 1949. Rare first issue of a Fawcett pre-code romance comic! Original price 10 cents.
295.00Buy
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GOOD HUMOR ice cream advertising display sign
GOOD HUMOR ice cream advertising display sign
outstanding, early, vintage porcelain Good Humor ice cream advertising sign
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GOOD HUMOR ice cream advertising display sign
GOOD HUMOR ice cream advertising display sign
the rarer and larger of the two vintage porcelain Good Humor ice cream advertising display signs
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GREYHOUND bus lines porcelain advertising display sign
GREYHOUND bus lines porcelain advertising display sign
This old 1940s double-sided porcelain Greyhound sign is 100% original with no restoration or touch up ever. A rare classic sign in outstanding original high grade condition. Still has three of its four mounting brass grommets. Truly a great early Greyhound Bus sign and a wonderful example of period advertising art. First I've seen in 25 years of collecting.
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hand painted wood carnival game of skill advertising sign
hand painted wood carnival game of skill advertising sign
hand painted double-sided wood folk art carnival "25 cents to play" sign advertising a game of skill and a chance to win a prize
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Howdy Doody COLGATE Dental Cream toothpaste advertisement
Howdy Doody COLGATE Dental Cream toothpaste advertisement
"Hey Kids!!" yells Howdy Doody on this large die-cut heavy cardboard advertisement for Colgate Dental Cream. It offers two different toys, a photo printer or a disguise kit, in exchange for two bits and an empty Colgate toothpaste box (or both toys for 50 cents and two boxes...do the math, it works out!) A rare find for collectors of Howdy Doody or advertising ephemera.
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ice cream sandwich advertising decal sign
ice cream sandwich advertising decal sign
vintage point-of-purchase store advertising decal sign for ice cream sandwich
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Intimate Confessions comic book
Intimate Confessions comic book
June 1952 Intimate Confessions #6 rare romance comic book. Great painted cover. High book value. Original price 10 cents.


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Intimate Love comic book
Intimate Love comic book
great copy of this June 1951 pre-code romance comic book, Intimate Love #12 with photo cover and Moreira art; original price 10 cents
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Jackie Robinson NAACP
Jackie Robinson NAACP "Time To Score For Civil Rights" advertising poster
Presented here is an extraordinary and historically significant Jackie Robinson display item, an exceedingly rare "Time To Score For Civil Rights" poster, circa 1957, featuring Jackie Robinson "going to bat" for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). This is the first we've seen in over 30 years of collecting and trading and may, in fact, be the only surviving example. This poster had been saved by the Jackie Robinson family and was offered by Robinson's widow, Rachel, at an auction about ten years ago.

The poster displays a large image of Jackie Robinson in a batting pose as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The text reads "Time To Score For Civil Rights." Below that is Robinson's facsimile signature and his title: "Chairman, NAACP 1957 Fight for Freedom Fund Campaign." The larger text at the base, all in red lettering, reads "Give - Join NAACP." In addition to this poster's extreme rarity and historical significance as a relic of an important and turbulent time in America, it symbolizes the dichotomy of Robinson's involvement in the civil rights movement.

When Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 he did so with the full understanding that he could not fail. Not on the field, or, equally important, off the field. After Dodgers president Branch Rickey had settled on Robinson as the player to shoulder that responsibility, he admonished Robinson that he was not looking for a man with the guts to fight back. He was looking for a man with guts enough NOT to fight back. Rickey knew that if Robinson retaliated in any way to the insults, threats of violence, and other indignities he suffered from opponents, fans, and even some of his teammates, then his noble experiment would fail. Right from the outset, Rickey had warned Robinson of just how difficult it would be: "We canít fight our way through this, Robinson. Weíve got no army. Thereís virtually nobody on our side. No owners, no umpires, very few newspapermen. And Iím afraid that many fans will be hostile. Weíll be in a tough position. We can win only if we can convince the world that Iím doing this because youíre a great ballplayer and a fine gentlemen." Remembering that time, Robinson was later quoted as saying, "Could I turn the other cheek? I didnít know how I would do it. Yet I knew that I must. I had to do it for so many reasons. For black youth, for my mother, for Rae, for myself. I had already begun to feel I had to do it for Branch Rickey."

For the first two years of his professional career Robinson was true to his word. He resisted the urge to fight back against players who baited him, or be outspoken off the field with regard to segregation and civil rights. And it worked. Robinson's play on the field, where he helped lead the Dodgers to the pennant in his first season, along with his silence off the field, did more for the advancement of civil rights than any series of public campaigns, marches, or protest rallies.

After his second season, Rickey released Robinson from his promise and he was free to stand up for himself on the field, but the difference was that now he was doing so as an equal, as a professional who had earned his spot on the roster, and one who had the backing of his teammates. It made all the difference in the world, both on and off the field. Now, free from his promise, Robinson was finally able to speak his mind publicly about the questions of race equality in the United States. When he retired after the 1956 season Robinson became an outspoken supporter of the NAACP. Earlier, the time demands of his baseball career made his active participation in the NAACP difficult. Once his career ended, he was able to fully commit his time to the cause, as evidenced by this poster.

The NAACP's Fight for Freedom Fund, which began in 1953, aimed to raise one million dollars per year for the NAACPís anti-segregation efforts. It had never met that goal, but in 1957 Robinson volunteered to chair the fund, with the hopes that he could meet or exceed that dollar expectation. That year Robinson worked tirelessly for the fund, including a cross-country speaking tour that helped raise thousands of dollars at each stop. Robinson's appearances drew huge crowds wherever he went, and his speeches so motivated people that many spontaneously donated money from their pockets at the events. Robinson's efforts paid off and the fund finally met its $1 million goal that year.

This poster was issued in conjunction with that yearlong campaign headed by Robinson, and, as mentioned earlier, is the only example we have ever seen. It is truly a museum-caliber piece in all respects. The poster (17 x 22 inches) has been mounted on board and displays horizontal and vertical mailing folds as issued. Tape residue appears in each corner, and a few light stains are also evident throughout. The poster has been matted and framed (hiding the tape residue in the corners) to total dimensions of 25 x 26.5 inches.
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Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali fight program (Leroy Niemann cover)
Mobil gasoline pegasus advertising logo display sign
Mobil gasoline pegasus advertising logo display sign
Huge and majestic Mobil gasoline pegasus advertising logo display sign. This variation is known as the "cookie cutter". Measures 9 ft across from the tip of the front foot to the tip of the top wing.
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Mobil gasoline pegasus advertising logo display sign, circa 1934
Mobil gasoline pegasus advertising logo display sign, circa 1934
Original porcelain Mobil gas station pegasus sign. Beautiful day one bright color with super high gloss. Measures 54" from front foot to the tip of 2nd wing down wing across.

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original Associated Press wire photograph Mickey Mantle and Casey Stengel
original Associated Press wire photograph Mickey Mantle and Casey Stengel
Vintage 1959 wire photo issued by Associated Press featuring Mickey Mantle and his manager Casey Stengel of the New York Yankees. This photo was used in newsprint publication at the time and has editorial masking inks and crop marks. The actual newspaper clipping with a MAR 12 1959 stamp date is taped on the reverse.
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pair of Kennedy for President and Johnson for Vice President campaign posters
pair of Kennedy for President and Johnson for Vice President campaign posters
incredible original pair of early Kennedy/Johnson campaign posters
1200.00Buy
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Popeye
Popeye "pop-ice" frozen popsicles advertising display sign
sturdy corrugated cardboard point-of-purchase advertising display header sign for pop-ice frozen popsicles, endorsed by Popeye so you know they gotta be good, original special price 19 cents each
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S&H Green Stamps advertising display banner sign
S&H Green Stamps advertising display banner sign
huge canvas banner for S&H Green Stamps with grommets in the corners for hanging, probably hung in a grocery store; almost 6 feet across!
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Schaefer beer advertising display sign
Schaefer beer advertising display sign
wonderful plastic 3-dimensional advertising display sign for Schaefer beer featuring a huge gold marlin jumping out of the ocean and designed to appeal to those interested in drinking beer and sport fishing
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Sealtest ice cream advertising display sign
Sealtest ice cream advertising display sign
Huge vintage embossed metal Sealtest ice cream advertising display sign featuring a delicious strawberry ice cream cone. Wonderful 1950s-era graphics and design.
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Sealtest ice cream CARNIVAL advertising display banner sign
Sealtest ice cream CARNIVAL advertising display banner sign
huge "Day-Glo" store advertising banner for Sealtest ice cream, made of heavy paper stock with grommets in the four corners for hanging
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SINCLAIR OILS advertising display sign with Dino the Dinosaur
SINCLAIR OILS advertising display sign with Dino the Dinosaur
outstanding metal advertising sign for Sinclair Oils featuring Dino the Dinosaur, a fine example of mid-twentieth century advertising art
2500.00Buy
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Texaco gas station FIRE CHIEF advertising display sign
Texaco gas station FIRE CHIEF advertising display sign
Rare surviving vintage cardboard display poster sign from a Texaco gasoline station advertising a fire engine truck toy helmet for $3.98. Batteries included!!
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Texaco gas station FIRE ENGINE advertising display sign
Texaco gas station FIRE ENGINE advertising display sign
rare surviving vintage cardboard display poster sign from a Texaco gasoline station advertising a fire engine truck toy for $3.98
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TOYS folk art advertising display sign
TOYS folk art advertising display sign
Interesting and unusual hand-painted wooden folk art TOYS display sign. It is fully wired and was intended to be a light-up sign but I'm not sure if works. Displays beautifully with great eye appeal.

I recently did some minor restoration work on this sign, cleaning off the tape residue on the upper right corner and re-painting the wood on the left border [see photos of sign displayed in gallery].
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"A Streetcar Named Desire" movie poster
Vivien Leigh literally claws the shirt off of Brando`s back on this sizzling banner-style [20" x 80"] movie poster for the 1951 blockbuster screen adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play for which he won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1948. Museum-quality conserved and beautifully framed in silver.

These enormous banner-style movie posters were created for drive-in theatres only and were obviously meant to attract people as they drove by in their automobiles. Drive-in banners are unique in the world of movie poster collecting with very few known to exist.
2800.00Buy
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"BEACH PARTY" movie poster
Beach Party one-sheet movie poster. This was a 1963 American International comedy starring Bob Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, and Morey Amsterdam, and featured Dick Dale and the Del Tones. This movie has achieved cult classic status especially in the surfing community and the movie poster is a favorite among collectors. Wonderfully colorful and lively graphics.
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"DRACULA" movie poster
Awesome banner-style [24" x 82"...almost seven feet across!] poster for the 1947 Universal Pictures re-release of "Dracula" starring Bela Lugosi in the role that made him famous. Superb, haunting, larger-than-life photographic image of Lugosi dominates the left side of the banner. Museum-quality conserved and framed (black).

These enormous banner-style posters were displayed at drive-in movie theatres only and were obviously meant to attract people as they passed by in their automobiles. Drive-in banners are unique in the world of movie poster collecting with very few known to exist.
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a fabulous old circus poster, a Borden's electric clock, vintage Wide World of Sports
Yogi Berra for Doodle Oil, a Dracula movie poster, and more
'Cow' by Andy Warhol on the wall with a group of vintage advertising signs and clocks
'Streetcar Named Desire' movie poster featured on the bedroom wall
   
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