Two-Gun Bob's Saloon - The Pulps of Robert E. Howard
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On 4/23/2021 at 9:30 AM, Xaltotun said:

And here is the last entry of the REH sports pulps, one which few people know of because the REH connection was only discovered a few years ago: a full page biographical letter, which, sadly, was published the very month Howard died. Dime Sports, June 1936

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Is it possible to see a photo of the letter?

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On 4/13/2021 at 4:08 PM, Xaltotun said:

They are really tough to come by, and even more so in nice condition. Same goes for Action Stories. Much more so than Weird Tales. My theory on this is that despite its low print run, WT was bought by the geeks and nerds of the time, natural-born collectors. Generic pulps were read and discarded or not cared for. I don't have any data to back this up, though. Just a hunch.

Do we actually have data of the print runs of WT and mags like Fight Stories to compare?

An alternative explanation is that WT became valuable in the 1960s, so people began looking for that title at used book stores, flea markets, etc., and left behind sports mags, which were deemed to have no value. The latter were thrown away in droves as they went unsold, making them far more scarce today. 

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On 4/19/2021 at 10:46 AM, Xaltotun said:

Slowly rounding up the list of the Howard sports pulp, here is the first issue (of three), of the very short-lived Jack Dempsey's Fight Magazine, published in 1934. This first issue is quite uncommon.

 

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Great boxing cover(worship)

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On 2/26/2022 at 8:12 PM, frozentundraguy said:

My collection is a little light on Pulps, but I do have a copy of Avon Fantasy Reader #8, with the all too short story "Queen of the Black Coast" by Howard.

 

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Nice s I fi monster cover for its day‼️👍

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