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I have old books that where my fathers and grandfathers that…

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I have old books that where my fathers and grandfathers that I would like to now the value of - Pinocchio is one that has a copyright date of 189? Wo could I locate in the Spring, TX area that I could trust.

Expert's Assistant: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?

The books are in good shape and have been kept in climate controlled environments.

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The copyright date you entered for the book Pinocchio was 189. Please tell me the full year.

I can only take your one book in this single question; however, I can most probably suggest an appraiser within driving distance of your home that can help you. Our Just Answer services do not include on site appraisals.

Please tell me a large city near you.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not sure of exact date the books are in a climate controlled storage unit and not at my disposal. I think about 1894? please suggest an appraiser that I can trust within driving distance of Spring, TX 77379

Is the publisher of your book Cassell. It is really important to the exact date as the value is significant if it is the first edition printed in 1892.

I need to know a large city near Spring, TX.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Houston, TX

Thank you for the city. I will look for a reputable person for you in Houston.

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Is the publisher of your book Cassell. It is really important to the exact date as the value is significant if it is the first edition printed in 1892.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
That could be the publisher and that maybe the date but until I can get to the unit I have no way to be exact. I have other books that have the same publishing years late 1800's all in good shape. That I need to have someone look at as well.

The value of the Pinocchio book could be as much as $13,910 if printed by Fisher Irwin in 1892.

Here are two well qualified and credentialed appraisers in Houston. They should be able to research your books for you.

Please know in person appraisals can vary widely in price. Be sure to establish what an appraiser that works in person will charge before hiring.

Also, it is unethical for an individual to appraise an item then buy it from you or offer to sell it for you.

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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%-50% more than retail values.

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