Monday, February 21, 2011

old domino magazine issues: what are they worth...?








all those issues of domino...
all those photos of fresh, edgy interiors....

kinda surprised to see a nearly complete set of  issues, plus the book, sell for just under $300 recently on e-bay....

are they worth that (or more) to you? 

31 comments:

Charlotta Ward said...

How tempting!!
If only I wasn't in a 'shedding mode' (in light of the move).. I could so see myself giving the Domino family and book a home here..!

xx Charlotta

Kelly Krugh said...

Wow. The whole set (and book) for under $300? I would expect it to go for lots more!!!

Acquired Objects said...

Things really are only worth what someone is willing to pay for them. Would I pay that much for photos and a book....modern design, no. Love the image of that zebra rug drapped one the sofa and floor.

bluehydrangea said...

Holy cow!! Are you serious?? I have every issue neatly stacked under my bed. If my husband sees this post he may sell them. Me? No way. I still love looking at them. I swear the Ebay world has gone crazy!!

The Zhush said...

Just read Sissy's comment...too funny! I wish I had every issue, but I wouldn't pay $300...where would I put them all?:)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Wow, that is surprising! I have most of my issues less one or two and I can say I would not part with them for $300!

things that sparkle said...

I think $300 seems like a pretty good price actually!

nicholl said...

I guess it's all a matter of supply and demand. Are they the modern day baseball cards?

Marivic said...

I just de-cluttered by library shelves, a whole section of them full of neatly filed years of Victoria and Martha Stewart magazines (maybe 5 years worth each). I know it's different from Domino issues, but after not having had the time to open more than a couple of issues in the past many years, I finally decided to give them all way to women's centers and provincial libraries. I was so sad, but now feel so much lighter and free-er. (I wish they were pounds off me as well! :)

Hilary Dow-Ward said...

Such beautiful photos...golly gee I guess it is time for another "freshening up" in the living room!
Happy Monday.

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

hmm...i can say that i would have a hard time parting with them for only $300, but paying that? i might have to stick to the generous flickr collections out there.

but i might just be cheap... :)

quintessence said...

Well good news for me I guess since I have 100s of design magazines hidden all over the house going way back!!

Splendid Sass said...

Miss Domino and love this post! Love the zebra and the sideboard in the first image.
Hope that your week is off to a great start, Donna.
Teresa
xoxo

Amy said...

It actually tempts me. I'm kind of surprised that publisher hasn't offered a full collection in a digital format. I know I'd buy it.

My House, My Garden said...

Well, I still have tons of my Domino mags and also Cottage Living. LOVE THEM! Your first dining room photo is my screen saver. Love love that room. Actually purchased two of the VP chairs for my home. They are so unexpected in homes in my area!
Maybe someone will do an online E-zine like Domino and/or Cottage Living with a modern twist. I miss those guys!

3 Peanuts said...

Hmm...I liked Domino a lot but never subscribed. I really miss that magazine though and I always think maybe they'll come back. I do have years and years of traditional home, Veranda, Southern Accents and House Beautiful stored away though.

Mona thompson said...

I'm with Quintessence...I have magazines hidden all over this house and my lake house too. Never dreamed they might be worth something to anyone but me.

Julie said...

that is funny--I was thinking the other day how priceless my Domino, CL and Country Home issues are. I say totally worth that. Still nothing compares

kristi@lovelyvelo said...

wow! i've never been one to collect magazines, but that seems like quite a bit to pay.

absolutely love the first image, beautiful room!

Anonymous said...

my first reaction was "MORE". but now that I can get all the design-porn I wish on the internet, I am seriously paring back on my mag collections.

SHERRY HART said...

I think I threw all mine out last year...just too much clutter. I used to save all my old magazines but one day I just started pitching and it was freeing.

Gretchen O. said...

I LOVE my magazines...although a certain someone in my house does NOT! But he would FLIP if I spent $300 on old issues.

Kathy said...

$300..no..because I can just go to brides.com and there they are. (the magazine is in the process of downloading all the issues for storage and viewing on the site) They are doing it SLOWLY...but at least they had the where-with-all to save them!...k

Ivy Lane said...

i think i have most of the issues... they are worth a lot to me as i refer to them often for design ideas... i have MANY issues of House and Garden..will never part with them either... I have a lovely cabinet that i "house" them in!

classic • casual • home said...

I think you can still buy the book on Amazon?
Mary Ann

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

wow, if there's money in back issues of mags (no domino's though down here in oz) then i must be a very rich woman!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

I'd buy up the old Cottage Living mags, for sure! Domino, I miss it, too.

Loretta

Splendid Willow said...

And I am getting rid of all of mine! I need less stuff at home.(But scanning all my favorites). The book is a must have.

Warm hugs to you Donna.

Mon

Charlotta Ward said...

I would have loved to get my Swedish mittens on the complete set and book!
What a find!

xx Charlotta

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You know, they just may just be, as I would consider my collection priceless. Couldn't part with, not yet anyway. Still have some issues wrapped in plastic un-opened. Ended up getting 2 subscriptions with the demise of a previous magazine.

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La Dolfina said...

I sold several sets for friends as well as my own complete set on ebay over a year ago and they got well over $300.
Pretty amazing.