“History-Making U.S. Planes of World War II” (F273-12)
Kellogg's Pep Whole Wheat Flakes, United States

  • Series Title: History-Making U.S. Planes of World War II
  • American Card Catalog Number: F273-12
  • Issued by: Kellogg's, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
  • Packaged with: Kellogg's Pep Whole Wheat Flakes
  • Number of Cards: 6
  • Card Dimensions: 5.40 × 8.58 inches
  • Circa: 1943

Overview 1,2

The American card catalog describes this set as a package design. However, we do know that complete set of six cards were available directly from the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek, Michigan. The cards were most likely also included as inserts into packages of Kellogg's Whole Wheat Flakes cereal boxes. As noted, there are six cards to the set; each is a colorful scene of a U.S. warplane in action. The gold-tone frame surrounding the picture was scored and die-cut to permit the assembly of an instant three-dimensional frame for display. The standard aircraft spotters silhouettes are printed on the Back along with a brief history of the aircraft depicted. The cards are unnumbered and measure 5.40 × 8.58 inches. The set includes the following cards: (1) Bell P-39 “Airacobra” Fighter, (2) Chance-Vought F4U “Corsair” Fighter, (3) Grumman F6F “Hellcat” Fighter, (4) Martin B-26 “Marauder” Medium Bomber, (5) Republic P-47 “Thunderbolt” Fighter, and the (6) Vultee A-35 “Vengeance” Fighter. The American Card Catalog reference number for the set is F273-12.

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The F273-12 Kellogg's Pep Whole Wheat Flakes “History-Making U.S. Planes of World War II” is comprised of the following 6 cards.

Kellogg's Pep

“History-Making U.S. Planes of World War II”

F273-12 Checklist

 Card Title
Bell P-39 “Airacobra” Fighter
Chance-Vought F4U “Corsair” Fighter
Grumman F6F “Hellcat” Fighter
Martin B-26 “Marauder” Medium Bomber
Republic P-47 “Thunderbolt” Fighter
Vultee A-35 “Vengeance ” Fighter
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  1. Burdick, J.R., The American Card Catalog, Kistler Printing Company, East Stroudsburg, PA, 1960, pp. 103
  2. Benjamin, Christopher and Dennis W. Eckes, The Sport Americana® Price Guide to the Non-Sports Cards, Number 2, Edgewater Book Company, Lakewood, Ohio, 1983, ISBN 0-937424-20-X, p.67.
  3. John A. Shupek: High resolution card scans via the Skytamer Archive.

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