Model Engineer mags

I have picked up about 70 magazines form 1955 through to 1957, and a couple from
1941.
Anyone got any ideas what they are worth ?
Peter
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Peter A Forbes
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Thanks, John & Martin, I did look on ebay but there seemed to be a lot going unsold, perhaps they start to move as the end of the auction approaches.
Thanks again,
Peter
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Peter A Forbes
Hang on until the winter, they fetch double the money then. Cold dark nights work wonders. I have about 20 odd years to get rid of this winter now I've sorted out. -- Regards,
John Stevenson Nottingham, England.
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John Stevenson
--A good beginning for an indispensable collection! I've got about 70 *years* on file in my shop. No telling when you'll have to refer to one.. :-)
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steamer
Very true, Ed, but we already have a space problem with engine and engineering books everywhere, and unless we get a bigger house we ain't got the room!!
Peter
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Peter A Forbes
I am afraid to tell you their value is pretty much zero. We have hundreds in our Society and tried to sell 'em off every annual rally and event. In the end we found we had to give 'em away to a dealer. Special (=rare) ones are saleable, but otherwise treat them as good bedtime reading of little or no intrinsic value. 1955 to 57 issues are very common and to repeat what earlier responders have said, if they're bound or in full volume sets you might like to think each full volume is worth around GBP8 to 10. It's another matter if you ever try to sell them though !
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Dick Scratcher
Same here, when the local society tried to get rid of duplicates at the annual rally for some sum like 10p each almost none were sold. Even at 0p a copy it was hard to get rid of many of them. I managed to find people who wanted a few, but most of them were given away free to people who were taking up an interest in Model Engineering for bedtime reading.
Alan
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Alan Bain
OK, everyone's given their opinions. My collection (was dad's) starts in 1965 so I'm game for them. I'll start the dickering at £25 plus collection (Note, that's nearly 7/2 each :-)
Mark Rand RTFM
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Mark Rand

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