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April 2, 2012 Flag
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For over a year I have tried selling an encyclopedia set that is in pristine condition on Craigslist. I have even seen ads where people are giving away their encyclopedias for FREE. Due to the internet there is nothing that you can't find that isn't in the encyclopedia except the photos. However, they like other books, seem to be a thing of the past. It really is a shame.

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Unfortunately I have to downsize and one of the things I have to part with are my books, so the encyclopedias seem to be hanging around without any responses to purchase them. I will probably end up donating them if I can find someone who wants them. I guess the only value of encyclopedia is the sentimental value one has for them. I myself think it is a beautiful sight to see books lining a bookshelf.

By Carol from Beverly, MA

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June 4, 2016 Flag
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I have a mint condition, 15 volume set of the American Standard Encyclopedia copywright 1937, 1937, and 1938. Is it worth anything?

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    July 9, 20160 found this helpful

    What is a 1956 Britannia set dedicated to Dwight D. Eisenhower & Queen Elizabeth the second be worth

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    May 7, 2016 Flag
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    I am wondering what a complete set of Standard America Encyclopedias copyright 1937, copyright The University Society MCMXVI is worth?
    The set was printed and bounded in the United States of America by
    The Cuneo Press, Inc.

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      June 28, 20160 found this helpful

      I have set of w.f.quarry encyclopedia dated fro 1917 thru 1935 how much of value

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      May 16, 2016 Flag
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      Does anyone know where to find the value of a complete set of Winston's Cumulative Loose-Leaf Encyclopedias? The set has the original advertising departments contract with hand written payment agreement to the recipient. It was sold in 1922 to a couple in Whittier California. It also contains the coupons for 10 years of annual revision inserts.

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        May 16, 20160 found this helpful

        Winston's Encyclopedias around 1918 are listed on Abe's Books for $2.99 each book. You can search Abe's Books, EBay, Craig's List, etc. for other possibilities.

        http://www.abebooks.com

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        May 13, 2016 Flag
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        I have a full collection of these, all in better than good shape. Is there any value to these?
        Thanks.

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          May 13, 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, 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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          April 24, 2016 Flag
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          I have a complete set of Pictured Knowledge, date 1923 and published by Midland Press. I have seen separate volumes posted, but never a price for a complete set. I wonder if anyone has any idea what the set might be worth. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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            April 24, 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 1923 and after 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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            February 2, 2014 Flag
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            I have a set of 15 Chambers encyclopedias from 1973 in very good condition. I was wondering if these are worth anything?

            By Derren D.

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            February 4, 20140 found this helpful
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            No. Old encyclopedia are not worth anything. It is difficult to give them away. Sometimes people use them for crafts, such as paper carving or for lamps. Advertise on something like freecycle to see if someone will take them off your hands. No charity will take them.

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            March 5, 2016 Flag
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            I have a 1967 set of Merit Student Encyclopaedia. There are 20 volumes plus 2 dictionary volumes. I am sure they have a value. I don't want to just ditch them. Any idea of value please?

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              March 5, 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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              February 27, 2016 Flag
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              I am trying to determine if a complete set of Funk and Wagnalls Standard encyclopedia from the early 1900s has any value?

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                February 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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                November 21, 2015 Flag
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                I have a complete set of The New Popular Encyclopedia (1897), Canadian Edition, Compiled by John Ridpath, and published exclusively for the Montreal Newspaper Syndicate. After 18 years of searching, I have been unable to find another complete set of the Canadian version, which includes a supplement devoted to Canada, (lists all 6 of our Prime Ministers, lol). It is in complete condition, but has damage to covers, spines etc. It needs to be rebound. There are over 40,000 maps and illustrations. All the maps of the US states have a list of counties in that state and their population at that time.

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                  November 22, 20150 found this helpful

                  I've already done all of those things, including contacting the National Archives of Canada and the Library of Congress. Neither have any info on this edition. Although I was able to locate a couple of individual volumes online (they were incomplete and were being parted out for the maps and pics).

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                  February 24, 2016 Flag
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                  I have the 10 volume set in its plastic case of 'The Popular Educator Library', 1940 revised edition of the 1939 publication. Lon looking both on eBay and Amazon I cannot find a value of the complete set, as it seems no one has one.
                  I saw an incomplete set for $75.

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                    February 24, 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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                    February 14, 2016 Flag
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                    I have a complete set of encyclopedias called, On Four Wheels, published by Orbits publishing in the early seventies. Are they worth anything?

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                      February 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 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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                      February 8, 2016 Flag
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                      I have two 1877 Appleton's Condensed American Cyclopedia books, in good condition for their age. I was wondering if they had any value?

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                        February 8, 20160 found this helpful

                        The books may have some value, depending upon condition. You can research online and with book collectors and sellers, EBay, Craig's List, etc. Also check this site for possible information:

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

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                        May 27, 2016 Flag
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                        I have three sets of encyclopedias. One is a business encyclopedia and two are sets of Funk and Wagnalls; book sizes are approximately 4' x 6' and the dates on them are circa, 1910.

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                          January 30, 2016 Flag
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                          I have a set of 21 American People's Encyclopedias in excellent condition and would like to sell them. What is it worth?

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                            January 30, 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, 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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