Category Archives: Magazines/Newspapers


Category Archives: Magazines/Newspapers

Flappers & designs in Sept 1922 issue of Vogue magazine

Fashion from the 1920s has made a comeback thanks in large part to the success of Downton Abbey. I wonder if dress designers for the TV series have researched styles from the era by dipping into old Vogue magazines. Here’s a great issue of the premier fashion mag from September 1922. The cover illustration was […]
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Liberty Magazine August 15, 1936

Liberty magazine was a weekly magazine printed between 1924 and 1950. It was one of the most popular magazines during its print run with a circulation of 3 million. Some of the more collectible issues include serials by Dashiell Hammett (Woman in the Dark, 1933), Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan and the Lion Man, 1933/4) and […]
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Top 3 Most Collected Newspapers

  We have a special guest writing this week’s blog post. It was written for us by Timothy Hughes, owner of Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers. ****** After 36 years in the rare newspaper business I’ve come to recognize the most saved newspapers of the last 50-60 years. The top 3 would have to […]
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On the Scene at the Cavern Club by Tony Barrow

The Cavern Club was the ultimate place for Liverpool beat groups and their fans to hang out. In the early 1960s one could hear The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Searchers and numerous other bands. This magazine tells the story of the legendary club. It was originally published in 1964, at the height of […]
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European 1955-56 Sports Cars from High Performance Magazine

This magazine from October 1955 offers a glimpse into latest and fastest European sports cars of the day. Pictured here are a few of the many photos I took from the magazine. If you own one of these or any other European sports cars please let us know. We’d love to hear from you!
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The Band, The Last Waltz and the Cover of Time Magazine 1970

To my ears, the music of The Band is perfect music for the harvest season. It conjures up falling leaves, wood stove fires and oversize sweaters. And even though most of the band members were Canadian it’s fitting they played their last show on Thanksgiving Day. The date was November 25, 1976. Six years prior […]
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Mad Magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman Fun Facts

The fictional mascot of Mad Magazine is a gap-toothed, big eared boy named Alfred E. Neuman. Here are a few early fun facts about the lad whose motto is “What, Me Worry?” 1. Neuman look-alikes appeared long before he first appeared on “Mad” covers. 2. His first appearance on a “Mad” cover was in March […]
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Cheetah Magazine 1967 Debut Issue

“Cheetah” was a short-lived magazine devoted to rock and the counterculture. It debuted in October 1967 and folded in May 1968. The debut issue got off to a strong start. It featured a Mama Cass nude triptych and a revealing interview with Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. In fact, the Wilson article has gone […]
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The Incredible Hulk Fun Facts

Comic book writers Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the Hulk in 1962. Lee and Kirby tell the story of physicist Robert Bruce Banner who is seeking a cure for the radiation that has poisoned him. The poison transforms Banner into the Hulk whenever he gets angry.. In the first issue of the Incredible Hulk […]
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Vintage Big Top Circus Magazines and Programs

Here’s a fun lot of circus magazines/programs I bought last year at the flea market. While I know of Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey, I’ve never heard of the circuses produced by the Downie Bros or Hagenbeck-Wallace. I read online that at its peak Hagenbeck-Wallace ran the second-largest circus in the US, second only to Ringling […]
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