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  1. I will see if I can find some pictures of misc. Strasser's! I’ll post a few shadows, but I will try and post more miscellaneous ones. I have 130+ Shadow Strasser’s. I think I’m only missing three or four Shadows from the Strasser collection all together.
  2. Just picked up a book that I have waiting for a while! Planet Stories #1 from the “Strasser” pedigree collection!
  3. Yes Whether it was a lower print run or inferior paper that they used, they seem to be a little bit harder to get. Also, some collectors prefer the earlier cover paintings by Howitt, over the later covers.
  4. it’s Been a while since I posted some of the Spicy’s that I picked up over the summer from a large collection! I know I posted a few back then but I’m not sure which ones so I hope it’s OK that I throw a few more pictures on. I kept a few dozen in my own collection, including these, and this is the first time I had a chance to look at them again due to a hectic work schedule since August. Dwight
  5. Rick You have one example. Save your money, the Amazing Stories are common in high grade. Dwight
  6. From my collection, most I just picked up from the large collection that I acquired a few months back!
  7. The real difference is the mile high’s started right from the very beginning with all the key books, the Yakima’s basically started with the main bulk of the group late 1938 and up, which Certainly is far from the most significant era of the pulps, as any pulp collector knows. Michael Naimen really has no idea about pulps, he was in the comic field And I knew him well when I was buying golden age. He probably had this article Sent to him, I suspect for promotion. Don’t get me wrong I really like the Yakima’s, And I have about 60 of them in my collection, but they were really hyped for the purpose of making a lot of money and taking advantage of comic guys who wanted to jump into the pulp field for speculation. At some point I will when I have time explain the background of the Strasser collection! I have explained it on these forms before but I can’t remember where.
  8. Prices in the Yakimas’s were ridiculous as some of them are only FN and fine/very fine. Someone recently asked me if the Yakima collection was like the mile high collection and I smiled and said NO, that would definitely be the Strasser collection (and I’m someone that has 40 shadows from the Yakima collection).
  9. I have always used super-gold Mylite 2’s, with gold full backs. It’s just personal preference but I find that super-gold full-backs are a little too snug on the overhangs, that’s why I use super-gold bags with gold size backing boards. For extra protection I’ll put this inside a magazine mylar with a magazine backing board which I cut down a bit in width so it’s not too tight.
  10. Only about half the books I picked up at Pulp Fest, plus three more Strasser Astonishing’s.
  11. Yes, but take it with a grain of salt same thing happened with the McLaughlin auction, then prices dropped back to reality (especially the planets and other 40s Sci-fi Yakima’s).
  12. This Spicy has the words “The Batman” on the cover, that is it . It is no harder to find than any other Spicy, matter of fact I have found it one of the more common issues (I have owned 3 hi grade copies and 2 mid grade copies). It has a good cover, but there are many others that have covers as good as this one. Again, for whatever reason, people see the word “The Batman” and it certainly peaks their enthusiasm toward the book. You can find hi grade copies between $2000-$4000, but once again people probably not familiar with pulps get lured in and pay double the price because the value seems low compared to comics.
  13. I think some of these went high (for their actual grade). Key pulps were going to go high because of all the hype in this auction, there’s just no way they weren’t going to. The Spicy mystery Batman issue is not a rare book. I’ve had three high-grade copies and 2 mid grade copies. Obviously you had a couple guys (probably comic guys) where that price seemed cheap compared to Comics, but realistically people that know the market, know that that was about double the high-end value. A Sharp copy of that should go between $3500-$5000. The real head shaker were the Yakima planets. Comic guys are paying crazy money because they’re from the Yakima collection, not because those books are rare. Anyway it’s good for Glynn, and I am happy for him that they realized the numbers that they did. Dwight
  14. SHOWOFF...LOL!! Seriously .... if anyone is working for great pulps, I would highly recommend you visit Todd’s eBay store or Pulpfest, because he has a lot a rare pulps, graded accurately, and priced very fairly.
  15. No Never came out of Virginia at all Not even close to that area
  16. Someone on the boards here inadvertently asked me about this collection at Windy City pulp and paper show , but I just can’t remember who it was! ??????! Dwight
  17. A few more things from the collection. 13/15 of the following pulps came from the collection except for the “Tropical Take” and the “Firefighter” cover which were just traded with items from this collection! A couple of them have issues here and there but all have nice white paper and bright colourful glossy covers!
  18. Randall I think he picked up books from multiple collections. I’ll post a few more things.