Hi everyone! Are you looking forward to the weekend as much as I am? We are expecting rain right through to Monday in the Northeast, so any vintage shopping I do will have to be indoors. I’ve already scoped out an estate sale or two, and hopefully they’ll meet my high standards: quality goods at low, low prices(!).
Today I’m posting my latest Price Guide: Cook Books is the 10th in this series that includes Jewelry, Ironstone, and Pyrex. I’ll be honest with you, the average cook book does not typically have a huge value, but they can be very fun to collect. Start with a couple of personal heirlooms–one from your grandmother and perhaps another from your mom. Add a couple of your own favorites and you already have a collection started.
You may want to buy up vintage cook books with appealing covers, those from a certain era or published by a particular company, like Betty Crocker. Or you might want to collect those written by famous cooks or only those written by movie stars. Find your niche and then start shopping! Most cook books can be found at garage sales for about a dollar and while not many are worth more than $10-15.00 today, they will likely increase in value over time. Check out these two posts (here and here) for hints on some of the more valuable cook books to look out for: one by Julia Childs and another published by Weight Watchers. And as always, happy hunting!
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