Found 85 articles matching Books category.
  • 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 […]

  • Sep 9 2009
  • 9 Sep 2009

Last Year’s Almanacs May Not Be Useful, but They Sure Are Collectible

It used to be said of something no longer of use that it was “as useless as last year’s almanac.” But not any longer. Old […]