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How to Tell if Your Book is Valuable

Did you find that $25,000 book? Is that book you found in your grandfather’s attic valuable? How will you know? HINT: Old does not equal valuable. Now you should have a pile of books to research. Remember research in the front end will save you both time and money and

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Edmund Dulac

Edmund Dulac 1882-1953 Writing descriptions for these books is not as cumbersome as one might think. The key is to list on eBay and take excellent pictures of the illustrations. You want to place at least four or five in the listings. This illustrator has been reprinted numerous times in

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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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A Chip Hilton Series Comeback Cagers

I’m often asked, “How do I sell used books?” If you learn how to sell children’s used books online you’ll find a great way to make money. I love doing what I do. I am highlighting yet another children’s vintage book you have likely passed up at the yard sales and thrift stores – a […]

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