Culture and Thrills Inc./DTA Collectibles is proud to present the Southern States Collection. This 1,700 piece original owner collection was accumulated by an American soldier who purchased magazines, pulps and comic books directly off the newsstands of several southern states during his time in the military in the 1940's and 1950's.

This accumulation of material has never been released into the hobby as it was kept in the possession of a relative of the soldier until early 2013.  The 1,700 piece collection consists of roughly one-third comic books and two-thirds magazines, pulps and digests.  Even more exciting is that nearly every piece of this massive collection is a first issue

The comic books in the Southern States collection focus on the romance, war, crime, western and funny animal genres with some horror and superhero titles as well.  Plenty of very rare titles are included as well as some issues that are not documented in the Overstreet Price Guide!

The magazine and pulps are breathtaking with heavy emphasis on Men's Adventure, Girlie, Glamour, War and Movie/TV.  Lots of very rare pulps are represented and many of the great artists of the time contribute to the visually arresting covers on these classic and rarely seen periodicals. 

The condition is astounding considering the collection had to be moved when the original owner got a new assignment. Almost every piece of the collecion is a crisp copy with a glossy cover and nice pages. Many look like they could come off the newsstand today. 

 

Take a look a couple images from a small portion of the collection:

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