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