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!
Back in 2003, author Frank Robinson was one of our Guests of Honor at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. He was interviewed by John Locke that Friday night. We’ve finally converted the video to digital form, and hope you enjoy hearing once more from Frank.
The convention is complete, and we now reset the clock for next year’s show. From all the comments we received at the show, it would appear most everyone had a great time…and we can only hope that everyone did.
As previously announced, we’ve set our date for next year, and our theme. Check back for more information in the near future.
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Yes…that’s right, we are putting plans together for our next show in 2015.
We are displaying images from this year’s Friday Night auction…not only here but on our Facebook sight. We will also publish a list. Click on the small images to expand to see if full sized.
CLICK HERE to see the images for Friday Night Auction.
CLICK HERE to see the special Saturday Night Auction pieces.
Our earliest sell-out ever! Sorry, but all wall and island tables have been sold. This is certain to be one of our best shows ever!
We will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the births of now THREE iconic pulp artists at this year’s convention in the Art Show.
Ed Cartier, Virgil Finlay and Hannes Bok will be featured this year as well as our regular great artwork at the Art Show….brought to you by Illustration Magazine.
See you at the Con.
We have our special page up on the hotel’s website. You can now register for rooms directly with the hotel through this portal. May we suggest that you do this sooner rather than later so you can be certain that a room has been reserved in your name.
To go to that site CLICK HERE.
See you at the Con!