The Wild Wild West Number 7 Vintage Comic Book

Posted on September 28th, 2011 by Admin | Posted in Art, Books

The Wild Wild West was an American television series that ran on CBS for four seasons 1965 1969. Two television movies were also made with the original cast in 1979 and 1980, and the series was adapted for a motion picture in 1999 with a new cast and story.

Pictured here is a copy of the Wild Wild West #7 from Gold Key from the 8.5 Bethlehem pedigree with Robert Conrad on the cover. This comic is newsstand fresh and looks and feels like a brand new comic with a very small impact dent bottom left corner. The was the last issue with the Wild Wild West and is a very valuable sought after collectible.

Take a look at some more wild west vintage comics to start or complete your collection.

Civil War Antique Map of the Wild West

Posted on August 22nd, 2011 by Admin | Posted in Art, Books, Featured

Shown here is an original map from the Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, published by the Secretary of War, unquestionably the most complete set of accurate maps of the Civil War ever published. The title of the atlas appears in the top left area and plate number in the upper right, a date of 1860 is printed on the map. A copy of the title page is also included with all the publishing particulars for genuineness.

The atlas was distributed in a very limited context to be distributed to government officials in the three houses of government as a reference for assessing the Civil War. This is from the original first publishing that lasted from 1891-1895.

This very detailed and remarkable map shows forts, wagon trails and routes. Idaho is actually labeled as Washington Territory and Arizona is still part of New Mexico Territory. This map is available on eBay with a buy it now price of just $149.

Take a look at some more antique maps to start of complete your collection.

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O’HENRY’s Complete Works Antique Books from the Wild West

Posted on August 3rd, 2011 by Admin | Posted in Books, Featured

Here is an amazing set of antique books about the wild west. O’Henry’s brilliant works presented in gorgeous leather bindings. Extremely well preserved. Each volume contains a frontis protected by tissue and several plates.

This set includes the following titles:

  • Heart of the West
  • The Gentle Grafter
  • Rolling Stones
  • The Trimmed lamp
  • The Voice of the City
  • Roads of Destiny
  • Strictly Business
  • Sixes and Sevens
  • Options
  • Cabbages and Kings
  • The Four Million
  • Whirligigs

Famous for the short story, O. Henry wrote with realistic detail based on his first hand experiences both in Texas and in New York City. In 1907, he published many of his Texas stories in The Heart of the West, a volume that includes “The Reformation of Calliope,” “The Caballero’s Way,” and “The Hiding of Black Bill.” Another highly acclaimed Texas writer, J. Frank Dobie, later referred to O. Henry’s “Last of The Troubadours” as “”the best range story in American fiction.”

This set is available on eBay with a buy it now price of just $875. Also make sure to take a look at some more antique books from the wild west era.