A Little Lovecraft Postcard

Here’s one of the many interesting H.P. Lovecraft items that will be in the first part of the Robert Weinberg Estate Auction being held at the 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 12-14, 2019 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center). The auction will be held on the evening of Friday, April 12, 2019.

This is a postcard from Lovecraft to one of his regular correspondents, his friend Alfred Galpin, Jr., postmarked October 9, 1922. As was customary with his correspondence with Galpin, HPL referred to himself as “grandpa” and signed himself with made up names, often Theobaldus. HPL’s “Polaris” first appeared in the December 1920 issue of Galpin’s amateur press periodical, “The Philosopher.” A few months prior to the date of this postcard, during late July or early August 1922, Galpin introduced HPL to the fiction of Clark Ashton Smith, giving him a copy of Smith’s “The Star-Treader and Other Poems.” In the 1930’s, Galpin attended the Sorbonne in Paris and became a classical music composer. In 1937, following HPL’s passing, Galpin wrote a piano solo, “Lament for H.P.L.”, the score of which was included in Arkham House’s HPL book, “Marginalia.” According to “An H.P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia” by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz, most of HPL’s correspondence to Galpin has either been lost or destroyed.

The catalog and all images will be available on our website (www.windycitypulpandpaper.com) in mid-March, and we’ll also have instructions there for how you can place absentee bids if you can’t make it to the show. It won’t be a live bidding option, though, so not as good as if you can attend.

Weird Tales Letter

Here’s one of the many unique items that will be in the first part of the Robert Weinberg Estate Auction being held at the 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 12-14, 2019 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center). The auction will be held on the evening of Friday, April 12, 2019.

This is a letter from Weird Tales Editor Farnsworth Wright to author Greye La Spina, dated June 5, 1925. It has great content regarding Weird Tales and La Spina’s fiction, along with a rare signature by Wright (he stopped signing his letters a few years later due to the advance of Parkinson’s disease). La Spina’s penciled notes are on the left side and at top right. Bob acquired this from La Spina’s estate.

The catalog and all images will be available on our website (www.windycitypulpandpaper.com) in mid-March, and we’ll also have instructions there for how you can place absentee bids if you can’t make it to the show. It won’t be a live bidding option, though, so not as good as if you can attend.

The Shunned House – Lovecraft

One of 50 unbound copies of this scarce and desirable H.P. Lovecraft book. Bound by a binder in Houston for Glenn, with no dust jacket. Watermark shows Canterbury Laid, which is the original paper. This will be part of the Glenn Lord Estate auction at Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. We will be auctioning this in Part One of the Saturday Night auction on April 13th. The Convention takes place April 12-14, 2019.

You’ve got to be there to see this beauty, but in case you can’t we will be publishing a PDF catalog of available auction items something the middle of this month. The catalog will have more information regarding leaving a silent bid prior to the live auction.

Weird Tales – 03/38

There will be many gorgeous issues of Weird Tales in the first part of the Robert Weinberg Estate Auction being held at the 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 12-14, 2019 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center). The auction will be held on the evening of Friday, April 12, 2019.

Here’s one of them; the March 1938 issue with a great Brundage cover. In addition to containing H.P. Lovecraft’s “Beyond the Wall of Sleep”, it also features a Robert E. Howard poem and stories by Kuttner, Williamson, Wellman (as Gans T. Field), Quinn and Price.

The catalog and all images will be available on our website (www.windycitypulpandpaper.com) in mid-March, and we’ll also have instructions there for how you can place absentee bids if you can’t make it to the show. It won’t be a live bidding option, though, so not as good as if you can attend.

The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard

Published in a limited edition of 150 and this is copy #1. Part of the Glenn Lord Estate and will be auctioned off at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, April 12-14, 2019. This edition is AS NEW!

As with all the auctions from Friday Night and Part One of Saturday night, we will be taking silent bids/absentee bids prior to the auction. The highest bid price will be our starting bid for that item, and if no other live bids come in, then the silent bidder will be declared the winner.

The Dark Man and Others

Written by Robert E. Howard and published by Arkham House. This edition is from the Glenn Lord Estate and will be part of our Saturday Night Auction. The convention will be held April 12-14, 2019 and this book will be in Part One of our Saturday Night Auction.

As with all the auctions from Friday Night and Part One of Saturday night, we will be taking silent bids/absentee bids prior to the auction. The highest bid price will be our starting bid for that item, and if no other live bids come in, then the silent bidder will be declared the winner.

The Shuttered Room & Other Pieces

Part of Glenn Lord’s collection of Arkham House collection is being auctioned at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, April 12-14, 2019. This edition’s endpaper has darkened, along with shelf dust soiled paper edges. Dust jacket shows some shelf wear.

This edition will be in Part One of the Saturday Auction on the 13th. As with all the auctions from Friday Night and Part One of Saturday night, we will be taking silent bids/absentee bids prior to the auction. The highest bid price will be our starting bid for that item, and if no other live bids come in, then the silent bidder will be declared the winner.

The Feasting Dead

Written by John Metcalfe, an Arkham House publication and part of the Glenn Lord Estate. Available at auction at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, April 12-14, 2019. This will be in part one of the Saturday night auction. As with all the auctions from Friday Night and Part One of Saturday night, we will be taking silent bids/absentee bids prior to the auction. The highest bid price will be our starting bid for that item, and if no other live bids come in, then the silent bidder will be declared the winner.

Once the catalog is complete and published…hopefully in the middle of March, we will include further instructions on how this bidding process and how to place a silent bid at that time.

The Hounds of Tindalos

Another very nice Arkham House publication from the Glenn Lord Estate. Going up for auction at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention Saturday Night auction April 12-14, 2019. This will be in part one of the auction Saturday, April 13th. The book shows some discoloration to fly paper and some shelf dust to paper edges. Dust jacket shows some shelf wear, but overall a very well presentable book.

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