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I have an original hand written court disposal to HMP Wandsworth

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I have an original hand written court disposal to HMP Wandsworth ledger,this is dated 1883 to 1884, it includes the names height age and occupation of the prisoners, although I haven't counted I would estimate that there are 100 pages in the book.the actual cover has been covered with a thin plastic film to protect the cover underneath. The book in in great condition and as it is the only one I think it would be much sought after by a collector.
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Yes, there is a niche market for prison-related items and accounts. On today's market an antique 19th century prison ledger can sell for $400 - $700.
If interested in selling, the best venue would be through Ebay, as that is where the most collectors around the world would first go to search for such an item.
You can also try rare and antique book auction houses. 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.
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 Auctions: www.dominic-winter.co.uk/
Bonham’s Book and Manuscripts Dept: www.bonhams.com/departments/BOK/
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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