Friday, October 24, 2008
Day 482s interests
As you all know Jennifer is the super-decorator of our household. My job in the marriage is not to decorate, but to give suggestions. Sometimes I overstep my boundaries which usually results in an end product that is less than stellar (but always cheaper). Other times Jennifer ends up liking my input and she lets me buy things all by myself without even watching over my shoulder.
Two things that I enjoy browsing for are antique maps/prints and antique books. Today we're going to talk about books.
Every time we go to an antique store I make a b line to this section. Most of the time there's just a "book" section. These are my favorites because I get to scour each and every shelf, nook, and cranny to find something that tickles my fancy. Most people don't have the patience to do this so there's always some little treasure hidden in there that no one took the time to notice.
I'd like to post some pictures of some of my recent finds, but Jennifer took the camera and the memory card on which those pictures are saved. Instead take a gander at the 1st Edition, 1st Printing of Catcher in the Rye pictured above. A famous title like that in mint condition will fetch about $3,000 to $4,000 which is way out of our budget, but one can always wish for better days and money to burn in the future, right? Also, as of this posting there is a complete set of Harry Potter 1st Edition 1st Printings (UK) on eBay for $25,000. If you're super rich and love this blog feel free to place a bid. If you win them for us I'll take one for the team and pay the shipping.
Feel free to share info on any of your antique collections/interests in the comments section.