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I have 1969, '70, '71, '72, '73, '74, and '75. They are the maroon color shown in the picture. Are these worth anything?
They are not worth anything. People get their information on the internet now and these books are too new to be antiques.
Unfortunately, nobody is willing to pay for encyclopedias these days unless they are over 100+ years old. The information contained in your books is old and has been updated online.
Not really... most people get the most of them from people who reuse them for other purposes. I'd say $20-$30 max
Encyclopedia sets and year books are more for collectors than everyday people which makes most of them very slow, low value sellers.
If you decide you do not want to bother with trying to sell, you may be able to donate your year books to a local charity thrift store as they may take these where they will not usually accept sets of books.
What is the Britannica Book of the Year Series from 1966 to 1974 worth?
This first answer below is from me and the second answer is from an earlier question.
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 Craigslist and other retail sites for possibilities.
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My husband is an auctioneer, and sadly, these books usually bring only a couple dollars. You can access many encyclopedias online, that are updated daily, ...
What is a set of Book of the Year worth that includes 1975 through 2000? All volumes are in good condition.
I have a set of Encyclpaedia Britannica Book of the Year from 1975 to 1991, plus the Britannica Atlas ( I think 1974 ). What would be the value for selling them and where would I sell them besides eBay and Amazon?
By Melody H. from Dunkirk, MD
I have the 1950 Britannica book of the year/encyclopedia. How much is it worth?
By Duane from Charleston, SC