Tuesday, June 21, 2016

SPANKING PEN PALS Fetish S/M Magazines '50s/60s

In the '50s, at the beginning of the era of digest sized, independently published fetish magazines, there was a particular interest in female domination, spanking and corporal punishment. Following in the shadows of John Willie's Bizarre magazine founded in 1946 in Canada, some of the earliest adherents were, what can be best described as fetish-zines. Diy "cellar jobs" produced with the aid of simple printing techniques and a stapler. 

My favorite of the genre: Spanking Pen Pals, ran for only a hand full of issues and like all of the titles posted here, is quite rare. Here, in no particular order, are some covers from deep in my archives including, an early version of Corporal, Conqueress Club Magazine a comic book-like, fem/dom s&m title; a few Satellite Publications titles: Bondage Promanade, Spanking Sisters and Miss Flagella In Bondage (published "off-shore" in Jersey City due to censorship restrictions brought on by the Irving Klaw prosecution in New York City) plus a miscellany of other rarely seen, one-shot titles: Captive Wolf, Unmanned and Captive Stud.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

EURO Trip Collectible Fairs May June '16

After weeks of a big listing push of a recently acquired collection into my eBay store it's time to head back to Europe for a string of collectible fairs bridging two weekends. Email me if you'll be at any of the shows and we can get together for coffee, lunch, cocktails. First stop, Paris for the 67e Cartexpo postcard fair at the Espace Champerret, details here.

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... then to Verona in northern Italy for the 126th Veronafil the venerable and 
overwhelming stamp, coin and postcard show May 27, 28, 29th ... 

... and then back to Paris for a full weekend of books, old paper and  
vintage photographs with two outdoor fairs, the  
San Sulpice Book Fair June 2th to 6th ...

... and the 53rd Bievre International Photo Fair June 5 and 6th just outside Paris

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

OSTRA Derrieres Lingerie Fetish Paris 1920s~'30s


"C" is for chatte! The Ostra Studio in Paris was the culmination of immigrant brothers from Hungary joining forces to create the largest body of work devoted to "fetish tableaux" in the '20s and '30s. Their particular interest in derrieres, fetish clothing, bondage and s/m fantasies has left a significant and in many ways, unsurpassed legacy, whose influence can be seen today in the worlds of photography and fashion. Store listing include postcard and medium format photographs as well as stereographic images. Click here for all the Ostra Studio items in my eBay store. Click image to see listing details for each photograph.







Monday, May 16, 2016

ELMER BATTERS Black Silk Stockings late '50s

Prior to Tip Top, The Nylon Jungle and his catch phrase Tip of the Toes to the Top of the Hose, Elmer Batters created Black Silk Stockings at the end of the 1950s. Photographed, designed and published by Batters these, the earliest full-size "garters & hose" magazines, set the bar for what would soon follow from Parliament magazines in the early '60s ... with the content and editorial direction in Batters' hands. 

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