Friday, 17 September 2010


I like these old mags and find them fascinating to read all about what was going on at the time they were issued. Some buy them for the advertising and there are many collectors out there looking for particular adverts.
Below are more photographs of the 'Life magazine' I own and this is an International Edition all about Queen Elizabeth II coronation. These vintage magazines are  packed full of  interesting  news articles, illustrations, advertising cuttings and clippings. I am never surprised at what I find in them and always expect to see great photographs and illustrations. What does surprise me though is often I find other items tucked within the pages like: old letters, stamps, postcards and all sorts of collectible ephemera.

If you are looking to buy vintage magazines as an investment then its always worth finding copies with life changing news or big events. These are always worth looking out for because they can still be picked up cheaply enough but they are getting rarer by the day!
I did find a copy of  'Life Magazine' - JFK Funeral Issue December 6 1963 on Ebay starting at £5.00 plus P&P. The seller also has three other Vintage Life magazines starting at £2.00 plus P&P for the lot! Whats interesting about these are they are from the 1940's during the war and one is a rare copy of Life Magazine Pearl Harbour edition.
I enquired about the above vintage Life Magazines regarding shipping worldwide and discount for multiple purchases and the seller replied very promptly with the following - 

I have weighed all 4 magazines and they come to 1.5kg. Postage would work out as follows:
1st Class UK £5.20
West Europe Airmail £9.10
USA Airmail £18.00

If you are a collector of  Life Magazine then this little group must be well worth the money.

If you are looking for other vintage Life magazines then try 2Neat Magazines because they have loads of 'Life magazines' for sale and reasonable prices. They ship worldwide and if you collect Life Magazines and have not seen this site then its well worth checking out.

Anyway, below are some photos for your enjoyment and as you can see, there's some stunning illustrations and adverts in this vintage copy of Life magazine.

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