Book collecting is the collecting of books, including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever books are of interest to a given collector. What to do with old books late 1800s, early 1900s solved. If you discover one then its the equivalent of bilbo baggins finding gollums ring in the depths of the. Kindly donated to phyllis tuckwell hospice care chambers dictionary of world history this auction is for a used book. Ways to determine the value of your books one good source of antique book information is advanced book exchange. Encyclopedias dated after 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures. Were kicking off out top 10 with this incredible sword. Below is a list of terminology very often used in antique furniture in alphabetical order. The set has a hard blue binding with silvertoned details and includes numbers 119 plus the annual supplement. Be sure to flip through the pages of all the books, at least once.
Old world mantiques came from this lack of representation. However, encyclopedia that only date back to 1974 have no value whatsoever. The collection of late 19th century books is a fascinating glimpse into the grandeur of the event. I asked a honduran gentleman what he wanted with a 1970 edition of world book encyclopedias.
Bohemians price guide records our former pieces sold by bohemians. World book encyclopedia yearbooks, choice of 1977,78,79,80, 81,83,84. Encyclopedia britannica first 1st second 2nd third 3rd. Full complete set of 1962 world book encyclopedias.
People have found old baseball cards, money, all kinds of strange things. The common definition of antique is a collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its considerable age, but it varies depending on the item, its source, the year of its creation etc. Encyclopaedia of sexual knowledge vintage 2x vintage childrens encyclopaedias been in storage for decades so may have some imperfections but pretty good for the age. This collection includes a 1962 a through z 27 volume set, a set of yearbooks from 1963 to1969, a world atlas, and a pair of dictionaries. The world book encyclopedia dictionary hardcover, two. This is a fairly early 10 volume set of the world book which was first gathered and edited by michael vincent oshea in 1917. The first four editions of britannica were printed in small quantities and were sold locally in scotland at the printing shop of colin macfarquhar, and in local bookstores in edinburgh only, and therefore are extremely rare. Vintage the world book encyclopedias complete set az 1968 20 vol. I have a 1920 complete set of world book encyclopedia in. I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff.
See more ideas about antique books, book art and books. Of course, this price guide can be a great starting point when trying to establish the value of antique furniture. The world book encyclopedia volume h9 1970 edition on. Rare and antique books is a leading online book dealer specialising in highly collectable rare books, particularly classic, childrens and modern first editions. I almost threw out a whole set of encyclopedias today and i decided to see how much it was worth.
The world book encyclopedia dictionary hardcover, two volumes. Buying or selling without checking iguide could be hazardous to your wealth. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Jul 24, 2012 this is a fairly early 10 volume set of the world book which was first gathered and edited by michael vincent oshea in 1917. As is the case with all rare books and other collectibles, the more scarce an edition is, the more likely it is to have a bigger spread between supply and demand, and thus the higher the monetary value. First published in 1998, millers antiques encyclopedia has gone on to sell more than 150,000 copies worldwide and been published into seven languages. I have a complete set of 1967 world book encyclopedias. The collectors encyclopedia of buttons schiffer book for collectors sally c luscomb on. Sep 02, 2017 hi i have an old set of world book encyclopedias.
Old encyclopedias are attracting collectors primarily for two reasons. Warren, whose price guide books have been the authority on collectibles values since 1985. Antique, a relic or old object having aesthetic, historic, and financial value. The world book encyclopedia in twelve volumes with guide. Religions christian mormon satan worship 1861 bible old. Get the best deals on world book encyclopedia when you shop the largest online selection at. Sometimes, you need a more direct and current way to determine a piece of antique furniture value. Due to the difficulty of find these used book in good condtion we no longer carry this item.
Find the value of your old books with the abebooks guide. I have a complete set of 1958 world book encyclopedias. Selling rare books in poor condition worms, rats, floods. Please remember that an old or antique book is not necessary valuable just. This dvd contains 32 books relating the the 1893 chicago worlds fair. However, you may find it well worth the trouble of acquiring this wonderful dictionary yourself directly from used book stores. A set of the world book encyclopedia set from 1948. James beattie, of books appraised, has been a professional book appraiser for 33 years. For tax or insurance purposes, valuations must be made by an expert such as an antiquarian or specialist bookdealer who knows the current market. Feb 15, 2017 antique 1926 world book encyclopedia set complete 10. This is the best introduction to the world of buttons that has ever been written. See todays antique encyclopedia for sale, best offer and auction. These copies are hard to find and most now reside in personal collections around the world. Common books like the works of william shakespeare, prayer books, bibles and encyclopedias were.
Weve found that old encyclopedias are hot items in the local church yard sales among our immigrant population, most of whom are latin american or southeast asian. Chambers encyclopedia for sale in uk view 58 bargains. Rare antique world book encyclopedia set 1928 complete. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. I like the weirdness there is in old, and no longer accurate data that is why i have a german atlas from the 30s and a few old dictionaries. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands affordable prices. We sell all over the world so please use our currency converter found on each listing page. My wife found her great great grandfathers civil war discharge papers in an old bible that her parents were planning to throw away that way. Many people are looking for old books in their grandparents attic, at estate sales and at garage sales. It might seem strange that book appraisers would have to adhere to such strict standards, but thats because not all book valuations are done for the benefit of amateur collectors. Most in really good condition being over,100 years old and is all. The love of books is bibliophilia, and someone who loves to read, admire, and collect books is called a bibliophile book collecting can be easy and inexpensive. Finding the value of world book encyclopedias thriftyfun.
The collectors encyclopedia of buttons schiffer book for collectors. The world book encyclopedia volume h9 1970 edition. Antique and vintage items are only worth what people are prepared to pay. This price guide will help those looking for information about vintage furniture and antique prices. This will be very helpful if you are interested in antiques and want to learn and understand the styles and construction. I have a complete set of the world book 75 anniversary edition. That is often the phrase i hear antiquarian booksellers use as a warning to collectors an echo of the most important thing to remember in. I have a complete set of, 116 of the golden book encyclopedia 1960 edition. He said that it would help the family learn english, kids and grandmas included. Vintage encyclopedia for sale in uk view 59 bargains. Determining the value of antique furniture has been the subject of books, blogs, and television shows. Depending on the year of the book, condition of the cover and pages will determine the price. My folks had an encyclopedia britannica from, oh, i cant even imagine how old it was.
New listing complete set of 25 pictorial encyclopedia of american history 19621977 vintage. Different antique furniture terminology from a to z. What is 1978 world book encyclopedia set in mint condition worth today what is the value of a complete set of world book encycloped. Millers antiques encyclopedia by judith miller, hardcover. You can get a 10yo encyclopedia set for almost nothing, and the world book puts out a new edition every year. What is the value of a set of 1972 the world book encyclopedias. The worlds most valuable childrens books do you have one. Old world mantiques celebrates history through the lens of testosterone.
No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. The new encyclopedia britannica micropedia set isbn 0852295537, volume 4 and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Bohemians antique prices guide page can quickly provide comparable antique furniture and their sold prices. Or you may want to get guidance from a book dealer who specializes in antique or rare books. Finding the value of old encyclopedia sets thriftyfun. I see these old encyclopedias piled up at the entrance to some of the libraries are frequent and it seems people feels throwing them away is not right. This dvd contains 32 books relating the the 1893 chicago world s fair. Mantiques celebrate the masculine side of history through a wide collection of items made by. Search over 3 million price reports spanning art, antiques, coins, collectibles, memorabilia, and other tangible assets of value.
While these old books really have no monetary value, the amount of. They are old and even scarce, but not rare because the demand from collectors is missing. As an investment or an antique, a collectible collier encyclopedia is really not very. Antique childrens encyclopedia 1912 book of knowledge volume 18. It is now applied to old artifacts of all cultures. Jul 09, 2014 lets get started and see what are the most expensive antiques in the world, and then let us know what you think. In many cases, the internal revenue service irs relies on accredited appraisers to determine an estates value. I can tell you about how old because i believe jfk assasination is in them. Tell us what else you do know and the antiques appraiser will be able to better assist you. When they retired, one of my sisters took both sets, because no one else wanted them.
This new edition includes a thoroughly updated directory, list of suppliers and uptodate price codes for each item. Lets get started and see what are the most expensive antiques in the world, and then let us know what you think. Vintage 1954 world book encyclopedia complete set 19 volumes. Antique royal dictionary cyclopaedia 5 book set, leather bound, circa 1920. Lot of 3 for partsrepair mcm glow clean at the best online prices at ebay. All 25 books are in good condition, with just slight edgecornercover wear and lightly tanned edges. And the fact is, most encyclopedia sets arent worth much at all. Formerly, it referred only to the remains of the classical cultures of greece and rome. I have the entire 21 volume set, including 20 book volumes plus 1 1972 year book. Kindly donated to phyllis tuckwell hospice care chambers dictionary of world history this auction is for a used. Vintage 1937 complete 10 volume set of worlds popular encyclopedia with. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. A 20year old encyclopedia set is of no use to anyone. Finding the value of encyclopedia britannica encyclopedias.
Today, the interest level in antique books is high, possibly due to the antique road show. That oversimplified explanation, however, doesnt help the average person put a value on their encyclopedias. These do have some collectors interest today on the rare book if they are well preserved as you describe and a full set has a market value of 250. What is the value of a complete set of 1957 world book encyc. The customary definition of antique requires that an item should be at least 100 years old and in original condition. How much is a complete set of 1969 world book encyclopedias with year books. Antique 1926 world book encyclopedia set complete 10. Nov 07, 2014 old encyclopedias are attracting collectors primarily for two reasons. Napoleons sword is the cheapest item from our top list, yet for some of our budgets, not that cheap.
As one bookseller puts it, the value of a book is whatever someone will pay for it. As is the case with all rare books and other collectibles, the more scarce an edition is, the more likely it is to have a bigger spread between supply and demand, and thus the. Tthe searchable database consists of detailed reports in an evergrowing database of items in this category. Old reference books such as encyclopedias may have some resale or collectors value. Browse todays selected old encyclopedias for sale, best offer and auction. There are books printed in the 1700s that have no real value. A book search or books on the subject can help you determine this.1546 562 1013 1090 270 1298 1178 767 380 999 1610 334 1584 1479 440 947 716 854 459 1026 1150 1233 435 995 640 214 655 176 218 819 610 551 209 609