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I have a 1923 Blue Book of the Screen in poor condition (no

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I have a 1923 Blue Book of the Screen in poor condition (no cover). What is the approximate value?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Frank replied 2 years ago.
Hello and Welcome to Just Answer,
My name is***** am a Personal Property Appraiser and would be happy to assist you with your question.
Do you still have the cover for the book or is it completely missing?
Thanks,
Frank
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Completely missing
Expert:  Frank replied 2 years ago.
Shucks.
When dealing with antiquarian or collectible books, condition plays a major role in the resale value. Collectors are looking for top quality issues with the least amount of damage. Soiling, staining, binding damage, cover damage, or torn pages would result in a drop in value.
Your 1923 edition of The Blue Book of The Screen published in Hollywood, CA would have a retail value of 35-45USD in good overall condition(normal wear and tear).
Taking into account the missing cover you would be looking at closer to 3-5USD.
If you still had the cover you may have been able to salvage a bit more value, but unfortunately the book is not going to have very much in that kind of condition.
I wish I had better news for you on this piece.
I hope this information was helpful to you today.
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Thank You,
Frank
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks.
Expert:  Frank replied 2 years ago.
You are very welcome.
Thank you again for any feedback you can leave for my service today.
All the best,
Frank