Found 86 articles matching Books category.
  • Nov 13 2008
  • 13 Nov 2008

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.

  • Oct 27 2008
  • 27 Oct 2008

Circus Route Books – A Record of the Past


Circus Route Books — A Record of the Past

By Larry Kellogg

  • Oct 14 2008
  • 14 Oct 2008

Mid Century Modern Reference Guides

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

By Bradley Downs

  • Oct 13 2008
  • 13 Oct 2008

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.

  • Sep 23 2008
  • 23 Sep 2008

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.

  • Sep 21 2008
  • 21 Sep 2008

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

  • Sep 17 2008
  • 17 Sep 2008

This Week in Geek 9/17

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by Worthpoint Comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday Matt takes a look at the week’s new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why.

  • Sep 11 2008
  • 11 Sep 2008

The Comic Speculator: All Star Batman and Robin #10

The Comic Speculator is a blog by Worthpoint Comic Book Worthologist Matt Baum that discusses comics as collectibles and the back issue comic market.

  • Aug 27 2008
  • 27 Aug 2008

This Week in Geek 8/27

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by Worthpoint Comicbook Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday Matt takes a look at the week’s new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why.

  • Aug 11 2008
  • 11 Aug 2008

Larkin and Hubbard: From Soap to Antiques and Collectibles

Ever since three nine- and ten-year-old chums and I (unbeknown to our parents, of course) ventured to walk the four or five miles through terra-incognita streets to Boston‘s Museum of Fine Arts, guided only by a Gulf Oil Co. street map, I was smitten by the antiquities, travel and collectibles “bug,” seeking the unusual.