So, this morning I was headed to Lacrosse, WI. to unload and was heading back to the castle here and I get distracted when I don't have anywhere to go right away; I stop at a antique mall It's one I stop at cause its easy to park at and I have gotten pulps there before. But nothing turns up, a few Colliers and a Liberty, I'm trying to stay with pulps as I like the stories better. The art in the slicks(Colliers) is pretty cool I have to admit, but that's another story, so to speak! On down the main drag to my hacienda and I know there is another older store down the road that I drive on every single week and its always closed, I mean its been 10 years going back and forth past that place, never, ever open. Its Memorial Day weekend and I think, yeah, if anytime its now. WOW, yup, by god its got an open sign out front of the joint! Some of you may know that I drive a 80 foot long red monstrosity that's friggin' hard to park, but I ain't missing this guy being open, not in your life. I park it on the side of the highway as far as it will fit and not be in the ditch, put the flashers on and go in. Pretty cool when there is a very large stash of Life and Look and Colliers, and American Boy and just a huge bunch of magazines in the first row. Got to be some pulps here, hey? Well, the first thing I see is 2, foot high stacks of Railroad pulps, neat, but not my thing. Next to them is the above stack of 7 nice westerns 30's and 40's! Right on top is the Fifteen Western Tales, great cover by Robert Stanley I think, would have bought it in the day. I love interior art in these Popular Pulps, like this:
Seems to me the earlier pulps like the All Western and the copy of West, both from the 30's had less interesting art, but the stories are such Golden Age greats, that is,it doesn't matter! More on the stories in part 2 of this and when I get to reading them.
Good stuff, just a fun find, how can you miss on this stuff? Anyone read any of these?