1950's American Automobile Magazines Lot x 4 Racing Collecting nice advertisingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, 20th Century Periodicals, Automobiles, Cars, Illustrated Magazines, Racing, Collectors, Cadillacs).
Total of four old vintage magazines.
Speed Age: America's First Motor Racing Magazine
Published November 1951, Hyattsville, Maryland by Hearst Magazines Inc.
66 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
Published monthly, Detroit, Michigan by Automobile Topics Inc.
3 issues, each c. 50 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated. Issues included: August, September, November 1952.
Nice magazine lot with pleasing visual content.
Bindings remains sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall a nice looking lot with typical age staining. One issue is more stained than the others.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable example of what is likely a scarce survival. The pictures give a very good sense of how the item survives.
Virtually all periodicals of this era are somewhat scarce today as loose complete issues. Like most random survivals of old periodical printing, any specific example (like this one) is likely among a relative handful still extant. As each decade goes back from 1950, the rate of scarcity for any specific magazine or paper item increases noticeably.
Text blocks remain overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazines remain attractive on the shelf. Lot displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique lot survives. This lot is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazines Measure c. 11" H x 8 3/8" W.