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I saved some interesting books from being thrown out by my public library. Apparently they were discarding part of their local historical collection. I grabbed a bunch that looked cool/interesting and it turns out one or two of them have sold online for decent sums. I'm not interested in selling any of them (they are cool!) but I am curious as to how their ex-libris-publica
condition affects their worth. [more inside]
posted by saguaro
on Oct 25, 2012 -
What happened to the resale market for Breyer and other model horses?
Do you know what is going on in the world of Breyer collectibles? [more inside]
posted by whatzit
on Apr 24, 2012 -
I have a few items which were signed by Andy Warhol in the early 80s and I don't know if they're worth having professionally appraised. Such an appraisal would cost some $$ and it wouldn't be worth it for items of negligible value. So I need your best amateur Antiques Roadshow advice on if any or all of these things have a value sufficient to warrant a professional appraisal. Here's the list: [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian
on Jan 30, 2012 -
This is an item
from my Grandparent's house that has been stored since the 1940s. All I know about it is that it was with other items which my Grandfather brought back with him from postwar Japan. An aunt of mine claims it's something that goes on your head, but I can't tell if it's even possible to take off the wooden stand. It is intricately detailed. It also has a small wooden case with a clear front, but the case is not especially detailed.
What is this item? Does it have value? (view larger
posted by artlung
on Jul 18, 2011 -
Are there any good collectible card games out there? I'd prefer it to be online, though it doesn't have to be. I'd prefer it to be free, and I can't really accept otherwise. I'd also prefer it to be browser based or Linux-friendly, but it's fine if it is Windows only.
Is there anything out there? I came across Ederon, but the collectible part seems to be subdued, though I only played three matches so maybe I'm wrong. Tyrant on Kongregate pretty much fits the bill, but its mechanics are a bit too simple I suppose.
posted by SollosQ
on May 4, 2011 -
I have found myself in the possession of a few interesting vintage motion and still film cameras which look to be in great shape, including cases and manuals. While they look neat, I know nothing about them. I tried googling them, but couldn't find anything specific enough to help me decide what I should do with them. I'd like to know if they're worth anything and where I can look to find how much they're going for and where I might advertise them. Specifics and photos inside... [more inside]
posted by bestillme
on Aug 31, 2010 -
What are the highest prices that have been paid for collectible copies of post-World War II American novels? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Jun 1, 2010 -
What do I do with thousands upon thousands of collectible trading card game cards? (Mostly from the Star Trek TCG.) [more inside]
posted by lou
on Dec 28, 2008 -
Mefi political memorabilia junkies: Tell me what this political collectible is worth/ how I can find out/ how/where I can sell it! Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Special Train breakfast menu from 1948, autographed by Harry Truman [more inside]
posted by stenseng
on Oct 1, 2008 -
Who sets how much old and collectible video games are worth? How do they know? (examples with Monkey Island inside) [more inside]
posted by lou
on Apr 29, 2008 -
Where in Chicago can I have old baseball / sports cards graded for condition, and how much can I expect to pay for this service? [more inside]
posted by white light
on Aug 24, 2007 -
I have an original, fully functional, Seiko Pyramid Talk clock (the world's first talking clock) from 1984. Does anyone know if these are rare or desired by clock collectors? I can't find a single one for sale anywhere.
posted by unccivil
on Jul 3, 2007 -
I'm looking for a particular Dell Donald Duck comic book (I don't know the story line, only what the front cover looks like), and no, don't know the issue number, etc. My guess somewhere between 1958 and 1964, but purely a guess. What's the best "source" to try and identify the comic book in question? [description of the front cover, follows]Thanks! [more inside]
posted by america4
on Jul 24, 2006 -
I went to buy a Mtn. Dew before work last night. The first bottle I picked up had a blue cap, I thought it was a new game. Turns out that it is actually a Sierra Mist with a Mtn Dew lable on the bottle from the factory. What should I do with it, I just had to buy it.
posted by chiababe
on Aug 10, 2004 -