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!


MEN OF TOMORROW, Gerard Jones, Golden Age comic-book history

Basic Books, 2004. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket. Absolutely, hands down, the finest account yet written of the evolution of comic books as an industry, with emphasis on such such top creators as Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Bob Kane, and Will Eisner. A genuine page-turner, controversial yet scrupulously fair. […]

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XENOPHILE, July 1977, #33, Popular Publications tribute

Arguably the best issue of this hugely influential fanzine, which started as an adzine for collectors but rapidly expanded to include well-researched articles about pulps and books. The July 1977 number is devoted to a lengthy survey of and tribute to Popular Publications, with the major article being an extensive interview with company president Harry […]

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ADVENTURE, 10/15/34, high grade

An early issue from Popular Publications, which took this venerable pulp from monthly to twice monthly just a few months after purchasing it from Butterick. Editor Howard Bloomfield was determined to hang onto the old contributors, and a number of the most prolific are in this number: Arthur O. Friel, H. Bedford-Jones, Bill Adams, and […]

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ADVENTURE, 2/15/35, high-grade

Excellent sample of “the Dean of the Pulps” from early in its tenure in the Popular Publications stable. Cover by “Ray Dean” (actually famed illustrator Stockton Mulford). Condition: Fine to Very Fine. Exceptionally clean and glossy, with lightly yellowed text block. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS.  SORRY, NO INTERNATIONAL SALES.

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DAN FOWLER, G-MAN COMPANION, Tom Johnson

Altus Press, 2011 trade paperback. First edition. Massive (402 pages) reference work that chronicles the long life of G-Men and G-Men Detective, the “Thrilling Group” pulps featuring ace FBI agent Dan Fowler. In addition to complete novel checklist and introductory essays, the book reprints three complete Fowler novels. Condition: As New, unread copy. Originally published […]

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ELLERY QUEEN’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE, July & September 1942

Two early issues of this noteworthy, highly collectable digest edited by Ellery Queen himself (or, rather, Fred Dannay, one-half of the EQ writing team). EQMM was well known for printing the best contemporary detective fiction alongside genre classics, so the magazine always served as a Who’s Who of the field’s top talents. In these two […]

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THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN, pb

Popular Library 169, 1949. First printing. This 1930 novel was made into a very popular movie by Frank Capra and elevated female lead Barbara Stanwyck to stardom. By the time Popular Library issued the paperback, the company had changed its cover style to reflect a more pulpy look and empasize sex wherever possible. Condition: Fine. […]

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THE GIRL ON THE BEST SELLER LIST, Vin Packer, 1st pb

Fawcett Gold Medal s396, 1960. First printing. This Packer novel has a Peyton Place vibe. Cover by Robert McGinnis. Condition: Very slight darkening to edge of front cover near spine, otherwise Fine. Text block is white to off-white. Probably read, but carefully. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS.  SORRY, NO INTERNATIONAL […]

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LADIES OF CHANCE, pseudo-sleaze crime novel, pb

Novel Library 27, 1949. First printing. Originally published in a 1936 hardcover edition, this yarn was actually written by Davis Dresser, who as Brett Halliday later created private eye Mike Shayne and became phenomenally successful. No doubt he wasn’t thrilled about Novel Library revisiting one of his early literary sins. The story is based in […]

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