Value of Old Encyclopedias

I have an old set of World Book Encyclopedias copyright 1933. Can anyone tell me what it might be worth?

I also have an old set of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology 7th edition 1992. Can anyone tell me what this might be worth also?

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June 15, 20170 found this helpful

Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Most old dictionaries, references etc., have very little value, a few dollars at most. Encyclopedias dated after 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., receive donations of tons of old encyclopedias, dictionaries and reference books but send them to recycling centers or dumps as they cannot use or sell them.
You can check online for old book collectors, on EBay, Craigs List and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

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Your set of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology - 7th edition - 1992 is probably worth more than other types of old sets of books but the condition always counts toward actual value.

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Here is a link to a set presently for sale so you can get a general idea as to value:

www.abebooks.com/.../bd

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Your set of World Book Encyclopedia set, if in excellent condition, might sell for $50 -100 dollars but it may take a year of listing on eBay to sell the set. Sets are usually very slow sellers (but not always) and they are very difficult to ship.
Remember - copyright date is not the date anyone is interested in - publication date is usually the date of interest.

Here is a link to the sets currently listed on eBay and the second link is what some sets actually sold for in recent months.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_odkw=World+Book+Encyclopedias...


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

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Most encyclopedias are not worth much because information is available on the internet. If it would be worth anything, it would have to be a complete set. The book from 1992 is probably worth nothing.

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