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    Are these books worth anything?

    I am having a clear out and have across a pile of old books owned by my Dad as a child which he gave to me when I was young.

    They are still in good condition though a little worn and very very un-PC but I am wondering whether to sell them or just give them to the charity shop

    They are as follows:-

    Treasure Island - The Story of the Film (1952)
    The Gilbert Harding Question Book (1957)
    Prattles - Not sure of the year but has a sticker inside saying it was presented as a Sunday School Prize in 1916
    The Boy who dreamed dreams and other Old Testament stories - Lucy Diamond (no year)
    Daily Mail Annual for Girls and Boys - Susan French (1956)
    My Book of Favourite Tales (1950)
    My Book of Fairytales and Fables (approx 1954)
    The Cruise of the Clipper - Morgan Derham (1952)
    Biggles of the Camel Squadron - Capt W E Jones (1934)

    13 Comments

    Could be worth a bit....maybe try selling them on Ebay and if it does well, you could donate the money to the charity shop. :thumbsup:

    try amazon to see previous listings then youll find out the prices.

    Original Poster

    Ginner;4257874

    http://www.antiqbook.co.uk/boox/lbw/books12000.shtmlTry this site very … http://www.antiqbook.co.uk/boox/lbw/books12000.shtmlTry this site very informative on prices



    Thanks for the link Ginner - the first book I searched on there is selling at £180 :w00t:

    fireheaven;4257929

    Thanks for the link Ginner - the first book I searched on there is … Thanks for the link Ginner - the first book I searched on there is selling at £180 :w00t:



    Wow, that's amazing......I bet you're glad that you didn't give it to charity now. :giggle:

    Sounds like you could have a nice little goldmine sitting there.

    P.S Some of these books are actually older than you. :w00t:

    Original Poster

    They are all older than me!! and just like me they are a little tired and worn round the edges :roll:

    fireheaven;4258036

    They are all older than me!! and just like me they are a little tired and … They are all older than me!! and just like me they are a little tired and worn round the edges :roll:



    Hmmm....although it sounds like both comparisons are used....1 sounds like it's in peak condition. :thumbsup:

    P.S Are you sure they're all older than you, as some are as recent as 1957? :giggle:

    Banned

    sarbjeet_;4257877

    try amazon to see previous listings then youll find out the prices.



    How do you see 'previous listings'? please.

    I thought you might be pleased.!

    Original Poster

    Ginner;4258683

    I thought you might be pleased.!



    Oh I am very pleased :-D:-D

    I might owe you a drink or 10 :thumbsup:

    Check the edition. A 1st edition will usually be worth more, sometimes a lot more. 2nd, 3rd etc editions can be published in the same year and have next to no value.

    Original Poster

    Liddle ol' me;4266511

    Check the edition. A 1st edition will usually be worth more, sometimes a … Check the edition. A 1st edition will usually be worth more, sometimes a lot more. 2nd, 3rd etc editions can be published in the same year and have next to no value.



    All but one are 1st editions

    fireheaven;4258036

    They are all older than me!! and just like me they are a little tired and … They are all older than me!! and just like me they are a little tired and worn round the edges :roll:



    Arent we all lol?

    I agree with others though Fire - 1st editions are always going to be worth more. The Biggles books are quite sought after.
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