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!


Two Max Brand Novels, Reading Copies

Vintage reprint editions of Brand’s Trailin’ (A. L. Burt) and The Gray Charteris (Grosset & Dunlap), which is credited to Robert Simpson but reportedly was ghostwritten by Brand. Both are basically readers in good condition (VG to VG+). Trailin’ was originally published in All-Story Weekly, Charteris in Adventure. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC […]

$15.00  |  READ MORE >>

Sax Rohmer, SHADOW OF FU MANCHU, 1st ed.

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Octavo, cloth in dust jacket. First edition (stated). The last of Rohmer’s Fu Manchu novels published by Doubleday’s Crime Club, also the last originally published in hard covers. It’s actually a novelization of a Rohmer-written play featuring his immortal Devil Doctor. Condition: Very Good in Good Plus […]

$25.00  |  READ MORE >>

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, 1934 combined first edition, high grade

Philadelphia/New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1934. Octavo, hardcover in facsimile dust jacket. First edition thus. Although the jacket, boards, and contents page all give the title as When Worlds Collide, this is actually Lippincott’s first combined edition of When and its sequel, After Worlds Collide. The issue point indicating a first is black stain on […]

$75.00  |  READ MORE >>

THE RINGER, 1929 Edgar Wallace playscript, 1st edition

Mystery writer Edgar Wallace authored a good many plays as well, but none was more popular (or important) than The Ringer, based on his novel The Gaunt Stranger. It was produced in 1926 by Gerald du Maurier and opened in London. A phenomenal success, The Ringer subsequently had five movie adaptations and Wallace wrote a […]

$35.00  |  READ MORE >>

Vintage Movie Script: THE TERRIBLE PEOPLE, 1928 serial based on Edgar Wallace novel

Here’s another one-of-a-kind item tied to a long-lost movie serial from the silent era. The Terrible People (1928 Pathé) adapted the Edgar Wallace mystery novel of the same title (but originally serialized in Detective Story Magazine as The Gallows Hand). George Arthur Gray’s script faithfully adapts the Wallace story but adds a grotesque mystery figure […]

$500.00  |  READ MORE >>

INDEX TO THE SCIENCE-FANTASY PUBLISHERS, 1966

Baltimore-based SF fans Mark Owings and Jack L. Chalker compiled this 86-page reference work, which indexes the outputs of small-press publishers catering to SF and fantasy-fiction collectors. It lists the publications of Arkham House, Gnome Press, Fantasy Press, Shasta, and many others. Individual entries offer story titles and issue points when applicable. The original work […]

$25.00  |  READ MORE >>

THE CAVE GIRL, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1934 British edition

This is the 1934 Methuen reprint of Burroughs’ 1913 novel, first published in All-Story Weekly and issued in hard covers by McClurg in 1925. The British edition published by Methuen uses the same J. Allen St. John painting done for the American edition’s dust jacket. This copy is a true Fine, tight and clean, with […]

$40.00  |  READ MORE >>