Ladybird Books – Vintage Readers

Wikipedia —> With the demise of the traditional Ladybird publishing format has come an increased interest in collecting, often by adults who were children when Ladybird was in its heyday in the 1960s and early 1970s. A great many second-hand Ladybird books are available and it can be an inexpensive hobby. Predictably, most value is attached to clean first editions (including dust covers for editions published until the early 1960s). However, the Ladybird imprints rarely make it clear whether or not a book is a first edition.

Some history.  http://www.vintageladybird.com/history.html A guide to identifying Ladybird books is at http://www.theweeweb.co.uk/ladybird/spotting_firsts.php and http://www.ladybirdflyawayhome.com/

Easy Readers Well Loved Tales often sell for around $20 USD but be sure you aren’t getting the newer 1980s but the older 1960s-70s.  Cinderella (1964) seems to be your best seller coming in at around $30-$60 depending on which venue you’re selling on. Make your listings available for overseas shipments if you sell these books.

Started as the reader literature in Great Britain.

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