2005-03-29 14:15:52 UTC
I am a collector interested in a wide variety of 1930s-1950s British
and Australian fiction, encompassing science fiction, fantasy, horror,
weird and occult, crime, gangster, detective, and some westerns.
Below is my lengthy, detailed want list. If you wish to reply to this
posting in private, please reply direct to my email address provided
below. Thank you all, and to those over the years that have helped to
fill in the holes in my collection !
533 One Center Blvd, Apt 315
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 -- USA
An asterisk (*) mark preceding an entry means that I own a copy, but
desire an upgrade.
PART ONE: PAPERBACKS, DIGESTS, AND PAMPHLETS:
Alliance Press (UK: pamphlet)
The Vampire and 16 Other Stories L. H. Fox, 1945
Associated Weekly Newspapers; a Book Division for Pembertons of the UK
(possibly printed Canada)
Tapestry Triangle Thomas P. Kelley, circa 1946
Ayres & James (Australia: pamphlet)
Every 28 Days Hal Carleston
Bear Hudson (UK)
* Spawn of the Vampire N. Wesley Firth, 1946
Thrilling Crime Stories anon, 1948
* Zhorani Karl Maras, 1953
Peril from Space Karl Maras, 1953
Currawong Publishing Co.
(Australia: 1940s pamphlet)
Prisoners of Serpentland Alan Connell
The Living Dead J. W. Heming
Subterranean City J. W. Heming
In Aztec Hands J. W. Heming
Reign of Terror Philip Richmond
Dragon Ltd (UK: Digest format) 1954
Creature From the Black Lagoon Vargo Statten
Export Publications (for Pemberton, UK)
(Printed in Canada)
I Found Cleopatra Thomas P. Kelley, 1940s digest
Everybody's Books (UK: pamphlets and digests)
Tales of Mystery and Surprises -- Anon
Tales of Terror and the Unknown -- Anon
The Gamma Ray Murders Preston Yorke, 1943
* The Astounding Crime Preston Yorke, 1943
Case of the Strangled Seven Preston Yorke, 1943
The Grim Caretaker Eugene Ascher, 1944
Uncanny Adventures Eugene Ascher, 1944
Land of Hidden Death Justin Atholl, 1944
The Swastika Murders Justin Atholl, 1944
Hamilton & Co (UK)
* The Terror Strikes N Wesley Firth, 1946
Strange Hunger Michael Hervey, 1946
The Terror N Wesley Firth, 1946
The Tomb of Horror Earl Ellison, 1946
Grayling Press: Mystery 4.5d Thriller Series
(UK: pamphlets, circa 1949-1950)
01. Jack Kelso Smashing the Drug Ring'
02. Roy MacRae The Black Cat Murder'
03. Chris Brand Trail of the Vampire'
04. Roy MacRae Dangerous Lady'
07. Starr Nicholls Death in the Jungle'
08. Jack Kelso The Ghost Skier'
11. Michael Burke Murder On Film'
12. Jack Kelso Diamonds Spell Death'
13. Henry Duval Witch Woman'
14. Frank Scott Murder Will Out'
15. Gaston Lamond Window of Death'
16. Henry Duval Murder in Mayfair'
Harborough Publishing Co (UK)
Shuna, White Queen of the Jungle John King, 1951
Mitre Press (UK: 1940s pamphlet or thin digest)
Tales of Terror and Surprise Anon, 1942
More Tales of Terror and Surprise Anon, 1943
More Tales of Terror and Surprise Anon, 1944
You Can't Hang the Dead Leslie Carroll, 1944
Death In The Green Fields Justin Atholl, 1944
There Were No Asper Ladies Eugene Ascher, 44
Uncanny Tales R. Thurston Hopkins, 1945
Strange Stories of the Orient Express
R. Thurston Hopkins, 1944
The Blackmailer and the Blonde L. Carroll, 1944
The Lamp Burns With Blood L. Carroll, 1944
Blackmail (etc) Ray Carr
Murder and Sudden Death 5 stories, Hervey, etc
Background to Murder, etc Sidney Denham, 1943
Adventures of Ah Foo, the Chinese Sherlock Holmes Cecil Bishop, 1943
Tales of Crime and the Underworld Cecil Bishop, 1944
Crime in a Big Way Cecil Bishop, 1944
Jungle Night: Tales of Adventure by Master Writers, 1944
Tales of Love and Romance Phyllis Denham, 1944
Gangsters All George Stanley, 1945
Gangsters' Parade George Stanley, 1945
This Is Murder, Lady N Wesley Firth, 1945
Martin Reid Limited (UK pamphlet)
Pushover for Susie Johnny Dekker
Guns & Gamblers Johnny Dekker
Broadway Glamour Johnny Dekker
* quote all other JD's in series
Paladin Press (UK)
* Alien Life E C Tubb, 1954
* The Plant from Infinity Karl Maras, 1954
Robin Hood Press (UK: thin digest)
There Were No Asper Ladies Eugene Ascher
Scion, Ltd (UK: digest)
Drums Along The Amazon Victor Norwood
Cry of the Beast Victor Norwood
The Gold of Akada Earl Titan, 1951
Gerald G. Swan (UK: 1940s Pamphlets)
Monster of the Lagoon George F. Worts
They Came From Mars WP Cockcroft, 1945
* The Dark City Kay Hammond, 1942
The Circle of Death W. J. Elliott
The Murder Trap Don Campbell
Crime Shorts # 3
Detective Shorts # 3
Gang Shorts #'s 1, 2, 3, 4
Thrill Shorts #'s 1, 2
Vengeance Shorts #'s 1, 2
Western Shorts #'s 2, 3, 4
Romances # 1
Gerald G. Swan (UK: 1940s 1960s Digests)
Four In One Crime Shorts
Four In One Gang and Thrill Shorts
Four In One Crime and Vengeance Shorts
Four In One Detective Shorts
* Into The Fourth Dimension Ray Cummings, 1943
* Moon Conquerors R. H. Romans, 1943
Weird & Occult Library #'s 1, 3 ca. 1960-61
Detective Thriller Library #'s 1, 2 ca. 1960-61
Scientific Thriller (Australia: digest pamphlet)
All wanted: by the following authors:
Paul Valdez Otto Kensch W. Herscholt
B. Ludwig Belli Luigi S. Heinkel R. Glenning
**please quote titles, do not need duplicates
Stop Press Stories (Whitman Press)
Haunt Me No More Edward Ronns
Death Halts a Holiday Edward Churchill
The Perfect Frame Frederic Brown
The Daggers of Destiny Gene James
Not My Corpse ! C. John Daly
Utopian Publications (UK: 1940s pamphlet)
Strange Tales # 1 (Alva Rogers cover art)
World's Work: (UK: tall digest, early 1930s)
* # 2. War of the Worlds H G Wells
PART TWO: PULPS & DIGEST-MAGAZINES:
A. United Kingdom:
Gripping Terror Hamilton & Co. (ca. 1949) 1
Creasey Mystery Magazine Dalrow (1956-1957) 11 (own the rest)
Round-Up Magazine (western) City Libraries, of Glasgow (ca.
Screen Chills and Macabre Stories Pep Publishers and Printers (1958)
Weird Tales William C. Merrett (ca. 1946) 1
Strange Tales Utopian Publications (1946) 1
(cover art by Alva Rogers, 1st
Weird Tales Gerald G. Swan (1940s) 2, 3
Swan Yankee Magazine Gerald G. Swan
# 06: Yankee Weird Shorts 1942
# 14: Yankee Weird Shorts 1942
# 19: Yankee Weird Shorts 1942
* Weird Pocket Library Gerald G. Swan (1940s) 1
Weird Shorts First Selection Gerald G. Swan (1940s) 1
Part B: Australia:
Action Monthly Transport Publications (1950s) 11
Michael Waugh, stories by, printed by Cleveland Publishing (do not
need Fangs of the Vampire)
PART THREE: UNITED KINGDOM HARDCOVERS (wanted with dustjacket):
* Creature From The Black Lagoon - Vargo Statten Dragon
Publications, 1954 * quote in any condition *
PART FOUR: AMERICAN PAPERBACKS: (multiple copies desired)
* I, Robot Isaac Asimov Gnome Press, 1950
* Cosmic Engineers Clifford D Simak Gnome Press, 1950
* Pattern for Conquest George O. Smith Gnome Press, 1949
PART FIVE: ROMANCES PAMPHLETS
The following are published by Scion Ltd in 1949, are only 16, 32, or
48 pages and published at 3d and 6d.
Vivienne Carne: Cupid Wears Emeralds Dance To Heaven The Downward Path
Forget Me Not Poison Ivy Stairway to Stardom
Suspicion The Passionate Flame
June Carole: Heartbreak Take Your Happiness Where Is Romance?
Marie Fontaine: The Way of Love
Katherine Layton: Tongues of Slander
Barbara Ransome: Between Two Loves
Fe Wendel: Fateful Invitation Mountain Madonna
The following are published by Scion Ltd in large-size pulp magazine
Fireside Confessions 1 & 2
True Crime Confessions
The following are published by Scion Ltd or Dragon Books, in 1953-1955
at 1/- or 1/6.
Gene Bentley: Bitter Harvest (also in 6/- hardcover edition with dj)
En Route To Romance No Rain for Maria Glamour in the Morning
Elizabeth Rutland: Hearts Can Heal Heedless Heart Moon Magic Cherie
Ann Dawes: The Grip of Love
Leila Forde: This is Enchantment
Lesly Delonga: The House that Jill Built
P. Shoosmith: Beyond Midnight to Jupiter Out of the Dust
The following are published by Brown Watson in 1956 at 1/-.
Elizabeth Rutland: The Devil's Daughter Summer Fires
Marjory Steele: Interlude For Love (1955)
The following are published by Gannet Press in 1954 at 1/-.
Beth Darling: Romance Remains
PART SIX: JUVENILE ADVENTURE:
The following are published by Scion Ltd or Dragon Books at 6d in
1954, pamphlet format.
Rex Markham: Dinka Gold Golden Scarab The Red Wagon The Queen of
PART SEVEN: CRIME FICTION DIGEST PAPERBACKS:
The following published by Brown Watson at 1/6 in 1953-1955.
Elton Westward: The Lonely Road Murder No Answer
J. M. Hickman: Death on the Run
Frank Russell: Shattering Glass
Gina Dewall: The Yellow Yasmak
E. Elpaso: Death to the Bulls
S. Frost: Sahib
The following published by World Distributors at 1/6 in 1955.
Conway Carr: The Rattenbury Mystery
Preston James: Secret of the Vase
The following published by Scion Ltd or Dragon Books at 2/- in 1955.
Hugo Blayn: The Silvered Cage
Nat Karta: Vision Sinister
The following published by Paget Publications at 1/6 in 1949.
John Russell: Account Settled
PART EIGHT: WESTERN DIGEST PAPERBACKS:
The following two titles published by Muir Watson at 1/6 in 1949; the
latter by Brown Watson at 1/6 in 1954.
Hank Carson: Texas Terror
Nick Wolff: Bullets at Bar-K
PART NINE: HIGHWAYMAN HISTORICAL FICTION DIGEST PAPERBACK:
The following published by Gannet Press at 1/6 in 1954.
Arnold Ryden: The Son of Dick Turpin Turpin's Son Rides Again
PART TEN: ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS DIGEST PAPERBACK:
The following published by Brown Watson circa 1953-1955 (Only those
below are needed)
Charles Le Fevre:
Montemarte Murder in Marsailles
Edwin La Forge:
Jewels for Madam
The Devil Is A Skirt
Heads You Lose
The Lady Refused
My Life is my Own
Modern Fiction, 1954, Digest Paperback:
Ray Semon Red Cadillac
Please quote any booklets from the 1940s by Michael Hervey.
Please quote any booklets published by Grafton Publications, Hampton
Press, Robin Hood Press, Mitre Press,
Everybody's Books, Metropolitan Press, Fudge & Co., Pillar Publishing,
Bear Hudson, etc .