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Updated Dealer Listing

Airship 27 – Ron Fortier & Rob Davis
Alvarado, Mark
Aronovitz, David – The Fine Book Company
Bielski, Al
Bielski, Frank
Broecker, Randy
Brown, Bob – b Brown & Associates
Burrows, Larry & Pam
Canja, Jeff
Carpenter, Gene – All-American Comics & Collectibles
Cavalier, Bill
Certo, Nick
Chomko, Mike & Dianne
Coker, John
Colabuono, Gary & Larry Charet
Conran, Mike
Cosgriff, John
Craig, Fred – Mean Street Books
Currey, Lloyd – L.W. Currey Books
Danielson, Larry
Dilbone, Keith
Eisenstein, Alex & Phyllis
Ellis, Doug – Tattered Pages Press
Emrich, Brian
Flowers, Bob
Garcia, Bob & Nancy
Gaynor, Jeff & Terry Kalkanian – Unicorn Comics & Cards
Gleich, Greg & Ellen
Goodman Games – Dieter Zimmerman
Grams, Martin – Finders Keepers Classics
Grapefruit Moon Gallery – Sarahjane Blum
Gunnison, John – Adventure House
Haffner, Stephen – Haffner Press
Hagenauer, George
Hallock, Larry – Ygor’s Books
Hartshorn, Scott
Hauser, John + Steve Spilger
Heartwood Auctions – Richard Meli
Heritage Auctions – Todd Hignite
Herman, Paul
Herman, Paul & Lou Ann Lord – REH Foundation
Hickman, Mark
Hill, Roger
Hulse, Ed – Blood ‘N Thunder
Isaacson, Tim
Jasinski, Joe
Jaster, Cat + Bill Thinnes & Dennis Harford
Jerry Ohlinger’s Movie Materials Store – Barbara Fister-Liltz & Bill Hunt
Ketter, Greg – Dreamhaven Books
Knott, John – John W. Knott, Bookseller
Kurzman, Dave
Law, Michael & Nick
LePlae, Dave
Martinson, Margie – Owl Post Greetings
McMahan, John – My Back Pages
McVicker, Terence – Terence McVicker, Rare Books
Nelson, Phil
Olson, Dwayne
O’Neill, John – Black Gate
Parsons, Mike
Paxton, Tim – Tim’s Books
Poole, Craig
Richards, Andy & Malcolm Edwards – Cold Tonnage Books
Richardson, Cole
Roberts, Garyn
Roberts, Tom – Black Dog Books
Ross, Bill
Schmidt, Dave & Zoe – Main Street Music
Schroeter, Rodney
Simms, Doug – Heroes & Games
Smith, Dave & John Hutchins – Fantasy Illustrated
Stransky, Tom – Midway Books
Taraba, Fred – Taraba Illustration
Telizyn, John & Nick – Sparky’s
Tollin, Anthony – Sanctum Productions
Vandrey, Phil
Walsh, Ray – Curious Books
Wehler, Jon
Weinberg, Phyllis – Weinberg Books
White, David & Tommy Hancock – Pro Se Press
Wiener, Robert – Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc.
Willoughby, David
Wilson, F. Paul
Zarrillo, Robert
Zimmer, Dan – Illustration Magazine

Secret Origins of Weird Tales Panel Discussion

The Secret Origins of Weird Tales

Pulp historian John Locke will share stories from his upcoming book, a revisionist history of the disastrous beginnings (1923-24) of Weird Tales magazine, a period of tumult and controversy unprecedented in the pulps, before or since. He will reveal mysteries which have been suppressed by a code of silence for almost a century now. Who were Henneberger and Lansinger, the founders of the magazine, and what strange forces joined them? How did first editor Edwin Baird become the wild man of the pulps? What lay buried in haunted second editor Farnsworth Wright’s past that he never dared speak of? What was the uncontrollable “reorganization” that sucked legendary horror author H.P. Lovecraft into a vortex he barely understood? Why did world-famous magician Harry Houdini suddenly appear on the covers of the obscure magazine, and just as suddenly disappear? Finally, how did an all-out war behind the scenes at the magazine lead to the long peace of the Wright years?

Robert E. Howard Friday Night Auction Update

Among the hundreds of pulps that will be in the Glenn Lord estate auction being held on Friday night, April 6, 2018, at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 6-8, 2018, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center) are 18 issues of Fiction House’s Action Stories. Most of them feature stories by Robert. E. Howard, including these two. The one on the left is December 1935 and on the right is January 1937.

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Windy City Friday Night Auction Update

I hope everyone has be intrigued with the images and information regarding the Glenn Lord estate auction coming up at the next Windy City.

Among the hundreds of pulps that will be in the Glenn Lord estate auction being held on Friday night, April 6, 2018, at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 6-8, 2018, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center) are 20 issues of Fiction House’s Fight Stories. Most of them feature stories by Robert. E. Howard, including these two, as is noted on the covers. The one on the left is June 1930 and on the right is December 1931.

Robert E. Howard Friday Night Auction Update

Among the over 80 issues of Weird Tales (most featuring stories or poems by Robert E. Howard, and many with work from H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith) that will be in the Glenn Lord estate auction being held on Friday night, April 6, 2018, at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 6-8, 2018, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center) are these two.  The one on the left is the July 1925 issue, featuring Howard’s first story for that pulp — “Spear and Fang,”  And as the cover for the issue on the right (dated April 1926) proclaims, Howard’s story “Wolfshead” is in that one.

Friday Auction Additional Update

Over 80 issues of Weird Tales (most featuring stories or poems by Robert E. Howard) will be in the Glenn Lord estate auction being held on Friday night, April 6, 2018, at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 6-8, 2018, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center).  Here’s one of them — the December 1932 issue, featuring a great J. Allen St. John cover for Otis Adelbert Kline’s “Buccaneers of Venus.”  Of course, the issue is of particular interest to REH fans, as it also features his “Phoenix on the Sword,” the first published adventure of Conan.

Friday Night Auction Update

Here’s one of the unique items that will be in the Glenn Lord estate auction being held on Friday night, April 6, 2018, at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 6-8, 2018, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center).

Back in 1968, Donald M. Grant published his third collection of stories by Robert E. Howard, following “A Gent From Bear Creek” and “The Pride of Bear Creek.”  Entitled “Red Shadows,” it printed Howard’s stories of Solomon Kane.  For this project, Grant enlisted the talents of artist Jeff Jones, who painted the art for the cover as well as three interior plates (a fourth plate reprinted the cover art).

In the auction is this item, which I think is an uncut proof sheet of the dust jacket and the interior plates.  It would look great framed and on the wall!

Update Glenn Lord Friday Night Auction

Besides pulps, the Glenn Lord estate auction being held on Friday night, April 6, 2018, at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 6-8, 2018, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center) contains a number of rare fanzines.

Among them are several issues of The Phantagraph from the mid-1930’s, which for much of its run was edited by Don Wollheim.  The three issues, and one supplement, that I’ll post here are among them.  Many pros contributed to these, most notably H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.  The issues in the auction contain two installments of Howard’s “The Hyborian Age.”

Friday Glenn Lord Auction Update

Among the rare pulps in the Glenn Lord estate auction being held on Friday night, April 6, 2018, at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 6-8, 2018, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center) are these four.

Nickel Detective (which was a title change from Popular Fiction Magazine, which in turn was a title change from Man Stories), ran for six issues from January to August 1933, before changing title to Strange Detective Stories. Under that latter title, it lasted four issues, from November 1933 to February 1934. The auction will include the August 1933 issue of Nickel Detective, as well as the November 1933, December 1933 and February 1934 issues of Strange Detective Stories. The last two of those feature stories by Conan author Robert E. Howard.