Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Collecting Vintage Thanksgiving Magazine Cover Art

Thanksgiving Themes On Vintage Magazine Covers

Here are some lovely vintage magazine cover art with whimsical Thanksgiving scenes. These covers all have a very graphic style on black or dark backgrounds.

Covers with attractive artwork have more value because many buyers will frame these covers and use as wall decor.

Vintage Magazine Cover Art

The question is often asked if a seller should pull apart a magazine and sell the covers and inside advertisements separately? Let me respond by saying that often the cover art yields more than selling the
magazine intact, especially if the cover art is by a notable illustrator.

Vintage Child Life Magazine

Child Life Magazine (began in 1922). I usually pick up these magazine for $6.00- 10.00 each. Child Life covers have some of the most endearing and colorful covers . The magazine recently stopped publishing according to my research. It is worth noting that Child Life Magazine is a great place to find information on vintage toys (see their toy advertisements).

Vintage Collier's Magazine

Collier's Magazine ran from 1888-1957. I have often found Collier's from the 1940s selling for $6.00-10.00. Maxfield Parish covers (1904-1936) are very collectible and can sell for $75.00-150.00. For more information, consult Old Magazines By Richard Clear (Collectorbooks.com).

Old Magazine Covers As Wall Decor

The next time you are thinking about some adorable wall decor ideas, consider using vintage magazine covers and some vintage frames that are easy to find. You can always take the existing art or photograph out of an old frame and substitute an old magazine cover.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of Iantiqueonline.com an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

1 comment:

  1. You and I had a similar ideas for our Thanksgiving posts!

    Thanks for the tip on Child Life magazines - children's magazines back in the 20's and 30's had some of the most beautiful illustrations.

    Happy Thanksgiving!