What is the value of a complete set of Funk & Wagnalls Standard Reference E...

What is the value of a complete set of Funk & Wagnalls Standard Reference Encyclopedia probably from 1969

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2 years ago #2
Marra M
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Hi there 😊

Current values for these book is from $5 to $9 each

However for an entire set from $70 to $90 depending on the condition that it is in.

Here is a little trivia, the first edition for Funk and Wagnalls was published in 1894. It was originally founded in 1875 and was previously named IK Funk & Company.

The last printing for the Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia was in 1997.

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12 months ago #3
Ben
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1959 to 1964

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12 months ago #4
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Hi there Ben 😊

Estimated selling prices are per entire set

1959 edition has 25 volumes- from $130 to $164

1960 edition has 25 volumes has well- from $60 to $75

1961- from $55 to $70

1962 to 1964- $50

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8 months ago #5
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Hi Mara or anyone that can maybe assist, I have a set of Green one's but I cant seem to date it, is there any way you know how to date the encyclopedia's? its a full set of 25 with minor damage on 2 or 3 of the books

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8 months ago #6
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Hi there MrGvw 😊

Can you open one of the books and take clear close up photos of the page where the publisher, date of publication and name of the book is there?

Best regards!

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3 months ago #7
Brian
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What about a complete set - pristine condition - plus two dictionaries from 1983?

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3 months ago #8
Brian
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What about a set - pristine condition - plus two dictionaries from 1983?

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3 months ago #9
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Hi Brian 😊

Current average selling price for the entire set of 1983 version in good condition is $75 and below. This remains a decent price since some encyclopedias are sold lower than these by $50 or $40 and below.

Funk and Wagnalls was an American publisher best known as provider of reference materials like dictionaries and encyclopedia. The encyclopedia was renamed Funks & Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia in 1931. However, it also did a named changed as Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia for its 1971 edition. The last print was in 1997.

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3 months ago #10
jim
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Where can you sell them?

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3 months ago #11
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Hi Jim 😊

To be honest, not a lot of people would be interested to purchase old books. However, there are still those that look for these from time to time.

You can try offering this at Craigslist because it would be easy to ship them. You might even have the chance to meet up with your potential buyer.

Other options would be here at the Artifacts Marketplace but if you plan on doing so don't forget to sign up as member. Don't forget posting clear photos and specific details to attract buyers.

https://www.artifactcollectors.com/artifacts-marketplace/

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1 month ago #12
Daniel
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I have the whole set for sale

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1 month ago #13
Sera
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I have a complete set of Funk & Wagnalls encyclopedias that I purchased either in the late seventies or early eighties. How much would they be worth and who would purchase them, thanks for your help.

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3 weeks ago #14
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Hi Sera 😊

Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia is one of the most highly esteemed works in the English language. They publish a 1993 Library edition that is not only made of high quality binding but is an authoritative resource material especially for students. This is an updated and enlarged version.

For your edition, current average selling price is from $70 for the entire volume. However, it must be in good mint condition or at least near mint condition.

Best regards!

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