This is a private collection of periodicals assembled over half a century by a serious collector who seeks to downsize and retire. The owner estimates the count at approaching 150,000 pieces with some dating back to the 16th century. The collection includes full series and rare first issues of many iconic American magazines. The items are organized and annotated by category. Many of the materials are also organized by various topics including: politics, civil rights, artists, musicians, Chicago, Viet Nam, sports, and so on. The collection is sold as a single lot and will be of interest to serious collectors or to entrepreneurs who may wish to split up the collection and sell off parts individually. The magazines may be sold off individually or the individual pages framed. The owner is available to assist in the transfer of knowledge and organization to the purchaser.
Reason to sell
: Owner is retiring and family health issues.