Value of a New Standard Encyclopedia 1983

What is the value of New Standard Encyclopedia Vol 12 1983? Also, included is the Encyclopedia Dictionary & Popular Mechanics Do It Yourself books.

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September 2, 20170 found this helpful

I am so sorry to tell you that this set of encyclopedias doesn't carry much value. For a set of books or encyclopedias to have a value they need to be over 100+ years old. Here are some ideas as to what you can do with these books:

Step 1
You can try selling them at a garage sale. I would suggest selling them in your area. This saves money on shipping.

Step 2
If there is a few do it yourself books you might want to contact a local organization in your area. Groups such as the Boys and Girls club might be interested in some of the do it yourself guides.

Step 3
You can try a book recycle center in your area and see if they buy these types of book to recycle. You can't donate them to a school, library, or even a collection center because they have too many. Most of them are sent to a recycling center because nobody is interested in buying them.

Step 4
You can hold on to the book or even give them to a family member. Some people will take these older books for the pictures in them. Some use them for craft projects.

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September 3, 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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September 3, 20170 found this helpful

They are not worth anything.With all the computers and technology we have today no one even needs them anymore sorry.

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September 4, 20170 found this helpful

1983s are not worth much at all. I recently sold my set to a lady who crafts items out of the, though-- you're more likely to get someone to buy them for such purposes.

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