1954 “Power for Peace” (R701-10)
During 1954, the Bowman Gum Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, issued the 96-card “Power for Peace” series of military collector cards. The front of each card featured the most modern weaponry available to America's Armed Forces as of 1954. The fronts of the cards were not captioned or titled. The Backs of the cards contained the red “Power for Peace” logo with the card number embedded within the logo; the card title; a descriptive text; a copyright line; and an “Official Photo“ of … caption. The American Card Catalog Number for this series is R701-10. We do not know of an album associated with the set.
Typical R701-10 “Power for Peace” Card Front
R701-10 Wrapper and Display Box
The R701-10 “Power for Peace” 1¢ and 5¢ wrappers are presented in a red, white and blue color scheme with the word “POWER” printed in yellow with a red outline. There were both the 1¢ and 5¢ denomination display boxes. Color photos of the 1¢ wrapper and display box are presented below. We are in need of high quality images for the 5¢ wrapper and display box. The images for the 5¢ wrapper are very low quality.
A very special thanks to Albert B. Kramer, President of Roll-EZ Wheels, for loaning us his R701-10 "Power for Peace" collection to scan.
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