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Lot 254: VINTAGE DICK TRACY DETECTIVE SET - J. Pressman & Company of New York, 1935 – Extremely rare original set over 80 years old. The box measures 15 1/4" wide x 9 1/2" tall x 1 1/2" deep, is very clean & colorful, featuring dazzling Dick Tracy graphics drawn by Chester Ghould – the man who created the crime fighting comic character. Set includes:  Dick Tracy Secret Service Badge - 2" tall, embossed metal badge.  Fingerprint Powder - A 2" tall wooden tube with paper label attached, containing most of its black power.  Dusting Brush - A 7" long wooden brush, original and unused.  Fingerprint Ink - 4" long imprinted metal tube with plastic cap, still containing most of its black ink.  Fingerprint Roller - A 3 1/2" long metal handle with 3" rubber roller, in uncracked, working condition.  Glass Fingerprint Slab - An 8" wide x 3 1/2" tall slab of sheet glass, used for rolling ink when fingerprinting. It's completely clean, unbroken, unscratched. The "Dick Tracy Fingerprint Outfit" insert (beneath the glass) is present, being exceptionally clean, bright, and still stapled from behind to the larger cardboard insert.  Fingerprint Record Book - A 20 page booklet, measuring 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" when closed. Inside, there's a history of fingerprinting, directions from Tracy on technique, and 16 gridded pages for fingerprinting, only three of which have been imprinted long ago.

Heroes & Villains, Comic & Cartoon Characters

by Carden Family Auctions

19 November 2016

Gloversville, NY, USA

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  • VINTAGE DICK TRACY DETECTIVE SET - J. Pressman & Company of New York, 1935 – Extremely rare original set over 80 years old. The box measures 15 1/4
  • VINTAGE DICK TRACY DETECTIVE SET - J. Pressman & Company of New York, 1935 – Extremely rare original set over 80 years old. The box measures 15 1/4
  • VINTAGE DICK TRACY DETECTIVE SET - J. Pressman & Company of New York, 1935 – Extremely rare original set over 80 years old. The box measures 15 1/4
  • VINTAGE DICK TRACY DETECTIVE SET - J. Pressman & Company of New York, 1935 – Extremely rare original set over 80 years old. The box measures 15 1/4
  • VINTAGE DICK TRACY DETECTIVE SET - J. Pressman & Company of New York, 1935 – Extremely rare original set over 80 years old. The box measures 15 1/4
  • VINTAGE DICK TRACY DETECTIVE SET - J. Pressman & Company of New York, 1935 – Extremely rare original set over 80 years old. The box measures 15 1/4
  • VINTAGE DICK TRACY DETECTIVE SET - J. Pressman & Company of New York, 1935 – Extremely rare original set over 80 years old. The box measures 15 1/4
   
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Description: VINTAGE DICK TRACY DETECTIVE SET - J. Pressman & Company of New York, 1935 – Extremely rare original set over 80 years old. The box measures 15 1/4" wide x 9 1/2" tall x 1 1/2" deep, is very clean & colorful, featuring dazzling Dick Tracy graphics drawn by Chester Ghould – the man who created the crime fighting comic character. Set includes:  Dick Tracy Secret Service Badge - 2" tall, embossed metal badge.  Fingerprint Powder - A 2" tall wooden tube with paper label attached, containing most of its black power.  Dusting Brush - A 7" long wooden brush, original and unused.  Fingerprint Ink - 4" long imprinted metal tube with plastic cap, still containing most of its black ink.  Fingerprint Roller - A 3 1/2" long metal handle with 3" rubber roller, in uncracked, working condition.  Glass Fingerprint Slab - An 8" wide x 3 1/2" tall slab of sheet glass, used for rolling ink when fingerprinting. It's completely clean, unbroken, unscratched. The "Dick Tracy Fingerprint Outfit" insert (beneath the glass) is present, being exceptionally clean, bright, and still stapled from behind to the larger cardboard insert.  Fingerprint Record Book - A 20 page booklet, measuring 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" when closed. Inside, there's a history of fingerprinting, directions from Tracy on technique, and 16 gridded pages for fingerprinting, only three of which have been imprinted long ago.

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