About 2 years ago, I gave a copy of a 1954 November issue LIFE magazine, Dorothy Dandridge on cover, to a good friend. I had framed it in a thick (almost shadow box) matted frame to keep the magazine intact and yet use it as art. Anyway, now that I have begun developing an interest in ephemera, I'm curious as to its value. Here's an image (although not of mine, just example) of the magazine.
I'd say the magazine was in good-great condition, no marks or missing pages, tears, etc., only a bit of visible age on the cover (fading?).
Just curious ;)