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Value of The Americana Reference Library?

Value of The Americana Reference Library - stack of booksI have a set of 10 old books titled "The Americana" - A Universal Reference Library. Copyright is 1904-1906. They are not in perfect condition. How much are they worth?

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June 20, 20170 found this helpful

These are over 100 years old, and considered antiques. Condition and a complete set will command a higher price. Take them to several book dealers to get appraisals.

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June 21, 20170 found this helpful

Although old these sets are not very sought after. You will find some similar (year, condition, material) but there have been no sales of a set on eBay or Amazon in the past 6 months (maybe even years). Many sellers list books like this and just keep relisting over and over (weeks, months, years - really!) in hopes someone will decide to buy. Some ask outrageous prices hoping someone will pay the price (a little deceiving as the asking price sometimes will make a person think they are more valuable than they may be) but then, once in a great while, someone will buy a set.

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Be sure you are looking at the printing date and not just the copyright date as that is how books are listed.
Here are a couple of links showing what is listed on eBay and Amazon but - remember - these are not selling prices. (If you are a regular seller on these sites most of the listings will not cost the seller so they have nothing to lose by reposting. They only pay if something sells.)
Also, something like this is costly to ship (usually adds to the price the buyer pays) and definitely not easy to pack and ship.

www.ebay.com/.../282507025767?hash=item41c6bb1d67...

www.ebay.com/.../371977384374?hash=item569b9471b6...

www.amazon.com/.../ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks... (Affiliate Link)

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