Just a reminder...
Other than FA guns,1917 carts,US armor,US stamps....I also collect books. This is just a reminder to those whose book collections have grown to the 13+ library book shelve number.
I met a gentleman,a retired TWA pilot,at a Ft.Wayne,IN gun show in the mid-90's. He was a 1911 Colt collector and had written an extensive book on the 1911 and was filled with many rare photo's and published professionally. He had tried to get it published by several firms...but finally had to pay out of his own pocket to get it done. His name was 'Coleson'. Bought a dozen...numbered,signed by author....and given as presents to several friends. He had only gotten 300-printed. Price was about $75 a copy. Current price for the original books is about $1,200.00 for a signed,numbered copy.
I encourage those of us who have similar interests to remember this addage. Recently saw a member here who offered several volumes for sale. Most were out of print. All were offered at very reasonable prices. The one I bought was recently up for sale on Amazon for over $600. Most of the books by noted author's in the firearms field increase in value way beyond their published price. Just a reminder.