I have a book called Short Stories From the Strand. I've read the first few, by writers such as Max Pemberton, H. G. Wells, Jerome K. Jerome, and Arthur Conan Doyle, and was not that taken by them. Maybe the editor wanted to avoid the most famous stories (the Conan Doyle is not a Sherlock Holmes for example) and in doing so avoided the best stories. Let me know how readable an actual issue of the magazine is today. You may find great stories by forgotten writers, and minor stories by famous writers.
On the subject of forgotten writers, does anyone remember Robert Abernathy? He wrote some wonderful stories, especially "Junior".