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Hi all

Wonder if anyone might know of places interested in purchasing old books (1950's or thereabouts)

Reason is my father died a few months back and on going through his effects etc I came across 50+ books (leslie charteris and others), they are in very good condition (pages browning around edges)

I have been in touch with a few places I 'googled' but seems no one really interested.

So wondering if anyone might know of anywhere that might purchase as if not then I will just dispose of them

Any help appreciated
 

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Hi all

Wonder if anyone might know of places interested in purchasing old books (1950's or thereabouts)

Reason is my father died a few months back and on going through his effects etc I came across 50+ books (leslie charteris and others), they are in very good condition (pages browning around edges)

I have been in touch with a few places I 'googled' but seems no one really interested.

So wondering if anyone might know of anywhere that might purchase as if not then I will just dispose of them

Any help appreciated

i nonly know one shop dont know its name but it is in grassmarket edinburgh
 

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i nonly know one shop dont know its name but it is in grassmarket edinburgh

If you live in Edinburgh, that shop in the Grassmarket is worth trying. I've bought from there before, but most areas have second hand bookshops. You really need somewhere near where you can actually bring the books so that they can examine them and make you an offer.

If the Leslie Charteris ones date from the fifties, there could possibly be some first editions which are worth something.

e.g. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-SAINT-IN-...goryZ270QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 

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www.maggs.com

could try searching that site for any of the books you have, they might have them they might not...one leslie charteris book is going for 40 quid...then take them to a shop (if you find one) least that way you know roughly how much they are going for

but check through them and see if there are any first editions
 

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thanks for replies

only have 1 first edition but not leslie charteris

unfortunately nowhere really close to me and too heavy to carry on a bus

have sent lists to quite a few places i 'googled' but no one was interested

can't believe the saint books at the 'maggs' shop are as much as that ... will send them a list and see what happens ... fingers crossed
 

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If any of the shops don't take them mate i wouldn't ditch them like just stick them on flebay as a bulk auction as you never know there may be a private collector out there interested in them.Failing that even ring a charity shop up as i'm sure they will only be to happy to take them off your hands and would imagine they would collect as well.
 

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Any porn? If you have some filth amongst it I'll have it.

No Fat chicks please :)
 

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i,ll have to get new glasses........thaught it said boobs, but no its books.....lol
 

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had reply from maggs but not interested
If any of the shops don't take them mate i wouldn't ditch them like just stick them on flebay as a bulk auction as you never know there may be a private collector out there interested in them.Failing that even ring a charity shop up as i'm sure they will only be to happy to take them off your hands and would imagine they would collect as well.
thought about ebay .. but cost too much to plce on there ... plus it would cost a lot to send to buyer
Any porn? If you have some filth amongst it I'll have it.

No Fat chicks please :)
had to be someone i suppose ... lol
i,ll have to get new glasses........thaught it said boobs, but no its books.....lol

lol ...
 
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