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!


UNKNOWN, May 1940

M. Isip cover illustrates “Roaring Trumpet,” a Harold Shea adventure by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt. Editor John W. Campbell’s Astounding Science Fiction regulars Jack Williamson. Lester del Rey, and Willy Ley are also on hand, as is veteran fantasy scribe E. Hoffmann Price. Strong early issue. Condition: Very Good only. Average worn […]

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UNKNOWN, February 1941

Featuring Theodore Sturgeon’s classic “Shottle Bop,” along with other fine stories. Condition: Very Good Plus. Principal defect is quarter-inch chip out of spine heel. Also some dust soiling to front and back covers. Minor rubbing along front-cover spine hinge (see scan). Very lightly yellowed and supple text block. Despite its flaws, an above-average copy. PRICE […]

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UNKNOWN, April 1941, Harold Shea

This issue is distinguished by “The Castle of Iron,” a whimsical Harold Shea adventure by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt. Also contains short stories by Robert A. Heinlein and Theodore Sturgeon, among others. Condition: Near Fine. Some rubbing along front-cover spine hinge (see scan), also regluing of spine ends, otherwise clean and tight […]

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UNKNOWN WORLDS, August 1943

Penultimate issue of this great magazine features stories by Theodore Sturgeon, Jack Williamson, Cleve Cartmill, Anthony Boucher, and future Street & Smith pulp editor Babette Rosmond. The quality was still there, but weakening sales and wartime paper shortages were about to force Unknown‘s cancellation. Condition: Very Good Plus. Minor chip out of front cover’s right […]

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THE LONE RANGER AND THE MYSTERY RANCH, G&D novel adapted from pulp

The 1938 second book in Grosset & Dunlap’s long-running series of Lone Ranger novels adapted from various sources. This one is revised and expanded from “The Phantom Riders,” originally written in 1937 for the first issue of the short-lived Lone Ranger pulp magazine. The Ranger’s radio scribe, Fran Striker, reworked the G&D novels—adapted from pulp […]

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TALBOT MUNDY: MESSENGER OF DESTINY, Don Grant

Donald M. Grant in 1983 compiled, wrote, and published this bio-bibliography of the incomparable adventure-story scribe, a true giant of pulp fiction whose unforgettable series characters included Jimgrim, Tros of Samothrace, and King of the Khyber Rifles. Grant not only covers Mundy’s myraid pulp appearances but also both British and American hardcover editions in this […]

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THE PATHLESS TRAIL, first edition, classic pulp adventure

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1922. Hardcover with pictorial cloth boards. First edition, identifiable as such by the “B-W” letter code on the copyright page, indicating the February 1922 first printing. A matchless classic of pulp fiction, originally serialized in Adventure magazine and featuring three intrepid explorers searching the South American jungle for a missing […]

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Vintage PB: MACAMBA

New York: Popular Library G456, 1960. Paperback reprint of 1949 hardcover. Cover by Harry Schaare. Condition: Bottom front corner very slightly dinged, price “23cents” in green ink at top of first page (with blurb). Otherwise a Fine copy. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS. NO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS.

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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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