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Second opinion] we have a collier's world atlas and gazetteer dated 1935-36-37 is it worth anything???

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It's in a hard bound cover. needs to be worked on, but it is very readable.

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Hi My name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to help.

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Collier's World Atlas and Gazetteer was published by PF Collier and Sons. They were more known for their massive encyclopedia sets. Some of the earliest versions of Collier's World Atlas and Gazetteer go back to around 1910. By the sound of it, yours had more than one dated printed on the copyright page. When it's stamped like that, that means that edition was first published in 1935 and your copy actually dates to 1937.

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If there were no significant changes in history or maps, there wasn't a need to create a new edition for each year, so some editions would be published over many years. That's why it has multiple dates listed.

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For a copy in fair to good condition (some shelf rubbing, dented corners, loose spines, wear on the cover, scratches, slight tears etc), it'll be worth about $50 to $75. For a one in very good to excellent condition (minimal wear, no tears, no stains, etc), it's worth about $100 to $125. From the sound of your description, you'll likely fall in the higher end of the "fair to good range".

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I really wish I could say it was worth a lot more right now. That's not to say the value won't go up as these older copies get harder to come by, especially if they're in good shape. If you do decide to sell it, I'd contact vintage book shops in your area. You might also check with local antique stores. There are a number of collectors that deal in books. To be completely honest, you'll definitely get a higher value by selling it yourself.
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If you want to try selling your book yourself, I highly recommend checking out Etsy, Barnes and Nobles Marketplace and Amazon's Marketplace. They are great sources for selling and they do help you sell worldwide.

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You can also check into:Albris or Biblio. Albris actually has one of the best price rates out of three, but Biblio tends to get more customer traffic.

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If you have any questions, please let me know.

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