Magazine Condition Grading:

Magazines By Title - National Geographic - Issues, Maps, Books - Life Magazine- Time - Look - Saturday Evening Post - Collier's - New Yorker - Newsweek - People -Atlantic/Harper's - Fortune – Sports Illustrated – Ebony – Vanity Fair – Rolling Stone – Ladies Home Journal – Holiday – Smithsonian – Mad Magazine – TV Guide – Holiday – Vogue – Harper’s Bazaar – Major TITLES Index

Magazines By Topic - Men's - Women's - Children's - News/Current Events - Digests - Sports - Movie/TV/Radio - House/Farm/Garden - Music/Rock 'n Roll - Travel – Hunting/Fishing – Business – Farming – Auto/Mechanics - Aviation – Train/Model Railroad - Art & Design – Photography – Pulp – Science – Antiques – Radio/Electronics – Crafts – Cooking/Food – Foreign Titles - History – Science Fiction - OTHER.Magazine Topics

Miscellaneous - Newspapers - Sheet Music - Books - Paperbacks - Catalogs/Ephemera - 78/45/LP Records

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We grade condition conservatively.  Purchase price refunded if not as expected!

NOTE: Mailing labels are present on most magazines after 1950.

Very Good (VG) – Top grade - a nice copy, with all pages present, nice clean covers and no tears or stains noticeable.  Looks practically new!

Good/Very Good (G/VG) – A complete and clean magazine, possibly with minor light cover wear.  Any major defects noted.

Good (G) – Definitely looks its age, but it is a complete magazine. Covers may be slightly soiled or creased, and some fraying of the spine edge may be present. Possible small cover edge tears or light stains. Any major defects noted. “Rolled Spine” – Spine edge is curled from being folded back when read.

Fair/Good – Well read, and not stored well. Wear to the covers, with possible edge tears, stains. Defects often noted.

Fair – Readable and complete, but with noted damage.


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