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Article about Collecting
« on: June 14, 2010, 02:17:22 AM »
Article includes Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, and more!


http://www.abebooks.com/docs/RareBooks/Avid-Collector/Feb08/childrens-series.shtml

 Be sure to click on "This Copy" and  "All Copies" see how much it costs...  :o  :o

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Re: Article about Collecting
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 12:25:34 PM »
wow...I know I've seen these books at much cheaper prices... I'd suggest checking the local antique stores and/or used bookstores for original prints of The Hardy Boys.
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Re: Article about Collecting
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 02:56:17 PM »
Yeah I might try that. I wasn't actually looking for anything in particular when I came across this article. I thought it was interesting though. I didn't realize that you have to be very careful with what you are buying. You may even think you have a first edition, but without certain information, you might not.
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Re: Article about Collecting
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 07:46:08 PM »
wow...I know I've seen these books at much cheaper prices... I'd suggest checking the local antique stores and/or used bookstores for original prints of The Hardy Boys.

But they're probably not first editions.

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Re: Article about Collecting
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010, 07:59:27 PM »
Article includes Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, and more!


http://www.abebooks.com/docs/RareBooks/Avid-Collector/Feb08/childrens-series.shtml

 Be sure to click on "This Copy" and  "All Copies" see how much it costs...  :o  :o

My dreams of getting a first edition HB novel has gone out the window.

I got a first edition of the Twisted Claw at one of my favorite used book stores for way less then that.

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Re: Article about Collecting
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 01:11:06 AM »
Well, you do have to be careful about finding actual first editions, but I've definitely seen some first editions at a used book store I like for much more reasonable prices. (The difference here might just be the condition.)
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Re: Article about Collecting
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010, 05:03:58 PM »
Well, I love my boys but those prices are steep. I would like to find a first edition that wasn't so pricey, fairly good condition, and actually what it says it is. That article mentioned that for it to be authentic it needs to have a certain listing. My hunt may be a long one....
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Re: Article about Collecting
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010, 05:51:00 PM »
Hi, I just joined. I think antique stores are a fair place to find the books. I bagan collecting years ago.

Chet

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Re: Article about Collecting
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2010, 06:11:27 PM »
Oh, And I'd just like to thank you very kind folks for having me!

Chet :D