Monday, September 3, 2012

Vogue Magazine

I am a collector of vintage fashion magazines from the 40's and 50's.  I especially love Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.  These magazines are truly well made and are art forms, but I am a bottom feeder.  I can't see paying oodles of money for these magazines.   I have paid a premium on some earlier issues but nothing what I feel high priced.   I have some issues in the 30 dollar range but I mainly like to stick to auctions where most of the time I lose out and every once in while get a great score:)  Issues with my favorite photographer, John Rawlings, do go for a premium.

I would like to know why did this Vogue magazine go for $400 in good condition?  Holy cow!!!  This just sold on ebay.  The cover is the image of Jean Patchette from Vogue, January 1950 by Erwin Blumenfeld.   It looks like this issue will not be coming into my collection anytime soon:)  I'm guessing this is a quite iconic cover.  It would be nice to know the story behind this cover.


  1. That magazine must be gold or something. Sheesh $400!

  2. Like you, I'm a massive fan of vintage Vogue (and its ilk) magazines, but cannot bring myself to pay the outrageous prices they usually fetch, so at present I do not have any old copies of vogue in my magazine collection. I always, always keep my eyes peeled for them at yard sales and thrift stores, but haven't yet encountered any pre-80s editions. Fingers crossed one day - especially since I wouldn't pay $400 for one magazine even if I was a millionaire!

    ♥ Jessica