Treasure Lesson #15: “Check-in” Jackpots

Never underestimate the value of a “check-in”.

Today, my son and I went out in the late afternoon to run to the post office. I had been wrapping/boxing/packaging all day and needed to go on this seemingly endless errand.  On the way back , I thought I’d reward my mundane work with just a quick “check-in” at a local library’s used book section. Uh yeah…glad I did.

I picked up these two Easton Press Leatherbound SIGNED books for 2 buckaroos a piece.  I knew Easton Press is EXTREMELY collectible and that I had made a really good find. I just didn’t know how good.

It seems these are some really collectible Easton Press editions. I can’t find the bottom book (DonTroiani’s Civil War) listed for any less than $250.00.  The top book (The Killer Angels) recently sold for $275.00 on Ebay.

Easton Press…remember it.  And now you have the perfect excuse for doing a “check-in”.

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5 Responses to Treasure Lesson #15: “Check-in” Jackpots

  1. Cathy says:

    Holy cow, what a find! Amazing! I need to start researching and checking out the book sections of the thrift stores!

  2. shannon says:

    No…..stinking….way!!!
    Easton Press is like my holy grail of thrifting. It’s not one of those things I expect to find, but I look anyway.
    I can’t believe your library did not know what they were and try to price them accordingly! My last library way overpriced their books…I can’t imagine what they would have done with ones that looked nice, even if they didn’t know what they were!
    It’s so funny too, I always reward my tedious shipping chores with thrifting! It helps that my two closest POs are next to Goodwills!

  3. latenightcoffee says:

    I couldn’t believe it either…and it wasn’t like they were hidden or in some weird spot. I’ve scored at this spot many times…so I was just hoping for a small bit of excitement…never expected this.

    Another Easton Press story: A friend a mine a few years back called me on her cell phone from a library. She was talking in a whisper that sounded like she was a spy….It appeared she had stumbled upon about 50 Easton Press editions that were priced at 1.00-3.00 a piece at a library bookstore….she was trying to talk to me and carry all these books at the same time up to the counter without drawing attention to herself. This was one of her first times out in the bookselling world, so needless to say, she was beyond excited….she did very well with that find.

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