Rare Oz Books' Values

The value of any collectible Oz book is the product of laws of supply and demand, as well as the book's condition and age, presence of color illustrations, identity of publisher, and other tangible and intangible factors. One thing to bear in mind when purchasing any antique item, especially Oz books, is that although there were thousands of the books printed and there are still many in circulation, the demand for these books is increasing and the supply is decreasing! All things being equal and barring worldwide depression, collectible books' value will increase as time goes by.

Here you will find general trends in Oz books' pricing based on the book edition and popularity of specific Oz title. General pricing.

Here you will find more individualized information based on specific title, edition and condition.

Here I outlined general prices of Non Oz books by Frank Baum and Ruth Thompson. Non Oz books general pricing

This is a list of books listed by individual titles that were sold in 2007 together with sale prices. Books that were sold within past few years

Below are a few links to most valuable Oz book sales.

2002 sale of a signed copy of Wonderful Wizard of Oz for $152,500

2005 sale of a signed copy of Wonderful Wizard of Oz for $120,000

2001 sale of Wonderful Wizard of Oz (B binding) for $64,625

2006 sale of Wonderful Wizard of Oz (C binding) for $20,400


Finally, this is a quick view of
Books that were sold within 1st quarter of 2008

Books that were sold within 2nd quarter of 2008

Books that were sold within 3rd quarter of 2008



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