Collectibles For Sale

DESIRABLE ITEMS FOR DISCRIMINATING COLLECTORS OF ADVENTURE, MYSTERY AND MELODRAMA.  ALL PRICES INCLUDE THE COST OF SHIPPING (USPS) AND HANDLING. VINTAGE ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS; ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NEW LISTINGS WILL BE ADDED FREQUENTLY, SO COME BACK OFTEN!


BLUE BOOK, May 1935, “Hawk of the Wilderness”

From Blue Book‘s peak period, an exceptional issue boasting Herbert Morton Stoops’ classic cover for William Chester’s first Kioga novel, “Hawk of the Wilderness.” This painting was also used for the dust jacket of the Harper & Brothers hardcover first edition of “Hawk.” There’s an all-star lineup of authors contributing back-up stories. Condition: Near Fine. […]

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THE SHADOW, August 15, 1937

As I list this item, it is exactly 80 years old!  It’s the first issue of Shadow to appear after the famous “The Shadow Unmasks” (August 1, 1937). This story too includes the character in his true identity of Kent Allard. Interior illustrations by the great Tom Lovell, who would leave The Shadow for good […]

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ADVENTURE, November 10, 1921, 1st “Jimgrim” story

A key issue of this well-regarded and still-feverishly-collected pulp from its Golden Age. The principal attraction is Talbot Mundy’s   full-length novel “The Adventure at El-Kerak,” the first of his many tales featuring James Schuyler Grim (aka “Jimgrim”), a former U.S. Army intelligence officer who lingers in the Middle East after the First World War. […]

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WONDER STORIES, December 1935

One of the last issues of this title published by SF pioneer Hugo Gernsback, who sold it off to Ned Pines’ Standard Publications, which renamed it Thrilling Wonder Stories. The author lineup is nondescript except for fan-turned-pro Ray Palmer, who would quit writing fiction two years hence to assume the editorship of Amazing Stories for […]

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WESTERN FICTION, April 1935, rare early “Marvel” pulp title

This is the fourth issue of an early pulp magazine issued by Martin Goodman, whose publishing empire not only included the “Red Circle” pulp group but Timely Publications, the forerunner of Marvel Comics. Goodman’s first several pulps were Westerns that initially concentrated on reprints due to his incredibly low rates. This number of Western Fiction […]

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AMAZING STORIES, June 1943, scarce wartime issue

This issue boasts a lineup of editor Ray Palmer’s loyal standbys, including Robert Moore Williams, Don Wilcox, Emil Petaja, and Festus Pragnell, not counting the pseudonymous authors such as P. F. Costello.  The illustrators are also the usual suspects for Amazing at this time: H. W. Macauley, Rod Ruth, Robert Fuqua, and Julian Krupa. There’s […]

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BLUE BOOK, September 1951, Robert A. Heinlein

This late bedsheet issue, one of the last edited by Donald Kennicott, features the first half of Robert A. Heinlein’s “Planets in Combat,” later published in book form as Between Planets. Other authors herein include such venerable pulpsters Donald Barr Chidsey, Beatrice Grimshaw, T. T. Flynn, Arch Whitehouse, Art Lawson, and William Cox (appearing with […]

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S. Fowler Wright, VENGEANCE OF GWA, 1st British edition thus

London: Books of To-Day Ltd., 1945. Small octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition thus. A Burroughs-like effort, this book was first published pseudonymously. This particular edition is the first to carry Wright’s byline. What is it about? “The book is fantasy to the extent that it is set in a remote period of the […]

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Lot of 2 Grosset & Dunlap “Science Fiction Classics”

New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1950. Octavo, hardcovers in dust jackets. First editions thus. The two books are A. E. van Vogt’s The World of A and Jack Williamson’s The Humanoids. Books are both Very Good Plus in Very Good jackets with rubbing to extremities. World has a small chip out of the spine heel, Humanoid has […]

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