SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - First Contact -

Your sci- fi mem­o­ra­bilia val­ued by the ex­perts from auc­tion­eers Vec­tis

Skip Klauber sent us some vin­tage fanzines: “For many decades I’ve had about 15 or so fanzines from years dat­ing to the late 1940s. They look like Xmas gifts sent out by H Gerns­back to friends and such.”

KATHY TAY­LOR OF VEC­TIS SAYS: Hugo Gerns­back ( 1884- 1967) pub­lished many sci- fi mag­a­zines. In a 1926 edi­tion of Amaz­ing Sto­ries, Gerns­back com­mented that there were many peo­ple read­ing the magazine who had never had any other con­tact with fel­low SF en­thu­si­asts. So he started to pub­lish their full names and ad­dresses on let­ter pages. The re­sult­ing in­ter­ac­tion gave birth to the mod­ern- day “fan­dom” phe­nom­e­non. It sparked many oth­ers to pro­duce their own pub­li­ca­tions.

Fore­cast was pub­lished an­nu­ally at Christ­mas, and the con­tents es­sen­tially fore­cast what a fu­ture could hold in store. Copies of this magazine are scarce in any con­di­tion and can re­tail at around £ 60- 80.

If you’ve got a piece of mem­o­ra­bilia you’d like us to fea­ture, send us a photo of your item with a few words about what it means to you, to sfx@ fu­turenet. com, us­ing the sub­ject line Cash In The AT- AT.

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