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Winning Bid:
$2,725.80 (Includes 18% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:00:00 PM)
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Auction #230 Part II
Value Code:
L - $2,000 to $5,000 Help Icon
Item Description
Large and impressive 20.75x35" wooden frame contains artboard w/India ink original art that has been professionally triple-matted under glass to 5.75x20.25".  From second year of Chester Gould's famed detective comic strip (which debuted Oct. 4, 1931), art offered here is for Oct. 22, 1932 daily strip and features four panels; first two showing Chief Patton and Dick Tracy discussing a case in New Orleans w/last two panels showing Dick Tracy Jr. on his bakery delivery route, tripping and revealing bottle hidden in loaf of bread (last panel used for included Dick Tracy Caramels card). Gould has signed last panel, to left of copyright strip paste-over. Artboard has scattered aging and dust soiling w/some scattered margin wear. Fine overall. Art is further enhanced by mat assemblage created by artist Dan Makara, featuring cut-out "The Adventures Of Dick Tracy" book cover title at bottom center, which is flanked by lead figures of Tracy and Tracy Jr. from the Dick Tracy casting set. Left corner has cut-out image of Dick Tracy w/actual vintage premium "Dick Tracy Detective Club" badge attached to his jacket. Lower right has inset cut-out image of Tracy Jr. Makes for wonderful display as framed. Historic and early example of "Dick Tracy" daily strip art. Very few examples from this early in the long-running strip's run have come to auction. Due to size and/or weight of this item, shipping charges may be substantial. Please contact us w/any shipping inquiries prior to close of auction. Dan Makara Collection.
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