We’ve just posted the auction images and catalog for this year’s two auctions.
CLICK HERE to go to the auction page. You can also place silent bids through the site. These silent bids will be the starting point for the live auction, and if the bid is high enough that no other bidder tops that silent bid, the silent bidder will win that lot.
We have an update and additional images for the Saturday Night Auction featuring the Batwoman cover from Weird Tales.
Our Friday and Saturday Night auctions set records. We thank all those who attended and placed bids. For those who’d like to see the results, simply click on the Auction page and we’ve broken down the results by night. Those prices do not include the 10% Buyers Premium.
We’re now just four months away from the 21st Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention! This year’s show will be held May 6-8, 2022 at our usual venue, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, Illinois. We’ve sold out all 180 of our dealer tables, to dealers spanning the U.S., from Canada and the U.K. We’ll be celebrating the 100th anniversary of pulp and comic publisher Fiction House.
At this point, we don’t know what COVID requirements may be in place when the show takes place. Currently, masking would be required, but protocols may change during the next four months. We’ll update those as we learn them.
As has been the case in years past, this year’s convention will feature some incredible material in our estate auctions. Friday night (May 6), our auction will focus on material from the estate of legendary collector Robert Weinberg (including many more issues of Weird Tales and a complete run of Planet Stories), while on Saturday night, (May 7) material from the estate of Glenn Lord, literary agent for the estate of Robert E. Howard, takes center stage. In addition, we also will have a number of interesting items from other consignors.
Thanks to all our in house customers and those few that placed bids in our silent auction. Once we can have a few minutes, we will update all the lots and results from both Friday and Saturday night auctions. Please be patient, as we must travel home, weigh and invoice all those who might have won lots based on their silent auction bids.
The weather here is Chicago is wonderful. We are hard at work getting everything ready for a great show.
Dealers: We will be allowed to setup Thursday evening. The approximate time should be after 8:00 pm, but once Doug and John makes it to the hotel, we will endeavor to setup a limited registration pickup. We will not be selling memberships, only giving out the badges to those who have pre-registered.
Please be advised that Illinois has a mask mandate for all indoor events, and everyone will be required to wear a mask while attending the convention.
With the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention taking place next week (September 10-12, 2021), we thought we’d send an update with some breaking news.
Effective today, Illinois has joined many other states in instituting a mask mandate for all indoor gatherings (such as our convention). Accordingly, all convention attendees over the age of 2 (and let’s face it, at a pulp show, we don’t have many folks in the 20 and under crowd, let alone the 2 and under crowd), whether or not they have been vaccinated, will be required to be masked while in the convention space.
As has been the case since our show in 2008, this year’s convention will be held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, Illinois.
As a reminder, it’s not too late to register for hotel rooms and get the convention rate; you can use this link that the hotel has set up for our show: