Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: How do you value books?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    4,806

    Default How do you value books?

    Even though I've worked in books for years, pre Mummy days, I've never really known where to go to get books valued. I have a few special first editions and I'm curious as to their worth.



    Any suggestions would be wonderful, thanks.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,732

    Default

    I'd try Kay Craddocks in Collins Street?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Dandy Ranges ;)
    Posts
    7,526

    Default

    I usually start on eBay to get a broad idea ...

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    4,806

    Default

    Thanks ladies

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    6,975

    Default

    I used to work for an Antiquarian Book store in Perth... she valued books all the time. I'd Google "antiquarian, books, Melbourne".

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    4,806

    Default

    Do they have to be old books to be valued by an antiquarian? The books I want valued are a set of hardcover Tomorrow When The War Began series, all signed by John Marsden, all with dust jackets, and I have three first edition Harry Potters.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    6,975

    Default

    Not sure how old they have to be. We sold books that were out of print... I think that was the main criteria... They certainly weren't all old though. Maybe just give someone a call. Let us know how it goes!

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    4,806

    Default

    I contacted Kay Craddock's but they said they don't do it, and put me onto Grant's Bookshop in Prahran, so waiting to hear from them.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •