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Winning Bid:
$679.63 (Includes 18% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:00:00 PM)
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Auction #231 Part II
Value Code:
H - $200 to $400 Help Icon
Item Description
7.25x23" thin artboard w/India ink original art for April 26, 1957 daily strip by Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould. Art features four panels, showing inventor Morin Plenty (father of Dick Tracy supporting character B.O. Plenty) discussing his newest invention, a new type of rotate-able men's shoe heel, which he believed would extend the life of a pair of shoes by six times. He approached Dick Tracy, hoping that the city's police force would use these new shoe heels, thus saving the taxpayers money. He proceeds to wake his wife, Blossom Plenty and carry her to a taxi. Both Morin and Dick Tracy appear in every panel. Gould has signed last panel. Top margin has "Dick Tracy" title written in pencil. First panel bears date and second panel has Chicago Tribune copyright strip. Upper left corner has inked date. Back has engraving inkstamp. Bottom margin has been signed by Gould and is inscribed "To Dennis O'Neill - With Best Wishes From Dick Tracy & Chester Gould." Dennis O'Neil (whose name was misspelled by Gould) was a longtime DC Comics writer/editor. Pin holes at corners and top center. Top margins has five small edge dents but art remains clean and Exc. Great original art inscribed from one comic legend to another.
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