CA$H IN THE AT-AT
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.