Value of Encyclopedia Britannica and Wagnalls Dictionary?

I have volume 1-18 of the Encyclopedia Britannica. I also have Britannica Book of the Year 1963-1974 and the World Language edition. Additionally, I have the Wagnalls Standard Dictionary vol.1 part 1 a-p and vol.2 part 1 q-z.
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October 15, 20190 found this helpful

None of these items are valuable. Reference books have value if they are complete, first editions, over 100 years old, or autographed by someone famous.

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October 15, 20190 found this helpful

This set is under $100, It only rises in value when they are over 100 years old!

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October 15, 20190 found this helpful

Encyclopedia sets can be of value but the edition, year, cover material and condition determine their value.

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It appears that you do not have a full set so I would venture to say the only way you may be able to sell these would be by individual volumes and these can be very, very slow sellers. Most may only sell for $5-$8 dollars each.

You can always try to sell the other items but they will only be of minimal value and there are always year books available on eBay.
You can check eBay for similar books but only sold listings will give you an idea of current value.
The white set is more popular right now but not an incomplete set.
You can check eBay sold listings for similar books to see what someone may be willing to pay but it is difficult yo find an exact match.

Here is a link to books sold on eBay over the past several months.

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

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October 16, 20190 found this helpful

They are not worth anything.No one wants to carry around a heavy book when all the technology is in your phone.

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October 16, 20190 found this helpful

Back in the '60s and 70's, it was necessary to buy encyclopedias for your kids. Today all the information is stored online and it makes it easy to access this information. The set of books you have isn't complete and this makes it even harder to sell them off. Furthermore, people do not buy these types of books today because they take up a lot of room.

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Book collectors look for older books that are over 100 years old. It is possible to try and sell the books but the shipping cost will be more than the actual money you gain from selling them. If you are lucky you can sell them off one at a time for around $5 each. Just keep in mind only a person who is looking to complete their set might buy this from you.

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November 19, 20190 found this helpful

Hi, do you still have the encyclopedias and if you still do. Can you please email me at julian.cody.silla@gmail.com

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