Very off topic....antique books?

Very off topic....antique books?

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    Very off topic....antique books?

    Does anyone have any idea what old books are worth? The wife and I were cleaning out our attic today and we came across old books, most of them old school books.

    When I say old I mean OLD. The oldest dating from 1841 and the newest from 1909. They are in quite good condition for being that old. Anyone know about this stuff?
    I haven’t heard any of the journalists who volunteered to be waterboarded asking to have their fingernails wrenched out with pliers, or electrodes attached to their genitals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    Does anyone have any idea what old books are worth? The wife and I were cleaning out our attic today and we came across old books, most of them old school books.

    When I say old I mean OLD. The oldest dating from 1841 and the newest from 1909. They are in quite good condition for being that old. Anyone know about this stuff?
    It all depends on the book, with values ranging from worthless to highly sought after. Try entering the titles on the ebay search to see what they may be going for.
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    OK, thanks Mike.
    I haven’t heard any of the journalists who volunteered to be waterboarded asking to have their fingernails wrenched out with pliers, or electrodes attached to their genitals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    Does anyone have any idea what old books are worth? The wife and I were cleaning out our attic today and we came across old books, most of them old school books.

    When I say old I mean OLD. The oldest dating from 1841 and the newest from 1909. They are in quite good condition for being that old. Anyone know about this stuff?
    It would be very interesting to compare the content from then to the content of now....
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    It would depend on the type of book, for example, one of our Classics in a first edition could be valuable.

    One of the former Priests at my church loved old books and got them whenever he could. He told me the story of literally getting an old leather bound book out of the trash. He said leather bound indicates expensive. Turns out the book was the minutes of The House of Burgesses from pre Revolutionary America. He sold it on Ebay for over a thousand dollars. is English and the book didn't interest him except to sell it.

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    Timmy, check ebay Antique Books & Manuscripts | eBay for prices. Search under the "sold listings" section for specific books to see what the value is. You might be able to find the same book.
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    Or just find a Rare Books dealer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    When I say old I mean OLD. The oldest dating from 1841 and the newest from 1909. They are in quite good condition for being that old. Anyone know about this stuff?
    I didn't think you were that much older than me. What year did you graduate?
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    And don't forget to flip through the pages. When my grandma decided to get rid of a bunch of books, we went through all of them and found she liked to stash $20 and $10 bills in them. And really old stamps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty View Post
    And don't forget to flip through the pages. When my grandma decided to get rid of a bunch of books, we went through all of them and found she liked to stash $20 and $10 bills in them. And really old stamps.
    I was thinking about that just the other day. Wilco.
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    Believe it or not, there's a lot of money in them. Especially first editions.
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    "Betty" your right= my wife's grandma had a TON of old books (Poe/Shakespere/Stoker)

    We still need to find the value, but she found a total of $1,000 burried in the pages....

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    Keep looking up there, you might find some .9mm. It has to be hiding somewhere!

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    I am quite sure if they are of value they can be found on AbeBooks.com. but if not I would contact a local book store for assistance.
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