Stan Zielinski

Mar 242012
 
Search For The 2nd Twenty Caldecott Medal Books

Searching For The Second Twenty Caldecott Medal Books A couple of months ago we performed an internet search for the first editions of the first twenty Caldecott Medal books to determine the number of books currently being offered for sale, and similar to past searches, calculate the average selling price. This past week we performed […]

Mar 222012
 
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While eBay is not the bookselling venue it once was, I continue to regularly purchase collectible children’s books on the site. I’ve been a buyer of collectible children’s books on eBay since 1998 and perform about 50 saved searches weekly. Over the past five years the quality and quantity of collectible children’s books listed on eBay […]

Mar 062012
 
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Cutting Corners

Experienced booksellers and book collectors have come upon the front flaps of dust jackets with the top or bottom corner clipped, yet, strangely the books’ price still evident on the uncut corner. Why is the DJ’s corner cut off and the price still evident? Why cut the book’s corner at all? This mystery is explained […]

Mar 042012
 

A first edition The Little House is a scarce bird, rarely sighted in public. First edition copies of Virginia Lee Burton’s 1943 Caldecott Medal winning book are one of the scarcest contemporary children’s picturebook to find. One is currently being offered for sale on ABEBooks. It can be yours for $12,500. [Caveat emptor: I have […]

Feb 182012
 
First Edition Curious George Sells for $26,000!

A first edition Curious George sold at Heritage Auctions for $26,290. This surpasses the $21,850 paid for the first edition Curious George sold at PBA Galleries in 2007. The Heritage sale took place in the September 2011 Beverly Hills Signature Rare Books Auction. The link to the Curious George lot #37070 at Heritage (you will […]

Jan 312012
 
 January 31, 2012  Posted by at 6:17 pm Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on 2012 Caldecott Awards Announced
2012 Caldecott Awards Announced

2012 Caldecott Medal Winner The 2012 Caldecott Medal winner is A Ball For Daisy illustrated by Chris Raschka (Schwartz and Wade). A Ball For Daisy is Raschka’s second Caldecott Medal, having won the 2006 award for The Hello, Goodbye Window. A Ball For Daisy is a wordless picturebook. From the American Library Association’s website: “In […]

Jan 152012
 
 January 15, 2012  Posted by at 7:15 pm Tagged with: , ,  Comments Off on Search For First 20 Caldecott Medal Winners
Search For First 20 Caldecott Medal Winners

Searching For The First Twenty Caldecott Medal Books We recently performed an internet search for the first editions of the first twenty Caldecott Medal books, similar to past searches, to determine the number of book currently being offered for sale. The searches were performed across multiple book sites, ABE, ABAA, and Bookfinder, and were filtered […]

Mar 112011
 
 March 11, 2011  Posted by at 8:59 am Tagged with: , , ,  Comments Off on Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks – Epilogue
Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks - Epilogue

Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks – A series of articles to select the Top 100 Collectible American Picturebooks, providing the rationale for each books’ inclusion, with an objective of providing readers with the context for valuing first editions within the genre. Within the hobby value is a combination of scarcity and collectibility: very scarce and very […]

Mar 082011
 
 March 8, 2011  Posted by at 8:01 pm Tagged with: , , ,  Comments Off on Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks – Part 10
Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks - Part 10

Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks – Overview A series of articles to select the Top 100 Collectible Children’s Picturebooks, providing the rationale for each books’ inclusion, with an objective of providing readers with the context for valuing first editions within the genre. Within the hobby value is a combination of scarcity and collectibility: very scarce and […]

Mar 062011
 
 March 6, 2011  Posted by at 4:41 pm Tagged with: , , ,  Comments Off on Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks – Part 9
Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks - Part 9

Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks – Overview A series of articles to select the Top 100 Collectible Children’s Picturebooks, providing the rationale for each books’ inclusion, with an objective of providing readers with the context for valuing first editions within the genre. Within the hobby value is a combination of scarcity and collectibility: very scarce and […]