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!


BLACK MASK, March 1943, Gardner, Coxe, et al

Early WWII-era issue, before the magazine’s page count was cut and the type size reduced. Highlights are Erle Stanley Gardner’s “The Incredible Mister Smith” (the penultimate “Phantom Crook” story and ESG’s penultimate appearance in Black Mask) and George Harmon Coxe’s “Blood on the Lens,” a Flash Casey mystery. Condition: Very Good Plus. An average to […]

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AMAZING STORIES, June 1948, Fine/Very Fine

Nice Robert Gibson Jones “Good Girl” cover on this average post-WWII issue with the usual coterie of Ray Palmer writers. Condition: Fine to Very Fine. We wouldn’t hesitate to grade it Very Fine but for the presence of a pencil mark and two small abrasions on the front cover near the logo’s “A” (see scan). […]

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EAST AND WEST, Talbot Mundy, 2nd, high-grade copy

New York: Appleton-Century Co., 1937. Second printing. Cloth, no dust wrapper. This is one of Mundy’s last books, a non-series novel that takes place in his usual Eastern settings. Condition: About Fine, except for small smudge on spine. Extremely tight and clean, with perfectly square binding indicating that this copy might never have been read. […]

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ADVENTURE, October 15, 1934

Early issue from this long-running magazine’s Popular Publications phase, with Howard Bloomfield safely ensconced as editor and already improving the quality of stories. A solidly representative if unspectacular issue. Condition: Very Good Plus. No major or glaring flaws, just minor dust soiling to covers and a front-cover crease causing color break (see scan). Spine is […]

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BLUE BOOK, April 1937, “Kioga” cover and lead novelette

A great issue from Blue Book‘s peak period, with a Herbert Morton Stoops cover illustrating the lead story, featuring William L. Chester’s Tarzan simulacrum, Kioga the Snow hawk. You can see the rest of the above-average author lineup on the cover. Condition: Near Fine but for reader’s crease on front cover near spine (see scan). […]

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UNKNOWN, September 1940, classic Heinlein

Robert Heinlein’s lead novel, “The Devil Makes the Law,” a fantasy classic in which the author attempts to present a rational case for the extsitence of magic, is the standout of this issue. Condition: Very Good/Very Good Minus. Small chip out of bottom right front cover and first few pages. Quarter-inch chip out of spine […]

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UNKNOWN, October 1940, LRH, De Camp

Another issue of John W. Campbell’s classic fantasy magazine. Lead novel is L. Sprague de Camp’s “Wheels of If.” Other stories by L. Ron Hubbard (who did most of his best writing for Unknown) and C. L. Moore, among others. Condition: Good/Very Good. Minor soiling and staining to covers, tiny chips missing from head and […]

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DIME DETECTIVE, June 1, 1935

Great issue from this long-running pulp’s peak period, with novelettes featuring several of its most popular series characters: Frederick Nebel’s Cardigan, John K. Butler’s Rex Longeran, and John Lawrence’s Cass Blue. Walter Baumhofer cover. Condition: Very Good Plus/Near Fine. Minor dust soiling to covers, minor edge wear, minor reading crease. Lightly and evenly yellowed text […]

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THE SHADOW, September 1, 1938

Featuring the novel “The Golden Dog Murders,” by Theodore Tinsley writing as Maxwell Grant. An excellent story from this magazine’s brief and mild “spicy” phase, with a bit of sex and sadism. Back-up stories feature popular series characters The Whisperer and Danny Garrett. Illustrations by the great Edd Cartier. Condition: Near Fine. It would grade higher […]

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