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 $77,700 1.3% 10.2% 3.3% 8.4% -
2 Playboy V1 #1 Red Star Variant $69,200 0.1% 2.4% -13.8% -27.3% 223.4%
3 Playboy V1 #1 Page 3 Variant $62,000 1.3% 9.9% -0.2% 43.9% 41.9%
4 Playboy V1 #1 $41,700 0.5% -3.0% -35.5% -36.3% 40.4%
5 Family Circle, The V20 #16 $9,660 -0.3% -1.6% - - -
1 6 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 Ghoul's Eye sticker $7,220 7.0% 30.8% 23.2% 20.3% -22.0%
-1 7 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 UK Edition $6,860 -0.7% 2.4% -6.4% -17.0% -6.2%
8 Satan 2 $6,590 -0.9% 3.9% 2.6% 2.3% -
9 Good Times V1 #3 $6,180 1.0% 6.6% - - -
10 Playboy V1 #2 $5,680 0.7% -0.7% -19.5% 38.2% 3.6%
11 Family Circle, The V28 #17 $5,430 -0.5% -2.2% - - -
12 War of the Worlds, The nn $5,320 0.2% 1.9% 1.5% -8.3% 639.9%
13 Playboy V1 #3 Red Star Variant $5,300 0.8% - - - -
14 Famous Monsters of Filmland 1 $5,160 0.2% -3.4% -12.5% -25.0% -24.8%
15 Playboy V1 #2 Red Star Variant $5,060 -0.2% - - - -
16 Penthouse 1 $5,030 1.6% 2.4% - - -
17 Black Laughter 1 $4,900 -0.4% -2.2% 30.7% - -
1 18 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 UK Edition $4,760 1.3% 8.4% -0.2% -11.7% -1.2%
-1 19 Odd 8 $4,730 -1.3% -2.3% -1.3% - -
20 Super Hero Calandar nn $4,250 -0.9% -3.0% -15.5% - -
21 Motion Picture Magazine 54 $4,190 -0.2% -0.2% - - -
22 Illustrated History of Heidi Saha, An nn $3,970 -0.8% -0.3% 87.3% 90.9% -78.8%
23 Odd 7 $3,660 -1.1% -3.2% -15.9% - -
1 24 Playboy V1 #3 $3,510 2.0% 9.7% -0.3% 72.1% 70.4%
2 25 Famous Monsters of Filmland 6 $3,510 3.2% 17.4% -2.0% -21.1% 83.8%
-2 26 Image 1 $3,420 -0.9% -2.8% -14.9% - -
-1 27 Famous Monsters of Filmland 4 $3,420 -0.6% 2.4% -9.0% -18.0% -27.1%
28 Batmania 2 $3,270 -1.2% -3.0% - - -
29 Cinema '57 20 $2,980 0.3% -0.7% 18.3% 8.4% 23.1%
1 30 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 See Zacherley cover $2,960 2.4% 11.7% 3.9% -8.1% 67.2%
-1 31 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Remember Roland? cover $2,950 1.4% 8.5% -0.3% -11.7% 63.0%
32 Playboy V1 #4 Red Star Variant $2,900 3.2% 97.3% - - -
33 Playboy V2 #2 Newsstand Edition $2,780 1.1% 9.9% 11.6% 25.2% -
34 Bacchanal 1 $2,730 -0.4% -0.7% -10.5% - -
35 Playboy V3 #2 $2,660 0.4% - - - -
36 Famous Monsters of Filmland 3 $2,480 0.4% 5.5% -6.4% -14.8% -3.5%
37 Regal 44 $2,460 0.8% 6.5% - - -
38 Drag Cartoons 27 $2,430 -0.4% -1.2% -29.8% -42.0% -50.8%
1 39 Air Wonder Stories V1 #2 $2,410 0.4% 3.9% - - -
-1 40 Alter Ego 6 $2,410 -0.8% -2.8% -14.5% - -
41 Science Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,390 0.4% 3.9% - - -
42 Air Wonder Stories V1 #1 $2,210 0.5% 3.8% - - -
43 Playboy V6 #4 $2,190 -0.5% 8.4% -9.9% - -
44 Playboy V6 #9 $2,130 0.0% 10.9% 27.5% - -
45 House of Horror 1 $2,090 -0.5% -1.9% 3.5% 0.5% 50.4%
46 Indian Magazine, The 1 $2,040 1.0% 9.1% 7.4% 15.3% 47.8%
2 47 Playboy V1 #4 $2,040 7.4% 36.0% 19.3% -44.7% -8.9%
-1 48 Focus On nn $2,030 1.0% 8.0% 136.3% 145.5% -
-1 49 Eye Magazine V2 #2 $1,930 0.5% 3.8% -3.5% - -
50 Playboy V2 #2 $1,810 1.7% 10.4% 63.1% 56.0% -15.4%
51 Masses, The 72 $1,790 0.6% 4.1% - - -
52 Sensation Magazine 4 $1,710 0.6% 8.2% 6.9% - -
53 Famous Monsters of Filmland 2 $1,650 1.2% 5.1% -12.2% -19.1% 5.1%
54 Playboy V2 #9 $1,580 -0.6% -6.0% -18.6% 121.9% 381.7%
55 Film Fun 548 $1,570 0.0% 0.0% -15.6% - -
56 American Motorcycling 1 $1,530 0.7% 8.5% 6.2% 13.3% 47.1%
57 Famous Monsters of Filmland 21 $1,500 1.4% 8.7% 0.0% -11.8% 48.5%
58 Sports Illustrated V59 #23 $1,450 -0.7% - - - -
1 59 Famous Monsters of Filmland 8 $1,410 3.7% 7.6% -9.0% -27.7% -22.5%
-1 60 Famous Monsters of Filmland 5 $1,380 0.7% -5.5% -21.1% 29.0% -55.0%
61 Satan 3 $1,350 -0.7% 4.7% 16.4% 25.0% -
1 62 Playboy V2 #8 $1,310 0.0% 5.6% 22.4% 211.9% 443.6%
-1 63 Playboy V6 #2 $1,300 -0.8% 8.3% 9.2% - -
64 Monster Parade 1 $1,280 0.0% 4.9% -4.5% -18.5% -5.9%
65 Sports Illustrated V52 #9 $1,220 -0.8% - - - -
66 Rocket's Blast 17 $1,200 -0.8% -3.2% -15.5% - -
1 67 Playboy V1 #5 $1,190 0.0% -6.3% -8.5% 8.2% 1.7%
-1 68 Alter Ego 4 $1,190 -0.8% -3.3% -15.6% - -
69 New Fandom 9 $1,160 0.0% 2.7% -8.7% - -
70 After Hours 1 $1,160 0.0% -0.9% -2.5% -4.9% 37.0%
71 Odd 9 $1,140 -0.9% -3.4% -15.6% - -
72 Playboy V2 #6 $1,140 0.0% 2.7% 9.6% 123.1% 100.0%
73 Playboy V16 #1 $1,140 0.0% 10.7% - - -
74 Monsters From the Vault 1 $1,130 0.0% -2.6% -13.1% -10.3% 135.9%
75 I Confess V3 #2 $1,110 0.0% -2.6% - - -
76 Super-Hero 2 $1,100 -0.9% -3.5% -16.0% - -
15 77 Playboy V3 #4 $1,100 10.6% 139.1% 245.9% 182.1% 794.3%
78 Famous Monsters of Filmland 7 Tomorrow's Monsters cover $1,090 0.0% 0.0% -16.2% -28.3% -38.4%
79 CFAAPA 55 $1,090 0.0% 0.0% - - -
80 Playboy V1 #6 $1,090 0.9% 9.0% 18.6% -7.6% 82.9%
-4 81 Dateline: Comicdom 4 $1,090 -0.9% -3.5% -15.5% - -
82 Eighteen nn $1,050 0.0% 2.9% - - -
-2 83 Famous Monsters of Filmland 23 $1,050 -0.9% -3.7% -28.6% -39.3% 20.4%
-1 84 Science Fiction Yearbook, The 1957 $1,050 0.0% 2.9% -7.9% - -
-1 85 Monsters and Things 2 $1,040 0.0% 4.0% -3.7% -17.5% 47.1%
16 86 Famous Monsters of Filmland 18 $1,030 11.4% 90.0% 164.8% 176.1% -30.9%
-2 87 After Hours 4 $1,030 0.0% -1.0% 2.0% 1.0% -5.5%
-2 88 Playboy V1 #12 $1,030 0.0% 2.0% -1.9% 33.6% 29.4%
-2 89 Funny Papers, The 1 $1,010 0.0% 0.0% -5.6% - -
1 90 Playboy V1 #10 $1,010 1.3% 7.9% 29.8% 74.1% 10.3%
6 91 Famous Monsters of Filmland 20 $1,010 3.8% 20.7% -3.8% -27.9% -9.8%
-4 92 Comic Weekly Advertiser 2 $1,000 -1.0% -3.8% -16.0% - -
93 Playboy V2 #12 $998 0.5% 22.6% 57.9% 107.5% 574.3%
-4 94 Famous Monsters of Filmland 11 $998 0.1% -0.2% -20.2% -37.2% 7.5%
-6 95 Famous Monsters of Filmland 24 $994 -0.6% -2.5% -24.7% -41.9% 39.2%
2 96 Playboy V3 #12 $991 2.7% 76.6% 298.0% - -
-2 97 World Famous Creatures 1 British Edition $985 0.2% -0.3% 20.3% 5.9% 9.8%
-4 98 Sports Illustrated V61 #26 $983 -0.8% - - - -
-3 99 Monster Parade 4 $979 0.2% 5.0% -3.1% -17.7% -11.8%
100 Playboy V1 #8 $943 0.4% 3.9% 13.9% 53.6% 136.9%