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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of Nashville Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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We have a book titled HUCKLEBERRY FINN with a publish date

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We have a book titled HUCKLEBERRY FINN with a publish date of 1894. The book is in excellent condition. We also have a lot of very small books; about 3" square and leather bound. They are all dated from the 1800's. Are these books valuable? None of these books show a lot of wear and/or tear for as old as they are.
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 22 days ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques and art collector as well as dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you. Please know I do not send pop-ups.

My research indicates that the current retail value of an 1894 Huckleberry Finn book in good condition would be $75.

As for your 1800s books, the value might vary widely. All depends on how rare they are and condition. If many copies were printed, they would probably not be worth over $75. As an example, the average Bible from the 1800s would rarely be worth over $50-65 as there were many copies printed.

For more information on how to sell books:
http://www.internetbookselling.com/sell-old-books.html

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.

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