Antique Magazine Racks


2015-06-26 11:17:01

Antique Magazine Racks

Antique Magazine Racks are a type of stand which are used to organize magazines, newspapers or other types of publications.

Antique magazine racks can come in a variety of different styles (such as floor or free-standing, wall-mounted or rotating), and can be made from a variety of different materials such as iron, wood, brass, bamboo and much more.Brief history and description

Antique magazine racks are typically hand-crafted and tend to feature unique designs or carvings, (such as a rustic, Victorian or Black Forest-style décor). Depending on their size and design, magazine racks can be quite durable and stable.

Guide for collectors

Hanging or rotating magazine racks are considered to be more rare, but not necessarily the most valuable. Antique magazine racks that feature wheels or unique carvings or décor are considered to be both rare and valuable.

Restoration of an antique magazine rack is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring an antique magazine rack may decrease its value.

For more information regarding antique magazine racks, visit Bellacor.


Victorian Casino Antiques in Las Vegas, Nevada sold a mahogany revolving magazine rack on wheels (61" in height) for $2,250 in January of 2011.

Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida sold a Black Forest antler hanging magazine rack featuring carved medallions of stags (16.5" x 20.25") for $1,700 in April of 2006, Wooden Nickel Antiques in Cincinnati, Ohio sold another Black Forest magazine rack (13" x 15") for $140 in November of 2006, and and Uniques & Antiques, Inc. in Aston, Pennsylvania sold a carved Black Forest-style hanging walnut magazine rack for $150 in May of 2005.

American Auction Co. in Seal Beach, California sold a mahogany Canterbury magazine rack with Bamboo styling dividers for $275 in July of 2006, and Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antique Auctions in Delray Beach, Florida sold a mahogany magazine rack on castors for $75 in November of 2006.

Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antique Auctions in Delray Beach, Florida sold a three-tiered brass magazine rack (44.5" x 18") for $150 in November of 2006.

Grand View Antiques & Auction in Roanoke, Alabama sold a Victorian walnut magazine rack for $80 in August of 2005, and Uniques & Antiques, Inc. in Aston, Pennsylvania sold a French Provincial walnut magazine rack (28" x 24" x 15") for $130 in September of 2011.

Desert West Auction Service in Mimbres, New Mexico sold an Arts & Crafts magazine rack (20'' x 12'' x 10'') for $20 in August of 2010.

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