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    Duck Soup (Paramount, 1933). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Considered by many to be the greatest film by one of the greatest comedy teams ever assembled, this hilarious romp places the Marx Brothers - Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo - in the great nation of Fredonia, a bankrupt country that has been borrowing heavily from wealthy Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), who insists the current president be replaced with Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho). Both Firefly and Sylvanian ambassador Trentino (Louis Calhern) are in love with Mrs. Teasdale, so Firefly resolves the issue as any good head of state would - by declaring war on Sylvania! Harpo and Chico further complicate matters as Sylvanian spies, and Zeppo comes along for the ride. Without a doubt, this is the best card in this set, with all four brothers in a stirringly patriotic pose. Is it the greatest Marx Brothers card of all time? We'll leave that judgement to you, although there are several other fine contenders for that honor in this very auction. This Marxist beauty has pinholes in the corners, and corner bends in the top and bottom left. Additionally, the bottom border has been very slightly trimmed in the bottom right. Nevertheless, it is an exquisite card featuring a legendary band of brothers that will surely be the centerpiece of any collection. Fine/Very Fine.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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