Books do not need be antiques to be collectable. Books maintain their value whether rare, antique, contemporary, fiction, non-fiction, comic, art, children’s or illustrated. Vintage book values stem from their rarity, physical condition, and literary importance. When considering the value of a rare book like a Shakespearean folio found tucked away in the corner of your favorite bookstore or a first edition of The Da Vinci Code, our specialist is able to provide an accurate online appraisal based on a number of qualifying factors.
The condition of any book can determine its value; it is always wise to be aware of any foxing or staining that might exist on the inside of a book, broken spines, or torn or missing pages before sending in your book appraisals. Signatures and dedications do increase the value of the book, so make sure to include descriptions of any of these conditions to our experts. We’ve been able to appraise a wide variety of books, ranging from 17th Century leather bound books to modern day publications such as Harry Potter first edition soft covers which sell for over $200,000. The old adage—don't judge a book by its cover—does not apply here!
Our Books team
Our books specialist became interested in first editions while in high school. While completing a master's degree in English literature, he was offered a job managing a rare bookshop. Two years later he opened his own business specializing in rare and used books and manuscripts. He has completed countless valuation including those of several famous institutional libraries and is a well known television appraiser.
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We know that obtaining any kind of appraisal can be an intimidating prospect for book owners. Most book owners are not aware of what is required in order to obtain a book appraisal, and no owner wants to be taken advantage of. ValueMyStuff offers a much simpler process, providing fast and easy appraisals from experts in vintage currencies and written evaluation reports for all of our customers - all within 48 hours or less.
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