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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
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Estimated value of a first edition of Dodge City the Cowboy

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estimated value of a first edition of Dodge City the Cowboy Capital, inscibed and signed by Willaim Barclay Masterson "To Dan Kane with compliments of his friend W.B. Masterson New York City Feby.14,1914"
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
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Please know that I cannot accept any requests for "live conversations" such as phone calls. I must research up-to-date data to give the most accurate answer.
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Who is the author? There are several examples listed in my references but they are by a different author.

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Doris

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Robt.M.Wright
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for the information.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I should be back in 20 minutes.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 11 months ago.

The first edition of Dodge City the Cowboy Capital of the World by Robert M Wright, mayor of Dodge City without "Bat"Masterson's signature is $750. With the inscription by Masterson, the book's conservative retail value is $200,750 to $250,750.

There exists some original manuscripts of this book with corrections made by the hand of Masterson that sell for as much as $475,000. Yours is not an original manuscript nor does it have multple initials and signatures by Masterson.

A private seller to a dealer can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 11 months ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

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Doris