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    [Mickey Spillane]. Mickey Spillane's South Carolina Security Officer Badge, New York Detective Badge, and South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permits. Spillane had a deep respect for law enforcement agencies and this respect was reciprocated. The state of South Carolina in particular considered him a Carolinian in all respects (despite his Yankee origins) and honored Mickey with the occasional honorary title, in this case a State of South Carolina Security Officer badge. The pin-back, unmarked, badge is secured in a black leather case which is fitted with a compartment containing photocopies of his South Carolina concealed weapons permits, and of all things his AT&T calling card. This badge is accompanied by a facsimile City of New York Detective's badge. The cast-brass, pin-back badge is housed in a faux-alligator plastic case. It is unknown how Spillane acquired this badge, perhaps a movie prop, or perhaps something given to him by a fan. Finally, the lot includes two of Mickey's original South Carolina Concealed Weapons permits and a South Carolina Sheriffs' Association Honorary Member card. This lot is particularly representative of the real Spillane, who was much like his literary creation, Mike Hammer - a gun packing force to be reckoned with. All items in this lot are in excellent condition. From the estate of Mickey Spillane.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    8th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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