Collecting Playboy Magazines & Playboy Collection Guide
Collecting Playboy MagazinesSince its beginnings, Playboy has had a dedicated following of Vintage Playboy
Magazine collectors. The value of used playboy magazines will depend on the featured playmate, the
interviews that magazine contains, and the quality of the fiction and other articles it contains.
Likewise, the condition of the magazine reflects the price a seller might receive. Dog-eared pages,
discoloration, and general wear and tear will lower the price of a copy.
Playmate ArchivesThe featured playmate provides the biggest
clue about the value of your magazines. Clearly, the earliest Antique playboy magazines will bring higher
prices. Likewise, magazine with high-profile playmates will be more valuable. The most wanted playboy magazines
will include controversial celebrities and noted interviews.
Playboy Magazine in the 1950's
Playboy was launched in December of 1953, with Marilyn Monroe as the first
Playboy Playmate. The magazine hit the newsstands at a time when the American public, and countries
abroad, were ready for a blend of intelligent content and pure sexuality. Playboy was an instant
success, no doubt in part due to its first playmate being one of the biggest sex symbols of our
The playboy archive for the Fifties includes photos of and interviews with many famous and beautiful women
of that decade. Famous people who have appeared in playboy during the 1950's include Jayne Mansfield,
Brigitte Bardot, Kim Novak, Tina Louise, and Joane Arnold.
Playboy magazine back issues from the 1950's are among the most valuable collectors
items, particularly when the copies are in pristine condition.
Playboy Magazine in the 1960's
Playboy Collectible Magazines and Playboy Magazine History
In the 1960s, playboy magazine continued to win audiences with it's
high-quality art and fiction, intriguing interviews, and of course, erotic photos of gorgeous
models and celebrities. The playboy archive of playmates grew as the prestige of appearing in the
mag increased. Subscriptions to playboy magazine for men rose as playboy mastered its role as the
top mens magazine in the world.
Famous people who appeared in playboymagazine during the 1960's include Liz Taylor, Sharon Tate, Jane
Fonda, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Judi Montgomery, June Cochran, and Barbara McNair.
Playboy magazine back issues from the 1960's are valuable collectibles,
particularly when the copies are in pristine condition.
Playboy Magazine in the 1970's - Vintage Playboy Magazines
During the 1970's, playboy mag continued to flourish and attract more artists, writers,
models, and subscribers. Playboy magazine back issues became popular as more and more collectors
hit the scene.
The playboy archive for the 70's includes famous names such as Raquel Welch,
Linda Evans, Barbara Hershey , Victoria Principal, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Novak,
Dolly Parton, Ursula Andress, Tina Louise, and Joane Arnold.
Playboy magazine back issues from the 70s are popular items to be bought and
sold among collectors.