Your sounds very complete and although there are a few worldwide that have come up this complete this is a nice set. Are they worth anything and if not, what can i do with them. What is a 1955 set world book encyclopedias worth answers. When searching on its important to find copies that match the book in your possession as accurately as possible. Nov 07, 2014 old encyclopedias are less impacted by such fallbacks due to the atomic nature of the information they contain, but are nevertheless more vulnerable due to the size and the number of volumes. Old encyclopedias are attracting collectors primarily for two reasons. The world book encyclopedias were sold as a set in 1978. Jan 19, 2020 this is so sad, but last year when i was cleaning out my house i threw away an entire set of 1972 world book encyclopedias. Mar 25, 2015 old ones will be sold off at those book fairs like they have at the mall. Nov 28, 2017 explore kristianlouises board what to do with my old encyclopedias. A 1986 world book qualifies as trash or recyclable materialno one will want it, i promise. The last shop on earth that still sells the world book encyclopedia.
Jan 17, 2018 i have a complete set of world book encyclopedias with 2 volume dictionary, 1988. Read on to see the answers provided by the thriftyfun community or ask a new question. Oct 01, 2012 this is quite a good use of the old books. This option depends on the age of the books and whether or not schools and libraries accept older sets of encyclopedias.
There are, however, a very few encyclopedias that are considered noteworthy enough that they can sell for several hundred dollars. I have a 1958 set of the world encyclopedia in good condition. I have a set of the world book encyclopedia, copy right 1964. Including dictionaries and 1980 science year volume including dictionaries and 1980 science year volume encyclopaedia britannica volume 1, a to antarah excellent preowned condition. I have a complete set of the world book 75 anniversary edition. Recently a complete set from this year sold for about 100 dollars. Mar 05, 2012 these 1964 sets of the world book encyclopedia are modest in value when you consider the number of volumes and the many that are in very good condition. A few of the 100 book owners on line carried small treasures, but.
There are many other things we can do with our old stuff like using a book like a case, etc. Ask a question here are the questions asked by community members. Beyond scarcity, there are several other factors that influence the value of an old book. I called a few used book stores to see if they were worth anything. Donate your old encyclopedias to a local school or library. Few days ago, i built a tray using my old photo frames and an old book. What i do with my old books, frames, photos, etc is to use them to recreate another useful things. A set of the world book encyclopedia set from 1948. This is the book worlds annual version of the antiques roadshow. Abebooks has been part of the rare book world since going live in 1996. Instead of tossing his old encyclopedias, he transforms them. The dust jacket is both the most decorative part of a book, and the most delicate. Determining the value of a set of encyclopedias or even a single volume isnt exceedingly difficult, but there is market variation. A 20year old encyclopedia set is of no use to anyone.
Jan 14, 2015 old reference books such as encyclopedias may have some resale or collectors value. I have a complete set of 1958 world book encyclopedias. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books. The world book encyclopedia complete 22 volume set. I managed to get rid of my old encyclopedias at a senior home. But the magazines, encyclopedias, and just plain dirty books were put on a free shelf. Most hard cover books published since the early 20th century were sold with a dust jacket. May 04, 2012 old bibles, old encyclopedias, old copies of shakespeares and other common books printed in huge quantities. Staring at these books, the upcycling gears in this diy. Rummaging through his parents house, one diyer recently found a set of old encyclopedias lying around, completely unused and forgotten. It breaks my heart because i know how much money those things cost way back when. This is a page about finding the value of world book encyclopedias. Nov, 2016 unfortunately for those hoping to make a little money selling their old sets, most are considered worthless, and many libraries and community book sales are refusing to accept them.
How much is a set of 1978 world book encyclopedias worth. Determining the value of a set of encyclopedias or even a single volume isnt exceedingly difficult. Outofdate encyclopedia sets disappearing from shelves. I posted them on free cycle and this place with senior residences was trying to create a library. Finding the value of old encyclopedia sets thriftyfun. I have a complete set of 1967 world book encyclopedias. Set 1960 1 20 hardcover january 1, 1960 by field enterprises educational corp.
See more ideas about old encyclopedias, book crafts and crafts. I have a complete set of world book encyclopedias with 2 volume dictionary, 1988. They were from 1962 and the information in them was long out of date. The world book encyclopedia complete 22 volume set world book on amazon. Many people believe that they cant do anything to protect their privacy online, but thats not true. Libraries rarely want encyclopedias unless they are current and up to date. A book that has significant damage is likely not worth much. Dec, 2019 many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Even if the school or library cannot use the books, they can sell them at school or library fundraisers. How much is a set of 1970 world book encyclopedias worth. My old encyclopedias just arent worth anything anymore blues. Like the new book of knowledge, a very new or very old edition in good shape will be worth the most. The worlds most valuable childrens books do you have one.
Valuable encyclopedias can be sold to private collectors, bookstores, and via auction. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. May 05, 2018 the last shop on earth that still sells the world book encyclopedia. Finding the value of world book encyclopedias thriftyfun. I almost threw out a whole set of encyclopedias today and i decided to see how much it was worth. So they took the encyclopedias and some other older books that i had. This page is great place to look for the value of old encyclopedias.
It is not difficult then to see how the yongle volume could have been misplaced back in 1968 when it was still considered the worlds largest encyclopedia. Mar 12, 2019 this is the book worlds annual version of the antiques roadshow. The set has a hard blue binding with silvertoned details and includes numbers 119 plus the annual supplement. Instead of tossing his old encyclopedias, he transforms. Before you toss out those old encyclopedias, youll want to read todays column. Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Well known to book collectors and booklovers, our site is an excellent resource for discovering a rough value of an old book. What to do with all those old encyclopedias that keep getting. Jan 09, 2008 i ended up with an old set of encyclopedias when my parents moved. Encyclopaedias books for sale shop with afterpay ebay. Most old encyclopedias, with the exception of something extremely rare, arent worth the cost of shipping them to a buyer. Get the best deals on world book encyclopedia when you shop the largest online selection at.
You can get a 10yo encyclopedia set for almost nothing, and the world book puts out a new edition every year. How to dispose of old encyclopedias pen and the pad. The best place to sell any used book for the most money flipsy. Encyclopedias dated after 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures.1265 132 544 520 129 530 1520 441 732 315 1544 1066 414 1251 371 494 18 1139 1063 96 837 1101 680 746 702 134 846 1177 1200 162 1008 1231 928 478 742 76 29 1197 110 239 1028