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Author:  Juicccy [ Sun May 15, 2016 10:17 am ]
Post subject:  Trying to detrmine values of SK books to sell

Hi All,

I have these SK books and would like to know which ones are true 1st Editions. Looking for sale values. Thanks for any help.

Title Price Publisher year Number line
Black House 28.95 Random House 2001 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 (First Trade Edition)
The Stand 17.95 Double Day 1978 No number line just Library of Congress info
Misery 18.95 First Published Viking 1987
40 West 23rd Street
Firestarter 13.95 First Published Viking 1980
Dolores Claiborne 23.50 First Published Viking 1993 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 (I have two copies)
Gearld's Game 23.50 Viking 1992 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 (Library copy-never read)
Tommyknockers 19.95 Putnam 1987 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The Talisman 18.95 First Published Viking 1984 (I have two copies 1 library)
Bag of Bones 28.00 Scribner 1998 5 7 9 10 8 6
Christine BCE Viking 1983
The Dark Half 21.95 Viking 1989 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2
Salem's Lot BCE Doubleday 1975
The Stand (Uncut) No price Doubleday 1990
The Dark Tower IV Plume 1997 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Author:  allasorte [ Mon May 16, 2016 5:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying to detrmine values of SK books to sell

This site is amazing and very easy to use for pricing. Top right corner has all King's book and values. It goes in detail. All books should have prices on dust jackets first off to be first editions. Except for Storm of Century and Secret Window....they are book clubs regardless. Excluding these 2 books, I feel book clubs have no value. And condition means a lot too. In fine/fine condition if that is what your books are, and true firsts, then roughly 10 a book. Not all, most. Check this site to help you.

Author:  TheCollector [ Mon May 16, 2016 7:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying to detrmine values of SK books to sell

Hi Juiccy welcome to the forums. As allasorte pointed out if you go to the 1st edition tab on the upper right of the site you'll get a list of every book along with what identifiers you need to see to make sure ALL of the identifiers listed otherwise it's not a 1st edition. And if it's not a 1st edition it's not going to be worth more than a few dollars.

Additionally most paperback and hardbacks printed after 1990, even if they are first editions will only be worth $5-10 retail, meaning a bookstore would only give you a couple dollars per book. You can check out the selling guide for a more thorough breakdown and a list of options on how/where to sell your books

http://www.stephenkingcollector.com/selling.html

Write back if you have questions!

Author:  Juicccy [ Mon May 16, 2016 3:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying to detrmine values of SK books to sell

Thank you all so much. You guys know your Stephen King. Most of my books have the points mentioned in 1st editions. Thanks again!

Author:  Juicccy [ Mon May 16, 2016 4:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying to detrmine values of SK books to sell

I wouldn't say fine condition but they are in really good shape.

Author:  Juicccy [ Mon May 16, 2016 5:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying to detrmine values of SK books to sell

Please tell me I read this correct as a true first Firestarter? Jacket is not in the best of shape. Jacket also has 0980 in lower corner. Jacket painted by Stephen Stroud. Give me some hope..Lol

Author:  Juicccy [ Mon May 16, 2016 5:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying to detrmine values of SK books to sell

Here's the rest

Author:  TheCollector [ Tue May 17, 2016 8:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying to detrmine values of SK books to sell

From what I can see it does look like a 1st edition. However the condition of the DJ is going to diminish the value quite a bit.

Author:  Juicccy [ Tue May 17, 2016 12:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying to detrmine values of SK books to sell

)-: Lol Do you think it will be hard for me to find one? Or if i decide to sell as is how much should I ask? I should have taken some more pics of the book itself. Pages are clean and white.

Author:  TheCollector [ Thu May 19, 2016 8:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying to detrmine values of SK books to sell

Juicccy wrote:
)-: Lol Do you think it will be hard for me to find one? Or if i decide to sell as is how much should I ask? I should have taken some more pics of the book itself. Pages are clean and white.


Most of the value is in the DJ, I think this one is only going to be worth a few dollars. Honestly your best bet for most of these will be to take them to your local used bookstore and have them make you an offer.

Here's the eBay list of firestarter copies you can see what they're going for at various conditions
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... t&_sacat=0

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