How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Doris Your Own Question
Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 9654
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.
Type Your Antiques Question Here...
Doris is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Text of the Authorized Version Copyright 1941 Columbia

Customer Question

Text of the Authorized King James Version
Copyright 1941 Columbia Educational Books, Inc.
Cover is really worn. But the inside has all pages and none ripped or written on. Slightly yellowed/greyed. You can still fill the raise on color picture and pages are super soft also you can still see shiny gold edges of pages
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it worth anything?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also broken spine
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.
I give my best answers in writing when I have time to think about them.
Sometimes a "Chat box" will pop-up asking if you would like a live conversation. Please know it is not from me.

If another professional enters our exchanges, feel free to tell them that you are working with me if you wish.

Please see the following image.

It shows a book similar to yours - King James - 1941 Columbia Educational Books - with a retail asking price of $24.

We can assume then that the retail asking price of yours is also $24.

I wish the value were higher.

I had an expert on Bibles look at my collection one time. He told me that there were so many of each version of the Bible printed that they do not sell very high.

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

I hope I have helped you.

If I can help you with further questions about this answer, please let me know before you rate me.

All my answers are quoted in USA dollars.

I endeavor to give realistic, honest answers in a timely manner.

Please take a little time to give me a POSITIVE RATING NOW SO THAT I AM CREDITED BY JA for my knowledge, time and effort.

Please do not rate me down because of system difficulty.

Please let me know if you have difficulty with the site's rating system. To rate me, you should see 5 stars near my answer. 5 stars gives me the best rating.

Kind regards.


If you would like to use me on any future questions, requesting me expires in a short time. If you put "For Doris Only" at the first of the question, most professionals on the site will respect that request.

Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

I forgot to add the image.

Here it is.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** image did not work.
But I couldn't find t&t&t y6
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I couldnt find the exact bible only close and the close ones on ebay were very expensive*j0
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Let me look at ones on eBay.

I will look to see if they actually sold.

I could not find any over $40 in the best resource I know of for antiquarian books.

Is yours illustrated?

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

See the following images. All are jpeg format which all computers take.

The first one is a link to the one that selling retail for $24.

The second one is one that sold on eBay for the most that I saw - $135. However it was in excellent condition which yours is definitely not with a major flaw in the broken spine.

Book dealers tell me that condition is easily 40-50% of value when comparing old books.

The third one sold for about $15-16 in good condition.

You cannot compare old Bibles unless they are the same date and publisher.

My 4 examples here are.

If you are working from a phone, you may not see my images.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

see the images following.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Were you able to open the three images?

Kind regards,