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I have many very old books from my grandparents (I'm 75) and

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I have many very old books from my grandparents (I'm 75) and I would like to know some values and sell as many as I can.
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: I also have some wonderful art that I know the artists are considered valuable.
JA: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: How do I get an appraisal?
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 12 days ago.

Approximately how many books do you have? ~Nora

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
75 to 100
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
how about a free estimate on one book?
Expert:  Nora replied 12 days ago.

Hello,

For your books and for selling, you will want to make a list of each of the titles, author, publisher and year. You can then send that list to specialty rare and antique book auction houses to see if they will provide an estimate and sell them for you on consignment.

Here are some suggestions of companies to contact:

Bauman's Rare Books in Manhattan - http://www.baumanrarebooks.com/

PBA Rare Book Auctions in San Francisco: http://www.pbagalleries.com/

Swann’s Auction Galleries: http://www.swanngalleries.com/bo_oks.cgi

Bloomsbury London: http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/

Heritage Auctions: www.ha.com

Australian Book Auctions: http://www.australianbookauctions.com/

Dominic Winter Auctions: www.dominic-winter.co.uk/

Bonham’s Book and Manuscripts Dept: www.bonhams.com/departments/BOK/

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~Nora

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
did you decide not to honor my $5.00 request for a free estimate. If that is so, please refund the $5.00 charged to my discover card. This was very misleading!
Expert:  Nora replied 12 days ago.

I will send your request to admin on your behalf, and I recommend you contact them from your end as well.

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