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First Life Magazine (Booklet) Vol 1 N 1 1883

Very Unusual, Rare and Antique  Life Booklet Volume 1 Number 1 Vintage January 4,1883

1st Issue of Life Magazine

1st Issue of Life Magazine

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Not only vintage..ANTIQUE..1883..yes you read that right 1883 Life Booklet. Printed and distributed January 4 1883. Volume 1 Number 1. A fantastic find with super fantastic graphics. The words are in about a font 2 so get out your magnifying glasses.

J.A. Mitchell and Edward S. Martin produced this really unique 12 page booklet with old ads, little stories, cartoons, and more.  Measures: 4 1/2 ” by 3 1/2″

Condition is excellent, no tears, one bend mark on front cover. Some browning of pages and very slight rust marks left by the staples at the spine.  127 Years Old

15 thoughts on “First Life Magazine (Booklet) Vol 1 N 1 1883”

  1. Susan Gegan says:

    I have this issue from my mothers scrapbook. Would like to know what your issue sold for as I might like to part with mine. My issue is in the same condition as yours. (Eerie when you compare my magazine to your description). Looking forward to your reply. Thank you for your time, Susan

  2. admin says:

    Susan, thanks for the comment – I emailed the answer to you – and thanks for visiting our site

  3. Soupy Sailes says:

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  5. Col Harry Sandeers says:

    I also have a V1 N1 1883 edition.

  6. Jon says:

    Dear Friends,I also have a copy of this LIFE booklet that I inherited. Would you please be kind enough to share the sale price so that I can value and insure my accordingly?
    Thank you… Your website is superb!

  7. Dustin says:

    would you please email me what the item sold for? as i am holding one in my hand. thanks a bunch

  8. admin says:


  9. admin says:

    it sold for $25

  10. Sandra says:

    My daughter recently bought one of these LIFE booklets at a yard sale. Can you tell me how to verify that it was published in 1883 and not a reprint that was published later as I read on another site?
    Thank you, Sandy

  11. Patricia says:

    I also have Volume 1 Number 1 January 4, 1883. Original staples are also included. Wisdom Let Loose. If all flesh is grass, was Adam the fodder of mankind? As the donkey told it Page 12.

  12. Rickee Wierdmun says:

    this is one of the best sites for collectibles I have ever seen !!!! WOW

  13. Hank says:

    I have Vol 2, #38; Sept 20,1883.
    Staples missing from binder.
    What is it worth ??

  14. Mark OLeary says:

    I have a Life Magazine vol.1 no.1 from 1883 same as shown. Could you please let me know what it sold for? Thank you.

  15. admin says:

    Hi, Mark
    Related to Timothy ?
    The Life issue sold for 25 usd.

    Thanks for visiting Retro Vintage Bazaar

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