Value of Vintage Reference Books

I have a set of 20 - 1971 Grolier "The University Society Encyclopedia". Using an online grading from Alibris.com I was able to grade them. This set has been in controlled storage for almost 20 years. They are in amazing condition. I would need to grade them near fine, based on a near fine grading can you tell me the value?

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I also have a set of 10 - 1972 "The Book of Popular Science". They too are in are in amazing condition. I would say they fall in between very good and near fine condition. I need to know their value too.

Last one. I have a set of 1971 "The Bookshelf for Boys and Girls". They are in very good condition. Please provide the value of these too.

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January 12, 20170 found this helpful

This type of book has very little value, no matter how good the condition is. You will want to go to several book dealers to get estimates.

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January 12, 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.

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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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January 13, 20170 found this helpful

The information DCA provided is just the way it is.
Sad that most of these books just have no value and very difficult to ship even if sold on an auction site. Craigslist or other local sites may yield a buyer.

eBay currently has some listings for Bookshelf for Boys and Girls but not sure of dates:

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_odkw=1971+Bookshelf+for+Boys...

Here are some listings from eBay that actually sold:


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

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January 13, 20170 found this helpful

Information on your set Book of Popular Science.

I believe eBay is still the best auction site but with sets like this Craigslist is probably a better idea for selling.

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Here is what is currently listed on eBay :
And what recently sold

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_odkw=1972+Book+of+Popular...


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

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January 13, 20170 found this helpful

I could not find very much on this set:
1971 Grolier The University Society Encyclopedia

I did find similar items on eBay. Some are listed now and a few items were sold.

I am listing these sites as someone who is not very familiar with eBay may have difficulty finding items like this.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_odkw=1971+Grolier+The+University...


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

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