#32 - The Missing Chums
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Harold Hill / Collins / Armada Books: A, D

Harold Hill Hardback Edition  

The Missing Chums (Harold Hill)

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The Missing Chums (Harold Hill)

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The Missing Chums (Harold Hill)

Blue boards: cover & spine.

Publisher: Harold Hill

First Printed: 1951 (September)

Cover Artist: Frank Varty
Frontispiece Artist: A. O. Scott

Story version: Original text

General Attributes:
-- Spine number: 4
-- BNB gives date as [Sep] 1951
-- Orange/red Gretta end papers
-- Same frontispiece as 1944 US edition.

Board Colours:
-- Blue (pictured)

Notes:
-- To view the Harold Hill preview for this title (which appeared on the reverse side of the dust-jacket for The Secret of the Old Mill), please click here.

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Collins Hardback Edition  

The Missing Chums (Collins)

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1974 (August)

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

ISBN: 0-00-160532-1

Story version: Revised text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Blue spine box with white text.
-- 36 titles listed on reverse cover.
-- Page edges not stained.
-- Gold price label: 50p.

Spine Art Description:
-- Hermit with rifle.

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Armada Paperback Edition  

The Mystery of the Missing Friends (Format A)

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1982 (July)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-692078-0

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
0.85 (UK), Not For Sale In Canada.
-- Armada decided to rename this title The Mystery of the Missing Friends, perhaps because 'Chums' was thought to be an Americanism (yet it had been deemed perfectly suitable for the earlier Harold Hill and Collins editions).

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The Mystery of the Missing Friends (Format D)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format D

First Printed: 1989

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692078-0

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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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