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    Famous Fantastic Mysteries Box Lot (Frank A. Munsey Co., 1939-53) Condition: Average VG/FN. Two full short boxes of issues from September 1939 to June 1953, over 80 books in all. Contents include reprinted works by Jack London, G. K. Chesterton, H. P. Lovecraft, Talbot Mundy, Robert E. Howard, H. Rider Haggard, Sax Rohmer, Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, Ayn Rand, William Hope Hodgson, Lord Dunsany, and others. All have complete spine and covers, and supple pages; some instances of tape repair/reinforcement.
    Included: September, November, and December 1939; January-May, August, October, and December 1940; February, April, June, August, October, and December 1941; February, April, June, July, September, August, October, November, and December 1942; March, September, and December 1943; March, June, June, September, and December 1944; March, September, and December 1945; February, April, June, August, October, and December 1946; February, April, June, August, October, and December 1947; February, April, June, August, October, and December 1948; February, April, June, August, October, and December 1949; February, April, June, August, and October 1950; January, March, May, July, October, and December 1951; February, April, June, August, October, and December 1952; and February, April, and June 1953 issues. Approximate Bookery's Guide to Pulps value for group = $1,500.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2011
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 17
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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