Anybody watch Antiques Roadshow? There’s a guy on there who sometimes appraises books. Recently, the Twin Cities StarTribune had an article about Ken Sanders volunteering at a fundraiser in Sandy, Utah. A guy came up and said he had an old book he wanted to get appraised.
He had it wrapped in a big plastic sack and said it’d been passed down to him by his great uncle, but the book was pretty tattered.
It was an old book. In fact, it was only a partial copy of an old book.
A copy of the 500-year-old Nuremberg Chronicle, published in 1493. A world history beginning in biblical times, considered “one of the earliest and most lavishly illustrated books.”
But it was tattered and only a partial copy.
So Sanders will probably only get about $50,000.
3 weeks ago