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Spillane, Mickey. THE AUTHOR'S PERMIT To Carry A Concealed Weapon, issued by the State of South Carolina in 2002. The expired permit is signed by Spillane, bears an identifying photograph of him, lists his full name (Frank M. Spillane) and age (date of birth 03-09-1918), shows his height and weight (5-08, 180 lbs), and gives his address (the off-shore South Carolina island, Murrells Inlet).
[along with]
A gold badge (also expired) issued by the State of South Carolina identifying Spillane as a "Security Officer." Both items are housed in a custom-made leather wallet. A certificate of provenance issued by Spillane's widow, Jane, is also present. Fine.
A defining piece of realia that validates the implicatory title of the author's first book, "I, The Jury," whose sales number in the millions. Mike Hammer's real-life license to kill indeed.  (24744)       

$3,500.00




 

 

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