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#3 - The Haunted Fort
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Sampson Low / Collins / Armada Books: A, C, D, E / 1 Omnibus Edition

Sampson Low Hardback Edition « »

The Haunted Fort (Sampson Low)

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The Haunted Fort (Sampson Low)

Red boards and spine.

Publisher: Sampson Low

First Printed: 1966 (March)

Cover Artist: Rudy Nappi
Frontispiece Artist: Unknown (View)
Internal Illustrations: Yes

SBN: 356-01366-9

Story version: N/A

First Printing Attributes:
-- Spine number: 36.
-- Frontispiece: same as 1965 US ed. (?)
-- Gretta orange 'tree' endpapers.
-- Blue spine
-- Retail price: 7/6d (7 shillings & sixpence).

Notes:
-- For the first time Sinister Sign Post is referred to as the first book in the series.
-- Lists Pirate’s Hill [sic] internally and on dust-jacket.

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Collins Hardback Edition « »

The Haunted Fort (Collins)

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Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1971

Cover Artist: Peter Archer
Frontispiece Artist: Roger Hall
Internal illustrator: Roger Hall

ISBN: 0-00-160503-8

Story version: N/A

First Printing Attributes:
-- Pink spine box with black text.
-- 12 titles listed on reverse cover.
-- Blue staining on page edges.
-- Gold price label: 35p.

Spine Art Description:
-- Wall topples on boys

Notes:
-- The internal illustrations and frontispiece for this title can be viewed at the Series Book Art website.
-- Later printings possess a blue spine box, usually with white text.

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Armada Paperback Edition « »

The Haunted Fort (Format A)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1974 (February)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-690814-4

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
£0.25 (UK), $0.70 (NZ), $0.70 (AU), $0.95 (CAN).

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The Haunted Fort (Format C)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1986

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-690814-4

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The Haunted Fort (Format D)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format D

First Printed: 1987

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-690814-4

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The Haunted Fort (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1992

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-690814-4

Notes:
-- This was the third cover that David Browne produced for the Hardy Boys series. The painting was smaller than the first two, as Armada were beginning to push the deadlines. (Source: the interview with British artist David Browne, conducted by Bob Finnan in 2003).

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Armada Paperback Omnibus Edition

Armada 2-in-1 Omnibus (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1994

Featured stories:
#3 - The Haunted Fort
#4 - The Mystery of the Whale Tattoo

Cover Artist: Kenny McKendry

ISBN: 0-00-694413-2

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
£3.50 (UK), $12.95 inc. GST (NZ)

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 UK Collins Order

 US Order

Harold Hill only titles:

HH 2. House On The Cliff
HH 14. Hidden Harbour Mystery

Collins titles:

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