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!


GEORGE BRUCE’S CONTACT, November 1933 (#4)

Fourth issue of this scarce and short-lived Adventure House pulp, which traded on the popularity of genre mainstay Bruce by putting his name in the magazine’s title as well as giving him the lead story. Other well-known aviation writers in this issue include Robert Burtt (creator and chief writer of radio’s Captain Midnight, Sky King, […]

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GEORGE BRUCE’S CONTACT, September 1933 (#2)

Second issue of this scarce aviation pulp that traded on the popularity of genre mainstay Bruce by putting his name in the title as well as giving him the lead story. Other top authors herein include Arthur J. Burks and Robert Sidney Bowen, among others. Cover by Eugene Frandzen.  Condition: Good Plus or Very Good […]

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COMPLETE STORIES, June 1928, scarce S&S pulp

Once relatively common, issues of Street & Smith’s Complete Stories, successor to People’s Magazine, are now increasingly scarce.  This 1928 number, a good representative sample of the title, features yarns by such popular Twenties pulpsters as Richard Howells Watkins, Hal Dunning (creator of the “White Wolf” series), and Robert Carse, along with such newcomers as […]

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TOP-NOTCH, April 1936, Tom Lovell cover

Late issue of classic Street & Smith pulp, initially dominated by sports stories but in the Thirties a great venue for tales of high adventure, such as this issue’s “The Land of the Fan-Shaped Flame,” a lost-race yarn by R. A. Emberg. Cover by the great Tom Lovell; interior illos by Orban, Kirchner, and Eisenberg. […]

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Allen J. Hubin, CRIME FICTION II: COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1749-1990

New York, Garland & Company, 1994. Two volumes. Imperial Octavo, hardcover in cloth, no jacket (as issued). Hubin’s massive labor of love extends to 1568 pages of tiny type (in three columns) cross-referencing mystery authors, books, and even films adapted from the books. It’s a work of staggering scope and complexity, with very few errors or […]

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Jon Tuska, THE FILMING OF THE WEST, 1st edition

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1976. Large octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Tuska’s book is hardly “the definitive behind-the-scenes history” its front-cover blurb promises; it’s riddled with factual errors (most minor, but some major) and questionable conclusions drawn from incomplete data, and the author commits the unpardonable sin of using his tome […]

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Joe Bonomo, THE STRONGMAN, 1st edition

New York: Bonomo Studios, 1968. Imperial octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Silent-film stuntman and serial hero Joe Bonomo, who left Hollywood shortly after the dawn of talking pictures to become a successful entrepreneur, tells his fascinating story in this profusely illustrated and evocative book. A wealth of compelling anecdotes and valuable historical material, […]

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ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, June 1938, high-grade

Excellent issue from the title’s early Golden Age, a few months after John W. Campbell assumed the editorship and began to remake Astounding in his own image. Jack Williamson is on hand with “The Legion of Time,” Manly Wade Wellman with “Men Against the Stars,” and Raymond Z. Gallun with the excellent, little-known “Seeds of […]

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GALAXY Lot of 3 issues with Asimov’s CAVES OF STEEL

Galaxy‘s issues for October, November and December of 1953 serialize a classic SF novel, Isaac Asimov’s The Caves of Steel, a tour de force that melds traditional detective story tropes with science-fictional themes and background. Like the other three-issue Galaxy sets I’m listing today, this represents the first appearance in print of this yarn, which […]

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