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Colonel Gumm was identifiable by the pink suits he wore. Obsessed with stamps and alphabet soup, Colonel Gumm is an eccentric and dishonest man. He seems to be interested only in money, using his position as foreman at the Pink Chips Stamp Factory to manufacture counterfeit stamps. He worked for a rich woman with an affinity for the color pink, who owned a postage stamp factory.

THe schemes Colonel Gumm pursued mostly had to do with the theft or counterfeiting of postage stamps, often using many items from his factory as weapons, and disguising himself as the owner of several postage stamp stores. Colonel Gumm usually used Sevaroff's Stamp Shop as a front for his activities and a hideout. He also used this location when he disguised himself as a local stamp dealer in order to off-load his counterfeit stamps to unsuspecting millionaires, such as Bruce Wayne.

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Abilities

Apparently higher-than-mean-average intelligence and, most likely, extensive knowledge both of chemistry and of disguises.

Equipment

  • The equipment of his employer's stamp factory was useful in his racket of manufacturing counterfeit stamps.

Weapons

  • Enlarged Perforating and Coiling Machine - It is unknown what this machine could normally be used for, but in a pinch it can make life-size stamp replicas of unwanted crimefighters.
  • Undetachable Glue Pad - Used to hold items or people in place.
  • Colonel Gumm's Super Instant Glue Gone - Dissolves any chemical adhesive in less than a second.
  • Roger C. Carmel, better known to Star Trek fans as Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd, portrayed Colonel Gumm in the two episodes in which he appeared, both of which were cross-overs with The Green Hornet, starring Van Williams alongside Bruce Lee.
  • Unlike many of the '60s villains, the Colonel never attempted to trick or outwit Batman directly, instead operating in secret. It was only the arrival of the Green Hornet, under his usual cover of muscling in on the Colonel's operation, that alerted Batman to Colonel Gumm.
  • Also, unlike many Batman villains, "Gumm" may be the criminal's real last name.

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