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    Dan Dunn Secretive Operative 48 "Gangsters' Frame-Up" (Whitman Publishing Co., 1937) Condition: FN/VF. Dan Dunn was the original hard-nosed detective in comics; he was the prototype for Dick Tracy. This is the second Dan Dunn book and is considered to be quite rare. It was just listed in Overstreet this year. Prior to that, the last copy sold by a national dealer was in about Very Good condition, and sold for over $700. This may very well be the best known copy of this cardboard covered rarity. Overstreet 2003 FN 6.0 value = $144; VF 8.0 value = $250.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2004
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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