I have the Student's Encyclopedia with atlas. It is a 6 volume set published by Estes & Lauriat 1883. Does anyone have an idea how much this set is worth in fair to good condition?
These books are collectable because they are over 100 years old. Often encyclopedias come up for sale, but are not offered much because they are under 100 years. This set can start at $20 per book and ranging up into the $100's -www.ebay.com/
Can you please share photos of the set, along with photos of the cover of one, the spine, the edges of the sides, and the inside page of one of them which shows all of the publishing info and details.
It is almost impossible to give a value without seeing exactly what you have.
Can you also please elaborate on the condition: are the pages all intact? Is there any cracking in the spine or covers? Are the pages tanned/yellowed/brittle? Are there any ripped or missing pages? Any ink/pencil/dirt marks/stains or water damage? Are there any smells (even if it is just the old paper smell)? Condition is VERY subjective and buyers are looking for very specific details that help determine condition. Your fair may be my poor and your good may be my excellent. It is just hard to use words like that especially about old books.
Unfortunately age has very little do with value as there are old books that are worthless and newer items that have huge value. It is all about what people collect and want, if there are many on the market or few, and most importantly about condition.
Hopefully with more info, I can point you to some sold items so we can figure out an average value in today's crazy marketplace!
If the books are actually the age you are saying they are then it is advisable to go to an antique book shop to sell the books. Auction houses are also a good way to sell them because collectors are interested in buying them. I would not just take a price from online and try to sell them yourself. As long as they are in good condition allow a professional to examine them and help you sell them.
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From what I gather these are the first edition Century Dictionary in 10 Volumes 1889 De Vinne Press and the Cyclopedia of Names 1894. I have looked countless hours and have never seen this style leather binding.Do I have something special here? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I found on Ebay, Century dictionary/ encyclopedias year 1897, going for $675.00 in fair condition. Yours should be around that or a little more.
On E-Bay they have sets of enyclopedias from 899.00 to 20.00 dollars.You can go on E-Bay and give your e-mail and they will contact you if they get a set in.Then you can see what they are worth.Usually there not worth anything because of technology people don't want them.
Books like this in great condition should be sold through an auction house that specializes in these types of sales. There are a lot of book collectors out there that would more than likely be interested in books like this.
I have a complete set of Canadian 1967 Centennial encyclopedias in excellent condition. What would it be worth and what is the best way to market the set?
Any type of books like this are considered outdated and not worth much at all. Collectors seek books that are over 100 years old.
Unless the set is complete and over 100 years old, it is virtually worthless. Donate it and take a tax deduction.
Can you please post a photo of the set, tell me how many volumes, and also show the inside of one of the books where it gives all of the publishing info?
I have asked around to some Canadian friends and they are not sure what you mean by encyclopedia related to the Centennial.
There were a lot of things published for the Centennial and related Worlds Fair events so they are curious what you have, as some still do have value among collectors.
Without seeing it or knowing more about what you have I don't want to comment on value or how to sell it.
Looking forward to learning more.
I have a set of 1961 encyclopedias from " The American Educator " and I'm wondering how much they are worth.
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The place I always start with to try to find somethings resale value, is looking on ebay, it may not be very accurate, as some things never sell, but it is free, and usually fast. If not, you can probably search for that name and year, and in the list of sites, find someone that sells that very same thing, with a price they want for theirs.
Best of luck to you in valuing your books!
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The value of any book lies in the publication date and overall condition as well as how many publications are available and most importantly "does anybody want it?".
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About $20 or $30. You can wait until they're 100 years old to reach more value or find someone who will buy them for more for repurposing efforts.