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    Al Avison - Kerry Drake Detective Cases #27 Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1951). On this thriller, Kerry Drake has his hands full saving a hurtling Messie Bessie from a cold-blooded crack-up. It seems "Jackpot" has worked out a scheme to kill Bessie using a wedge of ice that will melt away and send her wheelchair down a slippery slope of doom! The image area of this cover measures approximately 11.5" x 17". Aside from a few missing type elements at the top and bottom of the cover, and glue stains along the left and right edges, the art is in Very Good condition. This cover will make a sensational showpiece for a pre-code crime collector.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2006
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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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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