Guide Books - Victorian Furniture, Trunks, and Blown Glass

Discussion in 'Give Aways' started by AJefferson, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. AJefferson

    AJefferson Well-Known Member

    Cleaning out my stuff and thought I'd give back a little. I have 4 books for giveaway and I pay for shipping for North American Continent. So there will be 4 winners who will chose which book they want or pass if the book they wanted is gone.

    Will make the drawing on Wednesday, August 12 at night EST.

    1 - Victorian Furniture, Our American Heritage by Kathryn McNerney, softcover, 253 pages (14 oz)

    2 - Trunks, Traveling Bags and Satchels by Roseann Ettinger, softcover, 160 pages (1lb 1oz)

    3 - Care and Repair of Furniture by Albert Jackson and David Day, hardcover with dust jacket, signed by both authors, 160 pages (2lbs 2oz)

    4 - Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass by Helen and George S. McKearin, hardcover with dust jacket, 382 pages (3lbs 3 oz)

    pictures to follow
     
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  2. AJefferson

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  3. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    @AJefferson , am also downsizing my books, so not tossing my name in your hat, but just wanted to say THANK YOU!!

    I donated about 50 books to the Salvation Army today - a very large tote box filled with large sized books - because I didn't know what else to do with them? Now only thousands more to go! I wish you the best to find good homes for your lovely books. :cat:
     
  4. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    So nice of you!

    Please add me for the drawing! I’m trying to learn more about glass :)
     
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  5. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    None for me, as I am downsizing my book collection a little. Just by about 100 books, though, not thousands. It is very generous of you! These will be useful for anybody who is interested in the topics.

    @antidiem , one thing to consider is whether there is any book sale or shop to benefit the public library. I donated about 60-70 books last week to a book sale room that is run by the local Friends of the public library group. Salvation Army is not a bad idea, though. Wish I had thought of it!

    I also approached the university library where I worked for many years. They have just reopened after being closed for almost 5 months. They are more selective and are making me do some work. Yesterday I typed up a list of my remaining books, including copyright dates and ISBN numbers, and sent it on to a staff member. They will let me know which ones they want. Maybe I'll offer the others here!
     
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  6. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Fig! I will check into our local libraries - I would be fine to donate them there. I went to the Sally in order to get the charitable tax donation receipt, but each very nice book is only worth about five bucks on a tax form (without the original receipt), not the best value for my books, but happy to have any write-off. I am certainly going to take more totes of beautiful books ::somewhere:: for donation, so I can def check with the library too, thanks!
     
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  7. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    @AJefferson, I'm not in either, but those DO look like GREAT BOOKS to have for a younger collector!!! :):):)
     
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  8. CECELIA G SWART

    CECELIA G SWART New Member

    would love to have the glass book
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I'm in for trunks...please....
    it wouldn't hurt to know more about those things..
     
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  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I think I have that glass book sitting here, Lord knows why. Someone else can have these who might actually need them.
     
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  11. AJefferson

    AJefferson Well-Known Member

  12. AJefferson

    AJefferson Well-Known Member

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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  14. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Oh I’m so excited! Thank you so very much! May I have the glass one please?

    Many thanks!
     
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  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I'll go for the Jackson & Day Furniture, please !!! :happy:
     
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  16. AJefferson

    AJefferson Well-Known Member

    Ok @CECELIA G SWART
    These two are left to choose.

    1 - Victorian Furniture, Our American Heritage by Kathryn McNerney

    2 - Trunks, Traveling Bags and Satchels by Roseann Ettinger
     
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  17. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    @AJefferson .....the package has arrived......
    Many Thank you's ............ I'll be re-caning chairs, in two shakes of a lambs tail !!!
    & thanx for the EXTRA gift !!!

    Komo
     
  18. AJefferson

    AJefferson Well-Known Member

    I am glad you got the package and the little extra :D, but that poor lamb ... it can shakes its own tail :hilarious::hilarious:
     
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  19. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    None of my business but... I always check with eBay first to see if any have resale value before donating books.

    Debora
     
  20. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Debora, I did that. I don't want to keep ten dollar and under books anymore. I did find a few that were way pricier and kept them. I'm going through a second tote now... I have collected many thousands of books!

    The slick beautiful coffee table books are just too heavy for me to want to ship out nowadays anyways. I can get $5 per book tax credit for charitable donation. I need the write offs for next year! ;)
     
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