Lot #253
John Dillinger and Alvin Karpis: (2) Issues of Finger Print and Identification Magazine

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Estimate: $200+


Two issues of Finger Print and Identification Magazine (February 1934 and March 1936), published by the Finger Print Publishing Association, Chicago, Illinois. The interesting publications promote the use of fingerprint evidence in police work, explain fingerprinting techniques and equipment, advertise fingerprinting kits and associated gear for sale, and provide fingerprint cards and 'wanted' notices for notorious criminals. The earlier issue publishes John Dillinger's fingerprints and mug shot along with a $1000 reward, and the later issue provides the same for Alvin Karpis—"wanted for murder"—with a $1200 reward. In very good to fine condition, with handling wear, and a central vertical fold, to the 1934 issue.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021