According to XYZ Collectibles, there are many old National Geographic magazines that are worth money. For example, as of 2014, the January 1902 issue of National Geographic is valued at $816.50.Know More
The worth of a magazine is not determined by date alone, although typically, the older the magazine, the higher its value. However, the oldest magazine is not worth any money if it is not in good condition.
While some wear is expected, an old National Geographic magazine must not be torn, scuffed, water marked or otherwise damaged to be considered a collector's item. Collectors, auctioneers and antique dealers are a good source of information about the value of old magazines.Learn More
A National Geographic magazine is valuable as a collectible only if it is rare and in good condition, which usually equates to older copies of the magazine, explains A Guide to Selling National Geographic Magazines. The rarer National Geographic magazines may be sold to a dealer or online after consultation with an expert for current pricing information.Full Answer >
Single "Punch" magazine issues from the 1920s are listed at a price between $8.00 and $9.00 on Amazon as of 2014. Later issues from the 1930s are listed at $5.91, and issues from the 1950s are also about $6.Full Answer >
As with anything collectible, the value of an old magazine is determined by the demand for it. The best way to determine the value of a collectible is to consult with a reputable dealer.Full Answer >
Determining whether or not old Life magazines are worth more than their cover prices is a matter of time and patience. Some vintage issues of Life command premium prices, while others are worth only a dollar or two, according to the Los Angeles Times.Full Answer >