Back issues of magazines can be great treasures to find. And they often don’t have to be very old. Some publications have such a following, that some people like to own ALL of the issues, thus increasing their demand.
Some examples of recent back issues of magazines that can pull a pretty good price (especially in lots) include:
Decorative Crochet, Magic Crochet, Piecework, FibreArts,QuiltMaker, Sew Beautiful, Domino, Fretboard, Nintendo Power, Martha Stewart KIDS…..just to name a few.
I picked these recent magazines (1990’s and 2000’s) up yesterday 7/30 at a local library sale. Both tied stacks cost 1.00 each. There are 25 issues total in these stacks. Value: Approx. $50.00-75.00 for the whole lot.
Treasure Lesson #5: Back issues of magazines, even recent ones, can be worth money. A good rule of thumb is to find magazines that have very specific content (crocheting, playing a banjo, rollercoasters…etc). Magazines that were published only a couple of years can also be of value.