Antique books valuations

How Much Is Your Antique Books Worth?

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Manuscript

Do you own any manuscript? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide a free appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.

Some criteria for assessing the value of a manuscript

Manuscript collectors are well-informed in their field. It is difficult to evaluate a manuscript: there is no official path. Most appraisals are to be regarded as exceptions. Nevertheless, some important aspects can be assessed fairly by specialists. The price one obtains when selling a manuscript therefore depends above all on the period in which it is appraised, but above all on its state of preservation. This is why it is not enough to choose rare copies; they must be conserved properly in order to obtain the best price. At a time when screens are gradually replacing paper, handwritten works are becoming more and more poignant and rare for all lovers of writing.

Checking the authenticity of the manuscript

Each handwritten element bears witness to an intimate and unique universe that identifies a sender, a recipient, and an intention, which are articulated together like a historical treasure hunt. If it is the work of a famous or historic author or personality, the sentimental and singular value is all the stronger. With a thorough study, the authenticity of the manuscript works can thus be ensured and they become genuine collectors’ items. These works may come in various forms – private correspondences, from authors or historical figures, poems, drafts, old manuscripts, original works, etc.

Selling prices according to the history of the work

The world of manuscripts is enormous. The value of a manuscript work obviously depends on the historical, political and personal context of the person who wrote it. This is why the collection of such texts is based on extensive knowledge of history, literature and art history. Don’t hesitate to ask our experts via our online form to have your manuscripts appraised.

How do we appraise your manuscript?

Requesting an online valuation of your rare books is simple and entirely free of charge. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our manuscript experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.

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A team of experts and auctioneers

If you own a manuscript, use our online form for a free appraisal.

You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your painting, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.

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