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AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have collected public school readers from a variety of

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I have collected public school readers from a variety of places over the years. Recently, I decided to make a list of them and think about how they could be preserved for educators. I have several printed in the late 1800s including a McGuffy Reader from 1857. Do they have a value and how should I proceed.
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: I am on faculty at a local university and want to know what to do with my collection.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 9 months ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

The McGuffy New Sixth Eclectic Reader from 1857 is valued at around $20.00. The other books would likely be valued similarly. Because school books were published in such high volumes beginning in the mid 19th century, the values are not typically too high.

I'm happy to continue to discuss--what else would you like to know about this collection?



Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 9 months ago.

I see this question remains "open." How can I help you further?