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All-Story in auction

Clinton Pettee is best known for his iconic cover for the October 1912 issue of The All-Story Magazine, illustrating Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan of the Apes,” but Pettee provided several fine covers to The All-Story. Here’s one of them, from 13 months earlier — the cover to the September 1911 issue. Among other stories, the issue contains Talbot Mundy’s “Cornelia’s Gentleman,” and an installment of a serial by George Allan England.

This copy is just one of the several nice issues of The All-Story (under various title variants, including some issues with ERB) 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.

A little fight?

Prior to penning tales of Conan for Weird Tales, Robert E. Howard was turning out stories of sailor Steve Costigan for Fiction House’s Fight Stories, including “Champ of the Forecastle” for the November 1930 issue. This copy of that issue will be in the Glenn Lord Estate Auction taking place 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.

going private!

Several very nice issues of Private Detective Stories from the 1930’s will be in the Glenn Lord Estate Auction taking place 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.
Here’s one of the copies that will be auctioned — the issue dated January 1938, with cover by Harry Parkhurst.

Looking for a fight?

Last year, the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention featured part one of the Glenn Lord Estate Auction. At the upcoming 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 12-14, 2019 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center), we will present part two. The auction will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 13, 2019.

There will be plenty of interesting Robert E. Howard material, including books, pulps, fanzines and ephemera. Included in the pulps will be several issues of Fiction House’s Fight Stories, primarily from the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Here’s one of ’em; Fight Stories dated October 1931.

Ain’t it weird part…

A great Margaret Brundage cover graces this copy of the September 1934 issue of Weird Tales, which 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.

The issue contains the first part of Robert E. Howard’s Conan tale, “The People of the Black Circle.” The issue also includes a Jules de Grandin story by Seabury Quinn, as well as work by August Derleth, Howard Wandrei, Greye La Spina and others.

Weird tales – 02/33

This is one of several beautiful 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.

Sporting a great St. John cover, for an installment of Otis Adelbert Kline’s serial, “Buccaneers of Venus”, this February 1933 issue also includes “The Cats of Ulthar” by H.P. Lovecraft, “The Mandrakes” by Clark Ashton Smith and tales by the two founders of Arkham House, August Derleth and Donald Wandrei.

movie fest update

Every year, Ed Hulse of Murania Press does a bang up job putting together the film program at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. As Ed noted in a post yesterday, “Since 2002 we’ve exclusively (with rare exceptions) shown movies adapted from stories originally published in pulp magazines, a unique mandate we take seriously. Program notes for this year’s selections have just been posted to the blog at our web site (muraniapress.com). Since they run to some 3100 words, we’ve split them up into consecutive posts covering Friday and Saturday separately. Stop by and take a gander. And if you haven’t already made plans to attend the convention, hop on over to its con site (windycitypulpandpaper.com) and register today!”

The image here is the poster for one of the films in this year’s program, “The Sin of Nora Moran.” As Ed notes in his blog at muraniapress.com, it’s adapted from “Burnt Offering” (The Underworld, August-October 1930) and “The Woman in the Chair” (Complete Underworld Novelettes, Summer 1932) by Willis Maxwell Goodhue.

weird tales with a british accent

Several rare U.K. pulps, books and magazines 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 ’em — “The Weird Story Magazine”, dated August 1940. Put out by publisher Gerald G. Swan, it was the only issue in pulp format; two other issues published years later were in digest format.

not so friendly iron giant

I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a sucker for a giant robot pulp cover. Here’s a giant robot going to town on a helpless city on the cover of Uncanny Tales, April 1942. Twenty issues of this rare Canadian pulp, including this copy, 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.

Derleth window ad

Here’s a window display advertising card promoting August Derleth and his series, “History Passed This Way”, which appeared in the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1948. Sadly, it looks like someone may not have been careful with tape near his face! Still, it’s not an item you see every day. It 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.