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!


FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, Aug. 41, A. Merritt, Finlay cvr

Most of the issue is taken up by a complete Merritt novel, “The Metal Monster,” beautifully illustrated by Virgil Finlay (who also supplies the cover painting). Overall an outstanding early issue. Condition: Minor wear to front cover’s right edge (see scan), otherwise a Fine/Very Fine copy with very lightly yellowed pages. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND […]

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FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, 12/43, early Ray Bradbury

Perhaps the most sought after wartime issue of FFM, not only for the Mitchell and Hodgson stories but also for the striking Lawrence cover and the first appearance of Ray Bradbury’s “King of the Gray Spaces.” Condition: Text block is well tanned (though still supple and not flaking), otherwise a Fine/Very Fine copy with glossy […]

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FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, 9/44

Novel-length yarn by Richard Tooker, older fantasy short stories by Lord Dunsany and Arthur Machen. Cover by Lawrence. Condition: Very Good Plus, having the minor defects associated with that grade — minor edgewear, creasing, soiling to covers. A so-so issue in so-so condition, priced accordingly. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS. […]

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FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, 2/46

Cover and interior illos by Lawrence. Condition: except for the tiny chips on bottom edge of front cover (see scan), a Fine/Very Fine copy with off-white paper. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS. NO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS.

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FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, 8/47

Terrific Virgil Finlay cover. Interior illos by Bok, Lawrence, and Austin. Condition: Very minor edge wear, otherwise Fine/Very Fine with off-white paper. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS. NO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS.

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Groff Conklin, ed., THE SCIENCE FICTION GALAXY

Perma Books #P67, 1950. First edition. Perma Books was launched to publish paperback-sized books with durable hard covers. They were priced at 35 cents, a dime more than the average paperback. The idea never really caught on and the New York-based company jettisoned the original concept to publish traditional paperbacks. Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, […]

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THRILLING WONDER STORIES, Fall 1944, classic Bergey GGA cover

The first “Thrilling Group” SF pulp, purchased from Hugo Gernsback in 1936, began sporting “Good Girl Art” covers during during World War II, most of them done by Earle Bergey. This one is a beaut, although we never thought alien monsters would look like angry seals with elongated tusks. “The Veil of Astellar,” one of […]

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THRILLING WONDER STORIES, Oct 1948, all-star author lineup

Excellent post-WWII issue of the long-running SF pulp, at this point well into its peak period. First-rate author lineup includes Ray Bradbury, John D. MacDonald, Leigh Brackett, Frank Belknap Long, Arthur J. Burks, Noel Loomis, and others. And of course there’s a nifty GGA cover by Earle Bergey. Condition: Near Fine. An above-average copy with […]

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Ed McBain, THE PUSHER, early 87th Precinct novel

Perma Book #M3062, 1956. First edition. Third in McBain’s long-running series of 87th Precinct police procedurals. This one is considered particularly desirable because it has crossover appeal to fans of drug and J.D. stories. The first half-dozen or so books in the series are hotly sought after, especially in grace. Condition: a small, light crease […]

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