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Official History F/F 1918 volume


clive_hughes
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Hi,

I was in Oxfam's shop on the Rows in Chester on Friday and saw a virtually mint copy of the IWM-reprinted Official History of the War in France & Flanders, Volume 5 (late Sept-Nov 1918) at £19.99. Other bookshops seem to sell them at about ?£35.

I don't need it myself and so left it on the shelf, but somebody might like it so here's your chance - don't all rush at once!!

LST_164

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Bring back the days when a charity shop sold books for 50p or a few quid at most. :P

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They still do, from time to time: but they've become cannier and lots of books are graded or otherwise checked for market price -I know someone whose job it was to do just that.

Real screaming rarities might end up in an auction house rather than on your local branch shelves.

But there are lots of charities out there, and by no means all of them take such trouble, so a gen-u-ine bargain is still possible!

LST_164

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I even bought super rare WWI Officail Histories from Maggs for £18 in the 1990's.

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... they've become cannier and lots of books are graded or otherwise checked for market price -I know someone whose job it was to do just that.

Yes, I've heard that and seen the results unfortunately its led to the demise of many secondhand book shops.

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but they've become cannier and lots of books are graded or otherwise checked for market price

Indeed. Oxfam has a specialist "book & music" shop near to me as does another charity (can't recall which one)

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