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!


dime-novels

Lot of 4 Nickel Weekly reprints in 1964 pb editions

In 1964 Gold Star Books reprinted vintage nickel-weekly thrillers in mass-market paperback format but with their original covers. This lot has four books: Young Wild West Running the Gauntlet (IL7-37) and Young Wild West’s Prairie Pioneers (IL7-46) reprinted from Wild West Weekly, and Buffalo Bill’s Raid of Death (IL7-43) and Buffalo Bill’s Feather-Weight (IL7-44) from […]

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public-enemies

Alan Hynd, WE ARE THE PUBLIC ENEMIES, 1st Fawcett Gold Medal title

Fawcett Gold Medal #101, 1949. First edition. Best known for its hard-boiled and often racy fiction, Fawcett’s Gold Medal line made this original true-crime book its first release. Includes essays on such notable gangsters as John Dillinger, Ma Barker, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde. Condition: Fine, with very lightly toned text block. Rarely […]

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crimson-clue

George Harmon Coxe, THE CRIMSON CLUE, 1st pb edition

Pocket Books “Permabooks” M-3010, 1955.  First edition thus. Originally published in hard covers by Knopf in 1953, this is another exploit in the career of news photographer Kent Murdock—whose adventures, unlike those of Coxe’s other shutterbug sleuth Flash Casey, are not quite as hard-boiled as the author’s Black Mask past would have you believe. Condition: […]

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spanish-cape

Ellery Queen, THE SPANISH CAPE MYSTERY, 1st pd edition, later printing

Pocket Books #146, 1942 (1943 printing). First edition thus. Originally published in hard covers by Stokes in 1935, this is the last novel of Queen’s formative Period One, which emphasized intricately devised fair-play puzzles and featured an Ellery very much like Philo Vance. Condition: slight rubbing to front-cover spine hinge, slight bumping to top corner […]

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drury-lane

Ellery Queen, DRURY LANE’S LAST CASE, 2nd pb edition

Avon #488, 1953? First published in hard covers (as by Barnaby Ross) in 1933 by Little, Brown. Then published in paperback by Pocket Books in 1949. The fourth and last Drury Lane mystery, not as strong as previous entries but boasting the series’ most memorable surprise ending. Condition: Small closed tear to front cover at […]

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chinese-parrot

Earl Derr Biggers, THE CHINESE PARROT, Charlie Chan, 1st pb edition

Avon #344, 1951. Previously published in hard covers in 1926 by Bobbs Merrill, and in soft covers by Pocket Books in 1942. Like most Avons, this edition has it all over the Pocket Books edition in terms of flashy cover. The second Charlie Chan novel, filmed by Universal Pictures as a 1928 silent film but […]

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murder-twice

Donald Hamilton, MURDER TWICE TOLD, 1st pb edition

Dell #577, 1952. First edition thus. One of the later Dell Mapbacks, this book collects two novellas—”Deadfall” and “The Black Cross”—by Hamilton, the creator of Matt Helm. GGA cover by Robert Stanley. Condition: Very Good, main flaws being a bumped bottom corner and a small chip off back cover’s bottom corner. Still a good, clean […]

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murder-hurry

Frances & Richard Lockridge, MURDER IN A HURRY, 1st pb edition

Avon #484, 1950. First edition thus. Published in hard covers by Lippincott in 1950. A Mr. and Mrs. North mystery. Condition: Very Good Plus to Near Fine. Bumped on upper corner, tiny pencil marks on back cover. Otherwise a sharp copy. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PAY EXTRA ACCORDING TO WEIGHT […]

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murder-comes-1st

Frances & Richard Lockridge, MURDER COMES FIRST, 1st pb edition

Avon #434, 1952. First edition thus. Published in hard covers by Lippincott in 1951. A Mr. and Mrs. North mystery. GGA cover by Leonard Leone. Condition: would grade About Fine or Fine but for small chip off back cover’s bottom corner. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PAY EXTRA ACCORDING TO WEIGHT […]

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