what's your oldest copy of Reader's Digest?

@mazdakid (347)
Philippines
November 20, 2008 9:00am CST
Hi guys! Aside from having the most current issues of Reader's Digest, who among you has a collection of really old issues of Reader's Digest? I have a handful of very old RD issues, and my oldest dates back to 1968. It's still in a slightly good condition. The other issues are in 1969, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1980 onwards. How about you guys?
2 responses
@cher913 (25902)
• Canada
20 Nov 08
i love to read the older ones and have a few from the 1960s but would also love to read earlier ones because the articles are so interesting! i seldom see them for sale at my favourite antique shop though. i wonder how much each issue would be worth?
@mazdakid (347)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
believe it or not, my dad bought a few 1960s-era Reader's Digest issues in Cebu for just 5 pesos per issue! it would be equivalent to USD 0.16! these are antique issues, but being sold just like candy. however, if i were to sell these to avid collectors, i think i can sell them for like P1,000 each or even P10,000 each. i wonder if foreign collectors will buy our issues for around USD1,000? hey, we can dream, right? hehehehe =)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
I hold an ORIGINAL first issue February 1922, I have no idea how much it's worth rigth now.
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
Wow, that's so awesome! M piano teacher also had a few copies from the 1960's-1970's, but they were in bad condition... some even don't have their covers anymore. We used to have copies from 1989, but my mom gave them all away since we had way too many, and we didn't read them anymore. The oldest we have now are year 2000 copies, I think.
@mazdakid (347)
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
hi mymelodake! awww. it's kinda sad when such good "antiques" are in bad shape, right? i have a 1970-something issue that was ripped in several pages, thanks to my very naughty cat back in 1994. hehe. maybe you should try holding on to your year 2000 copies. who knows, you might be able to sell them as collectibles in 2020 or even in 2050!