The page below is a list of the vintage magazines and comics we stock at our VINMAG Shop, 39-43 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F 9UD.
We have over 250,000 magazines in stock! We may have other titles, not on this list, as our stock of vintage magazines is constantly changing and we just can't keep up with it! We will be happy to check our stock if you call on 020 7439 8525 or email: Magazine Question
We have magazines and comics to suit all tastes and budgets, from £2 to £200.
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19 - Fashion for the teenager or young woman of the 1960s and 1970s.
Abba magazine - Half-sized fan magazine featuring pics and gossip about the Swedish foursome.
ABC Film Review - 1950s and 1960s magazines, including annuals
About Town - Precursor to Town magazine. Man About Town being the first incarnation prior to this.
Amateur cine enthusiast - 1950s and 1960s movie making, super 8, standard 8 and 9.5mm cine film.
Amateur Movie Maker - 1950s and 1960s movie making, super 8, standard 8 and 9.5mm cine film.
Analog - Analog Science Fiction and Fact is an American science fiction magazine. As of 2007, it was the longest continually published magazine of that genre. Initially published in 1930 in the United States as Astounding Stories as a pulp magazine, it has undergone several name changes, primarily to Astounding Science-Fiction in 1938, and Analog Science Fact & Fiction in 1960.
Arena - Arena is a British monthly men's magazine. It was created in 1986 by Nick Logan, who had started The Face in 1980, to focus on trends in fashion and entertainment. British graphic designer Neville Brody, who had designed The Face, designed Arena's launch appearance.
Attitude - This is an award winning British gay lifestyle magazine distributed worldwide. The first issue appeared in May 1994. As of April 2008, it is owned by Trojan Publishing . The magazine's target audience is out-there, image conscious gay men, typically in their 20s and 30s and with income considerably higher than the national average.
Autocar - It is the oldest surviving car magazine in the world. It was launched as The Autocar "in the interests of the mechanically propelled road carriage" on November 2, 1895 when, it is believed, there were only six or seven cars in the United Kingdom. L. J. K. Setright suggests in his book, on the social history of the motor car, that the magazine was set up as an organ of propaganda for Harry J. Lawson, who was an early journalist on the magazine, and the founder of the Daimler Motor Company. It claims to have invented the road test in 1928 when it analysed the Austin 7 Gordon England Sunshine Saloon. It continues publishing weekly. Only strikes in the 1970s have interrupted its frequency. In 1988, it absorbed its long-time rival The Motor magazine, founded on January 28, 1903, briefly calling itself Autocar & Motor afterwards, before reverting to Autocar.
Battle - Commando style action comic for boys longing to be Action Man.
Beat Instrumental - Serious 1960s pop music journal featuring less gossip and teenage pin-ups and more analysis of the music.
Beatles monthly - Published in the 1960s as a small format fan magazine, it was reissued in the 1980s in almost exact facsimilie with the addition of an extra wrap.
Best For Men
Blitz - 1980s fashion glossy in the style of the Face and I-D.
Body building monthly
Book and Magazine Collector
Vintage Magazines from the 1950s
Captain Britain - Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), briefly known as Britannic, is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe, he first appeared in Captain Britain Weekly, #1 (October 13, 1976). The character has been used in stories through the years by many people, most notably Alan Moore. The character was meant to be the British equivalent of Captain America. Endowed with extraordinary powers by the legendary magician Merlyn and his daughter Roma, Captain Britain was assigned to uphold the laws of Britain
Celebrity skin - Celebrity Skin is an adult pornographic magazine which specializes in showcasing naked or semi-naked celebrities.
Cinefantastique - Cinefantastique was a horror, fantasy, and science fiction film magazine originally started as a mimeographed fanzine in 1967, then relaunched as a glossy, offset quarterly in 1970 by publisher/editor Frederick S. Clarke. Intended as a serious critical/review journal of the genres, the magazine immediately set itself apart from such competitors as Famous Monsters of Filmland and The Monster Times due to its slick paper stock and use of full color interior film stills. Cinefantastique's articles and reviews emphasized an intelligent, near-scholarly approach, a then-unusual slant for such a genre-specific magazine.
Cinefex - Serious analysis of the special effects industry, with particular emphasis on one movie or director per issue.
Cinema x - Men's magazine featuring pictorial spreads from adult movies of the 1960s and 1970s.
Commando - The comic series, then going by the title Commando War Stories in Pictures, was launched by D.C. Thomson of Dundee, Scotland, in July, 1961. It was an addition to the company's already high profile comics, such as The Beano and The Dandy. During its launch year two issues were published per month, but due to the comic's increasing popularity this rose to four a month. Since 1981 there have been eight issues published per month. As of issue 539, certain stories have been reprinted. In September 1993 the comic title changed to Commando For Action and Adventure.
Continental Film Review - "Serious" analysis of the adult movie world, black and white throughout, pictorial spreads.
Custom Car - Launched in March 1970, when hot rodding and customising as we know it today barely existed in the UK, the first issue of Custom Car featured beach buggies, a Pontiac GTO-engined Vauxhall Viva, a road test on the 3000GT Capri (the UK's version of a pony car?) and an article on the recently formed Jago Automotive, purveyors of fine Model T kits. There was no other magazine like Custom Car! Fast-forward 36 years and Custom Car is still different from the rest. The UK's only lifestyle magazine for the hot rod, custom and drag racing enthusiast, Custom Car combines the best event reports and previews, news, project cars, exclusive features and contributions from the UK, USA and Europe. With valuable technical advice and a very active classified section, Custom Car is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the scene.
Dazed and Confused
Disco 45 - Undersized magazine featuring pics and lyrics to 1970s dance tunes.
Down Beat - Serious jazz journal.
Dr Who Magazine / Dr Who Weekly / Dr Who Monthly
Vintage Magazines from the 1970s
Famous Monsters of Filmland - Famous Monsters magazine was started in 1958 by publisher James Warren and editor Forrest J Ackerman. It mainly featured photos from horror movies, in particular Universal and Lon Chaney Snr, with incidental (mostly humourous) articles. The back of each magazine was filled with tempting adverts for horror toys, masks, LPs and model kits like "Frankenstein Drops His Pants". The magazine ran until 1983 under the editorship of Forest (Forry) J Ackerman (it was revived in 1994, but under different editorial control). The success of the original prompted spinoff magazines such as Spacemen, Famous Westerns of Filmland, Screen Thrills Illustrated, Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella.
Femme Fatales - Devoted to the heroines of horror movies.
Films and Filming
For Men Only
Girl illustrated - Oversized British glamour magazine from the 1960s and 1970s with exceptionally good colour printing for the type of magazine that featured nude models.
Girls Of The World
Harpers and Queen
Health and Efficiency
Health and strength
History of Rock
House and Garden
House of Hammer - House of Hammer was a magazine started in 1976 dedicated to Hammer Films. Each issue included a comic strip adaptation of a Hammer movie, beginning with Horror of Dracula. It went on to adapt Curse of Frankenstein, The Gorgon, Dracula Prince of Darkness, Twins of Evil, Quatermass Experiment, Vampire Circus and others. The magazine also covered other Horror and Science Fiction new releases and was aimed primarily at the teenage market.
Illustrated London News
International Times (IT)
Vintage news stand at Soho shop
Kamera - Small format glamour magazine featuring the photography of prolific British self-publisher, Harrison Marks.
Kerrang - Kerrang! was first published 6th June 1981, edited by Geoff Barton, initially as a one-off supplement in the Sounds newspaper devoted to the current New Wave of British Heavy Metal and the rise of other hard rock acts such as AC/DC, who appeared on Kerrang!’s first cover.
Knave - Glossy men's magazine.
Le Film Complet
Little Shoppe of Horrors - This is an erratically published fanzine dedicated to Hammer Films. It was begun in the early 1970s by Richard Klemensen and had only reached issue 21 by 2008. Despite it's rare appearance, it is a quality journal packed with in-depth Hammer interviews and articles. In addition to general Hammer news, each issue focuses on a particular Hammer Film.
Live to ride
Look and Learn - Educational comic fondly remembered by children of the 1960s and 1970s.
Look in - TV comic from the 1970s and 1980s dedicated to the ITV childrens programmes of the day.
Mad - Mad magazine began as an American comic, published by EC comics in 1952. Founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines it poked fun at American life and popular culture. Regular features included: Spy vs Spy, Don Martin, Dave Berg Looks at..., movie and tv parodies. Covers usually featured the image of Alfred E. Neuman. The original image of a boy with a goofy gap-toothed grin was a popular humorous graphic for many decades before Mad adopted it. It had been used for all manner of purposes, from U.S. political campaigns to Nazi racial propaganda to advertisements for painless dentistry.
Man About Town
Monster Mag - G(l)oriously lurid horror poster magazine published in the 1970s.
Monthly Film Bulletin
Movie Maker - Hobby magazine dedicated to Super 8 and 16mm home cinema.
Movie tv secrets
Muscle training illustrated
Music and Musicians
Needles and Pins
New Musical Express (NME)
Noir et blanc
Nova - Influencial fashion, design and contentious topical debate made this one of the ground-breaking magazines of the 1960s and 1970s.
Now Dig This - Rock n Roll fanzine.
Picturegoer - Long running British cinema weekly, featuring movie reviews and celebrity stories.
Playbirds - David Sullivan published glamour magazine, quite explicit for it's time. Featured many "spreads" of sex star Mary Millington.
Playboy magazines at the Soho shop
Psychotronic - B-movie fanzine, well produced and well informed.
Queen - British fashion and society magazine.
Rave - Very hip music magazine form the 1960s. The Face of it's day. Up-to-date and trend-setting with plenty of colour pics.
Rolling Stone - founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and music critic Ralph J. Gleason. Rolling Stone was initially identified with and reported on the hippie counterculture of the era. However, the magazine distanced itself from the underground newspapers of the time and has since become the most influential music journal in America. Rolling Stone also became known for it's political writers, such as Hunter S Thompson whose Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas first appeared in the magazine.
Roy rogers and trigger
SFX - SFX is a British magazine devoted to science fiction and fantasy subjects, especially media-related topics. It was launched by Future Publishing in 1995, as an alternative to the increasingly unfashionable likes of Starburst and TV Zone. In common with other magazines in the Future stable, it has a glossy cover, extensive features and interviews, and a self-referential writing style.
SFX - This unusual music "magazine" was essentially a cassette attached to a piece of magazine sized printed card. SFX's content was on the cassette in the form of interviews and articles.
Showgirl Glamour Review - A scarce British glamour magazine which focused on pin up girls in the media and burlesque.
Sight and Sound - Sight & Sound is a British monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute (BFI). Sight & Sound was first published in 1932 and in 1934 management of the magazine was handed to the BFI, which still publishes the magazine today. Sight & Sound was published quarterly for most of its history until the early 1990s, apart from a brief run as a monthly publication in the early 1950s, but in 1991 it merged with another BFI publication, the Monthly Film Bulletin, and started to appear monthly. Sight & Sound has a more highbrow reputation than other film magazines. It says it reviews all film releases each month, including those with a narrow art house release, as opposed to the more mainstream focus of its competitors. Sight and Sound also currently features a full cast and crew credit list for each reviewed film.
Solo - One of several pocket sized glamour magazines published by British pin-up photographer Harrison Marks in the 1950s and 1960s. Featuring b/w photos of nude models including June Palmer, Monique, Vikki Kennedy and Pamela Green.
Vintage Magazines from the 1950s
Span - Small format, 1950s-1970s pocket glamour magazine featuring b/w nude photography. Companion to "Spic"
Spic - Small format, 1950s-1970s pocket glamour magazine featuring b/w nude photography. Companion to "Span"
Star trek the next generation
Star Wars Comic - Marvel published an adaptation of the Star Wars movie to tie in with the original release in 1977. The British weekly ran for 17 issues until the film adaptation had been completed, then continued with other adventures of the Star Wars characters.
Starsky and Hutch - Starsky and Hutch magazine was a monthly, small format fan magazine for the cult TV series. It featured plenty of pin-ups of Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul, along with news about their current activities. Most entertainingly readers sent in their Starsky and Hutch dreams! (I was in a chip shop buying fish and chips, then in walked Starsky...) and so on.
Tatler - Tatler began publishing in 1901. For some time, a weekly publication, it was filled with news and pictures of high society balls, charity events, race meetings, shooting parties, fashion and gossip. Cartoons by "The Tout" and H. M. Bateman were featured regularly. From the 1940s until the early 1960s, the then-weekly magazine was entitled Tatler & Bystander (after absorbing The Bystander). In March 1968, the "Bystander" was dropped from the magazine's title, and it began to publish monthly.
Viz Viz is a popular British adult comic magazine that has been running since 1979. The comic parodies the strait-laced British comics of the post-war period, notably The Beano and The Dandy, but with incongruous language, crude toilet humour, black comedy and either sexual or violent story lines. It also sends up tabloid newspapers, with mockeries of articles and letters pages. It features competitions and advertisements for overpriced 'limited edition' tat, such as a cat that "shits its own weight in gold", as well as obsessions with half-forgotten celebrities from the 1970s and 1980s such as Shakin' Stevens and Rodney Bewes.
Vogue Pattern Books - Published by Conde Naste on a regular basis in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1970s, Vogue Pattern Books included plans and instructions for dress-making.
Wallpaper - Wallpaper* is published by Time Inc. and focuses on travel, fashion, design, entertainment and media. The magazine was launched in 1996 by Canadian journalist Tyler Brûlé in London, England. Early issues are now quite collectable.
Whizzer and Chips was a British comic that ran from 1969 to 1990, when it merged with Buster. The format of the comic was a new idea at the time, as the comic was divided into two parts; one called Whizzer and one called Chips, which was a pull-out section in the middle. The slogan was "Two comics in one, double the fun!"
Wizard-modern magic monthly
World of interiors
We may have other titles as we receive vintage magazines every day. We will be happy to check our stock if you call on 020 7439 8525 or email: Send Magazine Request