Chester Gould Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

CHESTER GOULD
Born: November 20, 1900 in Pawnee, Oklahoma
Died: May 11, 1985 in Woodstock, Illinois
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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.
  • CHESTER GOULDHe pens a letter to tentatively accept an invitation for a dinner Autograph Letter Signed: "Chester/Gould", 1p, 8½x11. Woodstock, Illinois, 1977 January 8.On imprinted Dick Tracy letterhead to Mr. Charles Bennett, Brooklyn, New York. Begins: "Dear Mr.

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    $525.00

  • CHESTER GOULDHe pens a letter with advise on how to get along with people Autograph Letter Signed: "Chester Gould", 1p, 8½x11. Woodstock, Illinois, 1974 March 14. On his Dick Tracy letterhead to Dennis Cooper. In full: "Thanks for your nice letter.

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    $525.00

  • CHESTER GOULDHe pens a letter of thanks for birthday wishes from a fan Autograph Letter Signed: "Chester/Gould", 9x3½ card. Woodstock, Illinois, 1974 December 14.Begins: "Dear Me.

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    $525.00

  • CHESTER GOULD Chester Gould sends an autograph note sending his best wishes and greetings. Autograph Note Signed: "Chester/Gould", 1p, 8¾x3¼. Woodstock, Illinois, 1978 March 28. On sheet picturing a profile of Gould's creation, comic strip detective Dick Tracy.

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    $1,600.00

  • 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.

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • CHESTER GOULD AND MAX COLLINS: DICK TRACY The creator and writer of the Dick Tracy comic strip sign their names to fans, from 1963 Comprises: (1) Envelope Panel signed: "Chester Gould Woodstock III" at left blank margin, addressed by him to:

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    $1,400.00

  • CHESTER GOULD Chester Gould inscribes and draws a pen and ink drawing of Dick Tracy. Original Art inscribed and signed: "To/Richard/Calow/with best wishes/Chester/Gould/Thanks for your nice/letter!" Pen and ink drawing of Dick Tracy, the comic book detective created by Gould at left margin.

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • CHESTER GOULD Chester Gould inscribes an drawing of Dick Tracy. Original Art inscribed and signed: "To/Paul Hartunian-/with best/wishes!/Chester/Gould", 7x3½. Gould has drawn his creation, comic book detective Dick Tracy, at left margin.

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • CHESTER GOULD Chester Gould inscribes and draws Dick Tracy. Original art inscribed and signed: "To/Len./Chester/Gould", 8½x8. A collector, most likely "Len", has drawn the upper work; the bottom character was drawn by Gould. Len most probably wrote: "Dick Tracy/Woodstock/Illinois/60098/P.O. Box 101

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • CHESTER GOULDHe pens and inscribes his drawing of Dick Tracy to a fan, dated 1984 Original Art inscribed and signed: "Hi, Don (in word balloon)/Best wishes,/Chester/Gould/1-9-84", 5x3 index card. Fine condition. Framed with a color 7x10 Dick Tracy comic book Number 57. Lightly worn and soiled at edges.

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • CHESTER GOULDHe inscribes and pens an ink drawing of Dick Tracy on this 6x3½ card Original Drawing inscribed and signed: "To Michael Judd/With best wishes/Chester/Gould/5-4-81", 6x3½ card. Ink drawing of Dick Tracy on Gould's personal card, which has printed Tracy drawing at right.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • CHESTER GOULDHe draws and inscribes a profile of his creation, cartoon detective Dick Tracy two months before he retired from actively drawing the cartoon! Inscribed Original Art Signed: "Best/Wishes,/Sandy!/Chester/Gould/10-20-77" on verso of 5x3 ruled index card.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • CHESTER GOULDHe inscribes his signature on a card just over five years after he retired from drawing the "Dick Tracy" comic strip Inscribed Signature: "To/Steve Juscik/with/Best Wishes/Chester/Gould/2-4-83", 6x4 card.

    Sale Price $247.50

    $275.00

  • CHESTER GOULDHe signs an original mechanical art for camera-ready set-up of a "Dick Tracy" comic strip published on Sunday, February 14, 1971 Original Art signed: "Chester/Gould," two 23x12½  sheets attached to form one 23x25 sheet

    Sale Price $2,975.00

    $3,500.00

  • CHESTER GOULD Original 16¾x5 Dick Tracy panel, hand-drawn for 1975 publication and signed by Gould two years before he retired from the strip Original art signed: "Chester Gould". B/w, 16¾x5 image on 22¾x7¼ cardstock, one surface. ©1975 The Chicago Tribune.

    Sale Price $1,360.00

    $1,600.00

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