Auctions

There is currently one auction scheduled for PulpFest 2014. It will be held on Saturday night, August 9th. Any member of the convention can submit items for inclusion in this auction. Your PulpFest badge number will be used  as your bidder and/or seller number during the auction.

Pulp magazines and related materials, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, original art, first edition hardcovers, series books, reference books, dime novels and story papers, Big Little Books, B-Movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books as well as newspaper adventure strips will be allowed in the auction. Modern graphic novels and comic books featuring pulp heroes will also be allowed. Sexually explicit magazines such as Playboy, Penthouse and Oui and soft-core porn will not be allowed. All lots submitted must have a minimum value of $20. All lots that do not receive a bid of $20 or more will be passed. If you plan to offer an auction lot with a reserve price, your reserve must be $50 or more. No lots with a reserve price of less than $50 will be accepted. PulpFest reserves the right to reject any auction material that is unlikely to meet our minimum bid or reserve price standards as well as our content standards.

The convention charges sellers 10% of the selling price for anything sold in the auction. If a reserve price is placed on an auction lot and it fails to sell, there will be no charge applied. PulpFest reserves the right to reject material that is unlikely to meet its reserve price. Due to time constraints, limitations may be placed on the number of lots a seller can include in the auction. All auction lots must be submitted to PulpFest prior to 2 PM, Saturday, August 9th. If you’d like to submit a large number of pieces to the auction, please contact Barry Traylor prior to the start of the convention.

PulpFest makes no guarantees concerning materials submitted to the Saturday Night Auction. If you plan to bid on an item, please examine it before bidding. Time will be provided for an examination of all lots prior to the start of the auction.

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PulpFest 2014 is very pleased to announce that it will be offering a substantial accumulation of pulp magazines at this year’s auction. Thanks to auctioneer Joseph F. Saine, who acquired this collection from the Boston area, over seventy lots of this year’s auction will be almost entirely devoted to pulp magazines.

Featuring over 150 pulps as well as digests and dime novels, the collection ranges from fair condition materials to collectibles in very good or better condition. A wide variety of titles will be offered. To take a look at the collection that Joe will be selling at the PulpFest Saturday Night Auction, please visit the Joseph F. Saine website and click “View Photo Gallery” button.

Another highlight of the PulpFest 2014 Saturday Night Auctionwill be a selection of books, fanzines, manuscripts, and ephemera from the collection of Everil Worrell, author of nineteen stories for Weird Tales. PulpFest is pleased to offer twenty-five lots of collectibles from the Worrell estate,  left to  a small church in Washington, DC after the passing of the author’s only child, Eileen Murphy.

To take a look at the Worrell collection that PulpFest will be selling at this year’s auction, please visit the Worrell Auction page of our website, listed under the Auctions button of our Programming page.

Estate Auctions

PulpFest welcomes estate auctions for the reason that we would like to see collections stay within the pulp community, helping us to remember the people to whom they once belonged. Many of us do not like think about our eventual passing, but it is a good idea to do so in order to make sure that the collections that have meant so much to us find a good home. It is also wise to give your loved ones instructions as to whom to contact for the dispersion of one’s collection after your passing. If you’d like to submit a collection for auction at PulpFest, please write to Barry Traylor.

For questions about the auction or about estate auctions, please write to J. Barry Traylor at 1767 Crooked Oak Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601 or via email at barry@pulpfest.com.