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CHESTER GOULD - COLLECTION - HFSID 91230

Chester Gould sends an autograph note of thanks for the letter included is the original mailing envelope. Autograph Note Signed: "Chester Gould", 9x3½ card. No place or date, but original envelope postmarked Woodstock, Illinois, 1974 October 28. Begins: "Hi/Margaret!…"

Sale Price $850.00

Reg. $1,000.00

Condition: Lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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CHESTER GOULD
Chester Gould sends an autograph note of thanks for the letter included is the original mailing envelope.
Autograph Note Signed: "Chester Gould", 9x3½ card. No place or date, but original envelope postmarked Woodstock, Illinois, 1974 October 28. Begins: "Hi/Margaret!" In full: "Thanks for your letter! The boss is sending you my picture. Best wishes". Salutation and text in two word balloons to left of a colorized drawing of Gould's comic strip detective, Dick Tracy. Accompanied by original envelope, addressed by Gould to: "Miss Margaret Murphy/75 Lexington Road/Billerica/Mass/01821". Imprinted Dick Tracy return address with facsimile signature at upper left corner. With newspaper obituary of Gould, who had died on May 11, 1985 at the age of 84, from the May 12, 1985 issue of "The Boston Sunday Globe". Chester Gould (1900-1985) introduced crime and violence into the comics with his creation of "Dick Tracy", the first non-humorous comic strip, which debuted in the "Detroit Mirror" on October 4, 1931. Gould drew the strip, which was praised for its realism, for 46 years, two months and 21 days before retiring on Christmas Day in 1977. Dick Tracy was a modern deductive investigator who cleverly for hunted clues, fingerprints and even footprints. Gould researched police and FBI manuals and gave true accounts of detection methods, making his character as well versed as possible. His plainclothes detective also sported snappy outfits and "modern" gadgets ahead of his time, such as a two-way wrist radio (January 21, 1946). Gould, who included a brief explanation of each of his inventions within the strip, continued to serve as a consultant to other artists on the strip until his death in 1985. All items lightly creased and soiled. Fine condition. Three items.

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