Windy City Auction Update

In the Friday night portion of this year’s Jerry Weist estate auction being held at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention are a number of interesting Gernsback items, including three issues of Electrical Experimenter with installments of Hugo Gernsback’s “Baron Munchhausen’s New Scientific Adventures”. These three issues are among the four issues which featured covers illustrating the series. I posted the May 1915 cover yesterday (which would have gone on sale in April 1915, or 100 years to the month before our show), which featured the Baron on the surface of the Moon communicating with Earth. Here he’s hovering above the Moon’s surface in his spacecraft, on the cover of the June 1915 issue. The third issue to follow in a day or two…

—Doug Ellis

Photo: In the Friday night portion of this year's Jerry Weist estate auction being held at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention are a number of interesting Gernsback items, including three issues of Electrical Experimenter with installments of Hugo Gernsback's "Baron Munchhausen's New Scientific Adventures".  These three issues are among the four issues which featured covers illustrating the series. I posted the May 1915 cover yesterday (which would have gone on sale in April 1915, or 100 years to the month before our show), which featured the Baron on the surface of the Moon communicating with Earth.  Here he's hovering above the Moon's surface in his spacecraft, on the cover of the June 1915 issue.  The third issue to follow in a day or two...

Windy City Auction Gernsback Update

In the Friday night portion of this year’s Jerry Weist estate auction being held at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention are a number of interesting Gernsback items, including three issues of Electrical Experimenter with installments of Hugo Gernsback’s “Baron Munchhausen’s New Scientific Adventures”. These three issues are among the four issues which featured covers illustrating the series.
I’ve posted the May 1915 and June 1915 covers over the past few days. Here’s the cover for the December 1915 issue, which finds the Baron at the Martian canals. No word on whether he happened across a certain other Earthman on Mars while he was there…

—Doug Ellis

Photo: In the Friday night portion of this year's Jerry Weist estate auction being held at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention are a number of interesting Gernsback items, including three issues of Electrical Experimenter with installments of Hugo Gernsback's "Baron Munchhausen's New Scientific Adventures". These three issues are among the four issues which featured covers illustrating the series.<br />
I've posted the May 1915 and June 1915 covers over the past few days.  Here's the cover for the December 1915 issue, which finds the Baron at the Martian canals.  No word on whether he happened across a certain other Earthman on Mars while he was there...

Gernsback Item – Auction

Published by one of Hugo Gernsback’s publishing companies in 1930, “Know Yourself! Mysteries of Life Explained” by Dr. David H. Keller is one of the rarer Gernsback titles. It may have run into trouble with various censorship groups back in the 1930’s, since it deals with “Life and Sex Facts of Man, Woman and Youth Popularly Presented.” By today’s standards, it’s pretty darned tame. Whatever the reason for its scarcity, there are no images of it online that I could find and none for sale. But for the Hugo Gernsback or Keller collector, this copy will be in the Friday night portion of the Jerry Weist estate auction to be held at the 2015 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.

—Doug Ellis

Photo: Published by one of Hugo Gernsback's publishing companies in 1930, "Know Yourself!  Mysteries of Life Explained" by Dr. David H. Keller is one of the rarer Gernsback titles.  It may have run into trouble with various censorship groups back in the 1930's, since it deals with "Life and Sex Facts of Man, Woman and Youth Popularly Presented."  By today's standards, it's pretty darned tame.  Whatever the reason for its scarcity, there are no images of it online that I could find and none for sale.  But for the Hugo Gernsback or Keller collector, this copy will be in the Friday night portion of the Jerry Weist estate auction to be held at the 2015 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.

Windy City Auction Update!

I’ve gone through a couple thousand dime novels over the past few years working on the Jerry Weist estate auction material for the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. Some of them have stories that sound really interesting — particularly some of the SF or lost race stuff. Some of them have covers which are absolutely striking. And then others…well, others are like this one…

Who could have possibly thought, even 100 or so years ago, that “Boy Scouts for City Improvement” sounded like a compelling title? But I will say that this scout seems positively incensed about something he’s seen on this City map. He’s mad as the dickens and he’s not going to take it anymore!

This book is No. 17 in the Circling the Globe series from The Arthur Westbrook Company, a series that was published between 1908 and 1917. This year’s auction will have all 27 issues from that series in it. Many of the titles, and covers are more what you’d expect — such as “Marooned in the Tropics” and “Aboard a Destroyer”. However, I may have to bypass them in favor of eventually posting another Boy Scout novel cover from this series — “Boy Scouts As County Fair Guides.”

—Doug Ellis

Photo: I've gone through a couple thousand dime novels over the past few years working on the Jerry Weist estate auction material for the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  Some of them have stories that sound really interesting -- particularly some of the SF or lost race stuff.  Some of them have covers which are absolutely striking.  And then others...well, others are like this one...</p><br /><br />
<p>Who could have possibly thought, even 100 or so years ago, that "Boy Scouts for City Improvement" sounded like a compelling title?  But I will say that this scout seems positively incensed about something he's seen on this City map.  He's mad as the dickens and he's not going to take it anymore!</p><br /><br />
<p>This book is No. 17 in the Circling the Globe series from The Arthur Westbrook Company, a series that was published between 1908 and 1917.  This year's auction will have all 27 issues from that series in it.  Many of the titles, and covers are more what you'd expect -- such as "Marooned in the Tropics" and "Aboard a Destroyer".  However, I may have to bypass them in favor of eventually posting another Boy Scout novel cover from this series -- "Boy Scouts As County Fair Guides."

Film Festival Slate of Films Announced

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is pleased to announce our slate of H.P. Lovecraft films for this year’s convention.

FRIDAY

Dagon at Noon
Castle Freak at 1:45 pm
From Beyond at 3:30 pm
Dreams in the Witch House following the auction.

SATURDAY

The Haunted Palace at 10:00 am
H.P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon: To Hell and Back at 11:45 am
The Dunwich Horror at 1:30 pm
The Resurrected at 3:15 pm
The Call of Cthulhu following the auction

For more information, CLICK HERE to see the full lineup and the write-ups for each film.

Call_Cthulhu CastleFreak Dagon_3 Dreams Dunwich_horror FromBeyond Haunted_Palace Necronomicon Resurrected

Tables Are Sold Out

We’ve sold out of tables for the 2015 Convention.  For those who’d like to placed on a wait list, please contact us with your information.

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Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Management Team

Windy City Auction Information 2015 & 2016

Well, we’ve now organized the nearly 9000 items that will be auctioned from the estate of renowned collector Jerry Weist at the 2015 and 2016 Windy City Pulp and Paper Conventions. These consist of nearly 5300 pulps, around 2000 dime novels and approximately 1700 men’s adventure or true detective/western magazines. The material comes both from Jerry’s personal collection (most of which is in very high grade) as well as the warehouse collection he bought several years ago and which we’ve been auctioning since then (condition on these varies considerably). In order to accommodate this much material, we’re going to have our usual Friday night auction each of those years, as well as putting approximately 100 large lots into each of the Saturday night auctions. The Friday night auctions will be primarily from Jerry’s personal collection, while the Saturday night lots will be taken from the warehouse material. Of special interest in the 2015 Friday night auction will be the remaining Edgar Rice Burroughs pulps from Jerry’s collection. We’ll be preparing the 2015 catalog, and taking photos, as we get closer to the show, and will post them on our website and on facebook. And we’ll hope to see you at Windy City, April 17-19, 2015, where we’ll be celebrating the 125th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft!

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