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Re: [BKARTS] Fwd: Old books



Dear Meg,

If your friend is willing to travel down to San Diego, she should take
the book to Wahrenbrock's Book House, (619) 232-0132. They are
incredibly knowledgeable and honest.

Frank Lehmann
Lehmann Bindery
San Diego, CA

On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 07:09:50 -0800, Meg Miller wrote:
> A friend sent this to me, but I am SO not qualified to help with
> anything to do with value. Does anyone know of an appraiser or
> similar professional in the Southern California area (Heather lives
> in Ventura) who might be able to help? Thanks, as ever, for the
> fabulous assistance of this list! I learn something every day!
>
> Best,
>
> Meg Miller
>
>> A friend of ours used to be an antique dealer and does estate
>> appraisals.  He is currently working on the estate of a deceased
>> celebrity who collected historical objects.  He has a two volume set
>> of heraldry books that are dated 1790.  They have binding repairs
>> and I doubt that the leather is original.  The funny part is the
>> motto glossary for towns and gentry, we got a good laugh out of
>> several of them (English translation of one was something like
>> Christ's death is to me as death is to death).  What he needs some
>> info about these books like whether they are the original 1790
>> (nothing indicates otherwise except for their condition-minor
>> stippling, no page edge damage, only slight discoloration) potential
>> value, that sort of thing.  Or at least to be pointed to the correct
>> person for some assistance.
>>
>> Thank ya kindly!!
>> Heather
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