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Argosy (continued)

Argosy Mar 7, 1942 (Vol 312 #6)  Gallery entry 28Feb2005
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    Munsey 66 pages (bedsheet)
    Photo-cover of Dorothy Lamour in Malaya

    Complete in this issue
  • The Five Monsters of the Gestapo (fact) by Gene Taylor -- Illustration + photos
  • Death Plays Six-Gun Poker (novelet) by Arthur Lawson
  • Last Stop -- Earth by George Michener -- Virgil Finlay illustrations
  • Giant Bombers for Tomorrow (fact) by Kent Sagendorph
  • Nation's Heroes (picture feature) -- new honor roll of U.S. fighting men.
  • Beware of the Lapdog by Don Tracy
    Serials
  • The Streamlined Dragon (1/6) by Louis C. Goldsmith
  • Only the Valiant (4/6) by Charles Marquis Warren

• First The New Argosy, with italicized logo and an aircraft replacing the venerable ship. • Extremely positive reader letter wants serials instead of articles, notes that W.C. Tuttle is president of the Pacific Coast League! • Nation's Heroes appears to be a wartime replacement for Men of Daring

Condition: Light edgewear; front cover: writing; back cover: soiling; pages supple, light.


Argosy Mar 15, 1942 (Vol 313 #1)  Gallery entry 28Feb2005
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    Munsey 66 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by H.J. Ward (signed)

    Complete in this issue
  • Treasure from Green Hell by Richard Sale -- Virgil Finlay illustrations
  • Girl Problem in Washington (fact) by Arnold Rogers
  • Sword of Freedom (novel) by Robert Carse -- Finlay illustrations
  • Nation's Heroes (picture feature)
    Serials
  • Two Survived! (1/3) by Guy Pearce Jones
  • The Streamlined Dragon (2/6) by Louis C. Goldsmith
  • Only the Valiant (5/6) by Charles Marquis Warren

• This issue is a Finlay bonanza, with 7 illustrations by him. • Argonotes publishes a reader-sent newspaper clipping on an East African bombing attack.

Condition: Light edgewear; back cover: soiling, staining along spine; pages supple, like new.


Argosy Apr 1, 1942 (Vol 313 #2)  Gallery entry 28Feb2005
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    Munsey 66 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Coughlin (signed)

    Complete in this issue
  • The Secret Behind the Stab in the Back by Japan (fact) by Robert Carse
  • Nation's Heroes (picture feature)
  • Rule of the Torture Lash (novel) by Gordon Keyne
  • The Nazis Made Me a Soldiers' Mistress (fact) by Jeannine Fleurier -- Illustrations + photos
    Serials
  • Two Survived! (2/3) by Guy Pearce Jones -- Illustrations + photo
  • The Streamlined Dragon (3/6) by Louis C. Goldsmith
  • Only the Valiant (conclusion, 6/6) by Charles Marquis Warren

• Reader reminiscing about Argosy, considers 1920-26 the best years.

Condition: Light edgewear; back cover: light soiling, staining along spine; pages supple, light.


Argosy Apr 15, 1942 (Vol 313 #3)  Gallery entry 28Feb2005
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    Munsey 66 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Virgil Finlay (?)

    Complete in this issue
  • Fighting through Hell with Suicide Commandos (fact) by Peter Richards -- Illustrations + photos
  • Satan Lies Silent (novel) by David V. Reed
  • Miracles Made Easy by Nelson S. Bond
  • To Seize the Moon by H. Bedford-Jones -- Virgil Finlay illustrations
  • Bitter Frontier by Luke Short
  • Nations Heroes (picture feature)
    Serials
  • The Streamlined Dragon (5/6) by Louis C. Goldsmith
  • Two Survived! (conclusion, 3/3) by Guy Pearce Jones -- Illustrations + photo

• Plus cartoon, Daring Exploits of Fighting Men • The Streamlined Dragon installment number should be 4/6 (?) • Argonotes is absent.

Condition: Light edgewear; back cover: light soiling, staining along spine; pages supple, light.


Argosy May 1942 (Vol 313 #4)  Gallery entry 30Apr2005
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    Munsey 74 pages (bedsheet)
    Photo-cover of Gypsy Rose Lee, tie-in for The G-String Murders

    Serials
  • The G-String Murders (1/4) by Gypsy Rose Lee
  • The Streamlined Dragon (5/6) by Louis C. Goldsmith
    Complete in this issue
  • Sailing South to Havoc (novel) by Richard Howells Watkins
  • Shore Leave by Kenneth Perkins
  • Marines Last Stand on Wake Island (fact) by Peter Richards
  • Cannery Girl by Charles Alexander
  • Daring Exploits of Fighting Men (fact)
  • Nation's Heroes (picture feature)

• Plus cartoons. • Now 15 cents. • Full-page announcement of change to monthly publication.

Condition: Very light edgewear; FRONT COVER: bottom right corner crease, left of title marking, near-horizontal crease extending evident to about page 30; BACK COVER: browned at spine, lower area light stain, light creases, dents, soiling; SPINE: top and middle light rubbing; PAGES: supple, yellowed.


Argosy Jul 1942 (Vol 313 #6)  Gallery entry 28Feb2005
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    Munsey 66 pages (bedsheet)
    Photo-cover of Hitler, Maria Baels, and Belgian King Leopold

    Complete in this issue
  • How Leopold Tricked Hitler to Win Girl (fact) by George W. Herald
  • Sky Battles of the Navy's Hell-Divers (fact) by Harry D. Farren
  • Girl over Hell's Island (novelet) by Howard Breslin
  • How Paris Apaches Terrorize Nazis in Girl Orgies (fact) by Jean Paul Armand
  • Bury the Six-Gun Deep by C.K. Shaw
  • Daring Exploits of Fighting Men (fact)
  • Nation's Heroes (picture feature)
    Serials
  • The G-String Murders (3/4) by Gypsy Rose Lee

• Plus Cartoons. • Fact articles are accompanied by both illustrations and photos • This issue is like a crystal ball peek into Argosy's men's magazine future.

Condition: Front cover: light edgewear, stains bottom spine and bottom right corner; back cover: heavy edgewear, stain bottom spine; pages: supple, light, one red-inkstained (doesn't affect readability).


Argosy Sep 1942 (Vol 314 #2)  Gallery entry 28Feb2005
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    Munsey 66 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover photo of Walter Winchell and Alice Faye (?)

    Complete in this issue
  • Walter Winchell Puts on Long Pants (fact) by Harry D. Farren
  • Tragedy of the Lovely Temptress (fact) by Theodore Roscoe
  • Miracle of the Golden Princess by H. Bedford-Jones
  • Bee-Line Bait (short short) by Robert Arthur
  • How Timoshenko Learned to Fight Hitler (fact) by Peter Richards
  • Wizard, Beware by Richard Sale
  • A Touch of Scandal by Ada Hodges
  • The Readiness Is All (editorial)
  • The Man They Couldn't Hang (fact) by Robert L. Ripley
    Serials
  • Murder Haunts the Beauty Bath (2/3) by Leslie Charteris -- The Saint

• Plus cartoons, Daring Exploits of Fighting Men. • Fact pieces are accompanied by illustrations and photos.

Condition: Light edgewear; back cover: stain bottom spine; pages: supple, yellowed red-inkstained (doesn't affect readability).


Argosy Oct 1942 (Vol 314 #3)  Gallery entry 14Mar2005
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    Munsey 66 pages (bedsheet)
    Kodachrome cover by Barry-Williams.

    Complete in this issue
  • Exposing U.S. Radio Traitors in Berlin (article) by Henry B. Kranz
  • Fishhead by Irvin S. Cobb -- Virgil Finlay illustrations
  • Riddle of the Missing Lover (article) by Julius I. Sanders
  • Love Calls a Cab by Blake Reed
  • The Cornfed Kid by William R. Cox
  • A Fate Worse Than Death (feature) by Robert L. Ripley
    Serials
  • Lure of the Islands (1/2) by Theodore Roscoe
  • Murder Haunts the Beauty Bath (conclusion) by Leslie Charteris -- The Saint

• Plus editorial, cartoon.

Condition: Light edgewear; FRONT COVER: top right edge large piece missing, 1 1/2 inch tear, top right corner erosion, 1/2 inch top separation; SPINE: wear; BACK COVER: light staining, soiling; spine stress; PAGES: supple, light tan, chipping in front, wormhole top outer corner.


Argosy Nov 1942 (Vol 314 #4)  Gallery entry 28Feb2005
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    Munsey 66 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Emmett Watson (signed) for Wreck of the Dumaru

    Serials
  • Wreck of the Dumaru (1/42) by Lowell Thomas
  • Lure of the Islands (conclusion) by Theodore Roscoe
    Complete in this issue
  • Sabotage -- Nazi Secret Weapon (fact) by Harry D. Farren
  • No Gun for a Granger (novelet) by Arthur Lawson
  • Guerrilla Chief of the Balkans (fact) by Peter Richards
  • Surrender, Johnny Reb! by Richard Sale

• Fact articles are accompanied by photos and illustrations.

Condition: Light edgewear, creases; spine: wear, soiling, rusty staples; pages supple, darkened edges, table of contents corrected (due to compression of remaining 3 parts of Wreck in the next issue).


Argosy Dec 1942 (Vol 314 #5)  Gallery entry 28Feb2005
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    Munsey 66 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Emmett Watson for Flame of Allah

    Serials
  • Flame of Allah (1/43) by Achmed Abdullah
  • Wreck of the Dumaru (conclusion, 2/2) by Lowell Thomas
    Complete in this issue
  • Fighting Christmas by William R. Cox
  • Don't Fool with Phantoms by Nelson S. Bond
  • Camels on the Sage (novelet) by Richard Wormser

• Full-page announcement of reversion to "easier-to-handle, more compact, more substantial" all-fiction pulp format. • Original parts 2, 3, and 4 of Wreck of the Dumaru are compressed into one installment in this issue. • Flame of Allah was continued as a 3-part serial in the pulp-sized issues. • Fact articles are conspicuously absent from this issue.

Condition: Light edgewear; spine: wear, rusty staples; back cover: soiling, stains; pages supple, yellowed, water-warped top right corners (minimal staining).





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