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I have a set of old books, writings of madison...750 book

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I have a set of old books , writings of james madison...750 book sets were printed...can you give me an idea of the value...I have pictures if you need them.
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: What should I look at?
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: the condition maybe
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 9 months ago.

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

WHo is the publisher?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press 1900
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 9 months ago.

I'm sorry, I'm unable to find any sales records for this book. I'll opt out and let another appraiser pick it up.

Jennifer

Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 9 months ago.

HI,

My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help. I'm going to do some research and get back to you shortly.

Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 9 months ago.

Hello again.

If you have all nine volumes and they are in very good condition, the current retail (replacement or insurance) value of the set is approximately $500. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $200, depending on location and actual condition.

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 9 months ago.

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