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 $76,600 3.2% 27.5% 0.0% 4.8% -
2 Playboy V1 #1 Red Star Variant $69,800 2.3% 19.3% -14.3% -22.1% 224.7%
3 Playboy V1 #1 Page 3 Variant $56,000 5.9% 32.4% 2.2% 49.3% 30.8%
4 Playboy V1 #1 $44,700 3.7% 5.4% -22.0% -16.3% 50.5%
5 Sports Illustrated V27 #24 $13,700 -2.8% - - - -
6 Family Circle, The V20 #16 $8,480 -0.7% -2.8% - - -
7 Satan 2 $7,540 -1.8% 12.9% 13.0% 21.4% -
1 8 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 Ghoul's Eye sticker $6,720 10.7% 42.1% 22.4% 9.8% -27.2%
-1 9 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 UK Edition $6,670 2.9% 17.6% -2.6% -20.6% -9.4%
3 10 Playboy V1 #2 $6,020 8.5% 16.4% 1.9% 74.0% 11.3%
-1 11 Sports Illustrated V13 #13 $5,790 -3.0% - - - -
12 Good Times V1 #3 $5,720 1.6% 14.2% - - -
-2 13 War of the Worlds, The nn $5,720 0.2% 5.3% 7.7% 1.1% 695.5%
14 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 $5,700 2.7% 8.2% 8.8% -14.8% -17.0%
15 Family Circle, The V28 #17 $5,410 -0.9% -3.0% - - -
1 16 Playboy V1 #2 Red Star Variant $5,360 -0.6% 7.2% - - -
-1 17 Penthouse 1 $5,280 -2.9% -2.9% 23.1% - -
18 Playboy V1 #3 Red Star Variant $5,020 1.6% - - - -
19 Odd 8 $4,660 -2.5% -10.7% -8.1% - -
1 20 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 UK Edition $4,510 4.6% 21.9% 0.7% -17.7% -7.0%
2 21 Black Laughter 1 $4,430 6.0% 32.6% 48.7% 83.1% -
-2 22 Motion Picture Magazine 54 $4,230 -2.1% -2.5% - - -
-1 23 Super Hero Calandar nn $4,140 -2.4% -11.7% -18.5% - -
24 Illustrated History of Heidi Saha, An nn $3,790 -2.1% -3.8% 68.4% 81.3% -79.2%
25 Odd 7 $3,510 -2.2% -11.6% -18.2% - -
26 Image 1 $3,460 -2.5% -11.7% -17.0% - -
2 27 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 $3,380 2.4% 16.6% -3.7% -23.0% -26.8%
-1 28 Batmania 2 $3,310 -2.6% -12.2% - - -
-1 29 Drag Cartoons 27 $3,270 -1.5% -0.9% -17.8% -23.1% -32.4%
3 30 Famous Monsters of Filmland 6 $3,270 8.6% 32.9% -10.7% -32.6% 72.1%
-1 31 Air Wonder Stories V1 #2 $3,230 0.3% 7.0% - - -
-1 32 Science Wonder Stories V1 #1 $3,170 0.6% 7.5% - - -
-1 33 Bacchanal 1 $3,070 -1.3% -0.6% -5.0% - -
34 Air Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,960 0.3% 7.2% - - -
1 35 Playboy V1 #4 Red Star Variant $2,880 5.1% 97.3% - - -
2 36 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Remember Roland? cover $2,790 4.5% 21.8% 0.7% -17.9% 53.3%
-2 37 House of Horror 1 $2,780 -2.1% -4.1% 23.6% 33.0% 95.8%
2 38 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 See Zacherley cover $2,780 6.9% 25.8% 3.7% -15.2% 58.9%
2 39 Playboy V1 #3 $2,750 11.8% 44.0% 29.1% 48.6% 31.6%
-3 40 Playboy V3 #2 $2,730 -0.4% - - - -
-2 41 Playboy V2 #2 Newsstand Edition $2,720 3.4% 27.7% 9.7% 16.2% -
2 42 Playboy V1 #4 $2,490 12.2% 48.2% 15.3% -28.4% 13.7%
-1 43 Regal 44 $2,350 1.3% 7.3% - - -
-1 44 Focus On nn $2,220 -0.9% 39.6% 150.8% 168.1% -
45 Cinema '57 20 $2,160 -0.5% 0.9% 2.9% -10.0% -10.7%
46 Playboy V6 #4 $2,120 -1.4% 4.4% -17.5% - -
1 47 Famous Monsters of Filmland 3 $2,080 4.5% 26.1% 10.6% -1.9% -18.8%
-1 48 Alter Ego 6 $2,080 -2.3% -11.5% -18.1% - -
49 Playboy V6 #9 $1,970 -1.0% 5.9% 18.0% - -
50 Eye Magazine V2 #2 $1,760 0.6% 6.7% -2.8% - -
51 Masses, The 72 $1,720 0.0% 7.5% -16.1% - -
52 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 $1,680 3.1% 12.8% -11.6% -21.5% 5.7%
53 Playboy V2 #9 $1,660 2.5% 16.9% 1.8% 160.2% 404.6%
54 Indian Magazine, The 1 $1,630 1.2% 20.7% -4.1% 3.8% 19.0%
55 Sensation Magazine 4 $1,600 1.3% 21.2% -3.0% 6.0% -
56 Sports Illustrated V59 #23 $1,560 0.0% - - - -
1 57 Playboy V2 #2 $1,540 0.0% 6.9% 61.8% 57.8% -27.4%
-1 58 Film Fun 548 $1,530 -1.3% -1.9% -21.9% - -
1 59 Famous Monsters of Filmland 8 $1,490 4.2% 13.7% -5.7% -25.9% -19.0%
-1 60 Satan 3 $1,410 -2.1% 12.8% 21.6% 35.6% -
1 61 Famous Monsters of Filmland 21 $1,410 4.4% 21.6% -0.7% -19.0% 38.2%
-1 62 Playboy V6 #2 $1,390 -1.4% 4.5% 3.7% - -
63 Sports Illustrated V52 #9 $1,340 0.0% - - - -
64 Playboy V1 #5 $1,330 0.0% -8.9% 0.0% 17.7% 15.7%
65 New Fandom 9 $1,300 0.8% 7.4% 1.6% - -
66 American Motorcycling 1 $1,270 1.6% 21.0% -3.8% 5.8% 23.3%
1 67 Playboy V2 #6 $1,160 0.0% 29.2% 29.2% 142.2% 106.4%
2 68 Playboy V1 #6 $1,150 -0.9% 2.7% 5.5% -3.4% 93.0%
2 69 Famous Monsters of Filmland 23 $1,140 2.7% 9.6% -20.8% -35.6% 26.1%
-3 70 Odd 9 $1,130 -2.6% -11.7% -18.1% - -
-2 71 Rocket's Blast 17 $1,130 -2.6% -11.7% -18.1% - -
72 Monster Parade 1 $1,130 2.7% 18.4% -5.0% -24.7% -16.9%
1 73 Famous Monsters of Filmland 24 $1,110 2.8% 9.9% -18.4% -39.0% 56.3%
-1 74 Science Fiction Yearbook, The 1957 $1,110 0.9% 7.8% 2.8% - -
1 75 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Tomorrow's Monsters cover $1,100 1.9% 12.5% -13.4% -28.6% -37.9%
5 76 Famous Monsters of Filmland 5 $1,090 3.8% 1.9% -24.8% 7.9% -64.0%
-2 77 Eighteen nn $1,090 0.9% 7.9% -6.8% - -
9 78 Playboy V40 #10 $1,080 8.0% - - - -
-1 79 Famous Monsters of Filmland 14 $1,080 1.9% 11.5% -10.7% -34.5% -20.0%
80 Sports Illustrated V61 #26 $1,060 0.0% - - - -
8 81 Playboy V1 #10 $1,060 6.2% 31.5% 63.6% 119.9% 16.4%
82 CFAAPA 55 $1,050 0.0% -7.9% - - -
-6 83 Alter Ego 4 $1,040 -1.9% -11.1% -17.5% - -
-1 84 Playboy V16 #1 $1,040 -1.0% 5.9% - - -
-6 85 Super-Hero 2 $1,040 -1.9% -11.1% -18.1% - -
11 86 Famous Monsters of Filmland 9 $1,030 11.2% 21.5% -12.0% -29.9% -37.2%
-1 87 Playboy V1 #12 $1,030 2.0% 16.4% 3.8% 36.4% 29.4%
88 Playboy V1 #8 $1,020 2.1% 22.2% 40.3% 84.1% 149.4%
-5 89 Dateline: Comicdom 4 $1,020 -1.9% -11.3% -18.4% - -
-5 90 I Confess V3 #2 $1,010 -1.9% -2.9% - - -
9 91 Playboy V2 #12 $969 6.5% 139.9% 119.2% 122.2% 563.7%
-2 92 Comic Weekly Advertiser 2 $964 -2.3% -11.6% -18.3% - -
1 93 Blazing Action and Suspense Tales 1 $960 0.3% 6.8% - - -
-2 94 Funny Papers, The 1 $959 -0.9% -10.4% -13.6% - -
-4 95 CARtoons 46 $959 -1.4% -1.0% -6.9% -7.8% -3.0%
-3 96 After Hours 1 $942 -2.5% -15.9% -24.0% -22.1% 8.8%
14 97 Famous Monsters of Filmland 20 $939 10.2% 26.9% -5.5% -29.9% -16.9%
4 98 Famous Monsters of Filmland 26 $934 4.6% 19.3% -5.8% -38.1% -11.9%
2 99 Playboy V2 #12 Newsstand Edition $932 3.3% 27.8% 1.5% - -
-4 100 Movieland 1954 Annual $925 -0.4% 2.9% - - -