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Seller: syottoys (14986)
Tilton, New Hampshire, US
Ended Feb 19, 2017 2:42:46 AM
Category: Collectibles:Science Fiction & Horror:Other Sci-Fi Collectibles
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Condition: As shown and described below, from the White Mountain Collection.
From the amazing collection of Kennett Neily or the White Mountain Collection (see below), he dated most of his item when he piked it up, if it is dated i show it. ---vintage item as shown, CLEAN, YOU WILL BE HAPPY WITH THE ITEM (and other i have up) AND MY SERVICE. Niekas (from Lithuanian: nothing or nobody) was a science fiction fanzine published from 1962–1998 by Ed Meskys – also spelled Meškys – of New Hampshire. It won the 1967 Hugo Award for Best Fanzine, and was nominated two other times, losing in 1966 to ERB-dom and in 1989 to File 770. For the initial five issues, Meskys – at the time a professor and a member of The Tolkien Society at the now-defunct Belknap College in Center Harbor, New Hampshire – edited Niekas by himself, after which he was joined by Felice Rolfe and Anne Chatland. The latter left after issue #8. By the late 1980s he was editing the zine by himself. It originated as an apazine before being expanding to a full-fledged fanzine. Meskys continued publication when his employment moved to Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University, Mankato) in Mankato, Minnesota. Meskys later wrote, "I started a separate mailing-comments zine for the APA, and changed its name to Niekas and started the numbering over again with the June 1962 issue.... Since there was no Tolkien fanzine being published I decided to devote Niekas to Tolkien and try to run at least one Tolkien related piece in each issue." The zine played a prominent role in the early development of Tolkien fandom in the United States. Issue #7 included a letter from C. S. Lewis to Meskys that mentions The Lord of the Rings. In coming years, contributors included Piers Anthony, Isaac Asimov, John Boardman, Vaughn Bode, Anthony Boucher, Marion Zimmer Bradley ("Bloodthirsty for Power: Vampirism in Hambly’s Those Who Hunt the Night"), Charles N. Brown, Algis Budrys, Avram Davidson, Philip K. Dick ("Naziism and the High Castle"), Raymond Z. Gallun, Jack Gaughan, Harry Harrison, S. T. Joshi, Clyde Kilby, Tim Kirk, Sam Moskowitz, Andre Norton, Andrew J. Offutt, Alexei Panshin, Diana Paxson, Jerry Pournelle, Darrell Schweitzer, Arthur Thompson (ATom), Bjo Trimble, Donald A. Wollheim, Roger Zelazny ("Song of the Ring", a poem). A "Glossary of Middle Earth" by Al Halevy was an ongoing feature, as was material by Robert Foster, who later published The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, In 1968, Niekas ceased publication after issue #20, but was revived in 1977 for issue #21. By 1995, Meskys – who had become blind – was the fanzine's editor-in-chief, with Mike Bastrow listed as editor and designer. The final issue of Niekas, #48, described itself as published by Meskys and edited by Joe R. Christopher. I dispatch my items quickly and safely, no worries. david (syottoys) so i can find your item-larger brown box with cut top called X BOX side 2 in bag D from the amazing "White Mountain Collection" from the collector Kennett Neily, you may have heard of his amazing comics, well this is one of his other items, know for being date stamped (or written) the day he purchased (province) them and left in unread, clean condition. i am listing the items separately, as the condition is unbelievable, if there is any wear it is light and as shown. WHY HAVE HIS COMICS SOLD FOR SO MUCH MONEY: CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION--and look at these books, WOW... In 1984 a man approached Jerry Weist, owner of "The Million Year Picnic" comic shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a small sampling of comics from his collection. This initial meeting was the hobby's introduction to what is now referred to as the White Mountain Collection. Few collections of Silver Age books approach the consistently high level of condition and page quality that White Mountain copies possess. Weist would eventually become the organizer for Sotheby's comic book and comic art auctions. In that capacity, he introduced the collecting world to this fabulous discovery, offering choice samplings in Sotheby's 1991, 1993 and 1996 auctions. Many collectors are still not aware that the collection's large body of Silver Age publications also included a small sampling of choice, early Underground Comix. It should also be said that most collectors have yet to grasp the significance of that inclusion. For most Silver Age collectors, the UG's are the forgotten books of the period, and this is a serious omission on their part. AND EVEN FEWER KNOW AB0UT HIS COLLECTION OF SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS, H.P LOVECRAFT ITEMS (he published a zine called Lovecraftian Ramblings in the 80's), MAPS, TRAVEL BROCHURES, CAR MANUALS, MAGAZINES, ART, ETC. also in amazing, mostly unread mint condition.
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