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The Popular

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Popular

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Popular Authors' Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1891: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   American Publishing Co., Hartford, CO
Formats:   7 1/8 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   350 to 400
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Popular Baseball

Country: US
Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1949 – Spring 1951: Sports Fiction Index
Publishers:   Standard Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines

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Popular Biography

Country: US

Fictionalizes scenes from the lives of famous persons.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1929 – Jun-1930?
Publishers:   Quality Publications, Inc., New York, New York

Popular Book for Boys

Country: UK
Total Issues: 3?

Issues & Index Sources:  1935? – 1937?: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Dean & Son
Frequency:   annual


Popular Book for Girls

Country: UK
Total Issues: 2?

Issues & Index Sources:  1935? – 1936?: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Dean & Son
Frequency:   annual


Popular Books, Henry A. Dickerman & Son

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1910
Publishers:   Dickerman
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Popular Complete Stories

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Popular Complete Stories (Canada)

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Popular Detective

Country: US
Total Issues: 133

Popular Detective is one of the basic detective pulps, both for its longevity (133 issues in 19 years) and for a consistent high quality of material from most of the top detective authors of the period.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1934 – Fall 1953: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Nov-1934 – 1937: Beacon Magazines, Inc., 570 Seventh Avenue, later 22 West 48th Street, New York, NY.
  1937 – Fall 1953: Better Publications, Inc., 22 West 48th Street, New York, NY and later at 10 East 40th Street, New York, NY.

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c at outset

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  monthly to Apr-1938, then bimonthly

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Popular Detective (Australia)

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 14 (at least)

Another thin Australian digest, this one with a mixture of original stories and reprints from American pulps.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1954: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #1, #13, any after #14)
Publishers:   Action Comics, 14 Bond Street, Sydney
Mentioned in:   Australian Crime Fiction
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Popular Detective (Canada)

Country: Canada

Canadian reprint edition of Popular Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The American News Company Limited, Toronto (or Better Publications, Toronto)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Mentioned in:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Popular Detective (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 14?

British reprint edition of Popular Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1950 – c. 1953/1954: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #6, #8, any after #14)
Publishers:   Pembertons of Manchester, 14 Lever Street, Manchester 1
Formats:   standard pulp
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Popular Detective Stories

Country: South Africa
Total Issues: 1

One-shot magazine/anthology reprinting stories from various US sources.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1950: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Popular Publications, 505 His Majesty's Building, Commissioner and Joubert Streets, Johannesburg
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   1/6d
Pagecounts:   72pp
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Popular Edition of Dickens

Country: US
Total Issues: 18

Issues & Index Sources:  1869
Publishers:   D. Appleton & Co.
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Popular Electricity

Country: US
Total Issues: 72?

A magazine that covered all electrical innovations of the early 20th century, including telephones, radio, lighting and heating and occasionally published fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1908 – Apr-1914?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with Popular Science (Monthly)

Publishers

  Popular Electricity Publishing Co., Chicago Ill.

Editors

  Henry Walter Young

Popular Engineering Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Cover in pulp Culture.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1930: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Magazine and Book Corporation, Springfield, MA
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   announced as monthly; began from #2
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Popular Fiction

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Popular Fifty Cent Books

Country: US
Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  15-Sep-1866 – 2-Jan-1869: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Beadle and Company, 98 William St., New York
Formats:   9" x 6"
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   80 - 300pp
Frequency:   irregular
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Popular Flying

Country: UK

An aviation magazine, primarily non-fiction, but famous for initiating Captain W.E. Johns's "Biggles" stories (as by William Earle, from the first issue). Later stories in the series appeared in The Boy's Own Paper and elsewhere.

Incorporated into a new magazine called Aeronautics which ran until 1962 and probably did not contain any fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1932 – Jul-1939

Publishers

  1932 – 1933: John Hamilton
  1933 – 1935: Popular Flying Ltd.
  1935 – 1939: C. Arthur Pearson

Editors

  Apr-1932 – Jul-1939: W.E. Johns
  Aug-1939 – Sep-1939: Oliver Stewart

Frequency

  monthly


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