wright or wrong

Here’s one of the gorgeous issues of Weird Tales that will be auctioned as part of 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. Dated September 1934, Margaret Brundage’s cover illustrates Robert E. Howard’s Conan tale, “People of the Black Circle”

By the way, Bob told Doug on several occasions that a number of his Weird Tales were Farnsworth Wright’s copies, and that those were in great shape, but he didn’t have notes on which ones those were anymore! Some copies have a “W” penciled in on them, or other penciled marks in the “W” of “Weird”. Given how beautiful those copies are, those may be the Wright copies, but we can only speculate as to that. And there are others that have no mark but which, based on the condition of the covers, spine and paper, appear to have come from the same source. If these were Wright’s copies, then perhaps the office boy or secretary who was in charge of passing out copies to editorial staff when the copies arrived used their own pencil notation system, or none, as they saw fit. It’s a mystery worthy of the Unique Magazine!