Friday, August 16, 2013


Bidding at Heritage Auctions is heating up for a lot of 30 vintage WEIRD TALES magazines. The box of aging pulps contains issues from the decade 1943-1953. This was close to the end of the original run of the venerable old 'zine, but there were still plenty of good stories by plenty of superb authors to enjoy. The general condition of the copies for sale here are more for acquiring as "reading copies", rather than collector's copies. I've personally had more than one pulp magazine's spine snap not long after purchase and it very well could be that these are headed that way, too. They might be more appropriate for digitizing. Nevertheless, any copy of WT in any condition from the 1st era is worth being on any Monsterologist's bookshelf.

  Here is the lot description:

"Weird Tales Box Lot (Popular Fiction, 1943-53) Condition: Average GD+. Full short box of more than 30 Weird Tales issues from the latter decade of its run. Contents include Richard Matheson, H. P. Lovecraft, Seabury Quinn, Theodore Sturgeon, Robert Bloch, Clark Ashton Smith, and Allison V. Harding. Complete covers. Spines are mostly complete and range from light orange to red. Cream to tan pages. Approximate Bookery's Guide to Pulps value for group = $250. From the Empire Comics Collection."

UPDATE: If you are a fan of classic pulp fiction, you should head on over to the TELLERS OF WEIRD TALES blog. There are some very informative and entertaining posts regarding all types pulps, written in a respectful and thoughtful manner. MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD recommends this blog!

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