Saturday Night Auction

Aug 2, 2019 by

PulpFest auction bannerPulpFest is known for its enjoyable auctions. Over the last few years, PulpFest has sold three major collections of pulps, books, fanzines, and related materials. This year’s auction will be a bit quieter.

Our Saturday night auction will feature 25 lots remaining from the collections of the late Woody Hagadish and Albert Tonik. Click here for descriptions of these lots. You’ll also find photographs of selected lots below.

In addition to our estate lots, all members of PulpFest 2019 can submit items to sell at auction. All auction lots must have a $20 minimum value. If you plan to offer an auction lot with a reserve price, your reserve must be $50 or more. PulpFest reserves the right to reject any auction material that does not meet our standards. The convention charges sellers 10% of the selling price for anything sold at auction.

To submit material to the PulpFest 2019 Saturday night auction, look for our auction banner. It will be located at Mike Chomko’s table. That’s where all of our 2019 members can bring materials that they’d like to place into our Saturday night auction. Your material must be submitted to PulpFest prior to 2 PM on the day of the auction.

After all the lots have been processed, there will be an auction preview, running from 4:15 – 4:45 PM on Saturday, August 17. There will also be a last minute preview running from 9:30 – 9:45 PM. Our auction banner will be outside the preview room to direct the curious to where they can view the auction lots.

The Saturday night auction will begin at 9:45 PM on August 17 in the PulpFest programming hall.

If you have questions concerning the auction or are interested in submitting an absentee bid, please contact programming and marketing director Mike Chomko at or 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542.

PulpFest 2019 will take place from August 15 through August 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry — just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City.” You can register for the convention by clicking one of the Register buttons on our home page. And don’t forget to book a room at the DoubleTree. You can reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Please be sure to mention PulpFest when placing your reservation in order to receive any convention special deals that may still be available. There is ample free parking surrounding the hotel.

(PulpFest advertising director Bill Lampkin designed the convention’s auction banner. It is based on a colorized photo of a June 26, 1942 magazine display rack from Yreka, California.)


1 — Sketches by George Evans

3 — Signed John Nanovic letter concerning John Campbell

5 — Autographed by John Nanovic

10 — Autographed by Jerome Rozen

19 — Mexican pulp paperback

20 — Shadow Club Code Card and Pin from Shadow Club kit movie tie-in

20 — Shadow Club ring from Shadow Club kit movie tie-in

21 — Chesley Bonestell art print

21 — Mel Hunter art print

21 — Mel Hunter art print

21 — Ron Walotsky art print

22 — FIGHTING WESTERN for February 1945

23 — Alex Schomburg art print

24 — SHADOW MAGAZINE Photo Premium

25 — Dean Koontz’s “Time Thieves”


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Going, Going, Gone! PulpFest Auctions

Jan 28, 2019 by

PulpFest auction bannerAre you thinking about selling off part or all of your pulp collection? Has a relative left a pulp or book collection that you want to offer for sale? Do you have a collectible magazine or perhaps a cover painting that you’d like to sell? Over the last few years, PulpFest has sold three major collections of pulps, books, fanzines, and related materials. Please consider using PulpFest‘s annual auction to reach an enthusiastic group of collectors, willing to bid on your memorabilia.

Our convention has the buyers you seek. PulpFest is attended by collectors of pulp magazines and related materials, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, original art, first edition hardcovers, series books, reference books, dime novels and story papers, Big Little Books, B-Movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time radio shows, newspaper adventure strips, and other pop culture collectibles.

If you’d like to learn more about PulpFest‘s auction services, please write programming director Mike Chomko, at You can also reach him at 2217 West Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104. Although the convention welcomes the selling of large collections through our auction, smaller accumulations are also welcome. PulpFest will help you reach many collectors of pop culture memorabilia, the sort of people who will treasure and appreciate your collection or unique collectible.

All members of PulpFest 2019 are also invited to submit items to sell in our auctions. The convention charges all sellers ten percent of the gavel price for items sold at auction. Please write to programming director Mike Chomko for additional details.

PulpFest 2019 will take place from August 15 through 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry — just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City” in the town of Mars. You can click here to download the convention’s 2019 member registration form. For additional information, please click the “register” button below the PulpFest banner at the top of our home page.

You can also book a room at our host hotel through our website. Just below the PulpFest banner at the top of the convention’s home page,  you’ll find a button that reads “Book a Room.” Click it and you’ll be redirected to a secure site where you can place your reservation.

(Bill Lampkin, the convention’s advertising director, designed the PulpFest auction banner.)

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