At one stage I built up a collection of fifty years' worth of 'Model Engineer' magazines.
I bought several (many) volumes from a gentleman who used to buy and sell back numbers to raise funds for the Kent & East Sussex Light Railway. I forget his name. He used to advertise in the then current issues of 'Model Engineer'. He lived in, if I remember rightly, one third of a big old house in Biddenden (or was it Tenterden?) and I collected several purchases in person rather than risk damage in-transit. He kept and sorted his stock of the magazines in the attic. He used to spend time up there sorting loose copies into volume sets and told me that he often heard the sound of the death watch beetles in the oak rafters. He also claimed to be able to mimic that sound and start 'conversations' with the beetles but he never demonstrated that!!!
The house was amazing - it was oak-framed with brick infill and looked as though it was built on rough sawn oak logs just laid on the ground. There were lengths of 10¼" gauge railway track laid in part of the shared garden.
Fifty years' worth of 'ME' took up quite a lot of space - remember that in the immediate post-war years it was weekly. A friend had given me a batch of copies that formed the nucleus of my collection and I had a subscription for the (then) current editions while I progressively extended the past end of the collection with my purchases from the gentleman at Biddenden. I had no television receiver in those days and often used to spend part of the evening browsing a volume of 'ME'. Then life took an unwelcome turn, a bereavement and domestic upheaval, and I had to sell the collection.