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Does anyone know of a reputable book restorer or binder in either one of the Carolinas or Virginia? I have some antique books that were left to me and would like to find out whether it would worth having them restored or to sell them to a collector as is. These books date back to the early 1800's and one even to the late 1700's. I'm also looking for a book collector who may be interested in buying them.

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By Cricket from Parkton, NC

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May 8, 20090 found this helpful

Mike Jacobs. Book restorer, disabled vet.
web.lib.ecu.edu/.../display.php?record=9107

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May 16, 20090 found this helpful

Look for an appraiser before you look for a restorer. If you recover the books or do anything to books that old you may drastically reduce their value and their interest to collectors. Go to a library and ask the reference librarian to help you find addresses (and ratings if possible) of rare book stores and appraisers in your area.

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These may or may not be worth more than you think, but you may have to pay some money to find out.

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May 17, 20090 found this helpful

I wonder if your public library could answer this question for you. Just a thought. I don't live in your area.

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