Woman Magazines from the 1940s Available from www.vintagebritishstyle.com.

Out of all the different types of magazines published, household magazines for women probably reflect that period in time better than most other publications.  With their usual mix of household, fashion, advertising , letter and lifestyle pages they offer a reflection of that time that few other publications can match.

Many of these magazines had huge weekly sales.  As they were usually viewed as completely disposable magazines, the vast majority were simply thrown away after being read.  As a result, a small number of these type of magazines have survived over the years. 

  1940s WOMAN MAGAZINES

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A selection of Woman magazines is available from the following years

1937 to 1945 1946 1947

1948 to 1949

1950

1951

1952 1953 1954 1955 to 1959

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

 

 

 

Please note that as was common with many UK magazines that some of these issues have a pencil (sometimes pen ) name  or address on them which is usually on the top front or back cover margin. This would have been marked on by the original newsagent.

This magazine was a typical stapled British magazine. As usual there is a little discolouring to the paper over the years and minor little folds etc to the edges of the paper on some magazines. All magazines  have all however been stored flat over the years and unless noted otherwise are in VG condition (or slightly better).

COVER DATES ON BRITISH MAGAZINES

Please note that the cover dates on British weekly magazines(as with most weekly magazines/periodicals) IS USUALLY NOT THE DATE that the magazine was for sale on, but the date usually for Saturday at the end of the week of publication. This was done to give newsagents some time to sell the magazine before it was out of date. Most British magazines state clearly what day they actually went on sale and this can be seen clearly from the scans.  

If you are buying magazines for a Birthday or Anniversary gift then it is better to be buying for a specific week rather than an actual date as this in many cases will not be a published date.

PLEASE NOTE THAT UNLESS NOTED FREE GIFTS ARE NO LONGER WITH THE MAGAZINE.

WOMAN MAGAZINE 1937-1945

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Woman 30, December 25th 1937

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36 pages

Tiny piece cut out of back cover.  Some age discolouration, but nevertheless a rare complete copy of this early issue. 

20

Woman 31, January 1st 1938

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36 pages

Tiny piece cut out of back cover. Some age discolouration and staining, but nevertheless a rare complete copy of this early issue.

20

Woman 39, February 26th 1938

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44 pages

Some damage to edges of pages.  Some age discolouration and staining.

20

Woman 77, November 19th 1938

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64 pages

Some age discolouration

18

Woman 97, April 8th 1939

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48 pages

Top right corner of front cover missing

Some age discolouration and staining

15

Woman January 30th 1943

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24 pages

Small tear to top edge of front cover

Some age staining

10

Woman April 3rd 1943

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24 pages

Age discolouration to front cover and wear to edges of pages

Front cover creased

15

Woman February 19th 1944

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24 pages

Slight tear to bottom of spine

25

Woman March 11th 1944

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24 pages

In very nice condition

15

Woman March 18th 1944

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24 pages

Small tear on top edge of front cover, and small area torn through on top left of front cover

30

Woman March 25th 1944

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24 pages

In very nice condition

35

Woman April 1st 1944

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24 pages

In very nice condition

Colour centre page fashion illustrations

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Woman April 8th 1944

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24 pages

In very nice condition

30

Woman July 29th 1944

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24 pages

In very nice condition

30

Woman December 2nd 1944

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24 pages

Some slight staining, but overall in very nice condition

25

Woman December 16th 1944

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24 pages

Slight creasing to back cover, but otherwise in very nice condition

10

Woman December 23rd 1944

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24 pages

Piece torn out of front cover

30

Woman March 10th 1945

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24 pages

Small piece torn from bottom right corner of front cover.

Otherwise in nice condition

Colour fashion photos on centre pages

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Woman March 17th 1945

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24 pages

Centre pages detached from staples

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Woman April 28th 1945

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24 pages

In very nice condition throughout

30

Woman May 12th 1945

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24 pages

Centre pages detached from staples

Colour fashion photos and illustrations on centre pages

35

Woman May 19th 1945

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24 pages

1" tear to top edge of front cover

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Woman May 26th 1945

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24 pages

In extremely good condition throughout

Centre pages - Victory embroidery panel

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Woman June 9th 1945

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24 pages

Centre pages partially detached from staples.

Some age spotting on front cover

Swimsuit fashions in colour on centre pages

35

Woman June 16th 1945 

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24 pages

In extremely good condition throughout

30

Woman June 23rd 1945

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24 pages

In extremely good condition throughout

Colour fashion illustrations on centre pages

35

Woman August 11th 1945

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24 pages

In extremely good condition throughout

Centre page colour feature - make your own handbag

35

Woman August 18th 1945

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24 pages

In extremely good condition throughout

20

Woman September 1st 1945

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24 pages

Front cover creased, and light creasing to some inside pages

Centre pages - colour fashion illustrations

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Woman September 15th 1945

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24 pages

Some discolouration/age spotting

35

Woman September 29th 1945

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24 pages

Very light crease on front cover, otherwise in exceptionally good condition

 

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Woman October 6th 1945 

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24 pages

In exceptionally nice condition throughout

35

Woman October 20th 1945

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24 pages

In exceptionally nice condition throughout

Centre pages colour fashion photos

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Woman November 17th 1945 

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24 pages

creasing to front cover and some light staining

Centre pages loose

35

Woman December 1st 1945

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24 pages

Dent to bottom of spine, but otherwise in exceptionally nice condition throughout

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Woman December 8th 1945 

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24 pages

Dent to bottom of spine, but otherwise in exceptionally nice condition throughout

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Woman December 15th 1945

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24 pages

Cover creased, and some wear to edges of pages. Pages out of alignment

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Woman December 22nd 1945

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24 pages

In exceptionally nice condition throughout

Cover slightly out of alignment

35

Woman December 29th 1945

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24 pages

In exceptionally nice condition throughout