Welcome on this blog with Pulp and old Magazines.You can access the files through the sidebar.


You can find not only pulp but also other old magazines from all kind of subjects.

Also there will be British Storypapers.

And last but not least different books from different authors and subjects.

Everything is from before 1970.



Pulp magazines (often referred to as “the pulps”) were inexpensive fiction magazines that were published from 1896 to the 1950s. The term pulp derives from the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed. In contrast, magazines printed on higher-quality paper were called “glossies” or “slicks”. The typical pulp magazine had 128 pages; it was 7 inches (18 cm) wide by 10 inches (25 cm) high, and 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) thick, with ragged, untrimmed edges.

The pulps gave rise to the term pulp fiction in reference to run-of-the-mill, low-quality literature. Pulps were the successors to the penny dreadfuls, dime novels, and short-fiction magazines of the 19th century. Although many respected writers wrote for pulps, the magazines were best known for their lurid, exploitative, and sensational subject matter. Modern superhero comic books are sometimes considered descendants of “hero pulps”; pulp magazines often featured illustrated novel-length stories of heroic characters, such as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Phantom Detective.


A story paper is a periodical publication similar to a literary magazine, but featuring illustrations and text stories, and aimed towards children and teenagers. Also known in Britain as ‘Boys’ Weeklies’, story papers were phenomenally popular before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Among the most well-known British story paper was Boy’s Own Paper, which ran from 1879 to 1967.

The first known edition of what would later become known as a “story paper” was The Young Gentleman’s Magazine, published in 1777. The first story paper to really take off was The Boys’ and Girls’ Penny Magazine, first published in September 1832.

In 1866, Charles Stephens began selling Boys of England on the English streets for a penny—the first “penny dreadful”. Story papers in this style minimized the expense of writing in order to produce an extremely cheap product. Strictly speaking, the “penny dreadful” died off by the turn of the century, but this term was still used to refer to story papers throughout their history. The Halfpenny Marvel, first published in 1893, was “founded to counteract the pernicious influences of the Penny Dreadfuls”, according to its title page. A book about these weeklies (also called “bloods” because of their savage contents) was created in 1948 by E. S. Turner, called Boys Will be Boys.









I did not scan myself only collect them from various sites on the internet, internet archive, Usenet Newsgroups and torrents.
So thanks to all the scanners and uploaders.

If you find something wrong (downloads, numbering, information) please let me know so that i can correct the error.


Alot of the covers and information on especially Movie Radio and Television Magazines are from David Gleason from American Radio History Com.

You can visit that site with the link below.

American Radio History

Most of the information came from Wikipedia.


Information came also from philsp.com.



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      1. Stupendous project you have undertaken with immense patience and dedication.I am your admirer. I have a few requests!
        Is it possible for you to secure
        1]books of Berkeley Gray’s Norman Conquest series?
        2] Reader’s Digest Condensed Edition books?
        Please let me know.
        With best wishes, V. Raghuraman, Chennai, India.


      1. Thank you for your prompt response. BG books are for my younger[60 y] friend who breathes and dreams of the
        NQ serials of the author with several pseudonyms!
        Carry on respected Boutje! I wish you a very healthy and harmonious sojourn in this life.


      2. I found 2 books from Berkeley Gray, “Blond for danger” and “Killer Conquest”. Are these 2 also that you want ? I can leave a link in a comment for them if you want them.


      1. Fabulous! I will be drop boxing the 2 e books to my BG crazy friend.He will swoon in ecstasy. So very difficult to lay hands on books of this author. My eternal gratitude to you. If you can access more that would be wonderful. If I sound avaricious, do pl. excuse me.
        With lots of warmth V.Raghuraman


      1. Hi Mr.Boutje, I have been following the interesting conversation between you and Mr. V. Raghuraman. I am an avid reader/collector of sexton blake library issues (1920 to 1960s) since long and have good collection both physical as well as in electronic forms of the said regular issues of old times between, say 1915 and mid 1950s. Incidentally I have widely read NORMAN CONQUEST novels too (apart from ‘SAINT’ novels of Mr Leslie Charteries. Incidentally Mr Berkeley Gray has also written A few sexton blake stories, as have both John Creasy and Donald Stuart a.k.a GERALD VERNER. whose avid fan was EDWARD THE 8TH. WHO GAVE UP THE THRONE IN 1936 OR SO. Mr. VERNER USED TO HAND DELIVER HIS BOOKS TO THE would be King of Great Britain, regularly. R 2egards Sekhar Ganapathy 3rd July 2021

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  1. I finished all links and information, so everything must be working fine now, please let me know if something is wrong or missing.


    1. Thanks for letting me know, but i can download that pack without problems and open that issue, maybe something went wrong with the download.


  2. Just when I think you can’t possibly do any more for us I come across this.
    I truly believe what you are doing is (and will be) historically significant. I can’t thank you enough.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, i had the same. Probably something went wrong with uploading, i made a new link with issues 1963-01 and 1963-06.


    1. Thanks for letting me know, i repaired the link. My Christmas was fine thanks, despite the hard labouring to get all things right in my new house.


    1. Vanlalhlua Chhakchhuak
      Thank you for identifying site holding READER’S DIGEST CONDENSED books.
      But I am unable to read them.
      Download seems to be ruled out!
      How could I get them for as my personal collections especially those harking back to the 1st volume
      to at least the late 60s?
      Can our Boutje too guide?

      V.RAGHURAMAN, Chennai


      1. You have to sign on and sign in, after that you can download the book that you want, or join the waitinglist if there is one.


    1. A rar file is a file that’s been made with a program like winrar like i use, to combine multiple files. These rar’s contains the files with the magazines, you can unpack them with the same program like Winrar. These are cbr or cbz files and you can read them with any cbr reader, just search for cbr reader.


  3. UPDATE 2019-09-10

    Berkeley, Gray – Blonde For Danger
    Berkeley, Gray – Killer Conquest
    Big Budget 1899-09-23
    Boy’s Journal 1914-06-27
    Boy’s Journal 1914-10-31
    Boys’ Life 1907-07-27
    Bubbles 1930-11-15
    Bubbles 1938-12-10
    Buffalo Bill Library 267
    Buffalo Bill’s Boy Scout 161
    Bulls-Eye 002
    Bullseye 1931-08-22
    Bullseye 1934-03-24
    Bullseye 1934-06-23
    Butterfly 1917-09-22
    Butterfly 1927-01-22
    Butterfly 1931-01-24
    Butterfly 1936-06-13
    Buzzer 1938-01-08
    Buzzer 1938-02-05
    Buzzer 1938-02-19
    Buzzer 1938-03-05
    Buzzer 1938-06-18
    Cheerio! 1919-09-27
    Disney News 1965 Winter
    Disney News 1966 Fall
    Disney News 1966 Spring
    Disney News 1966 Summer
    Disneyland Holiday 1957 Fall
    Family Star 1949-10-08
    Headland House 001 – The Girls of Headland
    Headland House 002 – Under Becky’s Thumb
    Headland House 003 – Winifred on the Warpath
    Middleton, Don – Roy Rogers and the Gopher Creek Gunmen
    Peg’s Companion 1928-07-31
    Peg’s Paper 1926-08-14
    Robin Hood Library v2 007
    Robin Hood Library v3 002
    Robin Hood Library v3 013
    Rocket 1923-05-12
    Rocket 1924-05-10
    Rocket 1924-05-17
    Rocket 1924-05-24
    Rocket 1924-06-21
    Vacationland 1958 Winter
    Vacationland 1959 Fall
    Vacationland 1959 Winter
    Vacationland 1960 Summer
    Vacationland 1961 Summer
    Vacationland 1961 Winter
    Vacationland 1962 Summer
    Vacationland 1963 Summer
    Vacationland 1964 Winter
    Vacationland 1965 Fall
    Vacationland 1965 Summer
    Vacationland 1966 Summer
    Vacationland 1967 Fall
    Vacationland 1967 Summer
    Vacationland 1967 Winter
    Vacationland 1969 Summer
    Vacationland 1969 Winter
    Vanguard 1925-12-12
    World Soccer 1960 10
    World Soccer 1960 11
    World Soccer 1960 12
    World Soccer 1961 01
    World Soccer 1961 02
    World Soccer 1961 03

    You can find all at the bottom of Various in UPDATE 2019-09-10


  4. Downloaded The Gem Library 1930 onwards and the automatic unzipping does not work. Can you reupload these without that automatic unzipping.Thanks.


  5. UPDATE 10-12-2019

    20 Audiobooks from Astounding Stories
    You can find them on their own page in Fantasy and Mystery

    In the future perhaps there will be more Audiobooks and Radioshows from titles that are on this blog.


  6. My question is about the Sports Illustrated … are there any plans to continue past 1968? Would love to see the 1970’s included as well. Thank you for sharing all this wonderful content


    1. I only have these SI, and i only post from before 1970. Perhaps i will find 1969 one day. Did you search the Internet Archive for them ?


  7. Any chance of starting a collection of “Model Engineer”? Many are available online,but there are large gaps in the 1900s, 10s, 20s. 30s and 40s. The 50s, 60s and 70s appear to be complete. Also gaps in the 1980s and 90s, but out of scope. If you can’t, do you know any other site that does have them?

    Thanks again (and again!) for all the effort you’re putting into all these collections. It’s a remarkable achievement and pretty much what the Internet should be all about.


    1. Thanks, you are welcome. I am afraid i can’t help you, you tried the archive.org i assume, that is the best chance to find things like this.


  8. Tried clicking on a few links to download some of the astounding stories, Stacks is asking for people to login


    1. They had some temporary problems, the downloadsites have also difficulties these days to maintain their services because more people are down- and uploading at the same times now.


  9. Such a wonderful archive between this and your other blogs. I was thrilled to find a copy of Witchcraft Today within the “Men’s and Adult” section as these very rarely come up even to buy. I’d love to see more copies if any more surface.


    1. Thanks, i will keep my eyes open for other issues, but as you say these rarely come up, i believe i found this one in one of the darker corners of the internet.


    1. I am afraid the Chandamama’s are not from before 1970 and the Cosmopolitans i can convert to cbr and are from before 1970 so they are very useful. Thanks again.


  10. Hi Boutje,

    Happy New Year Greetings.

    Thank you for the wonderful collections you have shared.

    Please share all of Manhunt Detective Magazines if you have them. Thanks in advance. Also of Rob Kantner and Jonathan Craig – all their Novels, if you have them. Please provide links for download.. Thank you again.

    Warm regards,
    Suresh Krishna


  11. I am working on old computer magazines, i have about 8000 to sort out and upload and everything else that is necessary. They will be from the timeperiode 1980-2000 roughly, so i leave the timeline that was set at 1970 for these magazines because there wasn’t much around before 1970. Also a few hundred of game manuals from games from before 2000. I hope to have them on the blog in about 2 months or so.


  12. UPDATE 19-04-2021

    Chatterbox (51) – Children and Teens
    Dime Detective (59) – Crime and Police
    Down Beat (570) – Music
    Labor Age (35) – Various
    Radio Craft (185) – Hobby and Technology
    Take One (12) – Movie Radio and Television


  13. UPDATE 15-05-2021

    Almost 2500 vintage movie posters, sheets, windowcards from all over the world.
    All from before 1980 and mostly wellknown movies but also cultmovies.
    You can find them in the widget Movie Radio and Television (what a surprise)


  14. UPDATE 18-07-2021

    Australian Soccer Programs from the 70s and 80s.
    You can find them in Hobby and Technology.


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