Appraising old Jewish/Hebrew/Yiddish books/s'forim in the New York area
July 15, 2014 2:22 PM Subscribe
I'm seeking someone in the New York area (a collector? a store? an auction house?) who can appraise old books in Hebrew and/or Yiddish. Where might I find someone honest who can do this?
posted by taltalim to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My grandfather passed away recently, and in his possession were many, many Jewish texts (commentaries on Torah, Talmud, and Jewish Law) in Hebrew (and probably Yiddish). He was a Rabbi and a scholar, and I've been told that some of the books are 100-150 years old. My mom and her siblings are trying to figure out how to value all of these, and I figured I would ask here to see if there are any recommendations.
The house is on Long Island near JFK, though if necessary we could probably figure out a way to bring the books somewhere. How do we determine their value? My family would probably be looking to sell some and donate some - how can I help to keep them from getting swindled?