social

Value of Encyclopedia Britannica?

0
Share
4
Save
Follow
Print
Flag

Value of Encyclopedia Britannica - photo of emblem near the lower front near spineI have a set that I'm wondering the value of. William Benton publisher. Copyright 1968.

Advertisement

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!


Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 105 Posts
February 28, 20181 found this helpful
Best Answer

Your books look like they are in excellent shape. Unfortunately, they don't have much of a resale value. People are only interested in paying for books that are 100+ years old. The older the book the more valuable it is. Basically, all you can do is offer these on Craig's list to someone in your area. You might be able to receive around $25 for the set. Most schools or donation centers will not longer take them. They have way too many now and the information in these books is easily available online.

Reply Was this helpful? 1

Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
March 1, 20180 found this helpful
Best Answer

Actually, you have a very decent set and you may be able to sell your set for $100-$300 but the downside is that it may not sell for many months.

Advertisement

  • Your set is the 200th anniversary (14th edition) and has more value than most vintage sets.
  • 3 sets have sold over the past few months (eBay) and the selling prices were $150 -$335 but I do not know how the condition or extra books compare with your set.
  • www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_odkw=Encyclopedia+Britannica...
  • There are sets listed on eBay, Amazon, Abe's Books, and other sites.
  • Asking prices vary widely and number of books also vary on each listing.
  • Examples:
  • www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_odkw=Encyclopedia+Britannica...
  • www.amazon.com/.../ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition... (Affiliate Link)
  • www.abebooks.com/.../
  • If you review some of these listings you will know how your set compares and have a better idea of the value of your set.
  • Shipping is expensive and a difficult task and that is why so many sellers list their sets as "pick-up-only" so the person has to be in their area.
  • Advertisement

  • Craigslist is a good local place to list as any place you list you may have to continue listing for several months to ever see a buyer.
  • Most on line sellers have sets listed for months and even years and sometimes books never sell (especially at a high asking price).
Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
February 28, 20181 found this helpful

1968 is 50 years old. Books have value when they are older than 100 years old. Newer versions of encyclopedias have no real value.

Reply Was this helpful? 1

Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
February 28, 20180 found this helpful

I don't think you can get much for them just yet as they aren't quite old enough. I see them on eBay set for $100 with no takers

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Advertisement

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Advertisement

In This Page
Categories
Consumer Advice Collectibles BooksFebruary 28, 2018
Pages
More
🌻
Gardening
🎆
Fourth of July Ideas!
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2021-06-26 07:11:16 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2021 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Value-of-Encyclopedia-Britannica-39.html