Help me cash this 'Lottery Ticket'
June 12, 2010 3:22 PM Subscribe
I have a rare book I want to sell. It's The Lottery Ticket
by Jules Verne, 1st English edition, 1887, with an inscription dated Christmas 1886. Apparently this edition is so rare that I've only found one sale for it on the internet which was for $5k plus. Please help me find other sales or listings so I can get a more accurate idea of its value before put it up for sale. Advice about selling also welcome.
posted by Kerasia to Grab Bag (51 answers total) 73 users marked this as a favorite
I've looked at previous questions regarding rare book sales. I've scrounged through AbeBooks and Biblio (the $5k+ value was from AbeBooks which we know has inflated prices). I haven't found any sales on eBay but I'm no google ninja.
I know the providence of the book (my father was its second owner and he bought it in the 1940s) and I'm hoping to sell the book for a reasonable amount so I can reduce my soul-stressing debt. Dad wouldn't mind.