Paul Powers Items Added to 2014 Auction!

Aug 2, 2014 by

Tom Lovell Sonny TaborAlthough writer Paul Powers is best known for his contributions to magazines such as Weird Tales, Wild West Weekly, Thrilling Ranch Stories, and Western Story Magazine, he was also a collector. Thanks to the Powers family, PulpFest has added four more auction lots from the estate of an accomplished pulp author to its Saturday Night Auction. The convention will also be offering twenty-five lots of books, manuscripts, and ephemera from the collection of Everil Worrell, a writer for Weird Tales.

The convention is grateful to pulp fan and scholar Laurie Powers and her family for adding this material to an already exciting auction, one that will include over 150 pulps as well as digests and dime novels from a Boston collection acquired by auctioneer Joseph F. Saine. To honor Paul’s love of animals, especially dogs, all proceeds from the sale of the four Powers lots will be donated to the Grand-Paws Senior Sanctuary in Acton, California. If desired, the sanctuary will happily provide receipts to the winners of the lots for tax purposes.

As part of its Saturday Night Auction, beginning at 9:30 PM on August 9th, PulpFest is please to offer the following lots from the estate of writer and collector Paul S. Powers:

1.  One hardbound copy of  the first US edition of Paul S. Powers’ Doc Dillahay, published by Macmillan in 1949. Overall condition is good with browning of front end paper. Covers are in very good condition with a tight spine. Dustjacket is in poor condition. This full-length historical-fiction novel is described on the front cover blurb of Bantam paperback #832 as “A smashing, true-to-life novel of Old Arizona!”

2.  One hardbound copy of the first UK edition of same, published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1950. Overall condition is good to very good. Covers have faded slightly. No marks inside except for pasting of an author’s agent sticker on inside of end paper. Dustjacket is in fair condition with slight tears along edges and small piece missing from bottom of spine.

3.  A color reproduction of Tom Lovell’s portrait of “Sonny Tabor and Paint,” suitable for framing and offered as a premium to readers of Wild West Weekly, circa 1935. Readers were asked to send in three coupons clipped from consecutive issues of the pulp magazine to procure the artwork.

4.  A color reproduction of H. W. Scott’s portrait of “Kid Wolf and Blizzard,” suitable for framing and offered as a premium to readers of Wild West Weekly, circa 1935. There were at least three other reproductions in the set featuring portraits of Bud Jones, the Whistlin’ Kid, and the Circle ‘J’ Pards, the descendants of the original Billy West gang.

Four more reasons to be in Columbus from August 7th through August 10th for “Summer’s Great Pulp Con,” PulpFest 2014!

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To learn more about Paul Powers and Everil Worrell, click on their names in the first paragraph.

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Weird Tales Author Auction at PulpFest 2014

Jul 10, 2014 by

Weird Tales 53-01Another highlight of the PulpFest 2014 Saturday Night Auction, taking place on August 9 at 9:30 PM, will be a selection of books, fanzines, manuscripts, and ephemera from the collection of Everil Worrell, author of nineteen stories for Weird Tales. Starting with “The Bird in Space,” a short novel that copped the cover spot for the September 1926 issue, Worrell began a long association with “The Unique Magazine.” One of her last published stories, “Call Not Their Names,” appeared in the March 1954 number, six months before the end of the magazine’s original run.

In addition to Weird Tales, Worrell also wrote short fiction for Macfadden’s Ghost Stories and Ray Palmer’s Mystic Magazine and poetry for The Overland Monthly. Her stories were also reprinted in the Avon Fantasy Reader and Health-Knowledge’s Startling Mystery Stories. “The Canal,” originally published in the December 1927 Weird Tales, was adapted to television by Rod Serling’s Night GalleryWorrell was a longtime employee of the federal government, retiring on the last day of 1957 from the U. S. Department of Treasury.

PulpFest is pleased to offer twenty-five lots of collectibles from the Worrell estate,  left to  a small church in Washington, DC after the passing of the author’s only child, Eileen Murphy. St. David’s parish is excited about having PulpFest handle this portion of their former parishioner’s estate, hoping that the items will find their way into the hands of those who would appreciate them most–pulp fiction aficionados!

To take a look at the Worrell collection that PulpFest will be selling at its Saturday Night Auction, please visit the Worrell Auction page of our website, listed under the Auctions button of our Programming page. To whet your appetite, you’ll find below are a couple of the items that we’ll be offering from the Worrell collection.

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Over 150 Pulps to be Auctioned at PulpFest 2014!

Jul 8, 2014 by

Saine AuctionPulpFest 2014 is very pleased to announce that it will be offering a substantial accumulation of pulp magazines at this year’s Saturday Night Auction, taking place on August 9 at 9:30 PM. Thanks to auctioneer Joseph F. Saine, who acquired this collection from the Boston area, over seventy lots of this year’s auction will be almost entirely devoted to pulp magazines.

Featuring over 150 pulps as well as digests and dime novels, the collection ranges from fair condition materials to collectibles in very good or better condition. A wide variety of titles will be offered: Argosy, All-Story Weekly, Amazing Stories, Bill Barnes, Dare-Devil Aces, Detective Fiction Weekly, Dime Mystery Magazine, Doc Savage, Frontier Stories, Galaxy Science Fiction, G-8 and His Battle Aces, Horror Stories, Ka-Zar, The Lone Eagle, Operator #5, Pete Rice Western, Pioneer Tales, The Shadow, Speed Adventure Stories, Spicy Adventure Stories, The Spider, Strange Stories, Terror Tales, and others.

To take a look at the collection that Joe will be selling at the PulpFest Saturday Night Auction, please visit the Joseph F. Saine website and click “View Photo Gallery” button.

The full-time proprietor of an antique toy shop by day and a mystery mavin by night, Joe has been a PulpFest dealer for the last three years. Hailing from northwest Ohio, his passion and vocation is the acquisition and placement  of the finest antique toys and toy soldiers. A licensed auctioneer, Joe is the owner of Joseph F. Saine Toy Soldiers & Antique Toys. Please visit his website and tell him that PulpFest sent you.

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