Magazines


Collectors of vintage magazines look for different things. Some look for a magazine containing a famous author’s first printed work. Some look for first editions. Covers made by famous illustrators are very collectible, especially those by Harrison Fisher, Joseph Clement Coll, Jessie Wilcox, Charles Dana Gibson, Maxfield Parrish, Coles Philips, John Held Jr., T.S. Sullivant and A.B. Frost. Some collect for the vintage advertising found in the magazines, with Coca-Cola being the most sought after. Advertising with food, cars and other household items are also very popular.

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Condition plays a major part in the value since magazines were looked at as disposable and many didn’t hold up to years of wear and tear.

Popular Vintage Magazines
Appleton’s Magazine
Atlantic Monthly
Ballyhoo
Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887 – Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet” is published featuring Sherlock Holmes first appearance
Black Cat
Blue Book
Boy’s Life
Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang
Collier’s
Cosmopolitan
Country Gentleman
Esquire
Everybody’s Magazine
Gent
Godey’s Lady’s Book – Edgar Allan Poe’s first published work was “The Visionary” in 1834
Good Housekeeping
GQ
Graham’s Magazine – Edgar Allan Poe’s first American detective story was “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” in 1841
Harper’s Bazaar
Household Words
Jugend
Life Magazine
McCall’s
Pictorial Review
Popular Science
Puck
Punch
Radio News
Redbook
Saturday Evening Post
Scribner’s Magazine
Seventeen
The American Review: A Whig Journal – Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” in 1845 was published under the pseudonym Quarles
The Bookman
The New Yorker
The Strand Magazine – Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Scandal in Bohemia” is published in 1891 making Sherlock Holmes a household name
Vanity Fair
Vogue
Woman’s Home Companion


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