Beginning in 1934
the Saalfield Publishing Company reprinted a number of the original
Henry Altemus Company juvenile series. In all, thirteen series were
reprinted. The Saalfield catalogue number is noted in parentheses after
the series name below
The reprinted series were:
Annapolis Series (#1372). Later reprints are #3301, 3302, 3303.
Battleship Boys Series (#1358)
Circus Boys Series (#1353)
Dave Darrin Series (#1354)
Grace Harlowe Overland Riders Series (#1355)
Madge Morton Series (#1357)
MeadowBrook Series (#1356). Late reprints are #3757, 3758, 3759.
Pony Rider Boys Series (#1351). Later reprints are #3361,3362, 3363.
Randy Starr Series ( Also called Sky Flyers Series) (#1336). Later
numbers are #3161,3162, 3163.
Submarine Boys Series (#1361)
Uncle Sam's Boys' Series (Also called Boys of the Army Series) (#1360)
West Point Series (#1359)
Young Engineer's Series (#1352)
These series were published in boxed sets by Saalfield. Each box
contained a random grouping of three books from a series. Some series
were reprinted in more than one format. Many have been seen in
different sizes. The books were priced at 25 cents and the three volume
boxes cost 85 cents.
Two "FourInOne" books were also published in the mid 1930's. One
included four stories from the Pony Rider Series while the other
included four stories from the Grace Harlowe Overland Riders Series.
Important Point: Saalfield only
published reprints of these series. Confusion exists because Saalfield
lists itself on the copyright page with the date of the original
printing.
Formats: The earlier reprints' covers
were usually the same as the line drawn pictures on the earliest
Altemus covers. Later reprints had blindstamped covers. (Exception:
Randy Starr Series' covers were blindstamped like the Altemus covers.)
Saalfield covers were published in various colors.
Early and late formats are shown below.
The earlier dust jackets were similar to the early Altemus jackets.
Later some of the series had different jacket pictures. See below for
examples.
Annapolis Series #1372 H. Irving Hancock
The earlier format of this Saalfield reprint includes all four books of
the Altemus series. The later format is comprised of only the first
three
books. In the earlier boxed sets any combination of three of the four
books can be seen. They were first reprinted in 1935. Both formats have
the same
cover illustration
The later books are numbered #3301,#3302, #3303.
1. Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis
2. Dave Darrin's Second Year at Annapolis
3. Dave Darrin's Third Year at Annapolis
4. Dave Darrin's Fourth Year at Annapolis
Covers
for both formats 
Covers
for both formats 
Earlier
Format Dust Jacket 
Later
Format Dust Jacket 
The earlier books
are 7.625 x 5.25, the later books are 8.125 x 5.5.
Battleship Series #1358 Frank Gee Patchin
The original series as published by Altemus had eight books. The
earlier format reprint by Saalfield in 1935 only has the first six
books. The later format included only the first three books. Both
formats have the same cover line drawn illustration in various colors.
1. At Sea
2. First Step Upward
3. In Foreign Service
4. In the Tropics
5. Under Fire
6. In the Wardroom
Covers
for both formats 
Covers
for both formats 
Earlier
Format Dust Jacket 
Later
Format Dust Jacket 
Circus Boys
#1353 Edgar B. P. Darlington
There is only one format of Saalfield reprints and it was first done in
1934. It included all five of the original Altemus volumes. The three
volume boxed sets included any three of the books.
1. On the Flying Rings
2. Across the Continent
3. In Dixie Land
4. On the Mississippi
5. On the Plains
Cover 
Dust
Jacket 
Dave Darrin
Series #1354 H. Irving Hancock
This series was published in only one format by Saalfield. All six
Altemus books were reprinted first in 1934. The boxed sets randomly
included any three of the six books.
1. at Vera Cruz
2. on Mediterranean Service
3. South American Cruise
4. On the Asiatic Station
5. And the German Submarines
6. After the Mine Layers
Dust
Jacket 
Cover 
Grace
Harlowe Overland Riders #1355 Jessie Graham Flower (Josephine
Chase)
In 1934 Saalfield only published the first six books of the series. In
1935 the series had ten books. The boxed sets had any three books from
the series list. There is only one Saalfield format.
In 1935 Saalfield published the "4 Books in 1" volume. It included
books #2, 6, 9, and 10 from below.
1. On the Old Apache Trail
2. On the Great American Desert
4. In the Great North Woods
5. In the High Sierras
6. In the Yellowstone National Park
7. In the Black Hills
8. At the Circle O Ranch
9. And the Border Guerillas
10. On the Lost River Trail
Dust
Jacket 
Cover 
4
Books in 1 Dust Jacket 
4
Books in 1 Cover 
Madge
Morton Series #1357 Amy D. V. Chalmers
This set had only one Saalfield format. All the Altemus books were
reprinted for the first time in 1934. The boxes had any three of the
four books.
1. Captain of the Merry Maid
2. Secret
3. Trust
4. Victory
Dust
Jacket 
Cover 
MeadowBrook
Girls Series #1356 Janet Aldridge
This series had two Saalfield reprint formats. All six of the original
Altemus books were first published by Saalfield in 1934. The boxed sets
had a random selection of three books. The later publications are
8.125 x 5.5. The earlier books are 7.625 x 5.25.
The later books are numbered #3757, #3758, #3759.
1. Under Canvas
2. Across Country
3. Afloat
4. In the Hills
5. By the Sea
6. On the Tennis Courts
Later
Dust Jacket 
Later
Cover 
Pony Rider
Boys #1351 Frank Gee Patchin
In 1934 when Saalfield first reprinted this series, it included only
the first six books. In 1935 the rest of the 12 book series was
republished. There are two Saalfield formats. In 1935 Saalfield also
printed a FourInOne volume of this series. Books numbered 8, 10, 11,
and 12 were part of this omnibus volume. This book is 7.625 x 5.25.
Both formats had the same cover line drawn illustration. Earlier is
7.625 x 5.25. The later book is 8.125 x 5.5.
1. In the Rockies
2. In Texas
3. In Montana
4. In the Ozarks
5. In the Alkali
6. In New Mexico
7. In the Grand Canyon
8. With the Texas Rangers
9. On the Blue Ridge
10. In New England
11. In Louisiana
12. In Alaska
Randy Starr
Series (Also called the Sky Flyers Series) #1336 by Eugene
Martin
All three of the Altemus titles were reprinted by Saalfield in two
different formats. The first was published in 1936.
One major difference between these books and the other Saalfield
reprints is that each title in the first Saalfield format of this
series has a unique dust jacket picture. (This is also true for the
original Altemus editions.) In the second format all the books have the
same dust jacket.
The earlier books are 7.625 x 5.25. The later books are 8.125 x 5.75.
The later books are also numbered 316131623163. Both formats’ covers
have been seen in various colors.
1. Randy Starr After an Air Prize
2. Randy Starr Above Stormy Seas
3. Randy Starr Leading the Air Circus
Submarine
Boys Series #1361 Victor G. Durham
When Saalfield first reprinted this series in 1935, it only published
the first six books. In 1936 it published books #7 and #8. All eight
books were published in Format 1. There are two Saalfield formats. In
the second format only the first three titles in the series were
published. The earlier book covers reproduce the line drawn covers of
the Altemus books. The later covers are blindstamped with the title and
series name on them. There are two different dust jacket pictures as
well. The three volume boxed sets contained any three books from this
series.
Both formats’ covers have been seen in various colors.
All the books are the same size7.5 x 5.25.
1. On Duty
2. Trial Trip
3. and the Middies
4. and the Spies
5. Lightning Cruise
6. for the Flag
7. and the Smugglers
8. Secret Mission
Format
1 Earlier Dust Jacket 
Format
1 Earlier Cover 
Format
2 Later Dust Jacket 
Format
2 Later Cover 
Uncle Sam
Series #1360 H. Irving Hancock
This series was also known as Boys of the Army Series. They were first
reprinted in 1935. The box contained a random three books. There was
only one Saalfield format.
1. Uncle's Sam's Boys in the Ranks
2.on Field Duty
3.as Sergeants
4.in the Philippines
5.on Their Mettle
6.as Lieutenants
Dust
Jacket 
Cover 
West Point
Series #1359 H. Irving Hancock
This four volume series was first reprinted in 1935. The boxed set
contained any three of the four titles. Two formats have been noted
with the later reprint only including the first three books of the
series.
The second format books are slightly larger than the first format.
(8.125 x 5.5 versus 7.625 x 5.25)
The covers for both formats are the same and have been seen in various
colors.
The later books are numbered #3297, #3298. #3299.
1. Dick Prescott's First Year at West Point
2. Dick Prescott's Second Year at West Point
3. Dick Prescott's Third Year at West Point
4. Dick Prescott's Fourth Year at West Point
Format
1 Dust jacket 
Format
2 Dust jacket 
Cover
example 
Cover
example 
Young
Engineers Series #1352 H. Irving Hancock
This five volume series was printed in only one format beginning in
1934. Boxed sets included any three of the five titles.
1. Young Engineers in Colorado
2.in Arizona
3.in Nevada
4.in Mexico
5.on the Gulf
Dust
Jacket 
Cover 
