ESB Palitoy Unused Sample Cardbacks

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As far as i'm aware there are no Palitoy proof cards known but these unused cardbacks are about as close as it gets. These samples were obtained from a lithographic printing firm in Northampton that supplied Palitoy, German General Mills and Dutch Clipper cardbacks to the Palitoy factory in Coalville where they were assembled. They appear to be of a thinner card stock and texture to the standard printed cards. As far as i'm aware these are the only unused ESB Palitoy cardbacks to be found. Anyway I hope you enjoy the pictures that i finally got around to taking.







 
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Amazing! Congrats on the score. Looks like they might be a printers internal test run.
 
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Very nice. Saw similar pieces on ebay.co.uk a few months ago
 
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Thanks Jon, must admit it has revived my interest in collecting after selling off my pre production stuff
 
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Fascinating, they look to be in excellent condition, can you grade them like Proof Cards?
 
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You can certainly grade them. I believe AFA have labelled some unused Palitoy ROTJ cardbacks as proof cards but then again they also label carded samples as miscards so I wouldn’t have great confidence in their choice of labelling. Personally I think proof cards might be a bit of a stretch.


Whilst they do appear to have a slightly different card stock and finish, I don’t own enough carded 45b figures to be certain it’s not just a minor production variation. Perhaps Jason might know.
 
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