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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 $69,700 0.1% -1.7% -2.8% - -
2 Playboy V1 #1 Page 3 Variant $48,900 0.2% -2.2% -26.9% 25.1% 9.2%
3 Playboy V1 #1 Red Star Variant $42,400 -1.4% -3.4% -17.3% -47.5% 95.4%
4 Playboy V1 #1 $40,500 8.9% 11.0% -32.4% 18.1% 39.2%
5 Illustrated History of Heidi Saha, An nn $12,300 0.0% 0.0% 6.0% 488.5% -37.2%
6 Satan 1 $8,640 0.2% -1.1% -6.6% - -
7 Odd 8 $8,480 0.0% 84.3% - - -
8 Penthouse 2 $8,200 -1.3% -7.7% - - -
9 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 Ghoul's Eye sticker $8,050 5.2% 6.1% -8.6% 41.5% -15.5%
10 Family Circle, The V20 #16 $6,890 -0.3% - - - -
11 Motion Picture Magazine 54 $6,510 -0.3% 0.9% - - -
12 Family Circle, The V28 #17 $6,330 0.2% - - - -
13 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 UK Edition $6,250 -0.8% 1.5% -10.8% -21.6% -13.8%
14 Good Times V1 #3 $6,230 -0.5% - - - -
15 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 $5,850 -2.2% -13.7% 42.3% 61.2% -15.5%
16 Satan 2 $5,370 0.2% -3.2% -14.8% -11.1% -
17 War of the Worlds, The nn $4,860 -2.6% -2.4% -17.9% -16.2% 573.1%
18 Super Hero Calandar nn $4,810 0.0% -3.0% - - -
19 Playboy V1 #2 $4,740 1.9% 3.9% -20.7% 47.7% -18.6%
20 Penthouse 1 $4,440 -0.7% -0.7% - - -
1 21 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 UK Edition $4,110 -0.7% 1.7% -9.9% -21.1% -14.2%
1 22 Image 1 $3,980 0.0% 2.3% - - -
-2 23 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 $3,840 -9.9% -22.1% -21.8% -5.0% -25.1%
24 Batmania 2 $3,750 0.3% 0.3% - - -
25 Odd 7 $3,710 0.0% 1.6% - - -
26 Black Laughter 1 $3,360 -0.6% -11.8% -12.0% - -
27 Science Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,970 -0.7% -0.3% - - -
28 Air Wonder Stories V1 #2 $2,970 -0.7% -0.3% - - -
3 29 Drag Cartoons 27 $2,750 3.8% 0.0% -25.7% -33.4% -
30 Eye Magazine V2 #2 $2,730 -1.4% -0.7% 68.5% - -
31 Air Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,720 -0.7% -0.4% - - -
1 32 Focus On nn $2,610 1.6% 1.6% 213.7% - -
2 33 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 See Zacherley cover $2,520 2.9% 5.4% -7.0% -18.7% 34.8%
34 Masses, The 72 $2,500 -0.8% 0.0% - - -
4 35 Bacchanal 1 $2,370 0.4% 0.0% - - -
2 36 Playboy V6 #4 $2,350 -0.4% 259.9% -10.6% - -
3 37 Cinema '57 20 $2,350 0.9% 1.3% -4.9% -16.7% -2.9%
3 38 Playboy V2 #2 Newsstand Edition $2,240 0.0% -0.9% 3.7% - -
3 39 Alter Ego 6 $2,220 0.0% 0.5% -0.4% - -
-3 40 Famous Monsters of Filmland 5 $2,200 -8.3% -17.3% -13.0% 113.6% -31.7%
-5 41 Playboy V1 #3 $2,180 -10.7% 21.1% -13.8% -4.0% 13.0%
1 42 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Remember Roland? cover $2,160 -0.9% 1.4% -10.7% -32.7% 20.7%
1 43 Playboy V2 #2 $2,140 6.5% 5.9% 125.3% 128.1% 5.4%
1 44 Regal 44 $1,950 1.0% - - - -
3 45 Playboy V1 #5 $1,890 5.0% 1.1% -9.6% 219.8% -2.6%
46 House of Horror 1 $1,870 0.0% -3.1% 3.3% -10.5% 39.6%
47 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 $1,800 -2.7% 1.7% -48.3% -4.3% -6.2%
-19 48 Playboy V1 #7 $1,760 -39.5% 198.8% 63.0% 229.0% 78.5%
49 Playboy V1 #4 Red Star Variant $1,750 0.0% - - - -
50 Playboy V6 #9 $1,730 -0.6% 3.6% - - -
51 Famous Monsters of Filmland 8 $1,640 -3.5% 46.4% -35.4% -15.0% -6.8%
52 Indian Magazine, The 1 $1,560 -0.6% -1.3% 1.3% 2.6% 8.3%
53 Famous Monsters of Filmland 3 $1,540 -0.6% 5.5% -53.6% 33.9% -41.9%
54 Famous Monsters of Filmland 6 $1,500 -1.3% -20.2% -67.6% -67.3% -23.1%
55 Sensation Magazine 4 $1,500 -0.7% -1.3% -1.3% - -
56 Playboy V6 #2 $1,450 -0.7% 1.4% - - -
57 Film Fun 548 $1,400 0.0% -2.8% -27.5% - -
2 58 New Fandom 9 $1,330 -0.7% 0.0% - - -
2 59 Sports Illustrated V40 #2 Newsstand Edition $1,330 -0.7% -4.3% - - -
2 60 Satan 3 $1,290 0.0% -0.8% 18.3% 27.7% -
-3 61 Famous Monsters of Filmland 18 $1,280 -6.6% -7.2% -21.5% 256.5% -21.5%
1 62 I Confess V3 #2 $1,260 0.8% - - - -
1 63 Monster Parade 1 $1,240 0.0% 3.3% -6.1% -18.4% -7.5%
1 64 Sports Illustrated V1 #4 $1,230 0.0% 4.2% 10.8% -5.4% -
1 65 Sports Illustrated V1 #2 $1,230 0.0% 4.2% 10.8% -5.4% -
-7 66 Monsters From the Vault 1 $1,220 -9.0% -10.3% -4.7% -1.6% 160.1%
67 Eighteen nn $1,220 -0.8% -0.8% - - -
2 68 Super-Hero 2 $1,190 0.0% -1.7% - - -
-1 69 American Motorcycling 1 $1,190 -0.8% -0.8% 0.8% 2.6% 11.2%
2 70 Dateline: Comicdom 4 $1,180 0.0% -2.5% - - -
71 CFAAPA 55 $1,180 -0.8% -0.8% - - -
1 72 Rocket's Blast 17 $1,140 0.0% -3.4% - - -
1 73 Famous Monsters of Filmland 14 $1,120 -0.9% 1.8% -20.6% 10.9% -13.8%
2 74 Odd 9 $1,120 0.0% -8.9% - - -
75 Playboy V2 #1 $1,110 -1.8% -2.6% -1.8% 105.6% 130.3%
1 76 Sports Illustrated V4 #25 $1,100 0.0% 0.0% -8.3% -21.4% -
1 77 Alter Ego 4 $1,100 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% - -
2 78 Playboy V37 #3 $1,090 0.0% -3.5% -14.8% - -
3 79 After Hours 4 $1,060 0.0% 0.0% 6.0% 5.0% -2.8%
6 80 Funny Papers, The 1 $1,060 2.9% 3.9% - - -
81 Playboy V10 #4 $1,060 -0.9% -2.8% - - -
2 82 Playboy V2 #6 $1,060 0.0% -1.9% 269.3% 125.1% -
6 83 After Hours 1 $1,030 1.0% 1.0% -13.4% -13.4% 36.2%
3 84 Playboy V1 #4 $1,030 0.0% -1.0% -57.6% -39.1% -46.4%
3 85 Comic Weekly Advertiser 2 $1,030 0.0% -17.6% - - -
6 86 Monsters and Things 2 $999 -0.1% 2.4% -6.6% -18.8% 43.5%
6 87 Playboy V7 #2 Newsstand Edition $993 -0.6% -2.6% - - -
-5 88 Playboy V1 #8 $990 -6.6% 32.4% 21.9% 89.7% 193.8%
-10 89 Famous Monsters of Filmland 22 $990 -10.0% -10.8% -21.4% 26.6% -13.2%
90 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Tomorrow's Monsters cover $989 -2.1% 3.1% -32.7% -66.9% -46.2%
3 91 Science Fiction Yearbook, The 1957 $983 -0.5% -0.3% - - -
4 92 Mask and Cape 4 $982 0.0% -1.8% - - -
5 93 World Famous Creatures 1 British Edition $978 0.7% 1.1% -5.0% -8.6% 9.0%
25 94 Famous Monsters of Filmland 17 $977 19.1% 37.8% 17.9% 100.6% 9.4%
-4 95 Heavy Metal 66 $973 -3.7% -10.7% - - -
-11 96 Famous Monsters of Filmland 13 $964 -7.3% -3.3% 40.1% 112.3% 8.4%
2 97 Alter Ego 5 $963 0.0% -17.7% - - -
75 98 Playboy V1 #6 $948 58.5% 64.6% -43.2% -1.9% -
-4 99 Heavy Metal 65 $947 -3.8% -10.7% - - -
100 Monster Parade 4 $935 -0.1% 2.7% -6.5% -18.7% -13.4%