HPB Presents: Featured Collectibles Auction

Welcome to another exciting auction of rarities from the shelves of Half Price Books. This time around, we feature an original 1960’s science fiction/thriller movie poster, a signed letter from a mystery author second in popularity only to William Shakespeare and a signed first edition from the author of the famed Tarzan series. Ready? Read on for more information!


Item #1: Panic in Year Zero vintage movie poster

While on a fishing trip, Harry Baldwin (Ray Milland) and his family hear an explosion and realize that Los Angeles has been leveled by a nuclear attack and looters and killers are everywhere. Also stars Jean Hagen and Frankie Avalon.

Title: “Panic in Year Zero”

Info: Vintage 1962 folded insert poster, 36” X 14”

Condition: Very Good condition, no pin holes or tape marks. Top right corner, bottom right corner has ¼” crease. ¼” tear on the left of the third fold. Suitable for framing!

Minimum bid: $40

Email your bid to: atbg@halfpricebooks.com


Item #2: Signed Letter From Agatha Christie

Writer Agatha Christie still remains one of the most read and beloved mystery writers of all time. And here you have the opportunity to own a piece of mystery history!

Info: Up for this month’s auction, a signed, typewritten response to Rex Beasley, a senior VP and attorney for a Dallas insurance company and noted autograph collector. Dated March 20, 1966, and signed using her married name. Included are the original mailing envelope and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Minimum bid: $300

Email your bid to: atbg@halfpricebooks.com


Item #3: Signed First Edition Edgar Rice Burroughs

Another bestseller in his time, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan remains as iconic as the day the first Tarzan books began appearing in 1912. Tarzan the Invincible is the 14th installment of this exciting series. Inscribed by Edgar Rice Burroughs. In original dust jacket.

Title: Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tarzan the Invincible.

Info: Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, 1931. Hardback 8vo; first edition; 318 pp.

Burroughs has signed and inscribed the ffep: “To Earl J.W. Forster with best wishes / Edgar Rice Burroughs / Tarzana, California / June 20, 1932.” A nice addition to the Tarzan fan’s collection.

Condition: very good; blue cloth with red title, with spine slightly bumped at head and heel; very minimal browning; previous owner name pasted in at top of ffep. Dust jacket condition: good plus; pieces missing from head and heel of browned spine; front and back panels complete, with some chipping.

Minimum bid: $750

Email your bid to: atbg@halfpricebooks.com


Bidding Information

The highest bid received for each offering by 5 p.m. CT on Friday, September 25 wins! Bid on one, or bid on all. Bidders will have the opportunity to raise their bids. Shipping and payment will be arranged with the winning bidder via email once the auction has ended. International shipping not available. If two or more bids are received for the same amount, the item will go to the earliest bidder.

6 thoughts on “HPB Presents: Featured Collectibles Auction

  1. How are items submitted,I have a huge collection of entertainment memorabilia that music,signed posters,and t-shirts just to name some of the catagories.

  2. Hi! I am looking for a DVD entitled Baby Boom with Diane Keaton and Sam Shephered. Would you have this movie in stock, or could you find a copy and mail it to me? Thanks

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