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For sale; complete set Alpinist Magazine

Postby TYeary » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:27 pm

I have a complete set of Alpinist Magazines for sale , including the rare number 0 up to the current issue.
All are in mint condition.
please pm me if interested. or e-mail tony_yeary@hotmail.com
thanks, Tony
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Postby nattfodd » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:00 pm

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Postby JackCarr » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:45 pm

You must really need money! I'd rather live on the street than sell mine.
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Postby MScholes » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:22 pm

JackCarr wrote:You must really need money! I'd rather live on the street than sell mine.


I echo those sentiments. I didn't subscribe from the begining and took forever for me to put the whole collection together. Some of the earlier issues go for crazy amounts on ebay... issue 11 in particular.

My favourite issues happen to be 0, 2, 11 - I've read and reread those so many times but never would I want to sell them. Whoever gets them will be lucky the collecting work was done for them.
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Postby JackCarr » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:22 pm

MScholes wrote:
JackCarr wrote:You must really need money! I'd rather live on the street than sell mine.


I echo those sentiments. I didn't subscribe from the begining and took forever for me to put the whole collection together. Some of the earlier issues go for crazy amounts on ebay... issue 11 in particular.


Same here. Took me at least a year to get them all. And 11 was the biggest pain to get.
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Postby lowlands » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:12 am

If someone could answer my question, why are these magazines so sought after and expensive?!

Does anybody want to buy my stack of old car and drivers that sit in my bathroom?
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Postby chocodove » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:31 am

lowlands wrote:If someone could answer my question, why are these magazines so sought after and expensive?!



Have you ever seen or read one?
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Postby MScholes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:56 am

By virtue of the reader base, climbers are not the most numerous people out there so the mag has a very low targetted demographic as it is very specialized to a specific sport practised by few overall. Secondly, with the low print run that exists because of the reason above, they used to sell their back issues prior to declaring bankruptcy after issue 24 I do believe. There was a large warehouse fire that destroyed all the back issues from issue 24 to issue 0.

Issue 0 itself, there are 2 versions, the original dated 2002 and a reprint labelled as such inside on the first page with the reprinted date of 2004 or 5 (I only own the original so I'm not 100% certain) The first few issues had what, maybe a 1000 or so subscribers? Add that to the fire that destroys all the extra back issues, what you're left with is a "rare" magazine - not many in circulation - some superb articles, gorgeous photos, but above all imo, an absolutely invaluable reference source.
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Postby topworldbooks » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:19 am

Actually, the warehouse fire was after issue 21 was printed and hence it, and earlier issues, are the hard ones to find. The reprint of issue 0 is dated 2004. I purchased all of their back issues, including ones which were not in the warehouse at the time of the fire, and still have a number for sale. If interested just email, greg@topworldbooks.com. Cheers, Greg
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Postby lowlands » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:42 am

chocodove wrote:
Have you ever seen or read one?


No, I have never read one, but am now intrigued. Thanks for the update everybody.
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Postby nattfodd » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:38 am

lowlands wrote:
chocodove wrote:
Have you ever seen or read one?


No, I have never read one, but am now intrigued. Thanks for the update everybody.


You're in for a treat, then!
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Postby MScholes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:08 am

topworldbooks wrote:Actually, the warehouse fire was after issue 21 was printed and hence it, and earlier issues, are the hard ones to find. The reprint of issue 0 is dated 2004. I purchased all of their back issues, including ones which were not in the warehouse at the time of the fire, and still have a number for sale. If interested just email, greg@topworldbooks.com. Cheers, Greg


Thanks for the correction. TopOfWorldBooks actually was the source of maybe 4 or 5 of my back issues of Alpinist, including the original #0. Great experiences.
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Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:28 am

I'm interested.

I have complete sets of
Climbing magazine
Rock & Ice magazine
Mountain magazine (the old British out-of-print magazine)
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Postby Marmaduke » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:15 am

I have a lot of Sports Illustrated and SPORT magazines from the early 70's - lates 70's I'll sell. Pete Rose, Ali, Mario Andretti, etc covers...BUT AS KID I CUT ALL THE GOOD PICTURES OUT OF THEM. The whole lot for $1?
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