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History of Top-Notch Magazine Now Available

The first issue of Top-Notch Magazine appeared in March 1910. It began as a magazine for teenagers and, even as a pulp, concentrated mostly on sports stories, before switching to a men’s adventure magazine in the 1930s. During its twenty-seven year run, the magazine was published twice-monthly, and became one of Street & Smith’s circulation leaders in the pulp market, directly behind The Popular Magazine and People’s Magazine. Top-Notch featured such notable authors as Jack London, Gilbert Patten, Octavus Roy Cohen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert E. Howard…

For a full history of the magazine, see: http://pulpmags.org/database_pages/top_notch.html

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