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!


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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AMAZING STORIES, July 1932

High-grade 1932 issue of the original all-science fiction pulp magazine, originally published by Hugo Gernsback but at this point being issued by Teck Publications. Stories by Harl Vincent, David H. Keller, and Amelia Reynolds Long, among others. Cover and interior illos by Leo Morey. Condition: About Fine, with very slightly yellowed but supple pages. Sharp […]

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AMAZING STORIES, August 1932

Another bedsheet issue from the Teck Publications era of this seminal SF pulp. Future Astounding and Unknown editor John W. Campbell is on hand with “The Last Evolution,” the issue’s best story. Cover and interior illos by Leo Morey. Condition: About Fine with creamy pages. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS. […]

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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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THRILLING WONDER STORIES, October 1947, Heinlein, Kuttner, Wellman…Charteris?

Great issue from this magazine’s peak period, with more mature stories gradually supplanting the adolescent-oriented space opera of the WWII years and earlier. Contributors include such SF legends as Robert A. Heinlein, Henry Kuttner, and Manly Wade Wellman, along with James MacCreigh and Margaret St. Clair. Perhaps the most surprising story is “The Darker Drink,” […]

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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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Lot of 10 MASKED RIDER WESTERN

Here are ten issues of this long-running “Thrilling Group” Lone Ranger knockoff: May 1941, November 1941, September 1942, June 1943, Summer 1944, July 1945, March 1946, October 1947, February 1949, and December 1951. These are strictly reading copies. All have covers and spines, although several have chips out of spine heels. One of them has […]

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