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Where the Wild Things Are – First Edition Points

Maurice Sendak died May 2011.  The latest sale of a true first edition of Where the Wild Things Are was on Abebooks.com sold for $25,000. This is the third highest sale for Abebooks ever. First edition points: 1) Harper & Row, 1963 2) the LOC number on book’s title page

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Russell and Lillian Hoban

A hint to booksellers around the holidays is to overprice vintage children’s books rather than under price. Books tend to sell for more during the holidays. This is true also for the classic Christmas books. Ordinarily these books don’t sell for as much as I have recently sold them for

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Eloise Wilkin a Collectible Illustrator

Eloise Wilkin’s adorable illustrated children are found nearly everywhere. You can bet many of her books appeal to the collector’s market. You can’t miss her books. She was featured mostly on the Little Golden Books of the 50s and 60s. Look for the children with the chubby faces and hands.

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Charlot Byj Vintage Books

Known for her greeting card artwork Charlot Byj (pronounced BUY) illustrated adorable winter scenery pictures of children in the 1940s. Her most memorable creatures were red headed children. These children became her trademark. The best known are Raggy Shabby O’Hair, his sister Raggy Muffin, and their mother, M’Lady O’Hair. These

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The Uncle Wiggily Book

We have sold many books written by Howard Garis. He is known for his Uncle Wiggily series. If you run a search you will see that many of the books are not worth a whole lot but many are worth a pretty penny. I have seen auctions sell for over

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Sugar Mouse Cake – Valuable Vintage Book

If you are a child of a baby boomer you may remember Gene Zion’s works like Harry the Dirty Dog series. He has a few vintage collectible books that will serve you well should you find one. A book to look for that sells regularly at about $50. If you have a vintage copy of Sugar Mouse Cake it may be time to part with it and sell books online. Gene Zion illustrated this famous and valuable book written in 1964.

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