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Finding the Value of Encyclopedia Britannica Encyclopedias

Sets of these often updated reference books are not as useful as they used to be, since the advent of the computer. This guide is about finding the value of Encyclopedia Britannica encyclopedias.

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May 20, 2016 Flag
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I am just wondering how much a set of 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica 23 volumes, white in color is worth. I saw it on eBay for $899 and wondering if it is accurate.

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    Oh oops, you are right. That is a typo. I meant 26. Thank you!

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    June 6, 2016 Flag
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    How much is a 1959 red card bound set of Britannica encyclopaedias in 24 volumes worth?

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      Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Most old dictionaries, references etc., have very little value-a few dollars at most. Encyclopedias dated after 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., receive donations of tons of old encyclopedias and reference books but send them to recycling centers or dumps as they cannot use or sell them.

      You can check online for old book collectors, on EBay, Craigslist and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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      June 17, 2016 Flag
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      I have a complete set of the 14th Edition, 24 volumes, published in 1936 in good/excellent condition. Is this worth anything?

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        November 30, 2015 Flag
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        I have volume 13 of a set Encyclopedia Britannica, copyright 1948. It is in n perfect condition. What would it be worth?

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          Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Most old dictionaries, references etc., have very little value-a few dollars at most. Encyclopedias dated after 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., receive donations of tons of old encyclopedias but send them to recycling centers or dumps as they cannot use or sell them.

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          April 30, 2016 Flag
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          Does anyone now what the value of a full set of 1996 15th edition brown leather 32 volume set of Encyclopedia's Anniversary edition is worth? They come with a certificate showing they are set number 32,774 out of 49,999. I also have the matching brown leather yearbooks from 1994 until 2005. I also have the original Great Books set of sixty volumes that came with the above set. All are in brand new condition and nearly all of them have never been opened.

          Any ideas would be great. Thanks.

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            Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Most old dictionaries, references etc., have very little value-a few dollars at most. Encyclopedias dated before 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., receive donations of tons of old encyclopedias but send them to recycling centers or dumps as they cannot use or sell them.

            You can check online for old book collectors, on EBay, Craigslist and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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            October 5, 2014 Flag
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            view of volumes from the endsI have a set of Encyclopedia Britannica 1768, I have all but 2 books in the set, which are 18 and 19. Are they worth anything? gold impression of name on cover

            By Meredith

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            Because these books are so old, I would contact an antique book dealer in your local area. They can give you a good assessment based on the rarity and condition of the books. Most encyclopedias and other reference books are not worth anything at all, unless they are from before 1840.

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            April 6, 2015 Flag
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            What's the value of a 1990 set of encyclopedia Britannica?

            By Alicia from St. Croix, VI

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            Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Most old dictionaries, references etc., have very little value-a few dollars at most. Encyclopedias dated after 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., receive donations of tons of old encyclopedias but send them to recycling centers or dumps as they cannot use or sell them.

            You can check online for old book collectors for price possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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            December 2, 2014 Flag
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            Hi, for everyone asking questions as to the value of Encyclopaedia Britannica sets, the basic guideline is that the 1st up until the 8th Editions have great collector values, defined by condition. The 9th and 10th Editions are so numerous that they are of small value; up to maybe $3-500 in good condition. Anything after the 11th, 12th, 13th (1910-1928) is basically worthless.

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              February 17, 2016 Flag
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              I have a set of 12 of the above they are very thick with plates. What are they worth?

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                The books may have some value depending upon condition and further research for current collector prices. You can try EBay, Craig's List and online research for possible prices and sales. Also, the site below may help in assessing value and collector interest:

                http://www.book-collecting-tips.com/old-book-values.html

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                February 4, 2016 Flag
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                How much is my Britannica Encyclopedia set worth? It has 34 volumes, all from 1990; is there any market for these?

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                  Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Most old dictionaries, references etc., have very little value-a few dollars at most. Encyclopedias dated after 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., receive donations of tons of old encyclopedias but send them to recycling centers or dumps as they cannot use or sell them.

                  You can check online for old book collectors, on EBay, Craigslist and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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                  May 9, 2016 Flag
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                  I have about 30 Volumes of the New Werner Edition Encyclopedia Britannica - with Revised American Supplement 1900. It has a light brown leather cover - in very good condition. Any idea of value?
                  Thanks.

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                    January 26, 2015 Flag
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                    gilded edge viewI have a complete set of 1911 (11th ed.) leather bound, gilded edges, Cambridge University Press, Encyclopedia Britannica. Are they worth anything? Every book is well preservered in pristine condition. No damage to spines. front cover cover page

                    By Naiomi V.

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                    I was just about to say the same thing

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                    I have a set of 1965 Encyclopædia Britannicias and the Child Craft that goes with them. How much are they worth?

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                      Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Most old dictionaries, references etc., have very little value, a few dollars at most. Encyclopedias dated after 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., receive donations of tons of old encyclopedias but send them to recycling centers or dumps as they cannot use or sell them.

                      You can check online for old book collectors, on EBay, Craigs List and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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                      April 28, 2016 Flag
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                      I was wondering if you could tell me the value of such a collection. Thank you.

                      set of Britannica on table
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                        May 18, 2014 Flag
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                        How much is a set of Britannica Encyclopedias published in 1989 worth? Where can I sell them for a good price?

                        By Charlene

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                        May 20, 20140 found this helpful
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                        Old encyclopedias have no value. You will be hard pressed to give them away. Charities and Thrift shops will not take them. No one wants them. If you are lucky, you could advertise them on something like Freecycle, and perhaps you might find someone who wants them for crafts. I have seen people make sculptures or lamps out of them. You will never sell them.

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                        April 17, 2016 Flag
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                        What is a set of 1895 Encyclopedia Britannica worth?

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                          November 21, 2015 Flag
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                          I have a beautiful 1973 leather bound complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica in prime condition. Is it of any value?

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                            Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Most old dictionaries, references etc., have very little value-a few dollars at most. Encyclopedias dated after 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., receive donations of tons of old encyclopedias but send them to recycling centers or dumps as they cannot use or sell them.

                            You can check online for old book collectors, on EBay, Craigslist and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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