#18 - The Great Airport Mystery
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Harold Hill / Collins / Armada Books: A, B, C, E / 4 Omnibus Editions

Harold Hill Hardback Edition  

The Great Airport Mystery (Harold Hill)

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The Great Airport Mystery (Harold Hill)

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The Great Airport Mystery (Harold Hill)

Green boards: cover & spine.

Publisher: Harold Hill

First Printed: 1953 (November)

Cover Artist: Frank Varty
Frontispiece Artist: Frank Varty (View)

Story version: Original text

General Attributes:
-- Spine number: 9
-- BNB gives date as [Nov] 1953
-- Orange/red Gretta end papers
-- New frontispiece.

Board Colours:
-- Green (pictured)
-- Cream
-- Red
-- Brown

Notes:
-- The frontispiece for this edition is brand new and probably the work of Frank Varty.
-- To view the Harold Hill preview for this title (which appeared on the reverse side of the dust-jacket for The Mystery of Cabin Island), please click here.

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Collins Hardback Edition  

The Great Airport Mystery (Collins)

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1972

Cover Artist: Peter Archer
Frontispiece Artist: Peter Archer
Internal illustrator: None

ISBN: 0-00-160518-6

Story version: Revised text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Blue spine box with white text.
-- 18 titles listed on reverse cover.
-- Blue staining on page edges.
-- Gold price label: 45p.

Spine Art Description:
-- Frank grabs masked man

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Armada Paperback Edition  

The Great Airport Mystery (Format A)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1980 (August)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-691741-0

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
0.75 (UK), Not For Sale In Canada.

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The Great Airport Mystery (Format B)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format B

First Printed: 1983

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692257-0

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The Great Airport Mystery (Format C)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1984

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692257-0

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The Great Airport Mystery (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1993

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-692257-0

Notes:
-- This is another cover illustration produced in a psychedelic style. David Browne plays the part of the shotgun-wielding bad guy in the background. (Source: the interview with British artist David Browne, conducted by Bob Finnan in 2003).

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Armada Paperback Omnibus Editions

Armada 3-in-1 Omnibus (Format D)

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Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format D

First Printed: 1990

Featured stories:
#17 - The Shore Road Mystery
#18 - The Great Airport Mystery
#19 - The Sign of the Crooked Arrow

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-694012-9

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
4.99 (UK), $14.95 (NZ).
-- The cover artwork for this paperback is unique to this edition.

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Armada 2-in-1 Omnibus (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1995

Featured stories:
#17 - The Shore Road Mystery
#18 - The Great Airport Mystery

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-694509-0

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
3.50 (UK)

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Dragon / Mulberry Hardback Omnibus Edition

Dragon / Mulberry 3-in-1 Omnibus

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Publisher: Mulberry / Dragon Books

First Printed: 1991 (Mulberry) 1994 (Dragon)

Featured stories:
#17 - The Shore Road Mystery
#18 - The Great Airport Mystery
#19 - The Sign of the Crooked Arrow

Cover Artist: Brian Kotzky

ISBN: 0-00-694228-8 (Dragon)

Notes:
-- Two virtually identical versions of this hardback edition exist: the first credited to Mulberry (copyright page), the other credited to Dragon (copyright page).
-- The Mulberry copyright page gives the publication date as 1991, while the Amazon listing for the Dragon reprint states that it was issued in 1994.

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Diamond Books Paperback Omnibus Edition

Diamond Books 3-in-1 Omnibus

Publisher: Diamond Books

First Printed: 1994

Featured stories:
#17 - The Shore Road Mystery
#18 - The Great Airport Mystery
#19 - The Sign Of The Crooked Arrow

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-261-66218-X

Notes:
-- This particular selection of titles was first issued in an omnibus edition by Armada in 1990.

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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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