Comics, Pulps, and Paperbacks: Why such a discrepancy in values?
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On 5/31/2019 at 10:48 PM, frozentundraguy said:

I  recently took a break from my onslaught of classic sci-fi and read Danger Trail by Theodore Pratt. The book's premise is based on the fact that from 1885 to 1892 mailmen walked most of the 68 miles from Lake Worth to Miami. In real life a mailman by the name of James Hamilton lost his life en-route, presumably to drowning, or due a shark or alligator attack while crossing an inlet.

 

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Just living in Florida back then, without AC, was a danger

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22 hours ago, frozentundraguy said:

Another recent Ace Double with covers by Emsh and Valigursky.

 

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There are several incredible Ace cover paintings in the Crain collection auction over at Heritage. I so wish I had the swag to play in that end of the pool!

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On 6/4/2019 at 11:38 PM, Surfing Alien said:

I love a "Tough Doll"

This book is based on the premise that "Even the knowledge that Jon Russell, Steve's best friend, wanted her was not enough to keep Ann from the life of shame to which she dedicated her gorgeous body..."

A checklist compiled online indicates that Erolie Pearl Dern Gaddis had 284 novels published during her lifetime under her various pseudonyms. A wikipedia page boasts that she wrote 3000 words a day, 6 days a week for many years. Talk about laboring in obscurity!

 

 

"She went from good, to bad to worse"

 

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On 1/8/2014 at 4:39 PM, Bookery said:

(On the other hand, if a company like CGC did offer a grading service, paperback values would likely skyrocket, particularly with high-grade rarities. And there are even more paperbacks out there than comics, so if it took off, it would be a lucrative endeavor indeed for both the grading company and lucky collectors/dealers sitting on inventories of key items).

 

You've got that right. I wish CGC would venture into this area; I think they're missing the boat. However, if they ever did slab paperbacks, say goodbye to affordable copies of high grade material...  

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On 6/4/2019 at 11:38 PM, Surfing Alien said:

I love a "Tough Doll"

This book is based on the premise that "Even the knowledge that Jon Russell, Steve's best friend, wanted her was not enough to keep Ann from the life of shame to which she dedicated her gorgeous body..."

A checklist compiled online indicates that Erolie Pearl Dern Gaddis had 284 novels published during her lifetime under her various pseudonyms. A wikipedia page boasts that she wrote 3000 words a day, 6 days a week for many years. Talk about laboring in obscurity!

 

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Looks pretty interesting to me...

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On 6/4/2019 at 7:38 AM, Surfing Alien said:

Just living in Florida back then, without AC, was a danger

It still is, even with AC...

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On 5/30/2019 at 3:49 PM, Surfing Alien said:

Bump... to quote the pulp thread... what would this be worth if it was on a comic book cover? Rodewald got away with  some crazy stuff in the fairly mainstream digests

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WOW...   

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Those were all found in used book stores, I prefer to find them in the wild

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On 6/20/2019 at 11:44 AM, Hap Hazard said:

Recent pick up:

ten cent Dell # 11 Marihuana by William Irish

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A classic for sure. I found one for a buck at an estate sale a couple years ago. Not real easy to find.

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