Youth’s Companion Magazine

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Youth’s Companion was the longest-running Children’s publication in US History – began in 1827, and ran as a weekly publication until the issue of August 18, 1927. September, 1927 was the first Monthly issue. Last regular issue was published in September 1929 – absorbed by American Boy magazine with the October issue.

Date of Issue:

Description

Condition

Price

1881 Issues

3/3, 3/17, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 7/28, 8/18, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/24, 12/1, 12/22

G/VG

$7.50 ea.

1883 Issues

3/8

Fair

$6.00

1885 Issues

10/1 (2), 10/22, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31

G/VG

$7.50 ea.

1886 Issues

1/7, 2/4, 2/25, 3/4 (2), 3/11, 4/1, 5/6, 5/13, 5/27, 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/8 (2), 7/22, 8/5, 9/2, 9/9 (2), 9/16, 9/23 (2), 10/7 (2), 10/14

G/VG

$7.50 ea.

1887 Issues

2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5 (2 copies), 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/9, 6/16, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21 (2), 7/28 (2), 8/4 (2), 8/11 (2), 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 (Thanksgiving – water stain), 12/1, 12/22 (Xmas – water stain)

Good

$7.50 ea.

 

1890 Issues

9/11, 12/18

G/VG

$7.50 ea.

1891 Issues

7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 12/3, 12/31

Good to G/VG Good

$7.50 ea.

1892 Issues

1/7, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/19, 5/26, 6/9 (2), 8/4, 8/18, 9/1, 9/15, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/10, 11/17,

Good to G/VG Good

$7.50 ea.

1893 Issues

1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6 (2), 4/20, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24,9/7,9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 11/2, 11/9 (2), 11/30, 12/7

Good to G/VG Good

$7.50 ea.

1894 Issues

1/11 (2), 1/18 (2), 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1 (2), 3/15, 3/29 (2), 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 (2), 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21 (2), 6/28, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20,  9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 11/8, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27

Good to G/VG Good

$7.50 ea.

1895 Issues

1/10, 1/17 (2), 1/24 (2), 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 4/4, 4/18, 4/25 (2), 5/2 (2), 5/9 (2), 5/16 (2), 5/23, 6/6, 6/13 (2), 6/20, 6/27, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/10, 10/17, 12/12, 12/26 

Good to G/VG Good

$7.50 ea.

July 18, 1895

Contains “A School Revisited” by J.M. Barrie

Good to G/VG Good

$20.00

 

1896 Issues

1/16, 1/23, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 4/16, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/25, 7/9 (2), 7/16 (2),  7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19,  12/10

Good to G/VG Good

$7.50 ea.

1897 Issues

2/11, 3/11, 6/10, 6/17, 8/19, 8/26, 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 11/11 (2), 11/18, 11/25, 12/2 (2), 12/9, 12/23

Good to G/VG

$7.50 ea.

January 7, 1897

1/7 – New Years – Santa Claus cover

Good, edge stain

$10.00

October 21, 1897

Annual Catalog Issue – 42 page section

Fair/Good, torn covers

$17.50

 

1898 Issues

1/20, 1/27, 2/3 (2), 2/10, 2/24, 3/3 (2), 3/17, 4/28 (2), 5/12, 5/29, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9 (2), 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 (2), , 7/7, 7/14, 7/21 (2), 7/28, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 (2), 10/6, 10/13, 10/27 (3), 11/3 (2), 11/10 (2), 11/17 (2), 12/1, 12/8 (2), 12/22 (2), 12/29 (3)

Good to G/VG

$7.50 ea.

May 5, 1898

May Issue

Good

$10.00

May 19, 1898

Rear-Admiral George Dewey. Spanish-American War

Good

$10.00

November 24, 1898

Thanksgiving 1898 – Returning Soldier illus.

Good

$10.00

December 15, 1898

Christmas Issue

Good

$12.50

 

1899 Issues

1/12, 1/19, 2/2 (2), 2/9, 2/16 (2), 2/23, 3/2, 3/9 (3), 3/23, 4/6 (2), 4/13 (2), 4/27 (2), 5/4 (2), 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 (2), 6/8 (3), 6/6, 6/15 (2), 6/22 (2), 6/29, 7/13 (2), 7/20 (2), 7/27 (3), 8/3 (3), 8/10 (2), 8/17 (3), 8/24, 8/31 (3), 9/7 (4), 9/21 (2), 9/28 (2), 10/5 (2), 10/12 (2), 11/2 (2), 11/16, 12/14 (2), 12/28 (4)

Good to G/VG

$7.50 ea.

January 5, 1899

New Years Number 1899

G/VG

$12.50

 

Same

Good

$10.00

March 16, 1899

Spring Number 1899

G/VG

$12.50

March 30, 1899

Easter 1899

G/VG

$12.50

May 11, 1899

Special Issue 1899

G/VG

$12.50

 

Same

Good

$10.00

July 6, 1899

July Special Number 1899 (July 4th)

G/VG

$15.00

September 14, 1899

Autumn Number 1899 (Picking Apples). Full-page Spalding ad on back cover for Football Items

G/VG

$20.00

October 19, 1899

Special Number Announcing Features for 1900

G/VG

$12.50

November 23, 1899

Thanksgiving 1899 – 2 copies

G/VG

$12.50

November 30, 1899

“The King of a Mazy May – A Story of the Klondike” by Jack London

G/VG

$20.00

December 7, 1899

Getting Ready for Christmas

G/VG

$12.50

December 21, 1899

Christmas Number 1899

Not Available

NA

 

1900 Issues

1/11 (3), 1/25 (3), 2/1, 2/8 (2), 2/15 (2), 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19 (2), 4/26 (2), 5/10 (3), 5/17, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14 (2), 6/21, 7/5 (2), 7/12 (2), 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/13 (3), 9/20 (2), 9/27 (3), 10/4 (2), 10/11 (2), 11/1 (2), 11/8 (2), 11/15, 11/22 (2), 12/6 (2), 12/13 (2), 12/27 (3)

Good to G/VG

$7.50 ea.

January 4, 1900

New Year’s Number 1900

Good, stain

$7.50

January 18, 1900

“April Showers” by Edith Wharton

G/VG

$15.00

February 22, 1900

Washington’s Birthday Number

Good

$10.00

March 15, 1900

Judge William Howard Taft of the Philippine Commission

Good

$10.00

April 12, 1900

Easter Number 1900 – 2 copies

Good

$12.50

May 24, 1900

Memorial Day Number

Good

$10.00

June 28, 1900

Fourth of July Number 1900

G/VG

$12.50

September 6, 1900

Illus. cover – 2 copies

G/VG

$10.00

October 18, 1900

Announcement Number

Good

$10.00

Nov. 15, 1900

Special Fall Number 1900

G/VG

$12.50

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$10.00

November 29, 1900

Thanksgiving Number 1900

G/VG

$12.50

December 20, 1900

Christmas Number 1900

G/VG

$12.50

 

1901 Issues

1/10, 1/31, 2/14, 2/7, 2/28, 3/7, 3/28, 4/11 (2), 4/28, 5/2, 6/20, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8 (2), 8/15, 8/22 (2), 8/29, 9/5 (2), 10/10, 10/17 (2), 10/31 (2), 11/21, 12/5 (2), 12/12 (3)

Good to G/VG

$7.50 ea.

January 3, 1901

New Year’s 1901

G/VG

$12.50

January 31, 1901

Queen Victoria (obit)

Good

$12.50

April 18, 1901

75th Anniversary Issue

Good

$10.00

June 27, 1901

US Government Building, Pan-American Exposition

Good

$10.00

July 4, 1901

July 4th Issue

Good

$10.00

October 3, 1901

President Theodore Roosevelt cover – 2 copies

Good

$12.50

November 7, 1901

Announcement Number

Good

$10.00

December 19, 1901

Christmas Number

Good

$10.00

December 26, 1901

Bulger’s Friend” by O. Henry – 2 copies

G/VG

$15.00

 

1902 Issues

1/9 (2), 1/16 (2), 1/30, 2/6, 3/6 (2), 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 (3), 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 7/10, 7/31 (2), 8/7, 8/14, 8/28, 9/4, 9/11, 9/25 (2), 10/2 (2), 10/9, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11, 12/25

Good

$6.00 ea.

January 2, 1902

New Year’s 1902

Good, torn back cover

$10.00

February 20, 1902

Washington’s Birthday Number. Message from President Theodore Roosevelt within

Good

$10.00

September 11, 1902

King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra, Osborne House

G/VG

$10.00

November 6, 1902

Announcement Number 1902

Good

$7.50

 

1903 Issues

1/8, 1/15 (2), 1/22, 2/5 (2), 2/12, 2/26, 3/5 (2), 3/12 (3), 3/26 (3), 4/2 (2), 4/16 (2), 4/23 (2), 5/7, 5/14 (2), 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16 (2), 7/23, 8/6 (2), 8/13 (2), 8/20, 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/24 (2), 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3 (2), 12/10, 12/24 (2), 12/31 (2)

Good

$6.00 ea.

January 1, 1903

New Year’s Number 1903 – 2 copies

Good, edge tears

$7.50

February 19, 1903

Washington’s Birthday Number 1903

Good, edge tears

$7.50

March 19, 1903

Spring Number 1903 – 2 copies

Good

$7.50

April 30, 1903

May Special Number 1903

Good

$7.50

May 28, 1903

Memorial Day Special Number 1903

Good, split cover

$7.50

June 4, 1903

New GPO Building, Washington DC cover – no back cover

Good

$6.00

September, 1903

Autumn Number

G/VG, split at center

$7.50

November 5, 1903

Announcement Number 1903

Good, torn cover

$7.50

November 26, 1903

Thanksgiving 1903

Good

$7.50

December 10, 1903

British Ambassador to US cover

Good

$7.50

December 17, 1903

Christmas 1903 – 2 copies

Good, edge tears

$7.50

 

1904 Issues

2/12, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/8

Good

$6.00 ea.

March 31, 1904

Easter Number

Good, spine split

$7.50

 

1905 Issues

5/4, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 11/2

Good

$6.00 ea.

February 23, 1905

Washington’s Birthday Number

G/VG

$7.50

 

1906 Issues

4/26

Good

$6.00

November 22, 1906

President Roosevelt’s Trip to Porto Rico (scenes)

Good

$7.50

 

1907 Issues

1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/14 (2), 2/28, 3/7, 3/21, 4/11, 4/25, 5/23 (2), 6/13, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8 (2), 8/22 (2), 8/29, 9/5(2), 9/12, 9/26,10/3 (2), 11/14, 12/5, 12/12, 12/26 (2)

Good

$6.00 ea.

October 24, 1907

Annual Catalog of Premium Items issue

Fair/Good, edge tears

$15.00

November 21, 1907

New Senators from Oklahoma

Good

$12.50

 

1908 Issues

2/6, 7/9, 7/16, 9/3, 10/15, 11/12

Good

$6.00 ea.

October 1, 1908

Wright Brothers Aeroplane in a World Record Flight, Scene of the Disastrous Accident of September 17th (Fort Myer Va.)

Good

$20.00

October 29, 1908

Williams College and Its New President

Good

$7.50

 

February 4, 1909

Presidents of MIT and Harvard

Good, folded

$10.00

April 8, 1909

Color Easter cover

Good, folded

$7.50

June 3, 1909

Wright Brothers Medal cover

good, folded, edge tears

$15.00

 

July 21, 1910

Tennis Tournaments cover

Good, small stain

$10.00

September 1, 1910

Sailboat cover

Good, some fold tears

$7.50

1911 Issues

1/12, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 7/6, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/7

G/VG

$6.00 ea.

March 2, 1911

“Ghost Point” by Archibald Rutledge

G/VG

$12.50

May 11, 1911

New Boston Stock Exchange

Good

$10.00

1912 Issues

4/25, 5/9, 5/23

G/VG

$6.00 ea.

1913 Issues

11/6, 7/17 (split)

Good

$6.00 ea.

April 10, 1913

Spring Number (color cover)

Fair/Good

$6.00

May 29, 1913

Memorial Day Number (color cover)

Good

$6.00

Sept. 4, 1913

In Old-Time Salem photo cover

Good

$6.00

1914 Issues

1/15 (split), 1/29, 6/11, 7/30, 10/1, 11/19

Good

$6.00 ea.

1915 Issues

3/25, 6/17, 9/9, 9/30

Good

$6.00 ea.

1916 Issues

7/27 (2), 8/17, 8/31

Good

$6.00 ea.

1917 Issues

6/14, 10/4

Good

$6.00 ea.

October 18, 1917

Premium Merchandise issue

Good, edge stain

$12.50

1918 Issues

2/7, 3/7, 8/8, 8/29, 9/12

Good

$6.00 ea.

January 3, 1918

New Year’s Number

Good

$7.50

June 27, 1918

WWI Cover

Fair/Good, water stain

$7.50

1919 Issues

1/9, 1/16 (2), 1/23, 2/13, 5/1, 7/10, 7/17, 7/31, 11/13, 12/18

Good

$6.00 ea.

 

1920 Issues

2/5, 2/12, 6/3, 7/1, 9/2, 11/4 (Announcement issue – water stain)

Good

$6.00 ea.

April 1, 1920

Color Cowboy & Indians illus. cover

Good

$10.00

1921 Issues

4/7, 5/12

Good

$6.00 ea.

1922 Issues

2/16

Good

$6.00 ea.

1923 Issues

3/29, 11/8

Good

$6.00 ea.

1924 Issues

1/10, 2/21 (2), 6/12, 7/10, 7/17

Good

$6.00 ea.

1925 Issues

3/12

Good

$6.00 ea.

November 12, 1925

Football cover

Fair/Good

$6.00

December 17, 1925

Boy Scout & Baby Bears

Good

$7.50

 

1926 Issues

1/14, 1/21, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 (2), 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/28, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30

Good

$7.50 ea.

January 28, 1926

Fastest Sailboat cover. Helen Keller article

Good

$10.00

February 4, 1926

Perseus Slaying Medusa by John Singer Sargent color cover

Good

$10.00

March 4, 1926

In Channel Waters by C. LeRoy Baldridge cover

G/VG

$10.00

April 29, 1926

Bicycle Polo on Long Island photo cover

G/VG

$10.00

May 6, 1926

Peter Minuet Buys the Delaware River color cover by Stanley M Arthurs

G/VG

$10.00

May 13, 1926

Motor Boat photo cover – 2 copies

Good

$7.50

May 20, 1926

Women’s Golf Champions cover – 2 copies

Good

$15.00

July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19

Six Part Series Biography of Steinmetz

G/VG

$7.50 ea.

August 26, 1926

Parachuting Soldier

Good

$10.00

November 4, 1926

Abraham Lincoln color ocver

G/VG

$10.00

November 11, 1926

Thomas Edison at Twelve in His Lab by Franklin Wood color cover

Good, small holes upper cover

$12.50

November 18, 1926

Color cover illus. of a young Calvin Coolidge on his Father’s Farm by Franklin Wood

G/VG

$12.50

November 25, 1926

Thanksgiving color cover

G/VG

$12.50

 

1927 Issues

1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/21, 7/28

Good

$7.50 ea.

March 3, 1927

Thoroughbred Horse cover – 2 copies

Good

$7.50

May 5, 1927

Wild Horse cover by Will James

G/VG

$15.00

June 9, 1927

Submarine photo cover

G/VG

$15.00

June 16, 1927

St. Bernard dog cover photo

G/VG

$10.00

July 14, 1927

Barnegat Light House, NJ cover photo

G/VG

$10.00

August 11, 1927

Three Immortals of the Air – Charles Lindbergh, Richard E. Byrd, Clarence Chamberlin

G/VG

$15.00

August 18, 1927

LAST Weekly Issue – Coyote cover

G/VG

$15.00

September, 1927

FIRST Monthly issue – Announcement on cover

Good

$15.00

October, 1927

Hidden Treasure cartoon cover

Good, loose cover

$12.50

November, 1927

Owl & Flying Ducks by Jacob Bates Abbott

G/VG

$15.00

 

January, 1928

Moose & Birds by Charles Livingston Bull

G/VG

$15.00

 

Same

Good, covers split

$10.00

February, 1928

St. Valentine’s Day in the Old Town Hall by C.E.B. Bernard – 2 copies

G/VG

$15.00

March, 1928

First Crocus in Companionville by C.E.B. Bernard -2  copies

G/VG

$15.00

April, 1928

Bear, Cubs & Turtle by Charles Livingston Bull

Good

$15.00

May, 1928

Cover illus. of Admiral Byrd Flying Over the Pole by Courtney Allen

Good

$20.00

June, 1928

Sailboat by Courtney Allen

G/VG

$15.00

July, 1928

July 4th – Bald Eagle cover by Charles Livingston Bull – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

August, 1928

Train and Indians cover by Parsons.

G/VG

$20.00

September, 1928

Football cover by James D. Powell. Robert Zupke on the Forward Pass – 2 copies

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same – 2 copies

Good

$17.50

October, 1928

Airplane Over Statue of Liberty by Parsons

G/VG

$20.00

November, 1928

Thanksgiving – Turkey cover by Charles Livingston Bull

G/VG

$20.00

 

Same

Fair/Good – tears

$10.00

December, 1928

Christmas Tree & Scottie cover by Parsons

G/VG

$20.00

 

January, 1929

Skier cover by Courtney Allen

G/VG

$20.00

February, 1929

Loggers & Logging Truck cover by P.B. Parsons

G/VG

$20.00

April, 1929

Baseball Player Hitting Ball by Courtney Allen

Good

$35.00

May, 1929

Bridge Construction Worker & Airplane by Parsons

Good, edge chip

$15.00

June, 1929

Small Motor Boat cover by Courtney Allen

Not Available

NA

August, 1929

Boy Diving illus. cover by Courtney Allen

Good

$15.00

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