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Back Issues of Saveur?

cookingmagfan Jun 21, 2011 07:36 AM

Does anyone have back issues of Saveur? I'm looking mainly to acquire a copy of the premiere, but I'd be interested, too, in any other early issues from that first year.

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    redfish62 RE: cookingmagfan Jun 21, 2011 07:46 AM

    You may want to try Ebay, I've bought many vintage periodicals there, you can find pretty much anything.

    1. pamf RE: cookingmagfan Jun 21, 2011 11:32 AM

      This site has it listed for $295.95 but unfortunately it's out of stock, as are the other 1994 issues.


      Ebay doesn't seem to have any early issues right now either.

      I wish I could find one too, #1 is the only one that I don't have.

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        cookingmagfan RE: pamf Jun 21, 2011 12:43 PM

        Thanks so much for both of your responses. I checked Ebay -- nothing there, unfortunately. And I saw the listing on backissues.com -- too bad the issue is out of stock. Let me know if you find a source, pamf, and please throw any other suggestions my way!

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          Breezychow RE: pamf Jun 26, 2011 03:10 PM

          Wow!!! $295.95 for the first issue??? I was a charter subscriber & have all the early issues from #1 onward. Guess I should lock them in a safe - lol!!!

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            cookingmagfan RE: Breezychow Jun 27, 2011 07:22 AM

            Breezychow, any chance you'd consider selling?

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              CarrieWas218 RE: cookingmagfan Jun 27, 2011 07:26 AM

              I sold my first ten years of Saveur on eBay for $1k. That first issue is getting more and more valuable...

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                flourgirl RE: CarrieWas218 Jun 27, 2011 11:14 AM


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                  Shrinkrap RE: CarrieWas218 Jun 27, 2011 01:59 PM

                  Wow! I can't believe I just dumped mine in the recycling bin! Not 94, but maybe 97 on! My husband is always calling me a hoarder...dang....I KNEW it!!!!

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                    EWSflash RE: Shrinkrap Jul 2, 2011 12:29 PM

                    Shoot, I was forced to toss twenty years of Gourmet mags when we moved. I wish I had fought back harder.

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                      Shrinkrap RE: EWSflash Jul 2, 2011 01:15 PM

                      Don't get me started on my Gourmet collection....

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                        EWSflash RE: Shrinkrap Jul 2, 2011 03:14 PM

                        You too, huh?

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                          Shrinkrap RE: EWSflash Jul 2, 2011 03:45 PM

                          Epicurious allowed me to hand it over to a higher power.

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                  Breezychow RE: cookingmagfan Jun 27, 2011 01:26 PM

                  I don't know. Would definitely have to give it some thought. Out of all the cooking & gardening magazines I get, Saveur is probably the only one that I've received fairly steadily since its inception & still enjoy - thus the fact that I've saved all the issues.

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                  Delucacheesemonger RE: Breezychow Jun 27, 2011 01:43 PM

                  When l moved l sold issues 1-100 for $ 875..

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                    JoCreek RE: Breezychow Jul 2, 2011 11:55 AM

                    Wow!! Nice to know. I was a charter subscriber too and have them all up until the new editor-in-cheif, James Oseland took over, and then probably a years worth after that. :-)

                4. Glencora RE: cookingmagfan Jun 27, 2011 01:51 PM

                  I've subscribed since the first issue, but haven't saved a single one. Phooey.

                  1. mamachef RE: cookingmagfan Jun 29, 2011 06:12 AM

                    I'm sitting here with my mouth hanging open in disbelief. I knew, I Knew I KNEW there was a reason to keep the first edition, and every other subsequent edition; mainly, 'cause I knew I'd refer back to them but even then, oh yes, even back then there was a little diamondlike glow of suspicion that someday, someone somewhere would want them. And now I hear they do. Well, my little darlinks....I kept them over a roughly 17-year span; through moves, and boyfriends (good and bad), through love affairs with other magazines (some kept, some not, but none kept like the Saveurs were kept). And now, nobody's getting 'em. It would be like giving up roughly several hundred kids at once for adoption.
                    However, I pledge that anyone here may, at anytime ask for any recipe, technique, thumbnail, or article and I will do my damndest to see that you get the information you want. But no magazines. Not at this time. :)

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                      spaniel27 RE: cookingmagfan Mar 25, 2014 10:27 AM

                      I have back issues Up to 123, but missing issues 1, 3,6, 10,11,13,17,26,40,48,63,84,96,114,116,117,118,121,123....

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                        pamf RE: spaniel27 Mar 25, 2014 08:31 PM

                        Keep checking ebay, but that first issue is going to cost you, later ones not that much.

                        I just had a quick look at their web site. They do not seem to be offering back issues.

                        If you have freecycle.org group in your area you might ask there.

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