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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 $72,100 0.0% -0.4% 0.6% - -
2 Playboy V1 #1 Page 3 Variant $50,400 -0.4% -2.5% 24.1% 34.4% 17.2%
3 Playboy V1 #1 $41,200 -4.2% -11.6% -1.2% 39.7% 22.6%
4 Playboy V1 #1 Red Star Variant $39,000 0.8% 5.7% 36.4% 78.1% 84.0%
5 Illustrated History of Heidi Saha, An nn $12,400 0.0% 1.6% -3.1% -19.0% -37.7%
6 Penthouse 2 $8,320 -3.3% - - - -
7 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 Ghoul's Eye sticker $7,300 -0.5% -1.9% -2.8% -12.7% -25.6%
8 Satan 1 $6,720 -0.6% -0.6% - - -
9 Playboy V1 #2 $6,360 -1.4% -5.9% 18.4% 38.3% 6.5%
10 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 UK Edition $5,940 -0.7% -2.3% -4.8% -7.9% -16.2%
11 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 $5,660 -1.0% -3.6% -6.1% -5.4% -20.3%
12 Odd 8 $5,190 0.2% 2.6% - - -
2 13 Penthouse 1 $4,850 0.2% 5.2% - - -
14 Motion Picture Magazine 54 $4,830 -0.6% - - - -
-2 15 Satan 2 $4,810 -1.8% -6.6% -17.9% -29.6% -
16 Super Hero Calandar nn $4,710 -0.4% -2.5% - - -
17 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 $4,690 0.2% 2.0% -5.1% -3.5% -11.7%
18 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 UK Edition $3,930 -0.8% -2.2% -4.8% -7.7% -16.0%
19 Odd 7 $3,780 -0.5% -2.6% - - -
20 Batmania 2 $3,750 0.5% - - - -
21 Image 1 $3,340 -0.3% -2.1% - - -
22 Playboy V1 #3 $2,970 -2.0% -3.9% 43.5% 34.4% -
23 Air Wonder Stories V1 #2 $2,940 0.0% -2.3% - - -
24 Science Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,930 0.0% -2.7% - - -
25 Black Laughter 1 $2,820 0.4% 2.5% 6.0% - -
1 26 Air Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,690 0.0% -2.2% - - -
-1 27 Famous Monsters of Filmland 3 $2,680 -0.4% -0.7% 3.9% 8.1% -1.8%
28 Cinema '57 20 $2,560 -0.4% -2.3% -3.8% 4.9% 6.7%
29 Famous Monsters of Filmland 5 $2,490 -0.4% 0.4% 5.5% -7.4% -10.1%
30 Drag Cartoons 27 $2,410 -2.4% -14.5% -35.7% -37.1% -
31 Playboy V2 #2 Newsstand Edition $2,340 0.4% 3.1% 10.9% - -
32 Alter Ego 6 $2,300 -0.4% -2.5% - - -
1 33 Bacchanal 1 $2,250 0.0% -2.2% - - -
-1 34 Famous Monsters of Filmland 6 $2,230 -2.2% -9.7% -11.2% 4.7% 14.9%
35 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 $2,140 -0.9% -4.5% -6.1% -5.3% -12.7%
1 36 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Remember Roland? cover $2,110 -0.5% -2.3% -4.5% -0.5% 20.6%
-1 37 Playboy V6 #4 $2,090 -2.8% -11.1% - - -
38 Playboy V2 #9 $2,020 -0.5% -0.5% 221.1% 537.2% -
39 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Tomorrow's Monsters cover $1,870 -0.5% -3.1% -17.6% -28.4% -5.1%
40 Masses, The 72 $1,870 -0.5% -4.1% - - -
41 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 See Zacherley cover $1,850 -0.5% -1.1% -1.6% 4.5% -6.1%
42 War of the Worlds, The nn $1,810 0.6% 2.3% 54.7% 151.7% 122.4%
43 House of Horror 1 $1,780 0.6% 4.1% 6.0% 22.8% 120.6%
44 Eye Magazine V2 #2 $1,720 1.2% 3.0% - - -
1 45 Playboy V6 #9 $1,680 0.0% 0.0% - - -
1 46 Film Fun 548 $1,660 -0.6% -3.5% -10.8% - -
-2 47 Sports Illustrated V40 #2 Newsstand Edition $1,630 -4.1% -24.9% - - -
48 Sensation Magazine 4 $1,600 0.6% 2.6% 5.3% - -
49 Indian Magazine, The 1 $1,510 0.7% 3.4% 6.3% 13.5% 0.7%
50 Famous Monsters of Filmland 8 $1,470 -2.0% -7.5% -21.8% -22.2% -9.3%
2 51 Playboy V2 #2 $1,340 1.5% 8.9% -11.3% -18.3% -27.6%
52 Playboy V1 #4 $1,330 0.8% 1.5% -68.3% -62.4% -
-2 53 Playboy V6 #2 $1,320 -0.8% -4.3% - - -
54 Playboy V1 #5 $1,300 -0.8% -0.8% -7.1% -22.2% -
55 Super-Hero 2 $1,200 -0.8% -3.2% - - -
1 56 Famous Monsters of Filmland 9 $1,180 -1.7% -6.3% -21.3% -23.4% -30.2%
2 57 Monster Parade 1 $1,180 0.0% -0.8% -5.6% -5.6% -9.2%
2 58 Playboy V37 #3 $1,180 0.0% -0.8% - - -
-1 59 Dateline: Comicdom 4 $1,180 -0.8% -3.3% - - -
-4 60 Heavy Metal 66 $1,160 -3.3% - - - -
2 61 Satan 3 $1,160 0.0% 4.5% 14.9% -0.9% -
3 62 American Motorcycling 1 $1,160 0.9% 3.6% 7.4% 16.6% 4.5%
-1 63 Odd 9 $1,150 -0.9% -3.4% - - -
64 Rocket's Blast 17 $1,150 -0.9% -3.4% - - -
1 65 Alter Ego 4 $1,130 0.0% -2.6% - - -
-5 66 Heavy Metal 65 $1,130 -3.4% - - - -
67 New Fandom 9 $1,090 0.0% -1.8% - - -
1 68 Playboy V2 #6 $1,080 0.0% 0.0% 70.1% 101.1% -
-1 69 Playboy V1 #12 $1,070 -0.9% -0.9% 13.1% 3.9% -
70 Playboy V1 #10 $1,040 0.0% 6.6% 26.7% 8.2% -
71 Famous Monsters of Filmland 14 $1,030 -1.0% -1.9% -19.5% -10.4% -21.4%
72 Comic Weekly Advertiser 2 $1,030 0.0% -2.8% - - -
73 Playboy V10 #4 $1,020 -1.0% -2.9% - - -
1 74 Monsters and Things 2 $996 0.0% -0.4% -5.1% -3.3% 48.9%
-1 75 Famous Monsters of Filmland 20 $993 -1.7% -8.9% -28.0% -32.0% -18.6%
76 Eighteen nn $991 -0.4% -1.9% - - -
77 Mask and Cape 4 $988 -0.5% -3.1% - - -
1 78 Alter Ego 5 $969 -0.5% -2.5% - - -
-1 79 Playboy V7 #2 Newsstand Edition $965 -0.9% -3.5% - - -
1 80 Off Limits Spring-Summer 1953 $958 0.5% 1.5% - - -
-1 81 Famous Monsters of Filmland 11 $951 -1.3% -3.5% -9.4% -18.7% 7.2%
82 After Hours 4 $941 0.1% 4.3% 12.0% -0.5% -13.7%
83 World Famous Creatures 1 British Edition $935 -0.2% -2.1% -3.2% 2.6% 4.0%
84 Focus On nn $929 0.1% 5.1% 13.4% - -
85 Famous Monsters of Filmland 21 $928 0.3% -3.2% -12.5% -18.6% 1.3%
1 86 Monster Parade 4 $921 0.0% -0.3% -4.9% -7.0% -8.8%
-1 87 Rocket's Blast 19 $917 -0.4% -2.4% - - -
88 CFAAPA 55 $911 0.2% - - - -
89 Science Fiction Yearbook, The 1957 $904 0.1% -2.1% - - -
90 Playboy V1 #6 $899 0.1% -0.1% -4.2% 40.7% -
91 Funny Papers, The 1 $884 0.0% -2.2% - - -
92 After Hours 1 $871 -0.5% 1.4% 10.8% 9.6% 29.8%
93 Famous Monsters of Filmland 10 $862 -0.9% -3.0% -19.4% -31.0% 10.1%
1 94 Famous Monsters of Filmland 22 $860 -0.3% -1.0% -1.6% -6.1% -21.8%
-1 95 Playboy V1 #7 $858 -1.2% -3.5% -4.3% -14.1% -
1 96 Playboy V15 #12 $853 -0.2% 0.0% - - -
1 97 Playboy V2 #12 Newsstand Edition $846 0.2% 0.0% 1.1% - -
-2 98 Famous Monsters of Filmland 12 $843 -2.0% -8.9% -24.1% -32.0% -32.0%
99 Famous Monsters of Filmland 15 $837 -0.7% -3.1% -21.8% -29.1% -36.1%
2 100 Playboy V16 #1 $835 0.7% 5.4% - - -