I have a large collection of the first issues of Victoria ranging from the first Premiere issue and many years since. I have subscribed to the "new" Victoria magazines and think they are doing a nice job publishing them, but the ones published back in the 80s and 90s are the best!
I've been very busy getting ready for our vacation, but today I took some time to go through some of my magazine files to refresh my memory of what I have and how many. I didn't count them, but will do that eventually. I have them in the plastic magazine files that hold about twelve issues. I have nine of these plastic files, so that gives you an idea how many, but they aren't all full! No, I don't have every issue of them, but I do have the first issue. I couldn't find that first issue today and no time to search. The one above is the oldest one I have and it does have "Good Housekeeping's Victoria" in the title. It is the 1987/88 Winter issue, it was $1.95! Did you know Good Housekeeping first published the Victoria's? I hope you can see it, I wish I had zoomed in on the title. They stopped putting Good Housekeeping after the Summer 88 issue. The next one is August 88. I guess they started publishing monthly then.
Other 1988 issues I have are: Spring, Summer, August, October, and December:
My 1988 issues:
These two are 1989, August, and October:
I have eight December Christmas issues, from 1994-2001. Plus the 87/88 issue above. I guess it was the Christmas issue that year. I will show those at another time.
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Thanks for hosting, Kathy!
We are leaving early tomorrow morning for a week in the NC mountains. I hope it's cooler there! Maybe I'll take a few of the old Victoria's so if I have some time to relax and read! While I am gone please scroll down to see my latest tablescapes and tabletops if you haven't seen them!
We are taking the laptop, but I'm not sure we will be able to use it there. I hope to join in Marty's Cloche party next week, if I'm able to make connections!