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The BEST of Playboy Magazines For Free Online

Updated on March 26, 2009


The BEST of Playboy Magazines For Free Online


Yes, it’s true, now you can get 53 issues of Playboy magazine from year 1954 through 2007 online for free. All 53 back issues of Playboy were put on the web by Playboy Enterprises through a partnership agreement between Microsoft and Boni digital publishing.


Now for those of you who have fond nostalgic memories of your favorite illicit stash of reading material that you had to give away or throw away due to a brand-new relationship with a girl that didn't think too much of your treasure trove, this is a great way to view your old favorite Playboy issues, including articles and advertisements for free. Of course the pictorials were arguably the best part of the magazine, but I also found the articles were pretty good too.

Playboy 1953 Dec issue Marilyn Monroe Cover

Playboy 1953 Dec issue worth about $6000
Playboy 1953 Dec issue worth about $6000

Jan 1954 Issue

Current value $2000.00 USD
Current value $2000.00 USD

Some of you may not know this (and if you did, you probably regretting it now if you did not hold on to them), but the pre- 1960 issues are quite valuable as collector items. In particular, the first issue, the 1953 December Playboy featuring Marilyn Munroe on the cover and centerfold goes for about $6000 US mint condition. Most of the other Playboy issues in that era are not as valuable, but they definitely carry a nice premium. If you still have your collection you might want to have it appraised and sold, certainly don’t trash it!

Now that these issues are online, you can view these expensive collector items in its entirety without having to buy them ( a lot easier than explaining to your wife about that $6000 credit card charge)

There is a small catch, of course, in order to view the Playboy issues you must install Microsoft's Silver Light Player which is Microsoft's cross browser, cross-platform technology created to provide higher quality experience for the end-user .

"Playboy has an incredibly rich history and an intensely loyal readership," said Hugh M. Hefner, Playboy founder, editor-in-chief and chief creative officer, in a statement. "This is the perfect opportunity to offer them something they have always wanted and also a great way to allow a whole new generation to easily explore the magazine."

You can access the site at

1960 May Issue

Current Approx Value: $30.00
Current Approx Value: $30.00
Playboy May 1971 Current Approx Value: $20.00
Playboy May 1971 Current Approx Value: $20.00


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      still writer(stephen asubonteng) 

      7 years ago

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      8 years ago from United States

      you can check out if you want to find some ultra rare playboy magazines. They even have an entire year set from 1955.

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      9 years ago

      I will bookmark this! Thank you.

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      10 years ago

      crazy stuff right here.

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      Keitumetse Matshele 

      10 years ago

      Dear The Church Of God - PKG

      My name is Keitumetse Matshele, I am a 20 year old from Pretoria, South Africa whom would like to receive any of your publications(particularly playboy magazines) if possible to be kindly sent to the following postal address: 36 Lynburn Rd, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria, South Africa, 0081.

      I appreciate your efforts regardless of the merits.

      Thank You

      Keitumetse Matshele

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      10 years ago from Laguna

      This is a good way to convince wives and girlfriends that Playboy Magazine are great investments! =)

      I wrote to hubs about Playboy:


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      10 years ago

      Thanks for such a great information.

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      10 years ago

      hella hot

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      Rising Hot 

      10 years ago

      Impresive Idea


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