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AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have an old book, copyrighted in 1911, published in 1912.

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I have an old book, copyrighted in 1911, published in 1912. Title is The Southern Business Guide and Home Educator. by E.T. Roe Edited for B. B. Coffey. The only information I can find is through Worldcat and they say there is one copy in the Library of Congress and one copy at Duke University. Could this be valuable?
JA: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 7 months ago.

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

Unfortunately, 19th and 20th century books are rarely of high value. It does happen--but only in an extremely small percentage of cases.

This particular book, in excellent condition, would be valued at around $25.



Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 7 months ago.

I see this question remained "open." Can I help you further?