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Advice for selling Threads collection

tutu28 | Posted in General Discussion on

I have a collection of Threads magazines (1988-present) that I would like to sell. Not sure of the value or the best way to do this.
Would appreciate any advice.


  1. beo | | #1

    Beo here;

    I would suggest half of the face price if they are in good condition ( threads # 80 is $6.00).  My collection starts at #80 and I am interested in earlier copies.

    1. tutu28 | | #2

      Thanks for your info.I have issues 3, 5, 11, 16, 17, 19, 20-80. If I don't get any response on the entire collection, I might be interested in selling the issues up to 80.I'll let you know.Thanks,

  2. gailete | | #3

    Hello as someone that finished up getting my collection, may I offer a few words? Most likely you would want to auction them off (even though I currently hate ebay, that is probably the best spot). The market will set your price, but the older issues are usually worth a bit more as they are harder to get. I would suggest, listing lots of the magazines in consecutive issues of 1-5 years all together. I think you will get more money by selling them in smaller lots than trying to get one person to buy all of them. An entire series of Threads should be worth between $700-1000 depending on their condition and the economy at the time you are selling them.

    When I was trying to buy my back issues one of the people selling a bunch of lots had them all mixed up in sets of three magazines in each lot but they varied in issue numbers like 4, 17, 33 and then they would have another lot with 5, 21, 34 and then something like 6, 18, 37. Make it easy on buyers and if you have a consecutive run list a certain amount that way such as 4, 5, 6 and then 17, 18, 21, and then 33, 34, 37. You will have a better chance of someone wanting all three in a row than just one in the group so they won't even bid on yours because they will have to pay for 2 magazines they might not need. Be sure to detail what months, years and issue numbers you are selling as that is important to people getting their collection all intact.

    Hope this is of help to you. I personally will have to be VERY hungry before giving up my Threads collection as for me it is the equivalent of a masters degree in sewing at my fingertips! I realize though that you most likely have a very good reason to do this and wish you well.

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