Amiga Magazines Free (Plus Shipping…) for the Asking

16 Jun

Just before we left the U.S. for Denmark almost four years ago, I bought a cache of old Amiga magazines on eBay to help with the book I was planning to write there. By the time we moved to Norway almost two years ago, the book was finished, and so I deposited the magazines at my in-laws’ house near Flensburg, Germany. (There are a lot of different countries in my life these days.) Now said in-laws are hoping to move soon, so I need to do something with them. I just don’t have the space to keep them, especially as we’re likely to be moving yet again quite soon. Nor do I need them anymore in hard-copy form, because they’re all now archived on my computer. So, I’m wondering if anyone wants them.

What they are, specifically, is almost every issue of AmigaWorld and Amazing Computing from the first issue until just shortly after Commodore’s 1994 bankruptcy, in (relatively) gently used condition. I say “almost every” for the sake of caution, as there may be just one or two issues of either or both magazines missing, but no more than that. There’s also some sales catalogs, a few issues of an early desktop-video magazine, and some other loose bits.

So, I’m willing to give the whole collection to anyone who can arrange for their transportation. That, alas, could be the sticking point. They fill at least eight or ten boxes (maybe more), and they aren’t light. Shipping would likely be expensive within Europe, very expensive internationally. The ideal scenario would be someone willing to pick them up in Flensburg. I’ll be there this Friday and Saturday only, but I could arrange for one of my in-laws to be there most days in the near future.

If you want them, send me an email using the link at the right and tell me how you propose to get them. Should there be a rush I’ll decide based on some combination of first come first serve and practicality. And if you know anyone else who might be interested, please tell them about it. If I can’t find them a home I’ll probably have to take the magazines to the recycler, much as that would pain me. Hundreds of magazines just aren’t compatible with the Traveling Scandinavian Roadshow that is our lives at the moment.

More proper Digital Antiquaria for ya soon…


6 Responses to Amiga Magazines Free (Plus Shipping…) for the Asking

  1. Erik S

    June 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I’d contact Jason Scott – everyone knows, or should know – that he’ll gladly arrange for transportation and the best care of the works for the future :-)

    • Jimmy Maher

      June 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Well, these magazines are all already safely archived by Jason on But I know he reads this blog, so I’m sure he’ll let me know if he’s interested…

      • Erik S

        June 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm

        Ah yeah, oops. I forgot I actually came here through his writing.. Oh well :-) I’ll spread the word anyhow!

  2. Goto80

    June 17, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I’m spreading the word around too. In this case it’s better if we don’t recycle it. :)

  3. Sönke Raufeisen

    June 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Yeahh.. i’m living in Flensburg and i want to pick up the magazines.

    please get in touch with me…

    regards pcollins / Hokuto Force

  4. Roger Anderson

    June 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    If Jason Scott wants them, I’ll donate $200 for shipping.


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