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the ROSAN company - 1960s ?

March 8 2011 at 7:44 AM
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Can anyone post information on the ROSAN company that made a few sets in the 1960s ?

Can anyone document all the ROSAN sets ?

Was ROSAN a Rhode Island company ?

I can't remember coding any sets for the Gallery, nor remember anyone
posting info on the company. Did they simply close their doors ?

Is there 1-2 Rosan sets that are highly collectible (meaning they
had good graphics or good subject matter )

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Army in Action

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March 8 2011, 7:57 AM 

mistake...I seem to remember coding the Army In Action set for the Gallery



    
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the blue monster set

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March 8 2011, 8:19 AM 

I grabbed ebay images for the above set, as it looked so different,
and have solicited help for cropping.

I hope to post a webpage Wednesday morning in this posting area.

Feel free to send other Rosan set images for webpages.


    
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and here are the 84 BLUE cards.....

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March 8 2011, 1:42 PM 

....thanks to Claude Emond's quick cropping assistance...

http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dan/rosan-bm/go.html
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Re: the ROSAN company - 1960s ?

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March 8 2011, 3:14 PM 

is #27 Peter Falk as Columbo .

 
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anyone have the.....

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March 8 2011, 3:26 PM 

anyone have the.....
.....purple, green or red monster set's images for me to show in webpage format ?

ARE THERE MORE "color" ROSAN MONSTER SETS ?

Now is the perfect time to get them all together.....

Anyone ?


    
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wasn't it rosan

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March 8 2011, 8:22 PM 

that did the JFK set? Also I thought I remembered Brooklyn..... Out of my area though so take it with a grain of salt.

 
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Are youse tawkin' to me?

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March 8 2011, 9:11 PM 

Hey you,

Waddaya mean a Rhode Island Company? C'mon, everyone from GreenPoint to Bay Ridge to Red Hook nose Rosan was our local boy in Brooklyn. Whatsamadda wid youse, you doan know nuttin?

Dese are some of dere sets, wise guy:

1961 US Army in Action
1963 Terror Monsters
1963 JFK (their best, which ain't nun too gud)
1964 Mugs a Brooklyn

Da last set was so off-center the images were on the edge. We didn't take that kinda cr*p in Brooklyn. Poof! Rosan was no more.

I hopes ya nose I wuz just joshin youse. If I was serious, you'd be reedin this from the ground up.

Doan take no woodin nikkels,

Bill "Bay Ridge" Bengen


    
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Rosen R.I vs Bklyn.

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March 9 2011, 1:42 AM 

E. Rosen also made a soldier set, back of card reads Mfr. in POrovidence, Rhode Island.
Will send sample to Dan.

 
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Addendum

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March 9 2011, 1:49 AM 

Rosen U.S. Army in Action reads Mfr Brooklyn, NY. - Soldier Boy Set, mfr in Rhode Island seems to be an earlier set.

 
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Re: the ROSAN company - 1960s ?

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March 9 2011, 5:54 AM 

Hi ,

Theres the E RosEn company out of Rhode Island (that produced the Soldier set ) and theres a RosAn Printing Company company who issued the monster cards .


    
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Did you all know ?

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March 9 2011, 6:26 AM 

that one of the "masters of info, Chris Benjamin", often made "questionable mistakes".

I often wondered if it was to elicit responses, or to see who actually read his descriptions
and checklists, or if he was "just double-crossing" publishers of the future that would simply
duplicate his efforts.

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I awake this morning, very pleased, to see FOUR replies to the ROSEN/ROSAN companies.

Rarely do I get one reply. So thank you all, each in your own way, of giving this ole
collector the correct info......and thank you, Chris Benjamin for your tactics.

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Bill B - any chance you might have 1-2 of the ROSAN sets available for a webpage ?
John M - rec'd your email about images (will reply as soon a I sort things out)
Mark E - rec'd all your 64 "Fav. Monster" front images. (working with them soon)
Henry M. - instead of posting to gum/candy issues, you should be taking dig. pictures
............of your "almost one of a kind" tobacco items.

Dan C - Don't ever forget the joy you got from rooting for Dem Bums and your favorite
........centerfielder of the 50s, the Duke of Flatbush.

 
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Favorite Monsters - 1963 - 64 cards

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March 9 2011, 6:59 AM 

Can we call this
the " orange set of 1963 ? "
or "brown set of 1963 ? "

thanks to Mark Edmunds (and Dan C)

http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dan/rosan-or/go.html
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Mugs a Brooklyn ?

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March 9 2011, 7:55 AM 

Well, Bill, NOW you have my NJ attention !

Mugs a Brooklyn ?

I humbly have too ask... was there really a set of that name ?
I did a Google search, found nothing, but sometimes Google
doesn't recognize Brooklyn when Joiseyans search.

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GregG
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RosAn JFK Cards

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March 9 2011, 10:17 AM 

Dan - I have most or all of the Rosan JFK cards, I'll try and scan a few tonight. I think the set fronts are the same as the the Topps JFK. I have most/all of each. Assuming the JFK Topps set is NOT already in the gallery, I'll scan it and send it to you.

 
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Terror Monster Set

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March 9 2011, 6:34 PM 

I've received approx 80 of approx 130 images.
I'll process and display them ..... hopefully tomorrow morning.

Strangely the first part of the set has green borders while
the second part has purple borders. Also I read two card
numbers were not issed, while there may be 2 special cards.
What this means....I really don't know, as I never had
monster cards (I really do appreciate them)

Anyone want to help with images and/or information ?

Kurt ?
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Terror Monsters (82 of 130)

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March 9 2011, 7:16 PM 

Thanks goes to John Moran for all images thus far (82)

http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dan/rosan-gp/go.html


    
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Rosan Company

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March 9 2011, 9:38 PM 

I would bet big bucks Kurt K. has all of the monster sets Rosan ever made. Don't know if he has time to scan them but ask for the three different backs for card #102.

 
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JohnM
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Serious Question

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March 9 2011, 10:52 PM 

I asked Dan to check with the Gang, if There are any Tutti Frutti Monster Cards.

 
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none

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March 10 2011, 6:29 AM 

No Tutties, John....good question, however.

Seems as though Rosan spent as little as possible
on their production costs.

Don't know where to place Rosan at the Gallery....any ideas. ?

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JFK ? sure, send images anytime...I coded a quickie image-page
and it's awaiting any front images anyone might send.
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Rosan - John F Kennedy

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March 11 2011, 9:04 AM 

fronts are shown below...fronts with backs will be posted soon.

http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dan/rosan-jfk/go.html
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JFK fronts with backs

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March 11 2011, 9:23 AM 

ALL IMAGES FROM Greg Galligher....thanks, Greg...

http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~dan/rosan-jfk/both.html


    
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Re: the ROSAN company - 1960s ?

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March 15 2011, 8:52 PM 

Hey Dan,

Sorry, I missed your post. (Been finishing up on the Verne series which just got UV coated today.) If you need to reach me, you should repeat my name THREE TIMES. (Then I'll appear in a puff of smoke.) And to get rid of me, you have to get me to say my name backward...

The missing two cards in the Terror Monster series (#65 & #66) are usually considered to be the two "bonus cards". They have purple borders (from the second series) and are both drawings of monster faces, not photos. They are commonly referred to as the screaming skull design and the shock monster design (as they have no number at all on them.) They often run between $150 and $300 each. I don't know why they would be any more scarce, perhaps they were printed after the fact, I was only one-year-old then so my memory is a little fuzzy.

The purples also have two different back designs and sometimes were issued with portions highlighted in purple duotone (although they were notoriously out of register). Everything about that series was low quality, which oddly enough, only seems to have helped with its popularity! I guess it was to monster cards what Jersey Shore is to television.

Sorry I can't scan anything for a while. Still have an article to finish for Les, insert cards to get back from another printer, shipping of back-orders, and other tardy errands, so I'll be in the dog house for a while.

Oh, here's a link to the two types of backs and fronts.

[linked image]

 
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Rosan Terror Monsters

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January 10 2014, 3:46 PM 

I had never heard of them before I found a few about a week ago. I currently have them listed on Ebay.

 
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Re: the ROSAN company - 1960s ?

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January 11 2014, 11:43 PM 

Dan C: Yes, Chris would put the occasional deliberate mistake into his price guides because only God is perfect and he didn't want to compete. (Just kidding.) Seriously though, he did throw little zingers in there to catch copy cats. NSU continued the practice and it exposed "experts" like Tuff Stuff COLLECT magazine which shamelessly copied the NSU's price guide (which was based on the Benjamin price guide with his permission.) I remember once Marline told us at Philly Show that they even made up a card set title, "Copy Cat," and COLLECT copied that too! He went on to say it had gotten so bad that even Hollywood was using the title (and that brought down the house, because TV was running commercials promoting a Sigourney Weaver flick by that name.)

I didn't know any of this before that time, and had spent years looking for the Monster Initials "MA" sticker-- which were listed in his guide but didn't actually exist. The only clue he gave to this ruse was that his guide states there are 132 stickers and 9 puzzle pieces in the set, yet when you add up his list of stickers, you come up with 133 stickers. His guide still remains my favorite, in spite of these red herrings. (Like they say, the fun is in the chase!)

Someone mentioned about the different backs for card #102. I think they were referring to the Horror Monster Orange bonus card which had different numbers of wrappers listed on the back (like 10, 25, 50, 100), not the Terror Monster set. Most all the Terror Monster cards have different jokes on the back of them, and the only person I know who has kept track of those varieties is Todd Riley. (All oddball roads lead to Todd.)


 
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