Collectible Magazines - That Sell for BIG Money (Magazine Related)
by RobbyR, Thursday, August 11, 2011, 21:37 (649 days ago)
Lindsay Lohan for New York February 2008, I don't know what this magazine sold for originally, but it's being sold now for $75-125 dollars. Photographed by Bert Stern, recreating a vintage Marilyn Monroe pose.
Idea of This Topic
Magazines are an interesting collectible. An issue is only published for 1 month, after that no more become available. The idea of a collectible magazine issue, is one that has a demand to own for a particular Editorial/Photoshoot or overall special content of the issue. The issue is out of publication and few copies are available, even fewer in unread, brand-new condition. I own a couple myself, purchased for the sole intention of keeping brand new.
In this topic, any magazines that have increased in value from the original cover price or newer issues that have a good possibility to increase in price. I will continue adding to this topic. Would like to see other members add to it as well.
BTW- Even with so many people collecting Playboy, even the most popular issues rarely increase in value. Most become available for $1 an issue.
Christina Aguilera in People July 2003 Australia
by RobbyR, Thursday, August 11, 2011, 21:46 (649 days ago)
This photoshoot was in Maxim magazine January 2003, but in USA it had no nudity. Several months later, People Australia re-released the photoshoot with unpublished photos that had nudity. I have NEVER seen this issue being sold online, but it highly collectible... and rare.
Lily Cole, Abigail Clancy in Arena May 2007 UK
by RobbyR, Friday, August 12, 2011, 13:51 (649 days ago)
Kylie Minogue - GQ July 2000 UK
by RobbyR, Friday, August 12, 2011, 14:01 (649 days ago)
This issue has Kylie Minogue in her most infamous magazine editorial. This magazine can be bought for $30 and up.
Jennifer Love Hewitt in Rolling Stone October 2002
by RobbyR, Friday, August 12, 2011, 14:08 (649 days ago)
Jennifer Love Hewitt during her "Barenaked" trial in the music biz. The editorial inside has her covered with only a bed sheet. In near mint condition without a shipping label is being sold on EBay for about $30, a brand new issue is harder to find.
Collectible Magazines - That Sell for BIG Money
by Xalt, Friday, August 12, 2011, 14:16 (649 days ago)
I was thinking about buying some copies of New York Magazine with Lindsay when it came out to sell later when they increase in value but in the end I ordered just one which I - of course - still have.
(btw I also do own copies of GQ UK with Kylie and Rolling Stone with JLH :D)
Irina Shayk in GQ December 2010 Spain
by RobbyR, Friday, August 12, 2011, 15:31 (649 days ago)
Irina Shayk did a photo spread for this issue of GQ Spain. Before the issue was released there was a lot of controversy- Irina Shayk said she did not pose naked and that GQ photoshopped out her bikini in some of the photos to make it appear she posed naked.
This is a issue I bought brand new. Xalt, you are lucky to own that New York magazine and Kylie in GQ. I am looking for a copy of New York, once in a while one shows up on EBay for cheap.
Jill Hennessy - Maxim US #2, Summer 1997
by Xalt, Friday, August 12, 2011, 16:14 (649 days ago)
I paid something over $30 for my copy if I remember correctly which must have been the most I ever spent on a magazine. I've seen it for much more on ebay but also for less sometimes. You can sometimes get rare mags for very good prices suddenly if you keep checking Ebay.
Most rare magazines I own I bought for much less than what their average price is on Ebay. Some did appear on Ebay here in Germany for exaple and stayed under the radar of most international magazine collectors - they would have been much more expensive on Ebay US or UK..
Adriana Lima in GQ April 2006
by RobbyR, Friday, August 12, 2011, 18:54 (649 days ago)
Adriana Lima told her little secret in this issue of GQ- she is a virgin and waiting for marriage. This was a big buzz online. Plus check out how sexy the pictures inside are (she is rolling around with a buch of men - virgin, really?)
Melissa Joan Hart - Bikini Magazine, October 1999
by Xalt, Monday, August 15, 2011, 13:03 (646 days ago)
This has been sold for over $200 on Ebay. At the moment you have to pay at least $40 from what I found on a quick search. the 2nd picture came as a foldout poster within the issue.
(and yes, I do own a copy )
Jaimie Pressly Ultra 5-2006 USA
by RobbyR, Monday, August 15, 2011, 13:22 (646 days ago)
How about this one I just posted? It has to be "Ultra" rare.
And its a young Jaime Pressly, she's a perfect 10 southern belle.
Jessica Biel in Gear March 2000
by RobbyR, Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 08:02 (644 days ago)
Collectible Magazines - That Sell for BIG Money
by RobbyR, Thursday, September 15, 2011, 16:40 (615 days ago)
Jennifer Aniston - 2 Issues of GQ
by RobbyR, Thursday, September 22, 2011, 21:51 (607 days ago)
Jessica Alba - GQ - April 2005
by RobbyR, Thursday, September 22, 2011, 22:09 (607 days ago)
Lady Gaga - Q March 2010 UK
by RobbyR, Thursday, September 22, 2011, 22:38 (607 days ago)
Alyson Hannigan - Out Magazine, August 2001
by Xalt, Friday, September 23, 2011, 07:19 (607 days ago)
Lady GaGa Rolling Stone 11 June 2009 USA
by RobbyR, Thursday, September 29, 2011, 11:49 (601 days ago)
This is her 1st Rolling Stone magazine cover and this issue is a keeper.
There are already bidding wars on EBay, and this issue is hard to find, its selling for $20+ right now.
Anna Paquin, True Blood - Rolling Stone 2 September 2010
by RobbyR, Thursday, September 29, 2011, 11:54 (601 days ago)
Marilyn Monroe - Vanity Fair - November 2010 USA
by RobbyR, Thursday, September 29, 2011, 11:55 (601 days ago)
Kim Kardashian - Playboy December 2007 USA
by RobbyR, Thursday, September 29, 2011, 13:56 (601 days ago)
This issue of Playboy has become one of the most collectible issues of the magazine in the past few decades! Only two years old, and this magazine is highly in demand and selling for $20 up to $40-$50 for sealed, unopened copies.
I will be buying this issue asap, and keeping it mint and in storage.
Let me add this....
by RobbyR, Thursday, September 29, 2011, 13:59 (601 days ago)
For everyone whose subscribed to Playboy for years with only D-Rated celebrities posing, not going full nude, or not going nude at all- at least this one issue was worth the subscription.
Unfortunately, as I said, Playboy is not as collectible as you might think, especially in recent years.
Drew Barrymore - Esquire February 1994 USA
by RobbyR, Thursday, September 29, 2011, 21:43 (600 days ago)
Marisa Miller - Perfect 10 Winter 1998
by RobbyR, Saturday, October 01, 2011, 03:02 (599 days ago)
Interesting, I've never seen this item come up for sale.
Its being sold right now at EBay, high bid is at $71.00 right now.
RE: Perfect 10 - All 3 Issues are For Sale right now....
by RobbyR, Saturday, October 01, 2011, 03:08 (599 days ago)
Here are the other 2... both right around $71 each.
Perfect 10 - Aug/Sept 1999 featuring a nude Marisa Miller before Victoria's Secret
Perfect 10 - Fall 2004 featuring a nude Marisa Miller before Victoria's Secret