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    Chester Gould Dick Tracy Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-8-45 (Chicago Tribune Syndicate, 1945). The classic "Breathless Mahoney" story arc winds down as Detective Tracy informs murderess Mahoney of the death of her mother. Meanwhile, the equally homicidal criminal known as Itchy gloats over the imminent death of rival bad guy B.O. Plenty -- prematurely, of course: Plenty would survive to reform as a long-term supporting character. A Kewpie-doll stuffed with stolen loot adorns Panel 3.
    Ink over graphite on Bristol board, with an image area of 20" x 6". Moderate toning and handling wear, with an adhesive-stained blank patch (logotype space) at upper right. A horizontal line underscores the bottom of every panel as a guide for newspapers that wished to run the strip at a shallower depth. Very Good condition. From the Ray Edw Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    24th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 19
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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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