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July 1, 2016 Flag
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I have a Webster's Complete Reference Dictionary and Encyclpedia published in 1951 by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland and New York. Despite it having 1277 pages and a hardcover, it is extremely lightweight. Dealers are showing a lot of interest however, I cannot locate a value anywhere. It has no dustcover and the spine is missing although the clothed hard covers are attached. Can anyone give me an idea of what it is worth in any currency?

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    July 1, 20160 found this helpful

    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, dictionaries 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, 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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    June 6, 2016 Flag
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    What is the value of a Webster's Twentieth Century Dictionary published by Publishers Guild, Inc. in New York, NY in 1939?

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      June 6, 20160 found this helpful

      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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      May 14, 2016 Flag
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      I have an 1890 Webster's Dictionary that was rebound in 1962. I still have the work order! Any ideas on the value of such a book?

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        May 14, 20160 found this helpful

        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.

        http://www.biblio.com/blog/2010/12/how-much-is-my-book-worth/

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        March 5, 2016 Flag
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        Does anyone have any information on a 1942 Webster's Practical Illustrated dictionary with atlas of the world and a digest of military and naval facts?

        1942 Webster's Dictionary
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          March 5, 20161 found this helpful

          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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          March 11, 20160 found this helpful

          Thank you for responding. This was my husbands grandfather's book and he plans on keeping it, but, we will do as you suggest about online places too.

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          April 26, 2016 Flag
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          I have come to own a 1896 reprint of the original Webster's Dictionary. I have tried to research it online, but have found no information. Is there any value to it? The spine was torn off when I received it. I would like to have it rebound. But do not want to take away from any value ot may have.

          Thank you.

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            Value of 1896 Webster's Dictionary
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            April 26, 20160 found this helpful

            Most dictionaries have little value-a few dollars at most, especially those in rough shape. Even repaired books are not worth the repair cost. You can research online and try this book site:

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

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            April 27, 2015 Flag
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            I have a Peabody's Webster's dictionary with no copyright. It looks extremely old. Can anyone tell me how to get a price for it?

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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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              March 28, 2016 Flag
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              How much would a 1913 Webster's Dictionary be worth? It's a second edition in mint shape.

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                March 29, 20160 found this helpful

                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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                March 27, 2016 Flag
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                I found this dictionary called the,"Webster's Practical Illustrated Dictionary." The publish date is 1941, and it is the new census edition. I have been looking all over online and can't find anything relating to it. It was published by the World Publishing Company and printed in the United States. Also what is the potential value of this specific dictionary?

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                  March 27, 20160 found this helpful

                  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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                  March 20, 2016 Flag
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                  What is the value of a 1859 Webster's dictionary?

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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. EBay has an 1859 Webster's Dictionary for $10.00. You can check Craig's List and online book collectors for possible interest and prices.

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                    May 16, 2016 Flag
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                    How much is the Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language copyright 1957 H.S. Stuttman Co. worth?

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                      January 26, 2015 Flag
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                      I have a copy of the 1923, Webster New International Dictionary. What is the value? It is an extremely large dictionary with a section in the rear showing pictures and names of misc. items, such as zoology, plants, etc.

                      By J.M.

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                      January 26, 20150 found this helpful

                      Keep in mind that something being listed on an auction site at a particular price does not mean that is the value. The value is what a very similar copy in the same condition sells for.

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                      January 26, 20150 found this helpful

                      I found one example that sold recently for 25 dollars. I don't know which party paid the shipping.

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                      January 25, 2015 Flag
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                      My dictionary is in decent shape. The binding is good, some fraying on top and bottom edges. There are some loose pages that are blank, but the rest is in decent shape. It needs to be in the hands of someone who knows how to keep it from getting worse. Any ideas of the value and who could care for it?

                      By Bre

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                      January 26, 20150 found this helpful

                      Many people have old books they think are important and want to sell. Most old dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc., have very little value-a few dollars at most. You can check online for old book collectors, on EBay, Craigslist and other retail sites for possibilities.

                      You can try this site to start:

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

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                      March 3, 20160 found this helpful

                      Hi Bre,

                      Do you still have the Webster Dictionary? I am interested in getting it if you have it? please contact me at thirtydegreesfareheit@gmail.com

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                      January 4, 2015 Flag
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                      Does it have any value?

                      By Kathy from Pittsburgh, PA

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                      January 4, 20150 found this helpful

                      That will depend on a lot of things including the condition, whether or not it is the first printing, the binding and so forth. If you could come up with pictures of the cover, binding, copyright page, etc. there may be somewhere online where you could send this info. Try googling "value old books".

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                      Hi Kathy,

                      Do you still have the webster dictionary? I am interested if you still do. Please contact me at thirtydegreesfarenheit@gmail.com

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