View single post by Lee B
 Posted: Tue Jul 11th, 2017 01:01 am
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Lee B

Joined: Tue Dec 9th, 2014
Location: The Pacific NW, By Way Of The Deep South, USA
Posts: 1156
Out of print books go up and down in value often.
For example, The Milwaukee Road book by Frederick W. Hyde was going locally for as much as $200 bucks a copy for a few years. Then, it is assumed, the people who bought the original run started dying off or getting tired of them, and the value has been sinking ever since. I got one off Amazon for I think about $30.
I've also been seeing a lot of Morning Sun publications books at shows for around $20 each (they usually retail for around 50-70 clams per copy when new). I think the original owners of those are also croaking off, 'flooding' the market for what people are willing to pay and pushing prices way down.
A local guy was TICKED when I told him what I'd paid for my Milwaukee Road book I mentioned. He'd spent over $150 for his a couple of years before that.

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