Friday Night Auction

Here are the images and information for this September’s Windy City Friday Night Auction! We’ve split up the Friday Night Auction Lots into groups of 50, so it won’t take so long to refresh.

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51-100 Listed Here
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1. UNCANNY STORIES – 4/41, v1n1 – the only issue of this SF/weird menace pulp.  Cummings

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2. MARVEL SCIENCE STORIES – 2 issues – 8/38 (v1n1; Kuttner, Burks) & 11/38 (v1n2; Kuttner, Williamson, Burks, Keller)

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3. MARVEL SCIENCE STORIES – 2 issues – 2/39 (Williamson) & 4-5/39 (Saunders cover)

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4. MARVEL STORIES – 2 issues – 8/39 & 11/40 (Cummings)

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5. THE POPULAR MAGAZINE – 3 issues – these issues contain the first 3 (of 4) installments of the lost world story, “Morgo the Mighty” (billed as “A Super-Tale of a Bat Man World”) which is featured on each cover by Howard Brown.  1930: 2nd August (some pieces of cover replaced with color copy), 1st September & 2nd September.  Other authors include Major Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson (complete 2 part serial & short story)

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6. TOP NOTCH – 7/35 – REH – “The Blood of the Gods” (El Borak), Wirt, Ryerson Johnson, Burks

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7. TOP NOTCH – 2 issues – both have lost world tales – 2/34 & 4/34 (Schachner, Burks, Lovell cover)

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8. UNKNOWN WORLDS – 2 issues – 12/42 (Bok, Long) & 2/43 (Kuttner, Brown, van Vogt)

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9. UNKNOWN WORLDS – 2 issues – 4/43 (Leiber, Kuttner) & 6/43 (Boucher, Wellman)

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10. UNKNOWN WORLDS – 2 issues – 8/43 (Williamson, Boucher) & 10/43 (van Vogt)

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11. I FOUND CLEOPATRA by Thomas P. Kelly (1946)

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12. THE WRITER 9/68 – features “Science Fiction We Can Buy” by John W. Campbell

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13. CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO MOVIE RIGHTS RE: ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE’S “IN THE NAME OF THE KING” – nine letters (or carbons) plus Terhune envelope

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14. CORRESPONDENCE FROM AUGUST DERLETH TO SAMUEL A. PEEPLES – 8 letters (most with envelopes) from Hulbert Burroughs (7 on ERB, Inc., stationary) to ERB fan and Hollywood producer Samuel A. Peeples between 1963 and 1968.  Bob acquired these from Peeples.

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15. CARDSTOCK PHOTO OF ELMO LINCOLN, SIGNED BY LINCOLN WITH INSCRIPTION, “THE ORIGINAL TARZAN” AND DATED 1950. Bob acquired this from Sam Peeples.

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16. CORRESPONDENCE FROM AUGUST DERLETH TO SAMUEL A. PEEPLES – 5 letters from Derleth to Peeples between 1961 and 1963, all with Arkham House envelopes and signed by Derleth.  Three are on AH letterhead while two are on Derleth’s letterhead.  Bob acquired these from Peeples.

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17. WEIRD TALES – 1/29 – REH (“Skulls in the Stars”, Solomon Kane), HPL (“The Silver Key”), Quinn, Kline, Derleth, trimmed

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18. WEIRD TALES – 4/29 – HPL (“The Dunwich Horror”), REH verse, CAS verse, Derleth, Quinn, Keller, trimmed

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19. WEIRD TALES – 7/30 – REH (“Moon of Skulls” 2/2, Solomon Kane), CAS, Quinn, Hamilton, Long trimmed [See Lot 60 for part 1 of the REH serial]

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20. WEIRD TALES – 8/29 – REH (“The Shadow Kingdom”, Kull), Derleth, Hamilton, trimmed

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21. MIRACLE SCIENCE AND FANTASY STORIES – 2 issues, the complete run of this short-lived Hersey pulp – 4-5/31 (v1n1; Rousseau, Burks; nbc, poor-fair) & 6-7/31 (Burks).  Rousseau was one of Bob’s favorite authors.

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22. FUTURISTIC STORIES – 2 issues, the complete run of this rare British SF pulp – 10/46 (#1) & 12/46 (#2)

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23. STRANGE ADVENTURES – 2 issues, the complete run of this rare British SF pulp – 9/46 (#1) & 2/47 (#2)

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24. SCIENCE FICTION DIGEST – 9/32 (v1n1) – the first issue of this early, important SF fanzine.  Mort Weisinger, Julius Schwartz & Raymond Palmer were among the editors.

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25. FANTASY MAGAZINE – 9/36, Fourth Anniversary Issue – another important early SF fanzine.  Williamson, Hamilton, Wells, England, REH memoriam

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26. COSMOS – COSMOS was a round-robin story, written by 17 authors in 17 installments, that ran as a separate part of Science Fiction Digest and, later, its successor, Fantasy Magazine, between July 1933 and January 1935.  When the serial was complete, a wraparound cover, featuring very early art by Hannes Bok was also printed so that collectors could put all of the installments inside the cover.  This lot contains 8 of the installments (#s 9 & 11-17) plus the cover.  Authors present here include A. Merritt, E.E. “Doc” Smith & Hamilton.  Chapter 9 has chipping and wear where the paper was folded along the left side, but the other installments are in nice condition (though printed on a fragile paper and tanned).

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27. AUTOGRAPH PAMPHLET FOR THE FIRST NATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION – this was published by Forry Ackerman; the four pages inside (1 sheet of paper folded in half) are blank, and were to be used to collect autographs at the con.  The con was held in Newark, NJ on May 29, 1938, and was used to test the viability of what became the first Worldcon, held in 1939.

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28. THE READER AND COLLECTOR – June 1944 (v3n3) – published by H.C. Koenig, this was an important fan publication in William Hope Hodgson studies.  In addition to material by others, includes HPL’s “The Weird Work of William Hope Hodgson”, CAS’ “In Appreciation of William Hope Hodgson”, Derleth’s “William Hope Hodgson”, Ellery Queen’s “William Hope Hodgson and the Detective Story”, & Leiber’s “William Hope Hodgson, Writer of Supernatural Horror”.  Also includes some Hodgson verse.

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29. UNKNOWN WORLDS – 2 issues – 4/42 (LRH, Boucher) & 6/42 (Bond, Long, Boucher)

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30. UNKNOWN WORLDS – 2 issues – 8/42 (Leiber, van Vogt, Long) & 10/42 (Kuttner, Brown)

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31. THRILLS INCORPORATED – 3 issues – rare Australian SF magazine – #13 (6/51), #14 (8/51) & #15 (9/51)

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32. THRILLS INCORPORATED – 3 issues – rare Australian SF magazine – #16 (10/51), #19 (2/52) & #23 (6/52; final issue)

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33. FIVE U.K. PINNACLE EDITION PAPERBACKS OF JOHN CARTER OF MARS BOOKS BY EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS – “The Warlord of Mars”, “The Gods of Mars”, “A Fighting Man of Mars”, “The Chessmen of Mars” & “Master Mind of Mars”

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34. FIVE U.K. PINNACLE EDITION PAPERBACKS OF TARZAN BOOKS BY EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS – “Tarzan and the Lost Empire,” “Tarzan the Invincible”, “Tarzan and the Foreign Legion,” “Tarzan Lord of the Jungle” & “Jungle Tales of Tarzan”

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35. RARE ARMED SERVICES EDITION OF “THE RETURN OF TARZAN” BY EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS

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36. “TARZAN IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY” BY EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS – the rare L.A. Bantam edition (#23 in series) from 1941 with the painted cover.  The first mass market Tarzan paperback.

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37. WEIRD TALES – 6-7/31 – HPL (“The Outsider”), Kline (“Tam, Son of the Tiger” 1/6), CAS, Keller, Long; trimmed at top and bottom

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38. WEIRD TALES – 8/31 – HPL (“The Whisperer in Darkness”), Kline (2/6), Derleth, Hamilton, CAS, Farley; trimmed at top and bottom

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39. WEIRD TALES – 9/31 – REH (“The Footfalls Within”, Kane), Kline (3/6), CAS, Quinn, Derleth, Ernst; trimmed at top and bottom

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40. WEIRD TALES – 10/31 – REH (“The Gods of Bal-Sagoth”), HPL (“The Strange High House in the Mist”), CAS, Kline (4/6), Derleth, Hamilton; trimmed at top and bottom

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41. T.T. FLYNN SIGNED CHECK – this was issued by The Frank A. Munsey Company pulp chain on April 29, 1926, in the amount of $60, as payment for “A Deal in Bonds” (Flynn’s Weekly).  Endorsed by Flynn on the back.

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42. NORVELL PAGE & ARTHUR J. BURKS SIGNED CHECK – this was issued by the Popular Publications, Inc. pulp chain on April 14, 1938, in the amount of $248, as payment for “Gun Song at Twilight” (Ace G-Man) and an additional payment on “All Cops are Heroes” (Detective Tales).  Endorsed by Spider author Page, as well as fellow pulp scribe Arthur J. Burks, on the back.

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43. FANTASY – 1938 (#1) – first issue of this short-lived U.K. SF pulp

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44. FANTASY – 1939 (#2)

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45. FANTASY – 1939 (#3) – final issue of this U.K. SF pulp

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46. SCIENTIFIC THRILLER SERIES – 2 issues of this very rare Australian SF series – “Satan’s Sabbath” by Paul Valdez (9/51) & “Feline Frame-Up” by Paul Valdez (5/52)

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47. SCIENTIFIC THRILLER SERIES – 2 issues of this very rare Australian SF series – “Jaws of Doom” by Boris Ludwig (12/48) & “Atomic Death” by Hans Karlson (11/48)

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48. BUCK ROGERS SPACE RANGER KIT – complete from 1962, in original envelope.  Six uncut sheets plus card with string and small piece of gummed paper.

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49. BUCK ROGERS ORIGINAL STRIP ART – from 12/5/82; part of the “Space Convicts” story which ran from 11/14/82-1/11/83.  Artist Jack Sparling; Writer Cary Bates.

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50. AMAZING STORIES ANNUAL – 1927 – the only issue – ERB (“Master Mind of Mars”), Merritt

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