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Issue Date:

Cover/Issue Description:

Condition:

Price

INDEX

July-December, 1940 (2 copies, 1 splitting)

Good

$10.00

January 1, 1940

Great Britain’s Queen. England at War, Graf Spee Scuttles, Joe Martin, Coast Guard Iceberg Patrol, “Hunchback of Notre Dame” – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 6 copies

Good

$17.50

January 8, 1940

Bowdoin House party.  US Mass Shipment of Planes to Allies, 1940 Political Follies photo essay, Badminton, Wartime Germany Close-up, “Of Mice and Men”

G/VG

$20.00

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

January 15, 1940

Best Basketballer. Congress Opens, The Inland Waterway photo essay, "Rebecca" movie, Frederic Taubes paints "The Birth of a Nation" – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

 

Same

Good – covers separated

$10.00

January 22, 1940

Dutch East Indies. War in Finland, The Hepburns of Hartford Close-up, “The Grapes of Wrath”, Winter Vacation Map – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

January 29, 1940

Starlet Lana Turner. Politics in Louisiana, Paul McNutt, War in Winter photo essay, James Thurber on his play “The Male Animal”, “The Fighting 69th”, Rug Hooking, The Kremlin – 9 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same 

Good

$20.00

February 5, 1940

Swedish Aviators. Mrs. Roosevelt Close-up, The Classics at Saint Johns photo essay, Champion Skater from Holland, Oscar Levant, “Swiss Family Robinson”, Cyclotron, Illustrations for “Anna Karenina” – 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

February 12, 1940

Orchid Valentine. Mickey Rooney at President’s Ball, Spain Rebuilding photo essay, Justice Frankfurter Close-up, Bobsleds, Yale School of Fine Arts, “Abe Lincoln in Illinois” – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Good – insect cover dmg

$15.00

February 19, 1940

King of Rumania & Heir. King Carol Close-up, Rumania photo essay, Grant Wood Paints Washington & Cherry Tree, Gene Tierney, Bowling, Ballet Dancers at High Speed (in color), “My Little Chickadee” – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

February 26, 1940

Roadside Service. Youth Congress, The Thirties in Pictures photo essay, Gargantua Close-up, Koussevitzky Conducts, Houston Drive-In  - 3 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 5 copies

Good

$17.50

March 4, 1940

Spring Sailor (Hat). Dewey Tours the West, Miami & Miami Beach photo essay, New Sante Fe Fast Freight Train, Picasso, “Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet”, Bonnie Baker - 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

March 11, 1940

Poilu Soldier. Fighting in Finland, The French Front photo essay, Joachim von Ribbentrop Close-up, Beagles, Betty Hutton, Jean Arthur, Voices of “Pinocchio”, “Death of Dillinger” art by Reginald Marsh  – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 6 copies

Good

$20.00

March 18, 1940

Chorus Girl. 1940 Census Questions, Seabiscuit, Taft Close-up, Hulls of Tennessee photo essay, “Northwest Passage” & Kenneth Roberts, Spring Buds, Chorus Girls of “DuBarry” – 5 copies

G/VG

$35.00

March 25, 1940

"Wars First Memoirs" by Sir Neville Henderson. White-color Girl photo essay, Laraine Day, Paddle Tennis, Boss Crump of Memphis, “Primrose Path” – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$20.00

April 1, 1940

Spring Training: Rookie Rucker cover. Queen Mary in NY, PWA art photo essay, Kodachromes, 250 Year Old Turtles, Stevens Tech – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$20.00

 

Same

Fair/Good

$15.00

April 8, 1940

Anna Neagle. US Air Transport, King-Regent of Tibet, Turkey photo essay, Iowa Basketball, “Irene”, Old Calypso Songs Fad – 6 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

April 15, 1940

Government & Youth. Solomon Islands, “Higher & Higher”, Dr. Rhine & ESP Close-up, Economic War & Parisian Fashions, Candidate Farley – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

April 22, 1940

"Dude Outfit". War in Scandinavia – Nazis Seize Denmark, Tom Dewey Close-up, Great Lakes photo essay, Radio Traitors, American Cartoon Art Museum  – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Fair/Good

$12.50

April 29, 1940

Britain’s Warlord (Winston Churchill). War in Norway, Raeder the Raider Close-up, World Sea Power photo essay, Portrait of Katharine Cornell, DuBois Family – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

May 6, 1940

Aerial Gunner. War in Norway, Land of France photo essay, “Hoover and the Flood” by John Steuart Curry, Fencing, Birth Control in SC, “The Biscuit Eater” – 8 copies

Good

$20.00

May 13, 1940

Shawls Again. German Victory in Norway, NY World’s Fair Ready to Reopen, Wendell Willkie Close-up, Men of Sweden photo essay, “My Favorite Wife”, Seabiscuit Becomes Father of 5, New Mexico  - 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

May 20, 1940

General Weygand. Total War Starts, Syria photo essay, Snakes, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in “Romeo and Juliet”, “Lillian Russell” – 8 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

May 27, 1940

Invader (German Soldier). German Blitzkrieg, 1940 New York World’s Fair (2 pages), 50,000 Airplanes photo essay, King Victor Emmanuel of Italy Close-up, “Our Town”, Yellow Fever, George M. Cohan

G/VG

$25.00

Same – 3 copies

Good

$20.00

June 3, 1940

Special Issue: America and the World. German Conquest Threatens the World, Flying the Atlantic by Clipper, Europe 1914, Paris – 8 pages in color, England (many articles)  – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$20.00

June 10, 1940

Emperor of Japan. America Faces Choice, Battle of Flanders, Escape From Norway, Hirohito Close-up, RAF photo essay, Nylon, “Louisiana Purchase” – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$20.00

June 17, 1940

Industrial Commander Knudsen. Dunkerque Evacuation, Charlie Chaplin Plays Hitler, US National Guard photo essay, Joe Louis Close-up, Cancer, “The Mortal Storm”, Carole Landis, Sate Birds in Color (Roger Tory Peterson art) – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same - 3 copies

Good

$20.00

June 24, 1940

Italy’s Army Chief. Willkie Boom, Philadelphia Prepares for Republicans (Convention) photo essay, Archbishop Spellman of NY, All-American College Girls, NY Worlds Fair – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Fair/Good – spine damage

$15.00

July 1, 1940

Red Cross Girl. Mexican Presidential Fight, Eight New Houses of 1940 photo essay, Cap Rieber Close-up, Carol Bruce – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

July 8, 1940

Chief of Naval Operations. Revolutionary Battlefields, Collapse of France, Republican Convention photo essay, Admiral Byrd Antarctic Expedition, USC, Roller-Skate Dancing – 3 copies

G/VG

$25.00

Same

Good

$20.00

July 15, 1940

Rita Hayworth. Defense of Britain, Cape Cod photo essay, Ambassador Grew Close-up, Canoeing, Youngsters Draw the War, Hayseed Humor at WLS – 5 copies

G/VG

$35.00

 

Same

Good

$30.00

 

Same

Good – pencil marks on cvr

$25.00

July 22, 1940

US Tank Commander. Refugee Children From Britain, America Needs Men for National Defense photo essay, Mary Lewis: Career Woman, Boston Museum of Fine Arts – 8 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

July 29, 1940

Girl Lifeguard. FDR Runs for 3rd Term, Gershwin Memorial Concert, Europe in the Spring Close-up, Portugal photo essay, Bird History, Artists at San Francisco Fair – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

August 5, 1940

U.S. Vacations. Hitler and Napoleon Meet in Paris (Surrender of France), Lord Beaverbrook Close-up, The Quiz Kids, Movies, New Hats – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

August 12, 1940

McNary of Oregon. Hitler Masks Plans for England War, Wendell Willkie & Hometown photo essay, Summer Girdles, Sculpture Show at Phila. Museum, Fire Diver, French & English Paint the War, “The Ramparts We Watch” – 9  copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Good – cvr insect dmg

$15.00

August 19, 1940

U.S. Trains Parachutists. “Lancastria” Goes Down with 2800, River Rouge Ford Plant photo essay, Hitler’s Rise to Power Close-up, 2 American Towns Prepare for War   – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

 

Same

Fair/Good

$12.50

August 26, 1940

Boy & Girl in Rockies cover. Battle of Britain, Pensacola photo essay, Late Summer Wildflowers, "Foreign Correspondent", Surf Riding, Fall of France – 5 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Fair/Good, rolled spine

$12.50

September 2, 1940

Dionne Quints First Communion. Leon Trotsky Murder, White House in Color, Henry A Wallace Close-up, Dionne Quints photo essay, Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator”, U.S. Kennels, White House in Color – 5 copies

G/VG

$30.00

 

Same – 7 copies

Good

$25.00

September 9, 1940

Summer Success: Carol Bruce. Germans Bomb London, Canada photo essay, The Roosevelt Family Close-up, American Chinaware, Vinylite Shoes – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

September 16, 1940

Flight Across America. Destroyers For Bases Deal (Lend-Lease), Paris Under the Swastika Close-up, Borsch Circuit, Skeet Champion, Carmen D’Antonio – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Fair/Good, cover ink stains

$15.00

September 23, 1940

Air-Raid Victim. Hitler Tries to Destroy England, Vichy photo essay, Hyde Park photo essay, Bud James Fights the Draft, Mobil Army Hospital, Edna Ferber Acts in Own Play, “Brigham Young”, NY Fashion Show – 9 copies

G/VG

$25.00

September 30, 1940

Willkie on Campaign. American Conscription, Murder Inc. Close-up, Lombard & Laughton, NY Public Library Murals, Willkie Campaign photo essay – 8 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 6 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Good – cvr insect dmg.

$15.00

October 7, 1940

Gary Cooper in “The Westerner”. Germany, Italy, & Japan Unite Against US, Bombing of London photo essay, Ed Wynn, Radio Jingles, Foolproof Plane, Colorado Springs Art Center, War Moves into Africa  – 2 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$20.00

October 14, 1940

Football Flowers.  Presidential Campaign, Wendell Willkie, London Bombings, New England Indian Summer Photo Essay, "The Thief of Bagdad", California & It's Japanese Americans, Bee Hunt, Artists at San Francisco Fair, Robert Moses on FDR, Bruce Bliven on Willkie – 6 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 7 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Good – torn cover

$15.00

October 21, 1940

Season For Sweaters. US Industry, London Firefighter, Texas Ranch photo essay, 1940 Elections photo essay, Soldier of 1940, Deanna Durbin, Plasma For Britain – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

October 28, 1940

US Navy Special Issue. Life Goes Into Battle With the Fleet, Seapower, Naval War College, Navy Fashion Designs, Navy Nurses, “Panama Hattie” – 10 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good – torn cover

$20.00

November 4, 1940

Democracy: 50,000,000 Voters. Presidential Race, The New Hollywood photo essay, Game Birds in Color, Reducing Machines, “Knute Rockne – All American” – 7 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Good

$17.50

November 11, 1940

Michigan’s Tom Harmon. Hitler & Mussolini Shape New Europe, Ernie Bevin Close-up, “The Long Voyage Home”, Game Wardens, War in England – 4 copies

G/VG

$35.00

November 18, 1940

The Winner (President Roosevelt). Election Results, William Saroyan Close-up, Village of Churchill England photo essay, “Charley’s Aunt”, Johnson Rifle, All-American Fashions, Radium, “Arizona” – 6 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same

Good

$20.00

November 25, 1940

Wolverine. War At Sea – Shipbuilding Race. U Boats, “Queen Elizabeth” Leaves New York, “Tin Pan Alley”, Battle of Flanders, World Traveling Thaws photo essay – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same - 3 copies

Good

$17.50

December 2, 1940

Free Balloonist. Machine Tools photo essay, “The Letter”, Avila Comancho – Mexican President Close-up, Radio City Rockette, Bill Stern, “Life With Father”, Top 6 US Generals – 5 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 4 copies

Good

$17.50

December 9, 1940

Ginger Rogers. America’s First Peacetime Conscript Army, Tom Harmon, Christmas Toys photo essay, Premier Konoye of Japan Close-up, Skiing Exercises, “Cabin in the Sky”, “Kitty Foyle”, Antique Jewelry, Christmas Ornaments – 4 copies

G/VG

$25.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$20.00

December 16, 1940

Greek Soldier. Refugees photo essay, Basketball, Elsa Maxwell, Christmas Cards by Top Artists, Nightgowns, Boston Congressman Tinkham Close-up, London Bombings

G/VG

$35.00

December 23, 1940

Party Time cover. Germany's Bombing of Coventry, Army Morale photo essay, Lana Turner Close-up, "The Corn is Green", Sweaters , Watches, Skating Champion – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 3 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Good, corner stain

$15.00

December 30, 1940

Britain’s Desert Fighters. Roosevelt Devises Plan to Make America Non-Fighting Ally of Britain, A Year of Europe’s War photo essay, B.G. De Sylva Close-up, Fight Between Radio Stations and Writers, Currier & Ives (in color), Fred Astaire’s New Routines – 4 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same  – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

 

Same

Good, stain

$15.00

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