Monthly Archives: May 2014

Astounding Science Fiction (May, 1941)

22 May 2014

My favorite radio show is X Minus One which aired from 1955 to 1958.  X Minus One partnered with Astounding Science Fiction (and later Galaxy Science Fiction) magazine to create a radio adaptation of some of the short stories they published each month.  One of my favorite episodes is an adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s short story, Universe which was published in the May 1941 issue.

So on a whim, I searched around to see if I could find that particular issue.  I got discouraged when I saw this issue listed on eBay, the auction had already ended, and the only other place I could find it for sale had it for $125.  Since I didn’t see any winning bidder on eBay, I emailed the seller who said that no one bought it and he would put it back up on eBay for me.

Listen to the X Minus One episode here.

Total spent today: $43


Odds and Ends

4 May 2014

Jenny and I went antiquing a couple times in the last few weeks and got a small smattering of things.

We got a box that socks came in.  And since you couldn’t exactly Google lyrics to songs you heard on the radio, magazines of lyrics to popular songs were made so we got some of them.

And finally, a pack of 36 birthday candles from the Standard Oil Company.  Because the box says Chicago, my research tells me this is from the Standard Oil Company based out of Indiana.  The original Standard Oil Company was a monopoly founded by John D. Rockefeller, but was broken up into 34 separate companies in 1911 because of an antitrust suit.  The Standard Oil Company of Indiana was one of these offspring.  Anyway, pinning the decade on these is a little iffy, but they were only $1 and the style is right.

Total spent today: ~$13