Found 86 articles matching Books category.
  • Nov 14 2011
  • 14 Nov 2011

How to Know When Toss-Away Books Could Yield Big Treasures

We’ve all seen piles of old and broken books at estate sales; the spines are stripped off, the covers are warped and detached, handfuls of […]

  • Aug 29 2011
  • 29 Aug 2011

Collecting First Editions: When Firsts Aren’t Really First at All

Why are first editions so collectible? Unless an author is already acclaimed, first editions are usually printed in a small run, so that the publisher […]

  • Feb 21 2011
  • 21 Feb 2011

Famous Classics and What They’re Worth – ‘Gulliver’s Travels’

Books that can sell for $100,000 or more at auction are rare indeed. They are purchased by museums, libraries and the wealthiest of bibliophiles. Among […]

  • Sep 14 2010
  • 14 Sep 2010

What is My Antique Worth? Simplifying Appraisal Values

Did you know that a single item can have several different appraised values? In fact, when you “Ask a Worthologist” to value an antique or […]

  • Sep 7 2010
  • 7 Sep 2010

Pictures that Illustrate Thousands of Words: Collecting Original Illustrative Art

Some book collectors collect books based solely on the illustrations, and for good reason. Many books from the late 1800s and early 1900s were filled […]

  • May 10 2010
  • 10 May 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Gutta-Percha-Covered Book

Selma D. found an interesting antique book with a cover unlike any she had seen before. She engaged WorthPoint’s “Ask a Worthologist” service, and it […]

  • Oct 26 2009
  • 26 Oct 2009

Collecting Classic Horror Books—Tales that Scared Our Great-Great-Grandparents

“Morning and evening Maids heard the goblins cry ‘Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy’ ” Thus begins Christina Rossetti’s 1859 epic poem, “Goblin […]

  • Oct 26 2009
  • 26 Oct 2009

The King of the Macabre: Edgar Allan Poe Offers Various Avenues of Collectibles

As the undisputed father of terror and the grotesque, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) wrote more than 150 poems, essays and short stories, as well as […]

  • Sep 30 2009
  • 30 Sep 2009

This Week in Geek 9/30/09

Maybe it was the iTunes motion comic, or writer Brian Michael Bendis’ undying love for her, but one thing is for certain: me naming Spiderwoman […]

  • Sep 28 2009
  • 28 Sep 2009

Harry Rinker’s Hypothetical New Book: Not Appropriate for ‘The Big House’

I am addicted to the cable channel Turner Classic Movies (TCM), much to the chagrin of my wife Linda who finds many of the movies […]