Saturday, February 28, 2009

Must read E-Zine article on selling vintage cookbooks

One item you can usually find in most estate sales are old cookbooks. Old, rare, classic, vintage, antique and collectible cookbooks can be a hidden source of instant cash. You can easily learn how to sell these old cookbooks. Finding them is the easy part-but pricing them can be tricky. You must do a little research in order to be accurate and get a fair price for yourself.

How to Sell Cookbooks - Old, Rare, Used, Vintage & Antique Betty Crocker, BH&G & Others

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Culinary Arts Institute Cookbook 1955

Vintage Gourmet Foods cookbook featuring many classic recipes. From the 50's, it's gourmet cooking before it was cool. Over 150 fabulous recipes to tempt your taste buds and impress your guests. A must have book for the serious collector. 68 pages.

There are several of these books published by the Culinary Arts Institute and each one is special. They were rather inexpensive at the time, but have become a real collectible in today's market.

You can check this out on if interested. Enjoy!

The Gourmet Foods Cookbook

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Vintage Cookbooks Mean Cash $$$

Sell Cookbooks - Get Cash Fast - Sell Your Old Cookbooks!
By Helen Hecker

It's a well-kept secret but many people are selling their old cookbooks to raise some cash in these harder economic times. They want to keep it a secret so they don't have as much competition. Because they've found that after selling their own old cookbooks that they can easily pick up the best used, old, rare, vintage and antique cookbooks at garage sales, yard sales, estate sales, etc.

The average person will have no idea that their cookbooks are valuable and could bring them a lot of money. They just consider them to be old cookbooks with no real value. If they do wonder, they don't know how to go about finding out what they're worth. The average antique appraiser is not going to know without a lot of research either.

Vendors, who are in business to put on garage sales, are completely unaware of the value of any of these cookbooks. These old, collectible cookbooks go for unbelievable prices of fifty cents to a dollar easily.

You can take advantage of this and earn yourself some nice cash. You can sell cookbooks for much more than you bought them for.

Go through your own old cookbooks first, if you have any, or through you mother's grandmother's or relatives cookbooks to start with so you can build up a little knowledge.

What to look for. Although there are hundreds of cookbooks you can make a lot of money with you want to at first concentrate on the Better Homes and Garden Cookbooks and Betty Crocker Cookbooks. Look for cookbooks that are from the 1950s and 1960s and older. Also look for the plaid covers or pie covers. You can also look for the Betty Crocker Boys and Girl Cookbooks. This is a good place to start because they're plentiful and still bring in a lot of money.

What you should forget about - newer cookbooks are generally not going to be sought after by collectors. They can easily get these. The only time you can make any money with these is if the publisher did a short print run and it's a small publishing company but this is usually not the case. Even then you may not get much for the cookbook.

You can sell cookbooks to collectors - old, rare, antique or vintage cookbooks - because they buy year 'round and the state of the economy doesn't make a bit of difference to them. In fact they know they can find even more as people are finding out that old cookbooks have value and selling them. Of course there's a lot more to learn and a lot of secrets in the cookbook market but too much to go into in a short article. You can quickly learn how to sell old cookbooks.

For more tips on selling cookbooks go to a website specializing in selling old, used, rare, vintage, antique and collectible cookbooks with lots of advice and resources

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