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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have a book I've been given by my late grandfather. It's

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Hi, I have a book I've been given by my late grandfather. It's titled The Shadow- The Amazing Exploits of Frank Fahy by Vince Kelly. Published 1954 by Angus and Robertson. It is also signed by Franky Fahy dated also by him on the 7/08/57. It has no dust jacket but is a hard cover in relatively good condition. If you could please give me an estimate of it's value it would be much appreciated. Thanks, Amy.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.
Your book is a first edition published by the Australian firm of Angus and Robertson in 1954.
The results of my research show your grandfather's book has a retail vintage bookstore value of $65 assuming relatively good condition.
A private seller to a dealer can expect 40-60%of retail value.
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