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Doris
Doris, Antiques Appraiser
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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 a huge Family Bible that was printed in 1874. The

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Hi, I have a huge Family Bible that was printed in 1874. The cover is leather and the pages are gold at the edge. What is the value of this very we'll preserved Bible? Thank you.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques and art collector as well as dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you. Please know I do not send pop-up offers. Although I am USPAP-trained, the assessments given here do not meet USPAP requirements.
Thoughtful responses take time. My responses are not instantaneous.

What is the name of the publisher? Is the Bible in English?

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Kind regards,
Doris

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hi Doris,
The Catholic Family Bible was published by D & J Sadlier of NY and Montreal. The pages for family records are blank.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Let me know if you need more pics. Thank you.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I'm hearing impaired so I cannot call you. Please respond through this website. Thanks.
Expert:  Doris replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for the excellent pictures.

I do not participate in the extra charge phone call services. I give my best answers in thoughtful writing.

Besides, you will have an assessment to print out. I did not send the ad/pop-up.

I have a personal collection of very old Bibles dating back to 1622. Unfortunately, Bibles are worth very little when compared to other more rare books of the same age. There were/are so many Bibles printed at the same time, they are not considered rare.

Your leather bound Catholic Family Bible published by Sadler in 1874, as described, has an estimated retail value of $350-400.

How to sell books:

http://www.internetbookselling.com/sell-old-books.html

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.

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Doris

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