Beistle, using their H.E. Luhrs mark, made a set of eight of these black cat musician diecuts during the 1940s and 1950s. What is interesting about this listing is that the lot consists of a header card of just three diecuts. This indicates that Beistle made available full sets and partial sets as demand ebbed and flowed. For someone who has been researching Beistle, Dennison and Gibson products for many years, I find this approach to marketing full and partial sets interesting. Naturally, header cards like these are scarce as there is really nothing captivating or memorable about it. Since the diecuts are stapled via a perforated tab, the end consumer would in almost every instance have simply tossed it. Given how rare this trio with header card is, the buyer got a deal.
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