I love looking through the Hake’s auction catalogs. The latest auction is up and is filled with hundreds of items I want to add to my collection. Bidding ends on July 19, so there’s still time to outbid me (don’t you dare!). Here are a few of my favorite things in the auction…
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SCI-FI LOT OF 24 PULPS-11 TITLES FROM THREE DECADES.
Dates range from August 1938 to February 1958. Each is approximately 7×10” with page count ranging from 132 to 242. Includes Vol. 1 #1 issues of Aug. 1938 “Marvel Science Stories”, Nov. 1939 “Future Fiction”. Other highlights include: Saunders cover on Aug. 1938 #1 “Marvel Science Stories”, “Blue Ribbon Comics” ad in Nov. 1939 #1 “Future Fiction”, Bok covers on 1941 & 1942 “Future” and May 1941 “Cosmic Science Fiction”, Bloch stories in Nov. 1941 “Startling Stories” and July 1943 “Science Fiction”, Schomburg covers on Jan. 1954 “Future Science Fiction” and May 1954 “Science Fiction Quarterly.” Group also includes what is considered the last sci-fi pulp format magazine: Feb.1958 “Science Fiction Quarterly.” Issues have scattered wear and aging, a few covers totally loose, some have brittle pages. Overall Good/VG. An instant collection. Great reading copies. A full list of issues is available online. (estimate – $400 to $700)
“THE MUNSTERS” METAL LUNCHBOX WITH THERMOS
King-Seeley Thermos Co. ©1965 Karo-Vue Productions. Differing illustrations on front and back panel w/portraits of Herman and Grandpa on sides and facial portraits of each family member on bottom. Box has traces of wear around rims w/moderately scattered tiny paint nicks/scratches. Tiny dent w/color-touch-ups to back right rim corner edge. Fine. Comes w/matching 6.5″ tall metal thermos w/plastic cap/cup. Trace of oxidation to metal rims and tiny paint flake off by seam. Fine overall. Both retain a glossy appearance w/bright colors. (estimate – $200 to $400)
SEALED “JAMES BOND 007 THUNDERBALL GILBERT ACTION FIGURE.”
Box contains 12″ tall figure. ©1965 Glidrose Productions Ltd. “Raises And Shoots Cap-Firing Pistol.” Figure includes Thunderball scuba outfit w/mask, snorkel, fins, bathing trunks and shirt. Box remains factory-sealed in cellophane as issued, though cello has 4″ split at top. Still tightly sealed. NM. (estimate – $400 to $700)
“BATMAN” REMOVABLE COWL BOXED MEGO ACTION FIGURE.
Original box w/display window containing 8″ tall posable figure in polyester outfit. ©NPP 1972. Item #1301. Box back is unpunched and has nice art of character based on Carmine Infantino art. Box is tight and glossy with brilliant color. Window is loose at bottom. Exc. Old store stock type 1 figure is complete with removable cowl, belt, gloves, boots and cape. NM/Mint. From the Carl Lobel collection. (estimate – $400 to $700)
“FLASH GORDON TARGET GAMES” BOXED SET.
12.25×15.25×1″ deep box contains nearly complete set by Bar Zim Toy Co. of NJ. ©1952 KFS Inc. Box lid features illustration of Flash Gordon and compatriot firing at this game’s targets as spaceships fly by. Box lid has three of four corners split and w/tape repairs. Box bottom has all corners split with tape repairs. Lid is lightly aged and box is Fine/VF overall. Two-sided tin litho target is 12×15″. Features great illustrations on each side of Flash Gordon. One side is “On The Beam” and targets are different spacecraft from actual planets while other side is “Space Target” and targets are planets themselves, each noting their distance from Earth. Target comes w/separate wire easel. Both sides remain exceptionally bright and glossy. NM appearance. 8.25″ long generic plastic spring-loaded dart gun and vinyl holster included as packaged. Only missing two of the three included two-piece magnetic tip darts with pair of attached feathers. Original instruction sheet included which has handling wear and small tears. Contents remain unused and Exc. Nice set. Rare and only the third we’ve offered in our 46 years. (estimate – $200 to $400)
COLORFORMS “OUTER SPACE MEN” RETAILERS POSTER.
18×24″ glossy paper poster for retailers to promote the first series of seven posable action figures by Colorforms. These were released in 1968 and as pictured on the poster include Commander Comet, Xodiac, Colossus Rex, Electron +, Astro-Nautilus, Alpha 7, and Orbitron. Poster features great images of the actual figures produced, complete w/their weapons/accessories. Some lt. handling wear, but still Exc./NM, uncirculated condition. The ultimate promo piece to display w/your Colorforms Outer Space Men collection. (estimate – $700 to $1000)
“CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON” FRENCH MOVIE POSTER.
Frame contains 23.5×31.5″ poster for 1962 French re-release of the classic 1954 Universal International sci-fi/horror movie. Poster graphics differ significantly from American release posters, this showing a much more aquatic design, w/large Creature image menacing Julie Adams’ character as two divers swim past multiple fish to her rescue. Pair of 4″ tears at top right of title box and below Creature’s elbow in the shape of the letter “U,” though these are only noticeable upon very close inspection. Even aging and some scattered margin wear. Poster has been folded, though crease lines are less noticeable as framed. VF and ready for display as framed. (estimate – $200 to $400)
Great post as always! Thanks!
No problem Todd! I love that Flash Gordon Target game set. It would look great on my shelf. 😉
holy crud! i totally thought i imagined the outerspace men. Thanks for sharing this. I think i had them as a kid. this is awesome.
They really did exist, but they’re impossible to find. The Four Horsemen have a current line out that is a great homage to the original.
Truly awesome stuff! I’d love tp get some of those pulps. I pick up some of the newer repro pulps when I find them.
Really enjoy the style of writing from that era
I’ve got a stack of old pulps, but can’t bear to read them since they tend to crumble in my hands with every turn of the page. Repros are definitely the way to go for reading’s sake.
A few of those things i would not mind to own. : )
Even though I have one of my own, I still get an unexplainable felling of joy whenever I see a Mego Removable Cowl Batman.
Man, I love that James Bond figure. As a huge fan, I’d love to start a small 007 cllection, but I have too many going right now 😛
I have a repo removeable cowl Batman Mego. Would love to own a real one someday.
Bud Cordell says
I have a 8″ spider man with boots similar to the Batman figure. I’m guessing he must be an early production?