• 2
    Feb

Collectible Book Terminology Part 2 – Edition and Copy

Dealer catalogs often contain confusing words or phrases to describe the books that are offered for sale. The terms may be understandable to professionals and bibliophiles, but new collectors and casual owners can sometimes find the jargon puzzling. Some of the most perplexing descriptions include the various editions and copies of a book. Even antiquarian […]

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  • 29
    Jan

Collectible Book Terminology Part I – Bindings

Dealer catalogs often contain confusing words or phrases used to describe the books that are offered for sale. The terms may be understandable to professionals and bibliophiles, but new collectors and casual owners can sometimes find the jargon puzzling. In a series of articles, we’ll explore different categories of these terms. The first thing that […]

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  • 20
    Jan

The Addictive Art of Collecting Books

When it comes to the rare, antique or collectible book, for a serious collector, there is more in play than just the book. “A book collection is not like assembling a coin collection,” advised Michael Slicker, Worthpoint’s expert on antique and collectible books, prints and ephemera. “It really is an act of creation.” “It isn’t […]

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  • 13
    Jan

Interest in, Value of King Memorabilia Rise

This month’s significance will be indelibly etched in American history with Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20 as the nation’s first African-American president. And only the day before, we observe Martin Luther King’s birthday. It’s an extraordinary moment that stamps an exclamation point on hundreds of years of shameful history. Slavery. Jim Crow laws that […]

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  • 13
    Nov

Mining for Book Treasures

Why amass book collectibles? What drives some of us to fill our homes from floor to ceiling with books, to haunt bookshops, book fairs and auctions to acquire more and then cast forth again to seek yet more? Well, mainly, many of us who collect do so because we love books, and we like to have them around us within easy reach.

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  • 27
    Oct

Circus Route Books – A Record of the Past


Circus Route Books — A Record of the Past

By Larry Kellogg

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  • 14
    Oct

Mid Century Modern Reference Guides

Forget About Price Guides; for Mid Century Modern Furniture, Look for Reference Guides

By Bradley Downs

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  • 13
    Oct

Early Car Makers Desired Hit Song to Boost Sales

Early Car Makers Desired Hit Song to Boost Sales

By Dave Bausch

In the field of Automobilia, the one subject most collected is advertising. Advertising took many forms: posters, prints, toys, magazine ads, postcards just to name a few. But the one that most of the automobile makers yearned for was to have their specific model of car depicted on sheet music.

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  • 23
    Sep

Mourning Books And Rituals—Comforting The Spirit

Today the subject of death is largely avoided and it is expected that any signs of grief should be done only in private. We have removed ourselves from the reality of death and it has become a sterile process, gone is the the loving vigil of the family attending to the physical and spiritual needs of the dying person.

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  • 21
    Sep

What is your old book worth?


What is Your Old Book Worth?

The value of old books can vary based on many, many factors. Unfortunately, your book may not have a high value just because it is old – or even because it is a famous title. The following guidelines for 19th and 20th century books are just a few areas that may help explain valuation.


First Editions

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