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I haven’t posted about any recent acquisitions in a while, so I thought I would mention that I recently picked up seven mid-1950s issues of Amazing Stories:


July 1954 (vol. 28, no. 3)
November 1955 (vol. 29, no. 6)
December 1955 (vol. 29, no. 7)
January 1956 (vol. 30, no. 1)
March 1956 (vol. 30, no. 3)
August 1956 (vol. 30, no. 8)
September 1956 (vol. 30, no. 9)

Great looking covers, aren’t they? Let me know if you’re interested in hearing about the specific contents of any of these issues. The first six issues were all edited by Howard Browne, while the September 1956 issue was the first edited by Paul W. Fairman. I would love to get my grubby mitts on some of the late 1940s issues edited by the (in)famous Ray Palmer, especially some of the one with pieces by Richard Sharpe Shaver. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for those issues.

They’re all in terrific shape and were only $4 each, so I think it was a bargain. I have not yet had a chance to read them, but I’m looking forward to it.

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