Fuse #8

Sunday, November 05, 2006

What's Hot? What's Not?

It's that most wonderful time of the month. The time when we high-tail it over to the Bookseller Blog to see how children's books have been selling on eBay lately. And what's this? What do I see for the month of October? Check it out:

Top ten children’s books sold on eBay during October:

$2,136.00 - ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN-1ST ED./1ST ISSUE-1884

$2,100.00 - 1st/1st THE 500 HATS OF BARTHOLOMEW CUBBINS DR. SEUSS

$2,000.00 - HARRY POTTER Philosopher’s Stone SIGNED 1ED DELUXE

GBP 1,019.99 - The Tale Of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter Undated..No Res
($1,946.55)

GBP 1,008.00 - THE HOBBIT-1ST EDITION 2ND IMPRESSION -JRR TOLKIEN-RARE
($1,869.94)

$1,850.00 - ORIGINAL MILNE 1926 WINNIE-THE POOH, FIRST U.K. EDITION

$1,749.99 - Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss, FIRST EDITION, 1960 DJ

$1,550.00 - THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN::1885::TRUE 1ST ED !

$1,490.00 - Charles Schulz SIGNED 1st PEANUTS Charlie Brown Snoopy

$1,484.99 - 1938 TOLKIEN THE HOBBIT HARDCOVER 1ST EDITION

Elaine Krieg Smith had this to say about the sales:
Last month a first edition Huckleberry Finn sold for $4,726. This is the first one that sold over $1,000 all year. Two more copies showed up this month. I’ve noticed this phenomenom many times. A book will not appear in closed listings for a very long time. A copy comes up for sale and does well. Soon after, more copies are offered. Has anyone else noticed this?

EBay is a mysterious beastie indeed.

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