Pulp Magazine Cover Art

Pulp magazines are a product of yesteryear. Their garish colorful cover art and intense action stories would leave readers spellbound for hours. This was before an age of internet and easily accessible porn and news. Pulp magzines have some of the best artwork of any age!


This was a time of great fast paced mystery, imaginative science fiction, old westerns, adventure, fantasy, and also some hack writing. Classic authors like D. Hammett and Raymond Chandler got their starts in the early pulps.


Great Scienc fiction authors like Robert A. Heinlein, Clifford Simak,  and P.K. Dick also started in the pulps.

Pulps magazines like Weird Tales started th careers of H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard and his Conan stories.

Astounding Science Fiction lead the way when John W. Campbell, Jr. took over as editor in 1938 and made science fiction writing serious taking away the space opera main format of the earlier sci fi pulps.The Golden Age of Science fiction began in July 1939 issue of Astounding SF featuring A.E. Van Vogt’s first story “The Black Destroyer”.

Robert Heinlein would publish many of his most famous stories in ASF!

Amazing Stories, started by Hugo Gernsback in 1926 lead the way for science fiction. The early covers were done by R. Frank Paul, who did wonderful illustrations of future thinking and weird monster aliens.


Thrilling Wonder Stories began as this title in 1936. It featured many famous writes like Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Williamson, Ray Cummings, and Jahn Taine. The cover art was fantastic, colorful, and stood out!

Startling Stories was another pulp, started in 1939. It had awesome cover art as well featuring garish and outstanding cover art by talented artists.

Many pulps are highly collected taoday with certain issues commanding thousands of dollars. Edgar Rice Burrough’s first stories were published in pulps and the first appearance of Tarzan in a pulp is very valuable. Planet Stories had works by Ray Bradbury and Leigh Brackett and had excellent fast paced space opera stories and cool cover art!

Sweetheartsinner loves colorful popular culture and pulp art is the best of this. We offer awesome pulp magazine cover art cigarette cases and pill case designs!

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Check these out! These manke awesome gifts for any pulp collector or fan of horror, weird meanace, or pulp art!

Cigarette cases are only $9.99 each! Pill cases are just $7.50 each! Sweetheartsinner products make great gifts with thousands of different designs!


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Occult Tarot Card Themed Cigarette Cases and Pill Cases by Sweetheartsinner

Tarot cards have long been used by Occultist to help and give guidance for people. Tarot cards have been around since medieval times. Tarot card decks feature pagan symbols and charactors that represent diffrent aspects of subject matter from Death to Love to Magic. All cards mean something but not necessarily exactly what the card says. For example, the “death” tarot card does not mean you will die soon if drawn. Instead, it may mean that a “death” will occur and a transformation will come.

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Tart card imagery is interesting and a good conversation starter as applied to cases with theese designs on them. So much of conversation depends on visual symbols and Sweetheartsinner Tarot card designs are perfect for every day uses as well as conversation starters. They may excellent gifts that are useful and interesting. Tarpt card imagery like “The Lovers” also can be cool for other reasons!


Interesting and unique, these awesoe tarot card pill cases are nly $7.50 each and can be found at the sweetheartsinner stores on ebay, amazon, and etsy (our preferred site!)

Perfect Gifts for Secret Santa Holiday Gift Exchanges!

Are you doing secret Santa this year? Need some cool, useful, unique but also generic enough gifts that are under $10 for gift exchange that could be useful to all genders? We got the perfect gift ideas for you! We have 3 pill cases for $20 PLUS free shipping! Choose from hundreds of designs! These make awesome thoughtful gifts and great stocking stuffers!






Halloween is just around the corner!

Halloween is just around the corner and sweetheartsinner has the perfect items to compliment any outfit or costume! From Ouija board rings to Halloween themed necklaces, we have something for everyone. We have dozens of Edgar Allan Poe designs on pill cases, cigarette cases, wallets, and necklaces.


We also have some very creepy designs that are sure to scare and delight. For the more crazy, we have many Victorian Post Mortem designs as well in our shops. These make great conversation pieces and will certainly freak out those relatives!



Sweetheartsinner also offers some truly horrific pulp designs with horror themes. These are campy and fun and make great gifts! If you love zombies, look no further, Sweetheartsinner has dozens of zombie themed items for any Night of the Living Dead of Walking Dead fan!

For the more Satanic minded, we also have a large selection of Satanic themed items. These are certainly great to compliment Halloween costumes as well as pledge your souls to Satan!


Poetry About Sweetheartsinner!

MORE CUSTOMER APPRECIATION photos for Sweetheartsinner Creations and some poetry to go long with them!


Captain Kitty was a sailing cat. He loved to sail with a Captain;s hat! He is brave and kind and runs a tight ship!A pill case featuring him is super hip!


Zombie Girl business card holders are awesome insane! Featuring a pinup zombie girl on a giant brain! It can hold you business cards, money, and so much more! And will help you fight the coming zombie hoards!

Sweetheartsinner Pill cases are perfect for your daily pills! They will fit in your purse and help with your ills! Vitamins, pills, and even coins they can fit! These sweetheartsinner pill cases are the perfect fit!

Ouija Board pill cases are quite a nice treat! Sweetheartsinner has many designs that are really quite neat! So, if you looking for a gift that is custom and right! Look to sweetheartsinner and you will have a good night!

Sweetheartsinner Customer Appreciation Photos from Etsy!

We love our etsy customers! There is something about etsy customers that is special. Their willingness to invest in handmade goods and shop local make etsy our favorite venue! One of the great things about etsy is that when customers leave feedback, they can include a “customer appreciation” photo of them with the product you sold them! With over 44,000 sales and over 17,000 positive feedback, we are very proud of our store and thankful for our awesome customers! The following are some of these great customer appreciation photos showing awesome pillcases!!

Our etsy store has over 1000+ pill case designs that are perfect for anyone! They make great gifts and are so useful for everyday utility! We have a special exclusive ETSY deal for these! 3 pillcases, your choice from over 1000+ designs, for $20 and this INCLUDES FREE domestic USA shipping!

The Weird Horror Fantasy Science Fiction Paperbacks of A.A. Merritt

 Abraham Grace Merritt was better known as A.A. Merritt. During the 1910’s through the 1930’s, he wrote several classic horror/fantasy/science fiction books with a pop of supernatural flair. While working as an assistant editor for the American Weekly Magazine, he hired the now famed artists Virgil Finlay and Hannes Bok, who are two of the most well known and talented artists whose art grace many pulp magazines of the era. Merritt was also a journalist and had many interesting hobbies, which informed his writing. His writing have  lost civilizations, hideous monsters, and a aura of suspense and the fantastic and his works inspired the likes of H.P. Lovecraft. 

Shown are 3 Avon paperbacks from the early 1950’s.  Great art on these and awesome tag lines.

For fantastic, surreal, and creepy pulp related products, visit Sweetheartsinner!

A great Hans Bok Pill art Pill case from a Weird Tales pulp magazine!

Victorian Bat Woman Halloween Costume from circa 1887

Victorian Era Bat Woman Halloween Costumes

 During the Victorian Age, there was a lot going. The Age of Spiritualism had begun in the late 1840’s with the Fox Sisters and their mysterious “Spirit Rapping”, knocking sounds which came “out of the air” and represented “ghosts” communicating to them. Despite the Fox Sisters being decried as a fraud by the 1870’s, Spiritualism had taken hold. It came about in America due to the massive amount of death and destruction during the Civil War. With so many people losing friends and family, there was a “need” for the belief in the afterlife and being able to communicate with the dead. With William Mumler and his “spirit photos” in the late 1860’s, there was now physical “proof” that ghosts did indeed exist.
All of that is the backdrop for a couple of the coolest vintage Victorian CDVs in our collection. While on a constant search for rarities on ebay for spirit photos, we occasionally come across odd CDV photos from the Victorian era.
This very rare circa 1880’s German CDV shows a woman wearing a early “Bat Women” costume. This could be for a early Halloween costume or as a costume for something else. She wear a solemn look on her face and has her arms outstretched to accentuate the “bat wings”. She has in her hair a pair of funny looking bat ears”. She also has a bat across her chest area. This was bought for about $100 on ebay about a dozen years ago. I would imagine it being worth about $300-$500 now due to iconographic nature of the photo. This is the only original I have seen in all my years of collecting.

This rare “devil girl” costume is on a CDV from around the 1870’s. Here, she has devil wings of the Archangel and devil horns. This is likely of an actress who was doing a stage production of a play where the devil was featured. She has a grim look! The tights which were tight against her legs was scandalous in the day and would have had many men really turned on! This was bought for around $30 about 10 years ago. It may be worth about $50 now.

If you are interested in buying oddities like this, go to ebay and use search terms with the CDV or cabinet card categories like “devil”,”bat” and “witch”.  You may come across some interesting things. For other great items which feature odd imagery like this, check out SWEETHEARTSINNER on ebay and etsy. There are plenty of cigarette cases, pill cases, and jewelry with odd imagery that will please anyone. With over 3000 items at under $10 each, they make great and useful gifts!

A Victorian Er painting by Albert Penot Pill Case! Only $7.50!

A 1920’s Bat Lady Costume from the Flapper Era! Only $9.99!

Halloween Guide to Gifts on Etsy

A Guide to Halloween Gifts on Etsy

Halloween 2015 is just around the corner and with parties coming up and costumes to buy, you’ll want to make sure you have those creepy and fun Halloween accessories and little gifts for friends and family. You’ll love these gift ideas that will not break your bank!

Sweetheartsinner has over 3,000 great gift ideas for under $10.  There is so much to choose from! From awesome cigarette cases and wallets to useful and creative designed pill boxes to unique handmade necklaces, there is for certain something that can be found on this great etsy store. Their store carries over a hundred items with vintage Halloween graphics.

With over 9 years on ETSY and over 10 years on ebay, Sweetheartsinner has a long track record of sales with thousands of satisfied customers! All items are shipped from Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. so there is never a worry about Asian customs and slow shipping times. Supporting a small etsy business is always a good things as well! 🙂

Sweetheartsinner offers CREEPY gifts like these interesting skull themed wallet and cigarette case selections:

Sweetheartsinner also has many great Edgar Allan Poe designs on necklaces, pill boxes, and wallets and cigarette cases. Poe summons the Halloween Spirit like no other author in History with his creepy gothic imagery and Autumn vibe! Hark the Raven!!!

And for some truly dark gifts ideas and items, Sweetheartsinner has a wide selection of post mortem items from Victorian imagery going all the way to the 1920’s. These are fascinating and creepy at the same time. Women lying in coffins, children posing by their dead siblings, a dead couple where even in death, they are still together! Bizarre, strange, esoteric and awesome conversation starters!

And what Halloween would be Halloween in 2015 without a mention of ZOMBIES! Sweetheartsinner has a ton of great zombie themed Halloween items! These are colorful and great for any fan of the Walking Dead TV series or would like a The Night of the Living Dead movie poster cigarette case or wallet!