Re: RARA-AVIS: Black Mask

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 10 Mar 2006

A selection of the four issues containing The Glass Key (1930) are currently on offer at ABE Books for
$2500 (search specs: title, "Black Mask" range,
"Highest Price") Rob

--- Tim Wohlforth <> wrote:

> I need help folks. If there ever was a group that
> would know the
> answer to my question it is this one. For a plot
> point in a story I
> am writing I need to know what a mint condition copy
> of Black Mask
> December 1925 would now sell for. We are talking
> about the issue that
> contained Dashiell Hammett's classic story "The
> Gutting of
> Couffignal." I believe it originally sold for 20
> cents. What would
> it sell for today? I don't care if it really exists.
> I mean mint,
> perfectly preserved. The higher the price the
> better. Does anyone
> have any idea?
> Thanks in advance.
> Tim
> Tim Wohlforth

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