Nostomania logo
Twitter icon Google Plus icon Facebook icon Help

Nostomania's 100 most valuable magazines

With each pricing update we compute and show here the 100 most valuable magazines. We chose NM 9.4 as a "baseline" grade for comparison. Clearly, some of these items may not, and probably do not exist in that grade. Also, the magazines database is still in its relative infancy, so there are certainly many items not yet in the database which will join this list when they are entered.

Change Pos Issue NM 9.4 Value 3 Month Gain 1 Year Gain 3 Year Gain 5 Year Gain 10 Year Gain
1 Playboy V1 #1 Newsstand Edition $72,000 -0.1% -0.1% 0.4% - -
2 Playboy V1 #1 Page 3 Variant $51,500 -0.6% -0.4% 28.4% 38.4% -
3 Playboy V1 #1 $43,600 -2.5% -6.2% 21.1% 47.8% 29.4%
4 Playboy V1 #1 Red Star Variant $38,000 1.6% 12.4% 48.4% 76.7% -
5 Illustrated History of Heidi Saha, An nn $12,400 0.8% 0.8% -6.1% -20.5% -39.8%
6 Penthouse 2 $8,580 0.4% - - - -
7 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 Ghoul's Eye sticker $7,400 -0.9% -3.0% -4.4% -13.2% -28.8%
8 Playboy V1 #2 $7,010 0.1% 2.3% 40.2% 49.8% -
9 Satan 1 $6,730 -0.1% -4.1% - - -
10 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 UK Edition $6,030 -1.0% -2.9% -7.2% -8.9% -19.2%
11 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 $5,790 -0.7% -3.3% -7.5% -7.1% -21.8%
12 Odd 8 $5,160 0.6% 7.5% - - -
13 Satan 2 $4,960 -1.8% -6.8% -15.2% -31.6% -
14 Motion Picture Magazine 54 $4,920 -1.4% - - - -
15 Super Hero Calandar nn $4,770 -0.8% -2.7% - - -
16 Penthouse 1 $4,750 1.5% - - - -
17 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 $4,690 0.4% 1.1% -10.7% 3.1% -13.1%
18 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 UK Edition $4,000 -1.0% -2.7% -7.0% -8.5% -18.9%
19 Odd 7 $3,820 -0.8% -2.6% - - -
20 Image 1 $3,370 -0.6% -2.3% - - -
21 Playboy V1 #3 $3,070 -0.6% -2.8% 52.0% 40.8% -
1 22 Air Wonder Stories V1 #2 $2,950 -0.7% - - - -
-1 23 Science Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,940 -1.0% - - - -
24 Black Laughter 1 $2,800 0.7% 3.3% - - -
25 Air Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,700 -0.7% - - - -
26 Famous Monsters of Filmland 3 $2,690 -0.7% -0.7% 4.3% 8.5% -1.8%
1 27 Cinema '57 20 $2,590 -0.8% -3.0% -1.1% 6.1% 9.3%
-1 28 Drag Cartoons 27 $2,580 -4.1% -16.8% -33.3% -31.7% -
29 Famous Monsters of Filmland 5 $2,550 0.8% 4.1% 5.8% -7.6% -18.0%
30 Famous Monsters of Filmland 6 $2,360 -2.5% -10.9% -4.1% 18.6% -22.9%
31 Alter Ego 6 $2,320 -0.9% -2.5% - - -
1 32 Playboy V2 #2 Newsstand Edition $2,290 0.4% 4.1% 8.0% - -
-1 33 Bacchanal 1 $2,270 -0.4% -3.8% - - -
34 Playboy V6 #4 $2,200 -3.1% -14.1% - - -
35 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 $2,190 -1.4% -3.9% -6.4% 0.0% -26.5%
36 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Remember Roland? cover $2,130 -0.9% -3.2% -7.4% 7.6% 17.0%
37 Playboy V2 #9 $2,030 0.0% 0.0% 431.4% 561.2% -
1 38 Masses, The 72 $1,900 -1.6% - - - -
1 39 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Tomorrow's Monsters cover $1,900 -1.0% -5.5% -23.7% -26.4% -10.8%
1 40 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 See Zacherley cover $1,880 -0.5% -1.6% -3.6% 13.3% -8.3%
-3 41 Sports Illustrated V40 #2 Newsstand Edition $1,810 -8.1% - - - -
42 War of the Worlds, The nn $1,790 0.6% 2.9% 87.6% 153.2% -
43 House of Horror 1 $1,750 1.2% 4.2% 6.1% 19.9% 129.7%
44 Film Fun 548 $1,690 -1.2% -5.1% - - -
45 Playboy V6 #9 $1,680 0.0% 0.6% - - -
1 46 Playboy V2 #2 $1,610 1.3% 7.3% 0.0% -0.6% -
-1 47 Eye Magazine V2 #2 $1,600 -1.2% -4.8% - - -
1 48 Sensation Magazine 4 $1,570 0.6% 1.3% - - -
-1 49 Famous Monsters of Filmland 8 $1,540 -2.5% -7.2% -19.4% -15.4% -2.5%
50 Indian Magazine, The 1 $1,490 0.7% 2.8% 4.9% 15.5% -2.6%
51 Playboy V6 #2 $1,340 -1.5% -4.3% - - -
52 Playboy V1 #4 $1,320 0.0% 0.8% -69.3% -39.2% -
53 Playboy V1 #5 $1,310 0.0% 0.0% -12.7% -21.6% -
54 Famous Monsters of Filmland 9 $1,220 -1.6% -6.2% -24.2% -18.7% -30.7%
55 Super-Hero 2 $1,220 -0.8% -3.2% - - -
56 Heavy Metal 66 $1,220 -0.8% - - - -
57 Dateline: Comicdom 4 $1,200 -0.8% -3.2% - - -
58 Heavy Metal 65 $1,190 -0.8% - - - -
59 Rocket's Blast 17 $1,180 -0.8% -3.3% - - -
60 Monster Parade 1 $1,180 -0.8% -2.5% -9.2% -8.5% -8.5%
61 Odd 9 $1,170 -0.8% -3.3% - - -
2 62 Satan 3 $1,150 1.8% 7.5% 13.9% -5.7% -
2 63 American Motorcycling 1 $1,140 0.9% 2.7% 5.6% 17.6% 0.9%
-1 64 Alter Ego 4 $1,140 -0.9% -3.4% - - -
1 65 New Fandom 9 $1,100 -0.9% -4.3% - - -
1 66 Playboy V2 #6 $1,080 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 105.3% -
2 67 Playboy V1 #12 $1,070 0.0% -0.9% 13.6% 2.9% -
2 68 Comic Weekly Advertiser 2 $1,050 -0.9% -2.8% - - -
2 69 Playboy V10 #4 $1,040 -1.0% - - - -
-2 70 Famous Monsters of Filmland 20 $1,040 -2.8% -11.9% -29.7% -22.4% -17.5%
1 71 Famous Monsters of Filmland 14 $1,030 -1.0% -5.5% -21.4% -12.7% -29.0%
1 72 Playboy V1 #10 $1,030 0.0% 20.9% 20.0% 27.2% -
2 73 Eighteen nn $1,000 -1.0% - - - -
2 74 Mask and Cape 4 $1,000 -1.0% -3.8% - - -
4 75 Monsters and Things 2 $984 -0.8% -2.6% -9.7% -1.6% 49.3%
1 76 Playboy V7 #2 Newsstand Edition $984 -1.6% - - - -
1 77 Famous Monsters of Filmland 11 $984 -1.5% -2.6% -11.4% -10.5% 9.9%
2 78 Alter Ego 5 $981 -0.8% -2.9% - - -
4 79 Famous Monsters of Filmland 21 $943 -1.7% -5.7% -15.8% -18.0% 7.3%
4 80 World Famous Creatures 1 British Edition $940 -0.7% -2.9% -1.8% 3.5% 4.1%
5 81 Off Limits Spring-Summer 1953 $932 0.0% 0.2% - - -
6 82 After Hours 4 $931 1.3% 6.4% 11.1% -9.6% -15.4%
2 83 Rocket's Blast 19 $927 -0.9% -2.7% - - -
3 84 Monster Parade 4 $917 -0.8% -2.4% -9.2% -11.0% -4.4%
8 85 Focus On nn $914 1.4% 6.9% 11.2% - -
-24 86 CFAAPA 55 $913 -22.6% - - - -
-13 87 Sports Illustrated V4 #25 $909 -10.9% -30.6% -36.0% -34.6% -
3 88 Playboy V1 #6 $908 -0.5% 0.2% 2.4% 46.9% -
1 89 Science Fiction Yearbook, The 1957 $905 -1.2% -4.6% - - -
2 90 Playboy V37 #3 $900 -0.9% -14.3% - - -
-2 91 Famous Monsters of Filmland 12 $892 -2.7% -10.7% -24.4% -28.1% -35.8%
4 92 Playboy V1 #7 $883 -0.3% -1.3% -1.5% -13.4% -
1 93 Funny Papers, The 1 $883 -1.0% -4.2% - - -
1 94 Famous Monsters of Filmland 10 $879 -1.1% -4.9% -23.6% -32.4% 2.2%
4 95 After Hours 1 $873 0.6% 3.3% 15.0% 0.9% 31.5%
2 96 Famous Monsters of Filmland 22 $869 -0.7% -1.8% -4.2% -8.2% -23.1%
4 97 Playboy V15 #12 $855 -0.2% - - - -
-1 98 Famous Monsters of Filmland 23 $854 -2.8% -12.4% -24.4% -10.1% 53.9%
1 99 Famous Monsters of Filmland 15 $851 -1.0% -6.1% -26.0% -21.2% -37.9%
-19 100 Sports Illustrated V1 #4 $842 -12.7% -33.2% -36.7% -35.2% -