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Old 01-08-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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Magic Crochet Magazines (antique?)
At my knitting group's White Elephant Christmas party last month, I got five Magic Crochet Magazines. I really didn't want them, I'd just given away stacks of knitting and crochet magazines and I didn't want any more. However, I kept them anyway. Yesterday a friend from the group told me that they were valuable antiques and never to get rid of them. They don't look antique to me. All the pictures are in color, the paper is glossy (I know they've done that for years though), and the price tag printed on it says it was $2.50 when it was new. I would think real antique magazines would have been priced lower than that back then.

So my question is what are they worth and are they really antique?
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:54 PM   #2
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One person's valuable antique is another's clutter. A quick look says they're worth in the vicinity of $4 but that's just a really quick look. I didn't click any links. They might be fun to have or they could make a gift for the next exchange.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:55 PM   #3
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Tabitha, check the going prices on eBay and Etsy, and other crafting sales sites. Magic Crochet magazines are coveted by crocheters who work in thread. I used to have almost all of them. Back in the 90s when I was acquiring them the really rare ones would auction off into the high teens in US $ for one magazine. And the less rare ones rarely sold under $10. The magazine has been out of print for about 20 years, if not longer...


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