Tremendous Collection of 703 Different Aviation and Air War Pulp Magazines from the 1920s to the 1950s

Sold For: $10,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2464

Item Year: 1935

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Extraordinary collection of 703 different aviation and air war pulp magazines, representing forty-four different titles, spanning the years 1928 to 1953. This might be the largest collection of pulps ever offered together as one lot at auction! All of the titles offered here are exclusive to the field of aviation and include both fictional stories and real-life accounts of the world's most famous pilots and battles. The main appeal of pulps today are the wonderfully illustrated covers, and in that regard this collection is sure to please even the most discriminating collector. Nearly all feature stirring battle scenes that harken back to an age when supremacy of the sky was determined solely by the dogfighting skills of the pilots as opposed to high-tech armaments. In particular, the cover art on G-8 and His Battle Aces, for which we have 60 issues. Other titles of note include Air Stories, Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds, George Bruce's Contact, George Bruce's Squadron, and Sky Birds. Ideally, an inventory of all 703 pulps in this lot can be viewed on our website, as can an image of each and every magazine! Condition ranges from Pr to Ex, averaging Vg. This is an outstanding collection of pulps that took our consignor decades to assemble and one that would be extremely difficult to compile today. Total: 703 different pulps. The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be a shipping charge for this lot (which will vary depending upon where it is being shipped). The shipping charge will be billed separately from the auction invoice. Reserve $7,500. Estimate (open). ​1) Aces (29): 1929- 3, 5, 6, 10; 1930- 3, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1931- 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11; 1932- 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12; 1937- 4, 12; 1939- 4, 12; 1940- 4. 2) Adventures (2): 1939- 4 and 1943- 2. 3) Air Action (1): 1938- 12. 4) Air Adventures (3): 1939- 12; 1940- 2; 1945- 11. 5) Air Stories (UK) (4): 1935- 8; 1937- 2, 3; 1939- 8. 6) Air Stories (USA) (7): 1928-7; 1929- 6, 11, 12; 1930- 7, 12; 1939- 4. 7) Air Trails (6): 1929- 2, 6; 1930- 4, 8; 1931- 5, 9. 8) Air War (14): 1940- 9; 1941- 4, 7, 12; 1942- 4, 7, 10, 12; 1943- 7, 8C, 10; 1944- 7, 10, 12. 9) Airplane Stories (4): 1930- 8, 10 (piece missing-front cover); 1931- 2, 5. 10) American Eagle (10): 1941- 8, 10, 12; 1942- 2, 4, 7, 9, 12; 1943- 4; 1944- 4 (UK-smaller). 11) Amazing Stories (1): 1948- 10. 12) Argosy (4): 1935- 3, 7, 11; 1939- 2. 13) Army Navy Flying Stories (13): 1943- 4a, 4b, 7, 10a, 10b, 12; 1944- 4, 7, 10, 12; 1945- 4, 7, 12. 14) Battle Aces (3): 1931- 9, 10; 1932- 6. 15) Battle Birds (19): 1933- 10, 11, 12; 1934- 1, 2, 6; 1940- 2, 5; 1941- 3, 10; 1942- 2, 10, 12; 1943- 3, 7, 11; 1944- 1, 3, 5. 16) Battle Stories (2): 1929- 1 and 1931- 5. 17) Bill Barnes (10): 1934- 3, 7, 10, 12; 1935- 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8. 18) Blue Book (1): 1937- 7. 19) Captain Combat (2): 1940- 4, 8. 20) Dare Devil Aces (103): 1932- 9, 12; 1933- 1, 3, 8, 9, 11, 12; 1934- 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1935- 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11; 1936- 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12; 1937- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1938- 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1939- 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1940- 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12; 1941- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9; 1942- 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11; 1943- 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 12C; 1944- 2, 4, 4C; 1945- 4C, 6C; 1946- 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. 21) Dusty Ayres (4): 1934- 10, 11; 1935- 5, 7. 22) Fighting Aces (26): 1940- 3, 7, 9, 11; 1941- 1, 3, 5, 7, 11; 1942- 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11; 1943- 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11; 1944- 1, 3, 5, 7, 11. 23) Five Novels (1): 1943- 4. 24) Flying Aces (29): 1929- 2; 1930- 1, 5; 1931- 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12; 1932- 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1933- 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 25) G-8 and His Battle Aces (60): 1933- 11; 1934- 4; 1935- 8; 1936- 4, 5, 8, 10, 12; 1937- 1, 3, 4, 7, 9; 1938- 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12; 1939- 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12; 1940- 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; 1941- 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12; 1942- 2, 6, 8, 10, 12; 1943- 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12; 1944- 2, 4, 6. 26) George Bruce’s Contact (7): 1933- 8, 9, 10, 11; 1934- 2, 5, 6. 27) George Bruce’s Air Novels (1): no date (back cover missing). 28) George Bruce’s Squadron (10): 1933- 8, 11; 1934- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9. 29) Lone Eagle (44): 1934- 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11; 1935- 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12; 1936- 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12; 1937- 4, 6, 8, 10, 12; 1938- 4, 6, 8, 10, 12; 1939- 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12; 1940- 2, 6, 8, 10; 1941- 2, 4, 6. 30) Navy Stories (3): 1942- 9, 12; 1943- 4. 31) RAF Aces (10): 1941- 8, 12; 1942- 3, 4, 7, 10; 1943- 4, 7, 12; 1944- 12. 32) Short Stories (1): 1928- 10. 33) Sky Aces (5): 1939- 6, 9,12; 1940- 4, 6. 34) Sky Birds (37): 1929- 8, 11; 1930- 4; 1931- 1, 8, 9; 1932- 6, 11, 12; 1933- 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1934- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1935- 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12. 35) Sky Devils (10): 1938- 3, 7, 10; 1939- 1, 4; 1942- 9, 11; 1943- 1, 4, 7. 36) Sky Fighters (90): 1932- 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1933- 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; 1934- 2, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12; 1935- 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12; 1936- 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12; 1937- 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9; 1938 -3, 5, 7, 9, 11; 1939- 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11; 1940- 1, 3, 7, 9, 11; 1941- 1, 3, 5, 7, 9; 1942- 5, 7, 9, 11; 1943- 1, 5, 7, 9, 11; 1944- 1, 3, 7, 10; 1945- 4, 7, 10, 12; 1946- 4, 7, 10, 12; 1947- 7, 12; 1948- 4, 7, 10, 12; 1949- 4, 10; 1950- 4. 37) Sky Raiders (8): 1939- 8, 12; 1943- 2, 4, 6, 10; 1944- 1; 1945- 4. 38) Sky Riders (1): 1930- 8. 39) Thrilling Adventures (1): 1941- 1. 40) Top Notch (1): 1928- 9. 41) Triplex (1): 1929- 7. 42) War Aces (7): 1930- 8, 12; 1931- 3, 11; 1932- 4, 5, 6. 43) War Birds (48): 1928 to 1937. 44) Wings (61): 1928 to 1953.


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