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    Captain Midnight Serial Poster (Columbia, 1942). Fifteen-chapter serial, based on the 1938 radio program, and starring Dave O'Brien, best remembered for his "dope fiend" role in Reefer Madness, and comical appearances in MGM's Pete Smith Specialty shorts. He never looked better than here, as the heroic aviator and leader of the Secret Squadron. This enormous three sheet poster measures approximately 41" x 80", and is framed to 42.5" x 81". In Very Good restored condition, with several small areas of color touch. Listed in Hake's Pop Culture Memorabilia Price Guide as "scarce," with a GD value of $2,500, and FN value of $5,500. From The Art of the Funnies Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2012
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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