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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica

I have a complete set of Britannica encyclopedias, from 1992-1993 and would like to know the value of them. They're in great condition.
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December 29, 20180 found this helpful

This is a fairly recent set. The encyclopedias that have value are the ones that are over 100 years old. Yours is worth very little.

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December 30, 20180 found this helpful

Your 1992-1993 set is still called the 15th Edition but this edition was published from 1974 until 2012 with just updates (year books) so your set is really "old hat" to collectors and even in great condition they will be most likely be difficult to sell for more than $150. This may still be too high as when you see similar sets listing for more money these sellers are usually true book sellers and just post books and forget them - for years even (very true as there is one set that I personally know has been listed for 9 years).

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Sometimes sets will sell more quickly but it is not something you can count on. There are some sets presently listed on eBay that looks like a similar set but it is listed by a new seller and it shows that asking prices are generally what someone thinks their books should be worth as only a sold set can give you any resemblance of current value as it shows that "someone" is willing to pay that amount of money for that set. Of course, there are always variables to any sale.

www.britannica.com/.../Fifteenth-edition

en.wikipedia.org/.../Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica#1974...

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December 30, 20180 found this helpful

You can get an estimate of how much your encyclopedias are going for on eBay.

Example:

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Encyclopedia...

You want to make sure show only > completed items > sold items (to check what has sold)

And for example you can check current "for sale" with keyword search: Encyclopedia Britannica 15th Edition Set www.ebay.com/.../282972989355?_trkparms=aid%3D222007... this is like your (2nd image) and it's trying to be sold.

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