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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 $66,400 -2.1% -9.4% -7.3% - -
2 Playboy V1 #1 Page 3 Variant $41,500 -1.9% -9.2% 9.2% 13.1% -5.7%
3 Playboy V1 #1 $36,400 -2.7% -18.2% -8.1% 21.7% 6.4%
4 Playboy V1 #1 Red Star Variant $33,100 -0.6% -1.5% 29.8% 59.1% 54.0%
5 Illustrated History of Heidi Saha, An nn $12,900 -0.8% -3.7% -5.8% -14.6% -34.8%
6 Penthouse 2 $8,260 -2.1% -4.9% - - -
1 7 Satan 1 $7,130 0.7% -0.1% -9.7% - -
-1 8 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 Ghoul's Eye sticker $7,000 -1.3% -4.0% -6.7% -16.7% -27.5%
1 9 Satan 2 $5,970 -0.8% -6.1% -10.6% -18.1% -
1 10 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 $5,850 0.2% 1.0% 0.7% -0.5% -16.7%
-2 11 Playboy V1 #2 $5,540 -9.0% -15.5% 11.2% 23.4% -6.3%
12 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 UK Edition $5,520 -0.9% -2.5% -6.0% -13.8% -22.0%
13 Odd 8 $5,310 0.6% 3.1% - - -
14 Super Hero Calandar nn $5,070 0.0% -1.0% - - -
2 15 Penthouse 1 $4,640 0.7% 4.0% - - -
16 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 $4,610 -0.2% 2.4% -2.7% -6.7% -12.9%
-2 17 Motion Picture Magazine 54 $4,580 -1.3% -5.8% - - -
18 Odd 7 $3,870 0.0% -0.5% - - -
19 Batmania 2 $3,770 0.3% - - - -
20 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 UK Edition $3,650 -1.1% -2.7% -5.9% -13.5% -22.0%
21 Image 1 $3,450 0.0% -0.3% - - -
22 Cinema '57 20 $3,050 0.3% -2.6% -5.9% 24.0% 26.6%
23 Black Laughter 1 $2,850 0.0% 1.8% 10.0% - -
24 Air Wonder Stories V1 #2 $2,720 -0.7% -2.2% - - -
25 Science Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,720 -0.4% -2.2% - - -
1 26 Famous Monsters of Filmland 3 $2,600 0.0% 0.8% 4.4% 4.0% -4.1%
-1 27 Drag Cartoons 27 $2,580 -1.9% -12.2% -31.2% -33.7% -
28 Air Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,500 -0.4% -2.0% - - -
29 Bacchanal 1 $2,420 0.0% -2.0% - - -
30 Playboy V1 #3 $2,400 -0.8% -8.0% 21.8% 10.6% -
31 Famous Monsters of Filmland 5 $2,370 -1.2% 0.0% 2.6% -9.9% -13.2%
1 32 Famous Monsters of Filmland 6 $2,300 2.7% 2.7% -4.2% 4.1% 23.0%
-1 33 Alter Ego 6 $2,300 0.0% -0.4% - - -
34 Playboy V2 #2 Newsstand Edition $2,140 -1.4% -6.1% -1.8% - -
35 Playboy V6 #4 $2,120 -0.9% -9.0% -19.4% - -
36 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 $2,040 -1.4% -4.2% -5.6% -11.7% -15.0%
37 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Remember Roland? cover $1,970 -1.0% -3.0% -7.1% -10.0% 12.6%
38 Playboy V2 #9 $1,840 -5.6% -9.4% 367.0% 511.3% -
1 39 Masses, The 72 $1,780 -1.7% -5.8% - - -
-1 40 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Tomorrow's Monsters cover $1,770 -2.7% -5.9% -18.4% -31.4% -7.3%
41 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 See Zacherley cover $1,730 -0.6% -1.1% -2.3% -4.9% -10.4%
42 House of Horror 1 $1,700 0.0% -0.6% 2.4% 18.1% 107.1%
43 Playboy V6 #9 $1,700 1.2% 1.2% - - -
44 Eye Magazine V2 #2 $1,640 0.0% 0.6% - - -
1 45 Film Fun 548 $1,600 -1.2% -5.9% -12.1% - -
-1 46 Sports Illustrated V40 #2 Newsstand Edition $1,580 -3.1% -19.8% - - -
47 War of the Worlds, The nn $1,570 0.6% 2.6% 48.1% 110.2% 102.3%
48 Famous Monsters of Filmland 8 $1,470 -2.0% -8.1% -24.6% -24.6% -12.0%
49 Satan 3 $1,430 0.7% 2.9% 23.3% 12.6% -
50 Playboy V6 #2 $1,420 0.0% -4.1% - - -
51 Sensation Magazine 4 $1,370 -1.4% -5.5% -3.5% - -
52 Playboy V1 #4 $1,310 0.0% -0.8% -69.3% -37.6% -
53 Indian Magazine, The 1 $1,300 -0.8% -3.7% -0.8% 5.7% -12.2%
1 54 Dateline: Comicdom 4 $1,250 0.0% -0.8% - - -
1 55 Super-Hero 2 $1,250 0.0% -0.8% - - -
-2 56 Playboy V1 #5 $1,240 -2.4% -5.3% 4.2% -25.7% -
1 57 Playboy V2 #2 $1,210 1.7% 2.5% -18.8% -21.9% -36.3%
1 58 Odd 9 $1,190 0.0% -0.8% - - -
1 59 Rocket's Blast 17 $1,180 0.0% -0.8% - - -
-3 60 Monster Parade 1 $1,180 -0.8% -0.8% -2.5% -3.3% -9.9%
1 61 Famous Monsters of Filmland 9 $1,130 -0.9% -5.0% -18.1% -24.7% -32.7%
-1 62 Heavy Metal 66 $1,130 -2.6% -7.4% - - -
63 Alter Ego 4 $1,130 0.0% 0.0% - - -
64 Heavy Metal 65 $1,100 -2.7% -8.3% - - -
65 New Fandom 9 $1,100 0.0% -1.8% - - -
66 Comic Weekly Advertiser 2 $1,080 0.0% -0.9% - - -
1 67 After Hours 4 $1,050 0.0% 1.9% 17.8% 5.4% -3.7%
-1 68 Playboy V2 #6 $1,040 -1.9% -3.7% 114.4% 104.7% -
1 69 Playboy V10 #4 $1,030 0.0% -2.8% - - -
-1 70 Playboy V1 #12 $1,030 -1.9% -4.6% 14.2% 1.0% -
71 Focus On nn $1,030 1.0% 3.5% 20.6% - -
4 72 Famous Monsters of Filmland 11 $1,020 1.0% -1.9% -11.3% -16.4% 14.2%
-1 73 Mask and Cape 4 $1,020 0.0% -1.0% - - -
1 74 Alter Ego 5 $1,010 0.0% -1.0% - - -
-2 75 Monsters and Things 2 $1,010 -1.0% -1.0% -2.9% -2.9% 49.0%
-2 76 Eighteen nn $997 -1.3% -4.1% - - -
77 Famous Monsters of Filmland 14 $984 -1.0% -2.6% -18.0% -11.4% -23.7%
1 78 Playboy V7 #2 Newsstand Edition $982 0.3% -3.7% - - -
-1 79 Famous Monsters of Filmland 20 $969 -1.6% -7.7% -29.3% -35.8% -19.2%
80 American Motorcycling 1 $959 -1.0% -4.1% -1.6% 4.0% -12.8%
1 81 World Famous Creatures 1 British Edition $959 0.4% -2.0% -4.1% 5.8% 6.8%
-1 82 Playboy V37 #3 $945 -1.0% -3.4% -31.5% - -
1 83 Playboy V1 #6 $943 0.5% -2.6% 4.8% 47.8% -
-1 84 Rocket's Blast 19 $940 0.0% -0.4% - - -
85 After Hours 1 $922 0.0% -0.1% 16.1% 11.2% 34.2%
86 CFAAPA 55 $911 0.2% -22.1% - - -
87 Monster Parade 4 $901 -0.6% -1.2% -4.7% -7.2% -13.4%
88 Science Fiction Yearbook, The 1957 $899 0.1% -1.9% - - -
89 Funny Papers, The 1 $893 0.0% -1.8% - - -
12 90 Sports Illustrated V1 #4 $883 8.7% 7.3% -35.1% -34.1% -
12 91 Sports Illustrated V1 #2 $883 8.7% 7.3% -35.1% -34.1% -
-2 92 Famous Monsters of Filmland 21 $877 -1.7% -3.8% -13.2% -23.1% -7.0%
-2 93 Playboy V15 #12 $872 0.7% 0.0% - - -
-2 94 Playboy V16 #1 $861 1.3% 4.5% - - -
-2 95 Famous Monsters of Filmland 15 $840 -0.1% -1.1% -19.2% -32.3% -34.4%
1 96 Fighting Hero Comics 12 $828 0.0% -0.7% - - -
-2 97 Famous Monsters of Filmland 10 $824 -1.6% -2.5% -16.1% -30.8% 8.0%
-4 98 Famous Monsters of Filmland 12 $820 -2.0% -8.3% -21.2% -33.9% -32.2%
99 World Famous Creatures 2 $818 0.4% -2.0% -4.1% 6.8% 8.6%
-2 100 Off Limits Spring-Summer 1953 $817 -1.2% -5.7% - - -