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Judith. I have a set of Stanley's In Darkest Africa.

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Hi Judith. I have a set of Henry Stanley's In Darkest Africa. I'm wondering what their value may be. Pictures are attached. Thanks, maggie
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Hi Maggie,

I'm happy to help!

This is certainly a desirable set of books. The only problem is that these books are not in top condition. I can see general foxing (browning) and wear and nicks to the bindings.

In the condition pictured, the current retail (replacement or insurance) value of this set is approximately $6,000. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount, or $2,400, depending on location and actual condition.

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Hi Maggie,

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