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WOULD LIKE TO KNOW VALUE OF BOOK AUTHER ROGER POCOCK TITLE

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WOULD LIKE TO KNOW VALUE OF BOOK
AUTHER ROGER POCOCK
TITLE THE FROTIERSMANS POCKET BOOK
PUBLISHER JOHN MURRAY
PRINTED 1909
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
Your 1909 edition of the The Frontiersman’s Pocket-Book by John Murray has a high retail value of 884 GBP ($1500USD) in a specialty book shop.
There is a dealer in the UK who is offering a 1914, later edition for $787USD (464GBP).
Rob Sheppard
FiresideBookshop. *****
Windermere, Cumbria,U.K. ***@******.***
015394 45855
A book dealer will offer you 10 – 30% of the retail sale value.
If interested in selling this, it might just hit the price point for specialty rare and antique book auction companies.
Here are some suggestions of companies to contact:
Bauman's Rare Books in Manhattan - http://www.baumanrarebooks.com/
PBA Rare Book Auctions in San Francisco: http://www.pbagalleries.com/
Swann’s Auction Galleries: http://www.swanngalleries.com/bo_oks.cgi
Bloomsbury London: http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/
Heritage Auctions: www.ha.com
Australian Book Auctions: http://www.australianbookauctions.com/
Dominic Winter Auctons: www.dominic-winter.co.uk/
Bonham’s Book and Manuscripts Dept: www.bonhams.com/departments/BOK/
It is free to contact auction houses and get an estimate for sale. You can contact each auction house through their website. You will send them photos and information. You would not be obligated to sell with any of them. Please bear in mind that estimates will vary from each business, and that the highest estimate is not necessarily a guarantee of a sale.
Contact all of them, if possible for you, regardless of the company location. This will also help you get a consensus opinion on the value and estimates. Approach each one as if you are interested in selling through them. Auction houses take a percentage of the final sale price, so it is in their best interest to sell it for a premium bid.
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Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Daniel,
I am just checking in to see if you have any additional questions about your book?
Cheers,
Nora