Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nancy Drew Collection in Oct. 2011 Country Living Magazine

Nancy Drew in October 2011 Issue of Country Living

I was very fortunate to be asked to share my Nancy Drew collecting tips and books and collectibles in my collection with Country Living Magazine. They are featured in the October 2011 issue in the Collecting section spanning 3 pages with a very nostalgic layout. It turned out great! Here's a sample of page 1:

Author Katy McColl contacted me back in April and that's how it all began. Between interviews and e-mails and then sending off items from the collection in June and then edits and what not in August, it all came together for a fun feature for Nancy Drew fans and collectors.

The focus was on decades of Classic Nancy Drew from the 1930s to 1970s featuring books 1-56. We selected a book from each decade that was evocative of Nancy Drew's style and the decade as a whole so I sent off covers for #1 The Secret of the Old Clock, #20 The Clue in the Jewel Box, #31 The Ringmaster's Secret, #44 The Clue in the Crossword Cipher, and #48 The Crooked Banister.

They also wanted a few collectibles for showcasing the decades. A 1930s Lobby Card (repro) was sent off to represent the 1930s Nancy Drew movies.

A 1950s boardgame and then 2 diaries for the 1970s (which didn't make the cut). They had a copy of the Nancy Drew Cookbook on hand so they used that for the layout.

It was a great honor to be included in this issue and get to see Nancy Drew collecting be highlighted in a widely circulated national magazine! Hope you enjoy the issue and you are too inspired to collect and reread treasured volumes from the Nancy Drew series. They are timeless!



Denise said...

I bought the magazine just for the article. My girls and I loved it! My 17-year-old daughter is determined that we need to acquire a Nancy Drew board game. $250? Probably not, but it's fun to see it. Thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...


The $250 quote is on the high end--and might be achieved for the '57 version in mint/complete shape with no flaws. However, there is also a 1959 version which sells for less too and you can often get a bargain at eBay. I'd do a search at eBay for "nancy drew" boardgame or "nancy drew" board game and see if you can find any for sale. Typically there are several each week for sale. The '57 and '59 board games are the same game, just different box covers and other minor differences like playing pieces in plastic and such.

I'm glad you liked the article :)