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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1891 JOSEPH WILLIAM GLEESON WHITE LETTERS TO LIVING ARTISTS ARTS AND CRAFT ETC 1891 JOSEPH WILLIAM GLEESON WHITE LETTERS TO LIVING ARTISTS ARTS AND CRAFT ETC PayPal
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1851 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY BY ROBERT SULLIVAN IRISH WRITER OF SCHOOL BOOKS 1851 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY BY ROBERT SULLIVAN IRISH WRITER OF SCHOOL BOOKS PayPal
$39.03 (0 Bids)
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1957 DANNIE ABSE POETRY POEMS SIGNED INSCRIBED TO BILL POET WILLIAM PRICE TURNER 1957 DANNIE ABSE POETRY POEMS SIGNED INSCRIBED TO BILL POET WILLIAM PRICE TURNER PayPal
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1896 CHRISTADELPHIAN PAMPHLETS ROBERT BLATCHFORD'S SOCIALIST WORK MERRIE ENGLAND 1896 CHRISTADELPHIAN PAMPHLETS ROBERT BLATCHFORD'S SOCIALIST WORK MERRIE ENGLAND PayPal
$43.71 (0 Bids)
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1825 DUNCAN'S ENGLISH EXPOSITOR SPELLING BOOK DICTIONARY OF USEFUL PROPER WORDS 1825 DUNCAN'S ENGLISH EXPOSITOR SPELLING BOOK DICTIONARY OF USEFUL PROPER WORDS PayPal
$39.03 (0 Bids)
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Jon Gnagy's New Television Art Instruction Book 1950 Jon Gnagy's New Television Art Instruction Book 1950 PayPal
$2.00 (0 Bids)
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 A.A.Catoire de Bioncourt A.A.Catoire de Bioncourt PayPal
$69.00 (0 Bids)
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Armoury Chamber of the Russian Tsars Armoury Chamber of the Russian Tsars PayPal
$79.00 (0 Bids)
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1903 CHATTERBOX BOOK Dana Estes & Co.,  Boston,  Massachusetts 1903 CHATTERBOX BOOK Dana Estes & Co., Boston, Massachusetts PayPal
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Picture Show Annual 1953 Picture Show Annual 1953 PayPal
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1950 University Of Iowa Hawkeyes Yearbook Iowa City The Hawkeye 1950 University Of Iowa Hawkeyes Yearbook Iowa City The Hawkeye PayPal
$55.00 (0 Bids)
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1953 University Of Iowa Hawkeyes Yearbook Iowa City The Hawkeye 1953 University Of Iowa Hawkeyes Yearbook Iowa City The Hawkeye PayPal
$55.00 (0 Bids)
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SKIN TUNDRA SKINHEAD SKA TWO 2TONE MOD SUEDEHEAD SCOOTER MILLIGAN McCARTHY SWAIN SKIN TUNDRA SKINHEAD SKA TWO 2TONE MOD SUEDEHEAD SCOOTER MILLIGAN McCARTHY SWAIN PayPal
$23.00 (0 Bids)
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Indoor Model Railways E.W. Twining 126 illustrations Newnes 1937 1st antiquarian Indoor Model Railways E.W. Twining 126 illustrations Newnes 1937 1st antiquarian PayPal
$15.53 (0 Bids)
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Poul Anderson THE ENEMY STARS Berkley #G289 PB Poul Anderson THE ENEMY STARS Berkley #G289 PB PayPal
$19.95 (0 Bids)
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John G. Edgar - FOOTPRINTS OF FAMOUS MEN - 1854 John G. Edgar - FOOTPRINTS OF FAMOUS MEN - 1854 PayPal
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Vintage PAPERBACK Book - 1977 A SELECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS Casebo Vintage PAPERBACK Book - 1977 A SELECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS Casebo MOCC
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Vintage Book - We Create Art Creates Us by Duane Preble Vintage Book - We Create Art Creates Us by Duane Preble PayPal
$6.04 (0 Bids)
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True First Edition 1884 Thomas Hardy Interlopers at the Knap Wessex Tales True First Edition 1884 Thomas Hardy Interlopers at the Knap Wessex Tales PayPal
$12.47 (0 Bids)
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SALE! Lot 6 Poetry Books Poems Poets Wit Conundrums Allen Ginsberg Vedic Hymns SALE! Lot 6 Poetry Books Poems Poets Wit Conundrums Allen Ginsberg Vedic Hymns PayPal
$29.95 (0 Bids)
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