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    The Shadow of the Eagle (Mascot, 1932). One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter 5 -- "The Telephone Cipher."
    Paper from this early John Wayne serial is extremely difficult to come by, and to be able to offer such a unique and colorful design is even more incredible. In the midst of his decade long stretch of B Westerns, Wayne was cast as the aviator hero Craig McCoy for this Mascot adventure serial. Set in 1918, with the typical characters of a traveling carnival, Fred Beebe directs Wayne as he saves the day in each episode, and by Chapter 15, discovers the identity of the mysterious "Eagle." The villain has been making threats via sky writing and, along with his henchmen, has kidnapped Dorothy Gulliver and her father Edward Hearn. This remarkable stone litho poster has been expertly restored to address a chip in both the left and right borders, and pinholes in the corners and borders. It displays incredibly well and, with the early image of young Wayne and carnival villains, this will be a unique treasure for any collector. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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