Book Collecting

Book collecting is a hobby, that once started, can easily get out of hand! You probably have several favorite books, and perhaps you'd like to have a first edition. Some book collectors get hooked by buying a book at a yard sale, and realizing that book they paid a quarter for is worth a hundred dollars! It happens all the time, the key is knowing what you are looking for.
One person can't be an expert on every book, but a good place to look for value is in finding the early editions. My interest started with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. First editions (1964) can fetch thousands of dollars. Early editions (still in 1964) can easily fetch $100 if they are in good shape.

 

You may have some classic valuable books. Here's a search engine that can help you find the value of your book treasure.
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1941 Book REVILLE IN WASHINGTON,  1860-1865,   by LEECH; CIVIL WAR 1941 Book REVILLE IN WASHINGTON, 1860-1865, by LEECH; CIVIL WAR PayPal
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1994 Book YANKEE STEPFATHER,  GEN HOWARD & FREEDMEN'S BUREAU,   POST CIVIL WAR 1994 Book YANKEE STEPFATHER, GEN HOWARD & FREEDMEN'S BUREAU, POST CIVIL WAR PayPal
$11.99 (0 Bids)
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2001 Book RACE & REUNION,  STUDY of MEMORIES; POST CIVIL WAR BEHAVIOR 2001 Book RACE & REUNION, STUDY of MEMORIES; POST CIVIL WAR BEHAVIOR PayPal
$9.99 (0 Bids)
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Practical Painting and how to use the Heath & Milligan paints 1905 book Practical Painting and how to use the Heath & Milligan paints 1905 book PayPal
$0.99 (0 Bids)
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the light of the world illustrated 1896 antique hardcover  book the light of the world illustrated 1896 antique hardcover book PayPal
$25.00 (0 Bids)
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1992 BOOK COLLECTOR'S  ENCYCLOPEDIA  of  MAJOLICA  POTTERY,  ID & PG 1992 BOOK COLLECTOR'S ENCYCLOPEDIA of MAJOLICA POTTERY, ID & PG PayPal
$12.88 (0 Bids)
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Gregg Speed Building.  1932 hardcover. Gregg Speed Building. 1932 hardcover. PayPal
$5.99 (0 Bids)
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Family Circle - Five Classic Editions from 1959 Family Circle - Five Classic Editions from 1959 PayPal
$28.99 (0 Bids)
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1947 The Beast Five Fingers Harvey HC Horror Uncanny 1947 The Beast Five Fingers Harvey HC Horror Uncanny PayPal
$55.00 (0 Bids)
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FRANKLIN LIBRARY LEATHER BOOK,  LAUGHING BOY by La Farge;  PULITZER PRIZE 1930 FRANKLIN LIBRARY LEATHER BOOK, LAUGHING BOY by La Farge; PULITZER PRIZE 1930 PayPal
$34.99 (0 Bids)
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Icebound Summer Sally Carrighar, 1953 3rd printing Icebound Summer Sally Carrighar, 1953 3rd printing PayPal
$6.97 (0 Bids)
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2007 Book BEAN'S GALLIPOLI,    AUSTRALIAN ARMY,  TURKISH CAMPAIGN,  ANZAC WW1 2007 Book BEAN'S GALLIPOLI, AUSTRALIAN ARMY, TURKISH CAMPAIGN, ANZAC WW1 PayPal
$22.99 (0 Bids)
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Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine,  Vol 60,  Jan-Dec 1837 ~ Arminian or Methodist Mag Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine, Vol 60, Jan-Dec 1837 ~ Arminian or Methodist Mag PayPal
$34.95 (0 Bids)
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2005 Book ATLANTIC COUSINS,  BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S VISIONARY FRIENDS,  FOUNDING FATH 2005 Book ATLANTIC COUSINS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S VISIONARY FRIENDS, FOUNDING FATH PayPal
$9.99 (0 Bids)
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Unproduced BORIS KARLOFF TV MINI-SERIES OUTLINE,  Forrest J Ackerman collection Unproduced BORIS KARLOFF TV MINI-SERIES OUTLINE, Forrest J Ackerman collection PayPal
$50.00 (0 Bids)
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10 page 1952 letter to FORREST ACKERMAN re TV sci-fi stories he submitted 10 page 1952 letter to FORREST ACKERMAN re TV sci-fi stories he submitted PayPal
$100.00 (0 Bids)
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FORREST J ACKERMAN one page original 1950 newsletter ROCKETSHIP X-M FORREST J ACKERMAN one page original 1950 newsletter ROCKETSHIP X-M PayPal
$35.00 (0 Bids)
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SCARLET STREET THE MAGAZINE OF MYSTERY AND HORROR #5,  Sherlock Holmes SCARLET STREET THE MAGAZINE OF MYSTERY AND HORROR #5, Sherlock Holmes PayPal
$45.00 (0 Bids)
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1980 Advance Reading Copy of Playboy Press GALAXY anthology,  Harlan Ellison 1980 Advance Reading Copy of Playboy Press GALAXY anthology, Harlan Ellison PayPal
$60.00 (0 Bids)
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1996 COOKBOOK,  FEEDING THE FLOCK,  LANCASTER PA GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH 1996 COOKBOOK, FEEDING THE FLOCK, LANCASTER PA GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH PayPal
$12.99 (0 Bids)
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