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Pocket Book Weekly (Storyteller)

Total Issues: 731?

Story paper that published some "Saint" stories by Leslie Charteris.

Issues & Index Sources

  23-Jan-1943 – 15-May-1943, as Pocket Book: Wireless Weekly
  22-May-1943 – 1949?, as Pocket Book Weekly
  1949? – 23-Feb-1957?, as Pocket Book Weekly Storyteller: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Associated Newspapers Ltd., Sydney

Formats

  6¾" x 7¾"

Pagecounts

  80pp

Frequency

  weekly

Pocket Budget Library

Total Issues: 17?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1903 – Apr-1904: FictionMags Index (Missing: all after #8)
Publishers:   James Henderson

Pocket Budget Stories of Short and Serial Stories

Total Issues: 11

Issues & Index Sources

  2-May-1903 – 11-Jul-1903

#becomes Pocket Budget Library

Publishers

  James Henderson

Frequency

  weekly

Pocket Detective Magazine [1936]

Total Issues: 11

An early experiment with a "pocket-sized" magazine to persuade readers to part with their cash in the hard days after the depression, Pocket Detective featured many of the same authors as the other Street & Smith detective pulps. Bad sales did not result in the anticipated success and it folded after 11 issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1936 – Oct-1937: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Editors:   Robert Arthur
Formats:   Pocketbook
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Pocket Detective Magazine [1950]

Total Issues: 2

Designed to fit in a man's hip-pocket, Pocket Detective featured fast-action, crime-adventure stories, each preceded by a pulplike illustration and printed on cheap paper. It folded after only two issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1950 – Nov-1950: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Trojan Magazines
Editors:   Adolphe Barreaux
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   bi-monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Pocket Love Magazine

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1937 – Nov-1937
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Formats:   pocketbook
Frequency:   bi-monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Pocket Magazine [1818]

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1818 – Jun-1824
  Jul-1824 – Dec-1826, as Arliss' Pocket Magazine
  Jan-1827 – 1833, as The Pocket Magazine

Frequency

  monthly

Pocket Magazine [1895]

Featured short stories plus humorous quips.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1895 – Dec-1901: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#merges with Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly

Publishers

  Frederick A. Stokes, NY

Editors

  Irving Bacheller (to Jun-1898), then Abbott Frederic.

Formats

  pocketbook

Prices

  10c

Pagecounts

  125pp

Frequency

  monthly to Jun-1898, then bi-monthly

The Pocket Magazine [1922]

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  26-Aug-1922: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   United Press Ltd., St. Bride's House, Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, London EC4
Prices:   3d
Pagecounts:   80pp

The Pocket Magazine [1930]

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1930: General Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gilbert Patten Corp.
Editors:   S.W. Jenkins
Formats:   pocketbook
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Pocket Man

Total Issues: 230+

Offshoot from Man with the same mix of pin-ups, cartoons, features and fiction, it was effectively a replacement for Man Junior when that title shifted to full-size format.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1954 – 1973?
Publishers:   K.G. Murray, Sydney
Formats:   digest
Related Sites:   www.collectingbooksandmagazines.com/man.html

Pocket Reader Series

Total Issues: 31?

A series of small paperbacks that are variously listed as anthologies or magazines. Contents of issues varied between detective, romance and westerns, at least. The detective issues were entitled Detective Tales and mainly reprinted stories from the Popular Publications magazine of the same name and Dime Detective, leading it to be listed sometimes as a British reprint edition of the former magazine.

The issues ran from #101 to #130 at least, and are as follows:
 101, Detective Tales, 1947?
 102, Western Stories, nd
 103, Romance Story, nd
 104, Detective Tales, 1948
 105, Western Stories, 1948
 106, Romance Story, 1948
 107, Detective Tales, 1948
 108, Western Stories, 1948
 109, Romance Stories, 1948
 110, Detective Tales, 1948
 111, Western Stories, 1948
 112, Romance Stories, 1948
 113, Detective Tales, 1949
 114, Western Stories, 1949
 115, Romance Stories, 1949
 116, Western Stories, 1949
 117, Detective Tales, 1949
 118, Western Stories, 1949
 119, Detective Tales, 1949
 120, Western Stories, 1949
 121, Romance Stories, 1949
 122, Western Stories, 1950?
 123, Detective Tales, 1950
 124, Western Stories, 1950
 125, Detective Tales, 1950
 126, Western Stories, 1950
 127, Romance Stories, 1950
 128, Detective Tales, 1950
 129, Western Stories, 1950?
 130, Romance Stories, 1950?

Issues & Index Sources:  1947 – 1950?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #112, #115, #120, #121)
Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   T.V. Boardman, 14 Cockspur St., London, SW1
Editors:   Tom Boardman
Formats:   small digest (4" x 5.5") for #101 - #112; then digest (4.75" x 6.75")
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   96pp (#101 - #112); 64pp (#113 - #122); 96pp (#123 - #130)
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Pocket Series

Total Issues: 50

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Pocket Editions
Formats:   pocket library

Pocket Sketch

Men's humour magazine that published several pieces of fiction in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1940 – ?
Formats:   9" x 6"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   94pp

Pocket Western Magazine [1937]

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1937 – Oct-1937: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   bi-monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Pocket Western Magazine [1950]

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1950 – Nov-1950: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Trojan Magazines
Formats:   Pocketbook
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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