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 $70,400 1.1% -0.7% -1.8% - -
2 Playboy V1 #1 Page 3 Variant $49,300 1.0% -0.8% -26.2% 56.0% 10.3%
3 Playboy V1 #1 Red Star Variant $42,100 0.5% -4.3% -17.9% -48.8% 95.8%
4 Playboy V1 #1 $38,800 0.3% 2.9% -46.1% -35.0% 30.6%
5 Illustrated History of Heidi Saha, An nn $12,200 -0.8% -1.6% 3.4% 483.7% -36.1%
6 Satan 1 $8,710 0.3% 0.7% -10.8% - -
7 Penthouse 2 $8,250 0.2% -1.2% - - -
8 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 Ghoul's Eye sticker $8,130 -1.0% 11.7% -3.3% 42.9% -13.1%
9 Odd 8 $7,530 -2.1% -11.3% 61.9% - -
10 Family Circle, The V20 #16 $6,890 0.1% - - - -
11 Motion Picture Magazine 54 $6,500 0.0% -0.5% - - -
12 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 UK Edition $6,360 -0.6% 5.6% -5.5% -18.1% -12.9%
13 Family Circle, The V28 #17 $6,340 0.3% 0.2% - - -
14 Good Times V1 #3 $6,060 -0.5% -5.5% - - -
15 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 $5,770 -0.9% 1.9% 41.4% -29.3% -16.1%
16 Satan 2 $5,420 0.4% 0.7% -14.9% -8.9% -
17 Playboy V1 #2 Red Star Variant $5,020 0.6% - - - -
1 18 Playboy V1 #2 $4,890 1.2% 4.3% -21.8% 52.3% -13.1%
-1 19 War of the Worlds, The nn $4,850 -0.8% -2.8% -18.4% -16.5% 573.6%
20 Playboy V1 #3 Red Star Variant $4,840 1.0% - - - -
21 Penthouse 1 $4,480 0.4% -0.2% - - -
22 Super Hero Calandar nn $4,270 -2.1% -11.2% - - -
23 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 UK Edition $4,180 -0.7% 5.6% -4.6% -17.4% -13.3%
3 24 Black Laughter 1 $3,950 16.9% 16.9% 3.4% - -
-1 25 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 $3,780 -1.3% -6.4% -23.6% -6.7% -21.6%
-1 26 Image 1 $3,540 -1.9% -11.1% - - -
-1 27 Batmania 2 $3,330 -2.1% -11.0% - - -
28 Odd 7 $3,290 -2.1% -11.3% -9.6% - -
29 Science Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,990 -0.7% 0.0% - - -
30 Air Wonder Stories V1 #2 $2,990 -0.7% 0.0% - - -
31 Drag Cartoons 27 $2,910 2.5% 10.6% -16.9% -28.5% -
32 Air Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,740 -0.7% 0.0% - - -
33 Eye Magazine V2 #2 $2,710 -0.7% -2.2% -0.7% - -
34 Focus On nn $2,660 0.8% 3.1% 186.3% 219.3% -
35 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 See Zacherley cover $2,580 -0.4% 10.3% -1.1% -14.6% 43.3%
36 Masses, The 72 $2,520 -0.8% 0.0% - - -
37 Bacchanal 1 $2,400 0.8% 1.7% -16.4% - -
1 38 Cinema '57 20 $2,350 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% -16.7% -2.9%
-1 39 Playboy V6 #4 $2,320 -1.3% -2.9% 254.7% - -
3 40 Playboy V1 #3 $2,280 3.6% -11.3% -34.5% 121.4% 12.9%
41 Playboy V2 #2 Newsstand Edition $2,260 0.9% -0.9% 4.6% - -
42 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Remember Roland? cover $2,200 -0.5% 5.8% -5.2% -17.9% 21.5%
-3 43 Playboy V2 #2 $2,200 -1.8% 8.4% -21.4% 134.0% 3.3%
44 Famous Monsters of Filmland 5 $2,120 -1.9% -8.2% -16.2% 105.8% -32.7%
45 Alter Ego 6 $1,970 -2.0% -11.3% -11.3% - -
1 46 Regal 44 $1,940 0.0% -1.5% - - -
1 47 House of Horror 1 $1,860 -0.5% -1.6% 2.8% -11.0% 35.8%
-2 48 Playboy V1 #5 $1,750 -10.3% -9.8% 33.6% -27.1% 48.3%
1 49 Playboy V1 #4 Red Star Variant $1,750 0.6% - - - -
-1 50 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 $1,740 -1.7% -2.2% -50.3% -30.7% 7.4%
2 51 Famous Monsters of Filmland 3 $1,730 8.8% 18.5% -47.9% -48.2% -33.5%
-1 52 Playboy V6 #9 $1,710 -1.2% -2.8% - - -
2 53 Indian Magazine, The 1 $1,550 1.3% -3.7% -1.3% -1.9% 10.7%
54 Famous Monsters of Filmland 6 $1,540 0.0% 7.7% -17.6% -66.4% -20.2%
-3 55 Famous Monsters of Filmland 8 $1,530 -3.8% -6.7% 37.8% -20.7% -15.0%
56 Sensation Magazine 4 $1,480 0.7% -4.5% -3.3% - -
2 57 Playboy V1 #4 $1,460 5.8% 43.1% -47.3% -66.0% -33.6%
-1 58 Playboy V6 #2 $1,430 -1.4% -3.4% 0.0% - -
-1 59 Film Fun 548 $1,400 0.0% 0.0% -16.2% - -
1 60 Sports Illustrated V40 #2 Newsstand Edition $1,350 0.0% 0.7% - - -
-1 61 New Fandom 9 $1,340 -0.7% 0.0% - - -
2 62 Satan 3 $1,310 0.8% 0.8% 6.5% 31.0% -
63 Famous Monsters of Filmland 18 $1,290 -0.8% -1.5% -17.8% 259.3% -15.7%
1 64 I Confess V3 #2 $1,260 0.0% 0.8% - - -
1 65 Monster Parade 1 $1,240 -1.6% 4.2% -2.4% -16.8% -8.8%
1 66 Eighteen nn $1,230 -0.8% 0.0% - - -
4 67 American Motorcycling 1 $1,180 0.9% -4.1% -0.8% -1.7% 12.4%
6 68 Playboy V2 #1 $1,140 2.7% -0.9% 4.6% 67.9% 122.2%
1 69 CFAAPA 55 $1,120 -5.1% -5.9% - - -
2 70 Famous Monsters of Filmland 14 $1,120 -2.6% 3.7% -11.1% -7.4% -13.8%
2 71 Monsters From the Vault 1 $1,110 -0.9% -16.5% -14.6% -15.9% 134.2%
5 72 After Hours 4 $1,080 0.9% 1.9% 3.8% 8.0% -0.9%
-11 73 Playboy V1 #7 $1,070 -19.5% -64.1% 10.3% 3.9% 0.9%
2 74 Super-Hero 2 $1,060 -1.9% -10.9% -11.7% - -
7 75 After Hours 1 $1,050 1.0% 2.9% -11.8% -11.8% 27.9%
4 76 Playboy V10 #4 $1,050 -0.9% -2.8% - - -
2 77 Dateline: Comicdom 4 $1,050 -1.9% -11.0% -12.5% - -
78 Funny Papers, The 1 $1,040 -2.8% 1.0% - - -
5 79 Famous Monsters of Filmland 17 $1,030 1.0% 32.9% 29.7% 111.1% 18.8%
1 80 Playboy V2 #6 $1,020 -2.9% -5.6% -5.6% 116.1% 75.9%
4 81 Monsters and Things 2 $1,010 -1.0% 4.4% -1.9% -16.5% 42.5%
1 82 Rocket's Blast 17 $1,010 -1.9% -11.4% -13.7% - -
4 83 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Tomorrow's Monsters cover $1,000 -1.0% 4.1% -32.0% -31.0% -44.1%
2 84 Odd 9 $999 -2.1% -10.8% -18.1% - -
13 85 Playboy V1 #8 $995 4.8% -9.5% -4.3% 78.6% 159.1%
2 86 Science Fiction Yearbook, The 1957 $990 -0.8% 0.1% - - -
5 87 Heavy Metal 66 $986 0.8% -4.3% - - -
6 88 Famous Monsters of Filmland 15 $982 0.9% 20.8% 5.9% 140.7% -17.5%
2 89 Playboy V7 #2 Newsstand Edition $981 -1.4% -2.9% - - -
3 90 World Famous Creatures 1 British Edition $978 0.0% 0.6% -0.7% -8.6% 9.2%
-2 91 Alter Ego 4 $978 -2.0% -11.1% -11.1% - -
-2 92 Famous Monsters of Filmland 22 $971 -2.7% -7.5% -19.8% -30.6% -16.3%
7 93 Playboy V1 #6 $965 3.2% 61.4% 96.5% -17.5% 62.2%
3 94 Heavy Metal 65 $962 1.1% -3.8% - - -
95 Famous Monsters of Filmland 13 $955 -1.5% -4.5% 43.2% 109.9% 9.4%
-28 96 Sports Illustrated V1 #4 $948 -22.9% -22.9% -8.0% -25.9% -
-28 97 Sports Illustrated V1 #2 $948 -22.9% -22.9% -8.0% -25.9% -
-2 98 Monster Parade 4 $941 -1.3% 4.4% -2.0% -16.7% -15.2%
3 99 Famous Monsters of Filmland 12 $923 -0.6% 5.6% -20.4% 64.8% -23.1%
1 100 Comic Weekly Advertiser 2 $915 -2.0% -11.2% -25.6% - -