HPB Presents: Featured Collectibles Auction-SOLD

Welcome to our Featured Collectibles Auction! We are thrilled to share with you some wonderful rare finds and incredible collectibles. Read on for current item details as well as information on the bidding process!

Congratulations to Chester P., who has won this beautiful copy of Carlton Winford’s Femme Mimics with his last-minute bid of $251. Our lucky winner notes that his first name is the oldest in the English language and his surname, which means “wise man,” dates to 13th-century France.

Quite a few people were very interested in this unusual book, and we appreciate everyone’s participation in our first HPB Collectibles Auction. Watch for more auctions, coming soon!


This week we’re auctioning off a copy of a curious classic by author Carlton Winford – Femme Mimics! See more about Carlton Winford and Femme Mimics, which John Waters once listed as one of his favorite books, in this video.

Introducing this absolute gem for collectors, Femme Mimics. Way back in 1954, Carlton Winford, an enterprising fellow in Dallas, wrote and self-published one of the first books on crossdressing that was both well-researched and entertaining. It’s a scarce item, and our copy is among the best-preserved you can find. This pristine copy came from the author’s personal collection, untouched for decades and stored away in its original packing box.

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Title: Femme Mimics
Author: Carlton Winford
Additional Info: First Edition. Winford Publishing, 1954
Condition: Fine, in dust jacket, profusely illustrated
Minimum Bid: $100
Email your bid to: atbg@halfpricebooks.com

The highest bid received by 5 p.m. CT on Sunday, May 17 wins the book! Shipping and payment will be arranged with the winning bidder via email once the auction has ended. If two or more bids are received for the same amount, the item will go to the earliest bidder.