These are rare, collectable books that increase in value as times goes by. Usually only a few hundred were ever printed, sometimes only a few dozen.
People who want something from their hometown, people whose copy is ruined from constant use, people who want a copy of their Mom's favorite cookbook, people who want ethnic recipes, people who want something vintage from their "new" hometown. Lots of people want these, and they probably cannot find them anywhere else, at any price. These books are not only rare but also valuable. I sell a lot of them to museums, libraries, historians and churches.
The genealogical information alone is facinating. This is over 50,000 books (some of the listings are lots, some are more that one copy of the same book, but by far most are one rare copy). These are all the cream of the crop. One reason that they are almost all in good condition, is that if they are damaged, I restore them.
If the spiral binding is broken, I replace it. If a cover is missing or damaged, I repair or replace it. Dated from the 1920s to present, but the majority are vintage from 1950s-1990s. Almost all are in very good to excellent condition.That's at least a 3-5 fold return on your investment. All are shelved, and sorted by state, and then sub-catagorized, from all 50 states plus Washington DC, Canada & other countries. I live in North Eastern North Carolina. Due to the size of the inventory, for pick-up only.
It all fits into a one stall garage, or a room of that size. It could all be moved in a u-haul it truck. I do it all myself.
This would be a fantastic job for someone that is home-bound. It has taken me over 20 years to amass this inventory. I've done the hard work. I sell cookbooks 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. But now I'd like to spend more time with my Grandchildren.I would not be your competitor. Does not include china and a few other items on my store that are not cookbooks, but does include all of the cookbooks. The item "HUGE LOT 50,000 VINTAGE COMMUNITY CHURCH CLUBS SCHOOLS COOK BOOKS COLLECTION" is in sale since Saturday, July 2, 2011.
This item is in the category "Books\Wholesale & Bulk Lots\Books\More than 500". The seller is "insolentpheasant" and is located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.