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    Tarzan Creator Edgar Rice Burroughs Signed 1940 Check Best known as the creator of Tarzan and author of 28 novels in that series. Burroughs published his first story, "Under the Moons of Mars," in the pulp magazine All-Story in 1912. His pen name was Norman Bean and he was paid $400 (a huge sum in those days). The Tarzan character went on to inspire a series of movies, a comic strip, radio and television programs, and countless spin-offs, making Burroughs quite wealthy and famous. Here is a signed check dated February 3, 1940 on his personal account in Tarzana, California. It is approximately 8" x 3" in size, signed, "E R Burroughs," with a rubber stamp affecting the "E" only. A great item from the creator of a pop culture icon. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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