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https://www.dustjackets.com/advSearchResults.php?action=search&orderBy=relevance&category_id=0&keywordsField=heinlein


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Thanks for the link. Cool to see the old covers. I wish I could afford them.

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Thanks for the link, BillMullins.

How would one go about collecting these without creasing them?

Orphans of the Sky, for instance, looks like it would be at least 18 inches wide. That wouldn't fit in any commercially available file folder, nor is there a filing cabinet of the right size.

Framing them wouldn't make any sense, either. You'd chew up a considerable amount of wall space with something that was never meant to be displayed flat. Not to mention getting a really expensive custom-made frame.

To my way of thinking, these look like the answer to a question nobody asked. But maybe I'm all wet.

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Sweet find. Maybe the best storage/display solution is the kind of flip stand that is (used to be?) used by stores selling posters. You can see similar devices used for carpet, paint, and tile displays.


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mostlyclassics wrote:
Thanks for the link, BillMullins.

How would one go about collecting these without creasing them?

Orphans of the Sky, for instance, looks like it would be at least 18 inches wide. That wouldn't fit in any commercially available file folder, nor is there a filing cabinet of the right size.

Framing them wouldn't make any sense, either. You'd chew up a considerable amount of wall space with something that was never meant to be displayed flat. Not to mention getting a really expensive custom-made frame.

To my way of thinking, these look like the answer to a question nobody asked. But maybe I'm all wet.


I have bought covers from this company for Winston Science Fiction books. They are intended for original hardback books for which the paper dust jackets did not survive, or are so damaged as to be useless. For vintage hardbacks, it is often easier to find the book without a dust jacket if you are looking for something affordable. The facsimile dust jackets are pricey, though, and I only got them for a couple of books. They are shipped rolled in a tube and include archival quality clear plastic sleeves to fit over the paper covers. They work well and look good on the book. This makes a difference for books like the Winston SF series that were known for their outstanding dust jacket art work. As for storage, I'm guessing they are print-on-demand and that they don't physically exist until someone orders one.

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If you are not familiar with the Winston Science Fiction series, here are a couple of covers from books that I've published:


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They are intended for original hardback books for which the paper dust jackets did not survive, or are so damaged as to be useless.


Doh! I am, indeed, all wet.

I never considered that they might be used to clad the original hardbound books.

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Blackhawk wrote:
If you are not familiar with the Winston Science Fiction series, here are a couple of covers from books that I've published:
Alex Schomburg and his trusty airbrush did not paint every cover of the Winston juveniles, but they sure painted a lot of 'em! (Including the three pictured here. And the scary, apocalyptic endpapers of the series.)

"I've published?" Please say more!

Mostlyclassics: As you probably know, it is much more common for a shopper to find a used copy of an old SF hardcover without its dust jacket than to find one with. So this vendor, Facsimile Dust Jackets LLC, offers (what I presume are) high-quality jackets to decently cover the naked classic hardbacks in your collection. Mark Terry writes interestingly about his business here.

When I was preparing my Iceworld talk, I got help from Aaron Raisey, a collector of Gnome Press editions, in rounding up dust-jacket art to illustrate the book. So I am grateful there are people concerned with scanning and reproducing old cover art.

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Bill,

I started Thunderchild Publishing primarily because of the Winston Science Fiction series. A friend had given me a couple of the original books as gifts because she knew I was a fan of vintage science fiction. And I had read most of the series when I was a kid and the books were newly published. At about the same time, I had become a convert to ebooks, preferring them for actual reading over hard copy. But when I looked for ebook editions of the Winston books I discovered that they were not available. In fact, most of the books had never been reprinted at all (aside from a few by writers who later became big names, like Arthur C. Clarke). That bugged me enough that I tracked down the copyright holders and got the rights to publish them myself. I now have twenty-three of the Winston series available as ebooks (far more than any other publisher) and a large percentage of those available as print-on-demand (POD) trade paperbacks. I've expanded way past the Winston books and now have over 140 books in print and more in the pipeline. Here's the link to my webpage for YA books, which includes the Winston series:

http://www.ourworlds.net/thunderchild/catalog_young_adult.html

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Also, the facsimile covers that I bought were pretty good quality but I was surprised that they had not had more restoration work done on them. I do a lot more restoration work on the covers I use on my books. For example, here's examples of before and after covers


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