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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 the book 'the life & personality of Phoebe Apperson

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I have the book 'the life & personality of Phoebe Apperson Hearst by Winifred
Black Bonfils/ Printed for Wm Randolph Hearst by John Henry Nash SAN Francisco MCMXXVIII. iNSIDE it states 'of this book 1000 copies have been printed for private distributation only. this copy is #793. Do you have any idea of the value of this book? Thank You
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year 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.

Please know that I cannot accept any requests for "live conversations" such as phone calls.
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I researched your question before I decided to answer.

Please see the following image of a limited edition copy like yours.

As you will see the current asking price is $450.

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

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The image did not come thru
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

It follows this answer.oris

Let me know if you did not get it.

Please do not forget my need for a positive rating.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris replied 1 year 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?

Let me know,
Kind regards,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sorry Doris, I've been out of touch & just checking my mail. How do I find someone to sell this to?
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

You can try your local Craig's List but be careful. Take cash only and meet your buyer in a busy place like a mall parking lot. Take a friend with you. Your pricing here should be close to retail.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to retail , some other ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites. - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.

Please do not forget my need for a positive rating.

Kind regards,