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, March 15, 1935

Editor Howard Bloomfield, of all later editors of Adventure, came the closest to restoring the magazine to its glory days under Arthur Sullivant Hoffman’s tenure. For this issue he got stories from several of Hoffman’s regulars, all mentioned on the cover. Painting by Walter M. Baumhofer. Condition: a hint of staining on the cover (see […]

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ADVENTURE, July 1947

Typical issue from the latter days of Ken White’s eight-year turn as editor of this venerable pulp. Cover by Peter Stevens. Contents include one of the popular Luigi Caradosso stories by F. R. Buckley and Steve Frazee’s lead novelette. Condition: except for two chips out of back-cover edge, Fine with complete bright spine and lightly […]

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AMAZING STORIES, January 1948

Post-WWII issue edited by Ray Palmer. No “Shaver Mystery” content here, just stories by Palmer regulars including Rog Phillips, Chester S. Geier, Don Wilcox, etc. Condition: Fine, with clean covers and complete, brightly colored spine, lightly yellowed but supple text block. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS. ALASKAN, HAWAIIAN, AND INTERNATIONAL […]

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AMAZING STORIES, February 1949

Typical issue from late in Ray Palmer’s tenure as editor, with stories by the usual suspects: Rog Phillips, Alexander Blade, etc. Robert Gibson Jones cover. Condition: Fine, with clean, glossy covers and brightly colored spine, lightly yellowed but supple text block. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS. ALASKAN, HAWAIIAN, AND INTERNATIONAL […]

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AMAZING STORIES, March 1950

Like the other issues of Amazing currently listed here, this is an excellent sample. Robert Gibson Jones cover. Condition: Fine. Clean and glossy with complete, bright spine and just lightly yellowed but supple text block. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS. ALASKAN, HAWAIIAN, AND INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PAY EXTRA ACCORDING TO WEIGHT […]

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FIVE SINISTER CHARACTERS, Raymond Chandler, Avon 1st edition

This digest-sized pulp, Number 28 in Avon’s “Murder Mystery Monthly” series, reprints five classic Chandler tales written for Dime Detective: “Trouble Is My Business,” “Red Wind,” “Pearls Are a Nuisance,” “I’ll Be Waiting,” and “The King in Yellow.” This was the first book-length collection of stories from this phase in Chandler’s distinguished career. While a […]

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Wooda Nick Carr, THE OTHER DETECTIVE PULP HEROES, O.O.P. reference

Chicago: Tattered Pages Press, 1992. Chapbook-size trade paperback. First edition. Nick Carr compiles thumbnail studies and bibliographies for 40 pulp-paper sleuths. They include such well-known characters as Carroll John Daly’s Satan Hall, Robert Leslie Bellem’s Dan Turner, and Erle Stanley Gardner’s Ed Jenkins. But the majority are second- and third-tier characters like Ted Tinsley’s Major […]

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Ellery Queen, CALAMITY TOWN, 1st edition in DJ

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1942. Octavo, cloth in dust jacket. Stated first edition. Arguably the best Ellery Queen book, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title and a fixture on many lists of Best Mystery Novels. The first of Queen’s “Wrightsville” stories, which show the Great Detective in a more relaxed, humanistic light. Condition: Near Fine in […]

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Martin Grams and Terry Salomonson, THE GREEN HORNET

Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing LLC, 2010. Octavo, trade paperback. First edition. Full title is The Green Hornet: A History of Radio, Motion Pictures, Comics, and Television. That tells you pretty much everything you need to know about this 802-page tome, an exhaustively researched work that is (and likely always will be) the last word on […]

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