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Antique Roadshow evaluates a 1930s Buck Rogers original

Watch Web Appraisal:1930s Buck Rogers Comic Strip by Dick Calkins on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

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#1 Donald Rex Jr
May/1/2012
@ 2:16 pm

There is a story, I think from All In Color For A Dime edited by Lupoff and Thompson, of Dick Caulkins burning all of his original strips in a fire in his back yard. This is truely a rare bird.

#2 Newton Burch
May/2/2012
@ 1:10 pm

The story is untrue. The burning of the originals of Buck Rogers strips happened in the mid sixties, several years after the death of Dick Calkins. The dastardly deed was done by Jack Dille one weekend in the backyard of his home in Lincolnwood, a north Chicago suburb, after his wife kept complaining of basement clutter. I lived in Evanston at the time and the info came from Rick Yager. Dille had every right to do this as he owned the syndicate and the originals which he considered of no value.

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