#25 - Hunting For Hidden Gold
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Harold Hill / Collins / Armada Books: A, B, C, E / 3 Omnibus Editions

Harold Hill Hardback Edition  

Hunting For Hidden Gold (Harold Hill)

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Hunting For Hidden Gold (Harold Hill)

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Hunting For Hidden Gold (Harold Hill)

Blue boards: cover & spine.

Publisher: Harold Hill

First Printed: 1951 (September)

Cover Artist: Frank Varty
Frontispiece Artist: Stricker

Story version: Original text

General Attributes:
-- Spine number: 5
-- 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 Missing Chums), please click here.

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Collins Hardback Edition  

Hunting For Hidden Gold (Collins)

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1973 (May)

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

ISBN: 0-00-160525-9

Story version: Revised text

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

Spine Art Description:
-- Frank rushes towards man with gun

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Armada Paperback Edition  

Hunting For Hidden Gold (Format A)

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1976 (September)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-691213-3

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
0.40 (UK), $1.40 (NZ), $1.25 (AU), Not For Sale In Canada.

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Hunting For Hidden Gold (Format B)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format B

First Printed: 1983

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692207-4

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Hunting For Hidden Gold (Format C)

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1985

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692207-4

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Hunting For Hidden Gold (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1992

Cover Artist: Kenny McKendry

ISBN: 0-00-692207-4

Notes:
-- Kenny McKendry is confirmed as the artist who produced the cover for this title – click here to view the final artwork. (Source: the interview with British artist David Browne, conducted by Bob Finnan in 2003).

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Collins Hardback Omnibus Edition

Collins 2-in-1 Omnibus

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: post-1974

Featured stories:
#25 - Hunting For Hidden Gold
#26 - The Mystery of Cabin Island

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: None

Notes:
-- Has a 1973 copyright date, but the presence of The Ghost At Skeleton Rock in the list of titles on the back cover indicates a post-1974 publication date is more likely.
-- The spine of this edition features a cropped version of the cover artwork featured on the Collins edition of The Wailing Siren Mystery.

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Armada Paperback Omnibus Edition

Armada 3-in-1 Omnibus (Format E)

Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1994

Featured stories:
#23 - Footprints Under The Window
#24 - The Crisscross Shadow
#25 - Hunting For Hidden Gold

Cover Artist: Kenny McKendry

ISBN: 0-00-694506-6

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
4.99 (UK), $16.95 (NZ)

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Diamond Books Paperback Omnibus Edition

Diamond Books 3-in-1 Omnibus

Publisher: Diamond Books

First Printed: 1993

Featured stories:
#24 - The Crisscross Shadow
#25 - Hunting For Hidden Gold
#26 - The Mystery of Cabin Island

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: None

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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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