#33 - The Viking Symbol Mystery
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Sampson Low / Collins / Armada Books: B, C, E / 3 Omnibus Editions

Sampson Low Hardback Edition  

The Viking Symbol Mystery (Sampson Low) The Viking Symbol Mystery (Sampson Low)

Red boards and spine.

Publisher: Sampson Low

First Printed: 1964 (October)

Cover Artist: Rudy Nappi
Frontispiece Artist: Unknown
Internal Illustrations: Yes

SBN: None

Story version: N/A

First Printing Attributes:
-- Spine number: 30.
-- Gretta orange 'tree' endpapers.
-- Blue spine
-- Retail price: 7/6d (7 shillings & sixpence).

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Collins Hardback Edition  

The Viking Symbol Mystery (Collins)

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1974 (August)

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

ISBN: 0-00-160533-X

Story version: N/A

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:
-- Wolf runs towards Chet.

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Armada Paperback Edition  

The Viking Symbol Mystery (Format B)

+ ZOOM COVER

+ ZOOM ARTWORK

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format B

First Printed: 1983

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-691981-2

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

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The Viking Symbol Mystery (Format C)

+ ZOOM COVER

+ ZOOM ARTWORK

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1987

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-691981-2

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The Viking Symbol Mystery (Format E)

+ ZOOM COVER

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1993

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-691981-2

Notes:
-- This was one of David's last cover illustrations for the series (painted near the end of 1992). The models were unavailable at this stage, so Browne took on the role of Frank, while Kenny McKendry played the part of Joe (although the blond model's head was grafted on in the final painting). The photographic references were taken in McKendry's living room. (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 E)

+ ZOOM COVER

+ ZOOM ARTWORK

Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1992

Featured stories:
#33 - The Viking Symbol Mystery
#34 - The Mystery Of The Chinese Junk
#35 - The Mystery At Devil's Paw

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-694346-2

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
4.99 (UK), $16.95 inc. GST (NZ), $9.95 (CAN)

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Armada 2-in-1 Omnibus (Format E)

+ ZOOM COVER

Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1995

Featured stories:
#33 - The Viking Symbol Mystery
#34 - The Mystery of the Chinese Junk

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-694512-0

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
3.99 (UK), $6.50 (CAN)

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Diamond Books Paperback Omnibus Edition

Diamond Books 3-in-1 Omnibus

+ ZOOM COVER

Publisher: Diamond Books

First Printed: 1994

Featured stories:
#33 - The Viking Symbol Mystery
#34 - The Mystery of the Chinese Junk
#35 - The Mystery At Devil's Paw

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-261-66217-1

Notes:
-- This particular selection of titles was first issued in an omnibus edition by Armada in 1992.

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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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