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!


POPULAR WESTERN, July 1943, high grade

Good representative sample of this long-running Western title from the “Thrilling Group,” with stories featuring popular series characters Blue Steele and Buffalo Billy Bates, among others. Condition: Fine. Back cover shows slight indentations from bailing wire, otherwise a sharp copy with lightly yellowed text block. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS. […]

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TEXAS RANGERS, April 1943, Jim Hatfield novel

Featuring “Red Harvest on the Rio,” a novel-length adventure of Ranger Jim Hatfield by “Jackson Cole” (in this case, A. Leslie Scott). Condition: Very Good Plus. Minor edge wear and soiling to covers, small chip out of front cover’s bottom left corner (see scan). Spine complete and vividly colored but dinged at heel. Light stain […]

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UNKNOWN WORLDS, February 1943, all-star lineup, Fafhrd & Grey Mouser

This Street & Smith fantasy pulp, a sister magazine to Astounding Science Fiction (also edited by John W. Campbell), maintained such a high average in its fiction that it’s hard to call one issue superior to another. But this one is definitely a pip, containing stories by Fredric Brown, Henry Kuttner, A. E. van Vogt, […]

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WEST, Nov. 1943

West began life in 1926 as a Doubleday pulp, then was purchased in late 1935 by Ranger Publications, which kept it going another two years. Ned Pines bought it in 1938 for his “Thrilling Group” line, publishing it until the early 1950s. This WWII issue is very much average for its period of the title’s […]

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SWEETHEARTS OF THE SAGE, heroines of Western movies

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1992. First edition, deluxe hardcover with no jacket (as published). Western-movie historian Buck Rainey personally interviewed dozens of the horse-opera actresses covered in this impressive reference work. The careers of 258 leading ladies are covered in the book’s 632 oversized pages. Illustrated with many rare scene stills. A must-have volume […]

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KING COWBOY: TOM MIX AND THE MOVIES, o. o. p.

Burbank, CA: Riverwood Press, 1993. First edition, trade paperback. Not exactly a biography, this 289-page book is a comprehensive reference work that—for the first time—presents information on the legendary Western star’s 270 films, made between 1910 and 1925. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of rare photos, scene stills and on-the-set candids alike. Interstitial essays debunk many […]

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MAX BRAND: THE BIG “WESTERNER”

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970. First edition, hardcover in second-state dust jacket. A biography of Frederick Faust, “King of the Pulps” known under more than a half dozen pseudonyms, most prominent among them being Max Brand. The author, Robert Easton, was Faust’s son-in-law and draws upon family records and photographs for his account […]

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THE LAST ADVENTURER, Talbot Mundy bio

West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, 1984. First edition, hardcover with dust jacket. Fascinating, comprehensive biography of famed adventure-pulp writer Talbot Mundy. Debunks many long-disseminated myths about Mundy’s life—some of them propounded by the author himself to obscure embarrassing truths. Marvelous job of research by Peter Berresford Ellis. Condition: As New. Unread copy of long […]

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THE LAMP OF GOD, Ellery Queen, #23 in Dell Ten-Cent Series

New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1950. #23 (of 36) in Dell Ten-Cent Series. First edition. This classic Queen novelette, first published as “The House of Haunts” in a 1935 issue of Detective Story Magazine, is among the best mysteries he/they ever wrote—an eerie, baffling puzzler. The length made it perfect for one of Dell’s 64-page […]

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