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A.A. Merritt

Abraham Merritt was one of Bob Weinberg’s favorite authors. There will be a few interesting Merritt items 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.

Among them is one lot containing correspondence related to Merritt’s classic novel, “The Ship of Ishtar,” which was originally serialized in Argosy All-Story Weekly between November 8, 1924 and December 13, 1924, prior to being published in hardcover by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1926. The lot contains correspondence from Merritt, pulp publisher The Frank A. Munsey Company, and Putnam re: having certain of the copyrights in the story assigned back to Merritt, in order that Putnam could publish the book. Here’s a scan of a few items in this lot — a letter from Merritt to Bob Davis at Munsey, dated September 15, 1924 and signed by Merritt, together with the first page of the copyright assignment back to Merritt.

Superworld Comics

There will be a few interesting comics, or comics related, items 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 first issue of Superworld Comics, dated April 1940, put out by Hugo Gernsback. The cover is by the SF artist most associated with Gernsback’s pulps, Frank R. Paul.

Dime Detective Anyone?

I’ve shown a few already in the past few days, and here’s another of the thirty issues of Dime Detective Magazine that will be in the Saturday evening auction at the upcoming 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 Saturday, April 13, 2019. Roughly the first half of that auction will feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord, which will then be followed by some great material from a few other collections. This is from one of those.

Most of the Dime Detective issues are in very nice shape, as is this one, dated January 15, 1935. Featuring a cover by the great Walter Baumhofer, authors inside include Frederick C. Davis and Erle Stanley Gardner.

Spare another Dime?

Here’s another of the thirty issues of Dime Detective Magazine that will be in the Saturday evening auction at the upcoming 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 Saturday, April 13, 2019. Roughly the first half of that auction will feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord, which will then be followed by some great material from a few other collections. This is from one of those.

Most of the Dime Detective issues are in very nice shape, as is this one, dated April 1, 1935. Featuring a cover by the great Walter Baumhofer, authors inside include Cornell Woolrich, Hugh B. Cave, John K. Butler and T.T. Flynn.

Brother can you spare a dime?

This is just one of the thirty issues of Dime Detective Magazine that will be in the Saturday evening auction at the upcoming 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 Saturday, April 13, 2019. Roughly the first half of that auction will feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord, which will then be followed by some great material from a few other collections. This is from one of those.

Most of the Dime Detective issues are in very nice shape, as is this one, dated August 1935. Featuring a cover by the great Walter Baumhofer, authors inside include Frederick Nebel and Frederick C. Davis.

The Feasting Dead

Written by John Metcalfe and published by Arkham House, this first edition from 1954 will be part of the Glenn Lord Estate Auction. Unfortunately, it would appear that silver fish feasted on the dust jacket and parts of the board edges. This will be auctioned on Saturday April 13th, in the Part 1 of the Glenn Lord Estate Auction, at Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. Convention will be run April 12-14, 2019.

Tarzan’s Quest

This is the later printing of the Burrough’s classic novel from 1936. This edition has the tan boards with blue lettering, making it the 1948 reprint. Nonetheless and very nice copy from the Glenn Lord Estate. Being auctioned at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, April 12-14, 2019. This will be in Part 1, of the Saturday Evening auction on April 13th.

Always Comes evening

Glenn Lord’s personal copy, of this scarce Arkham House edition. Dust jacket is protected in a mylar sleeve and the boards shows very little shelf wear. Gold lettering on the spine is nice and bright. There is some inevitable shelf dust soiling though. Coming to auction at this year’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, April 12-14, 2019. This will be in the Part 1 of Saturday Night’s auction April 13th.

Robert E. howard’s complete conan of cimmeria vol. 1

There were three editions produced of this title, all in hardback. This is the Ultra-Limited Edition signed edition. Copy #16 of 100a in slipcase in “AS NEW” condition. Part of the Glenn Lord Estate and will be auctioned off at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention Saturday Night auction. Convention takes place April 12-14, 2019, and the auction will be in Part 1 of the Saturday April 13th event.

Skull-face and others

Need a really nice copy of Skull-Face? How about Glenn’s personal copy? Well this year’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention auction on Saturday Night will be your chance to win this beauty! A couple of small corner bumps and some shelf dust are the few minor flaws in this remarkable edition. April 12-14th, 2019. Auction to take place on Saturday evening, Part 1, April 13th.