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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Literature and Paper Items Reply with quote

HelmutofBuffalo wrote:
Hello Everyone. I need some advice about a cache' of VW Books I have been offered. Five banana boxes full, about 25 in each, mostly hardcover/softcover repair/ vintage photo, books by various authors and vintage, mostly Beetle related, manuals, some Clymers, one Idiot manual, some dealer ephemera, did not see many doubles. All good shape.
My question is: He is offering them for $250 for everything, breaks down to about $2.00 each, Is there a lot of demand for these old books, does anyone collect ? Interested in the whole lot ? Can I sell these easily for 5-10 each ? I see most books in the classifieds average about $15. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Helmut

Buy the whole lot. In my experience, books sell very, very well at VW swap meets.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Literature and Paper Items Reply with quote

iowegian wrote:
HelmutofBuffalo wrote:
Hello Everyone. I need some advice about a cache' of VW Books I have been offered. Five banana boxes full, about 25 in each, mostly hardcover/softcover repair/ vintage photo, books by various authors and vintage, mostly Beetle related, manuals, some Clymers, one Idiot manual, some dealer ephemera, did not see many doubles. All good shape.
My question is: He is offering them for $250 for everything, breaks down to about $2.00 each, Is there a lot of demand for these old books, does anyone collect ? Interested in the whole lot ? Can I sell these easily for 5-10 each ? I see most books in the classifieds average about $15. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Helmut

Buy the whole lot. In my experience, books sell very, very well at VW swap meets.


Yes, I'd say at $2 each you should be able to at least make your money back.
Some will probably sell easily, some will be more difficult.
It really depends what they are.
The "idiot guide" books sell really easily in person.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Literature and Paper Items Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Literature and Paper Items Reply with quote

This Competition Motors dealer listing was on the back of a brochure I got recently:
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Literature and Paper Items Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

t3kg wrote:
Some VW letterpress printing cuts. The Bernd Reuters split window cut appears to be a zwitter.

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Hey t3kg,

After some research, I found out that I have one of the same letterpress blocks. I would love to hear what you have learned about them. I purchased mine at a estate sale about 10 years ago.

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