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Value of 1912 Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia Set?

I have a 10 volume 1912 Funk and Wagnalls encyclopedia set. Does it have any value?

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August 9, 20170 found this helpful

It's over 100 years old, so it is an antique. If it is complete, it may have value. Take it to a couple of book dealers for estimates.

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August 9, 20170 found this helpful

First off it seems that you are missing some of the volumes of the set. According to the information I have found the Funk & Wagnalls standard encyclopedia published in 1912 should be 25 volumes. If this is the case your set is not worth as much as a complete set. I can't find anywhere the complete set of 1912 encyclopedias is only 10 volumes. I think you should contact an antique book appraiser to find out what you can sell the 10 volumes for.

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August 10, 20170 found this helpful

The full 25 volume set starts around $60.

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August 10, 20170 found this helpful

Older Encyclopedias can be sold, even as individual books when a set is incomplete but they are usually very slow sellers and many sellers have books listed for months and even years and may never sell them. Generally it would take a complete set in good condition for a collector to be willing to pay very much as even older sets are still available and collectors will wait for a better set before buying.

Individual books like this may sell for $8-15 each but how long it would take to sell is only a guess. The ten books may sell for $30-40 dollars if listed on eBay but may not sell for many months - if ever.
Here are what some similar sets (usually 25 -28 books) recently sold for on eBay - the actual SOLD price is all you can go by as an asking price just that - an asking price.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=1912...

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