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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 $71,000 -1.0% 22.6% - - -
2 Playboy V1 #1 $49,900 1.0% 13.9% 56.9% 73.9% 34.5%
3 Playboy V1 #1 Page 3 Variant $43,400 1.6% 33.5% 155.3% 18.9% -
4 War of the Worlds, The nn $30,200 -1.3% 3.4% 88.8% 656.9% -
5 Playboy V1 #1 Red Star Variant $27,900 4.5% 32.9% 179.6% 33.5% -
6 Super Hero Calandar nn $18,900 -1.0% - - - -
7 Cinema '57 20 $13,100 -1.5% 0.8% 58.0% 284.2% 991.7%
8 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 Ghoul's Eye sticker $12,600 -2.3% -11.9% 68.7% -9.4% -34.0%
9 Science Wonder Stories V1 #1 $12,400 -1.6% - - - -
10 Air Wonder Stories V1 #2 $12,400 -1.6% - - - -
11 Air Wonder Stories V1 #1 $11,400 -1.7% - - - -
12 Odd 8 $11,300 -0.9% 10.8% - - -
13 Odd 7 $10,500 -0.9% 5.5% - - -
14 Image 1 $10,400 -1.0% - - - -
15 Penthouse 1 $9,980 -1.2% - - - -
16 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 UK Edition $9,380 -1.8% 6.0% 110.3% 28.3% -3.3%
17 Talk With Harvey Kurtzman, A nn $8,890 -1.2% 6.1% - - -
18 Topless U.S.A. 5 $8,600 -1.3% 39.6% - - -
1 19 Playboy V1 #2 $7,920 0.5% 12.3% 124.4% 70.3% -
-1 20 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 $7,890 -1.4% 2.6% 95.8% 4.0% -21.9%
21 Black Laughter 1 $7,800 -0.9% -38.1% - - -
22 Funny Papers, The 1 $7,540 -1.2% - - - -
23 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 UK Edition $6,180 -1.7% 6.2% 110.9% 28.2% -2.5%
24 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 $6,080 -1.0% -4.4% 89.4% 13.9% -32.9%
25 Drag Cartoons 27 $5,900 -2.0% 9.7% 38.5% -96.4% -
26 World Famous Creatures 1 British Edition $4,980 -1.0% 0.2% 58.6% 286.0% 1077.3%
27 Satan 2 $4,800 -3.2% 8.1% 63.8% -84.8% -
28 Masses, The 72 $4,760 -1.2% - - - -
29 Eye Magazine V2 #2 $4,620 -1.3% 14.4% - - -
30 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Tomorrow's Monsters cover $4,130 -4.0% -23.2% 52.4% -7.4% -20.0%
31 Eighteen nn $3,970 -0.8% - - - -
1 32 Film Fun 548 $3,920 -1.3% 5.7% - - -
1 33 Famous Monsters of Filmland 6 $3,910 0.3% 5.4% 111.4% 10.5% -52.3%
-2 34 World Famous Creatures 4 $3,900 -1.8% -6.7% 46.6% 329.5% 1974.5%
35 Satan 1 $3,790 -1.0% 34.4% - - -
36 Illustrated History of Heidi Saha, An nn $3,720 -1.1% -33.7% 26.1% -33.9% -79.8%
37 New Fandom 9 $3,690 -1.1% - - - -
38 World Famous Creatures 1 $3,670 -1.3% -4.7% 49.8% 267.0% 775.9%
39 Comic Weekly Advertiser 2 $3,580 -1.1% 6.9% - - -
40 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 See Zacherley cover $3,520 -1.9% 2.9% 104.7% 25.3% -14.8%
41 Dateline: Comicdom 4 $3,480 -1.1% 6.7% - - -
42 Super-Hero 2 $3,480 -1.1% 6.7% - - -
43 Bacchanal 1 $3,460 -1.1% 8.1% - - -
44 Odd 9 $3,440 -1.4% 6.5% - - -
45 Alter Ego 5 $3,350 -1.2% 6.7% - - -
46 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Remember Roland? cover $3,280 -1.8% 4.5% 107.6% 27.6% -15.0%
47 Rocket's Blast 17 $2,930 -1.3% 6.5% - - -
1 48 Playboy V1 #3 $2,900 1.4% 45.7% 147.9% 28.9% -
-1 49 Mask and Cape 4 $2,860 -1.4% 6.3% - - -
50 Rocket's Blast 19 $2,820 -1.4% 6.4% - - -
51 Famous Monsters of Filmland 5 $2,800 -0.7% 6.9% 85.4% 7.7% -32.7%
52 Cinemagicdom 1 $2,700 -1.1% - - - -
53 Playboy V6 #4 $2,600 -1.1% 12.1% - - -
54 Indian Magazine, The 1 $2,560 -1.2% 16.9% 139.3% 10.8% -24.7%
55 Satan 3 $2,510 -2.3% 19.0% 80.6% -71.5% -
1 56 Alter Ego 6 $2,480 0.0% -17.6% - - -
-1 57 Spacemen 5 $2,460 -3.1% 7.4% 54.7% 214.2% 2039.1%
58 World Famous Creatures 3 $2,440 -1.2% -0.8% 56.4% 282.4% 450.8%
59 Spacemen 3 $2,430 -1.2% -9.0% 31.4% -37.5% 339.4%
1 60 Fighting Hero Comics 12 $2,400 -1.2% 6.2% - - -
-1 61 Spacemen 4 $2,390 -2.8% -5.9% 35.8% 78.4% 1583.1%
1 62 Playboy V2 #2 Newsstand Edition $2,340 -0.4% 13.6% - - -
-1 63 Famous Monsters of Filmland 8 $2,330 -2.9% 5.9% 75.2% 27.3% -34.2%
64 Comic Art 4 $2,290 -1.3% 6.0% - - -
65 Comixscene 2 $2,260 -1.3% - - - -
66 Barbarella 1 $2,210 -1.3% -23.8% 11.6% 346.5% 2737.0%
67 Sensation Magazine 4 $2,150 -1.4% 28.0% - - -
68 Amazing Forries 1 $2,150 -1.4% -18.9% 104.8% 182.2% 108.7%
69 Playboy V6 #2 $2,130 -1.8% 16.4% - - -
70 Burroughs Bulletin 16 $2,130 -1.4% - - - -
71 Mastermind 1 $2,130 -1.4% - - - -
72 Science Fiction Yearbook, The 1957 $2,120 -1.4% - - - -
3 73 Spacemen Yearbook nn $2,090 -0.5% -15.0% 23.7% 30.6% 2382.2%
-1 74 Marvel Mania Plus One Canada 1 $2,090 -1.4% - - - -
-1 75 Fantastic Monsters of the Films 7 $2,080 -1.4% -0.5% 56.4% 286.6% 501.2%
-1 76 Comic Art 3 $2,070 -1.4% 6.7% - - -
2 77 Playboy V2 #9 $2,020 -0.5% 347.9% 861.9% 313.9% -
78 Media Spotlight 1 $2,000 -1.5% -19.0% 104.3% 182.9% 110.7%
3 79 Wildest Westerns 5 $1,980 -1.0% -7.0% 78.4% 76.8% 384.1%
-3 80 Spacemen 6 $1,970 -3.9% 3.1% 51.5% 151.6% 1613.0%
2 81 Monsters and Things 2 $1,950 -0.5% 21.1% 139.6% 45.5% 26.6%
-1 82 Famous Monsters of Filmland 20 $1,920 -4.5% -14.3% 69.9% 31.5% -26.2%
1 83 House of Horror 1 $1,910 -1.5% -11.2% 33.6% 200.8% 140.6%
-4 84 Playboy V1 #4 $1,850 -8.4% -50.1% 46.8% -50.0% -
85 Alter Ego 7 $1,850 -1.6% 3.9% - - -
1 86 Monsters and Things 1 $1,830 -1.6% 9.6% 118.4% 32.6% 15.8%
2 87 Spacemen 7 $1,810 -0.5% -8.1% -12.1% -90.4% 350.2%
-2 88 Fantastic Monsters of the Films 1 $1,800 -3.7% -13.9% 35.3% 234.6% 420.2%
-1 89 Famous Monsters of Filmland 21 $1,780 -2.7% -4.8% 89.8% 15.6% 7.2%
1 90 Rocket's Blast Comicollector 51 $1,780 -1.1% - - - -
-1 91 Famous Monsters of Filmland 12 $1,740 -3.3% -27.5% 39.2% -8.4% -54.7%
92 Famous Monsters of Filmland 11 $1,720 -2.8% -2.3% 105.3% 45.8% 5.5%
1 93 World Famous Creatures 2 $1,710 -0.6% -9.5% 42.5% 245.5% 413.5%
1 94 Norb's Notes 2 $1,680 -1.2% - - - -
-2 95 Famous Monsters of Filmland 26 $1,670 -2.9% -14.4% 69.9% 29.5% -4.6%
6 96 Playboy V6 #9 $1,670 0.0% - - - -
-1 97 Media Spotlight 4 $1,660 -1.2% -16.6% 110.7% 192.3% 118.4%
-1 98 Media Spotlight 3 $1,660 -1.2% -16.6% 110.7% 192.3% 118.4%
-1 99 Media Spotlight 2 $1,660 -1.2% -16.6% 110.7% 192.3% 118.4%
-1 100 New Man V9 #3 $1,660 -1.2% -23.5% 83.6% -16.2% 89.5%