Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sleuthing for Nancy Drew at eBay #4

More eBay commentary on what's up for auction every once in a while to help educate collectors and--well, have snarky fun too:) So, I'll highlight a few interesting finds, crazy listings, and eBay Nancy Drew flubs and the like. Chime in, in the comments section with your thoughts or questions! Copy the item number and go to http://www.ebay.com/ and enter it into the search box to view the following auctions:

(Disclaimer: No offense meant to any seller or bidder/potential bidder--I'm sure you're all lovely people:)...)

Auctions:

Item Number: 140209926107 Description: OOAK NANCY DREW Repaint by Yian
(Ends: Feb. 25, '08) - Wow a more enhanced Nancy Drew doll that had a new face and bigger boobs;) Gee, that's my kind of Nancy! (that was sarcasm...)

Item Number: 230222867869 Description: Nancy Drew Hollow Oak RARE 2nd art/Wrap DJ

(Ends: Feb. 23, '08) - This book is not really rare, scarce is more like it.

Jenn:)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Sleuthing for Nancy Drew at eBay #3

More eBay commentary on what's up for auction every once in a while to help educate collectors and--well, have snarky fun too:) So, I'll highlight a few interesting finds, crazy listings, and eBay Nancy Drew flubs and the like. Chime in, in the comments section with your thoughts or questions! Copy the item number and go to http://www.ebay.com and enter it into the search box to view the following auctions:

(Disclaimer: No offense meant to any seller or bidder/potential bidder--I'm sure you're all lovely people:)...)

Auctions:

Item Number: 190198790829 Description: CAROLYN KEENE Nancy Drew: Missing Map FIRST PRINTING
(Ends: Feb. 20, '08 ) - Wow, pricey! $1350.00 for a first Missing Map! Farah's Guide's value for this book is $230.00, or about 1/6th the asking price of this auction. This value is extremely inflated, you can find a first at eBay from time to time for much less. Farah's value is more on target and recall that's a value for a book/dust jacket in excellent shape, flaws devalue! There are quite a few more auctions by this seller with very high opening bids, no takers. These have been relisted several times too.

Item Number: 130198273786 Description: Nancy Drew Race Against Time
(Ends: Feb. 20, '08) - This is the original painting for this book by Ruth Sanderson! Some of you may find the commentary in the auction description amusing...

Jenn:)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sleuthing for Nancy Drew at eBay #2

More eBay commentary on what's up for auction every once in a while to help educate collectors and--well, have snarky fun too:) So, I'll highlight a few interesting finds, crazy listings, and eBay Nancy Drew flubs and the like. Chime in, in the comments section with your thoughts or questions! Copy the item number and go to http://www.ebay.com and enter it or paste it into the search box to view the following auctions:

(Disclaimer: No offense meant to any seller or bidder/potential bidder--I'm sure you're all lovely people:)...)

Auctions:

Item Number: 140206180858 Description: 13 Nancy Drew HB & PB Some Old Some New
(Ends: Feb. 17, '08) - I'll let the description of the first title speak for itself...;)

Item Number: 360020846553 Description: NANCY DREW #28 1951 BOOK W/ DUSTJACKET! BLUE ENDPAPERS!
(Ends: Feb. 12, '08) - Does anyone else but me remember the days when Nancy Drew books with dust jackets sold much higher?! $9.99 opening bid and no takers. Granted, it's not a first printing, but still, perhaps it will end up in the hands of one of those full sets resellers;)

Item Number: 290204312355 Description: Nancy Drew Applewood Password to Larkspur Lane 1st Ed
(Ends: Feb. 12, '08) - Woohoo, Applewood Reprint going high! Go get a bank loan, they're not going for cheap;) And why is that?! Yes, I know it's a first printing of this title, but still...

Item Number: 330210033071 Description: Nancy Drew Bungalow Mystery - Carolyn Keene 1st HB 1930
(Ends: Feb. 12, '08) - A first printing of a 1930 book in this scarce format going for $32+ dollars and the above Applewood over $40 and counting, something is wrong with this picture...

Item Number: 300196838212 Description: Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys, NR!
(Ends: Feb. 12, '08 ) - I would not recommend this book except as a coffee table book for the pictures to look at. Has quite a few errors in it as well...

Item Number: 270210402400 Description: Collectible Nancy Drew Books 1932 ***MUST SEE***!!!!!!!
(Ends: Feb. 15, '08) - Wow, check out the drama in the question/answer section of this auction. Sometimes it's interesting to read these. If you read the auction description it says these are from the 1930s yet the seller lists dates after the books and quite a few are from the 40s and 50s, so maybe I'm missing something...;) Seriously, these are no earlier than 1959 printings, most likely 60's editions, and worth about 6.00 a piece in Farah's Guide without the dust jacket--and that's for excellent condition--remember, flaws devalue.

Item Number: 310022628155 Description: COMPLETE NANCY DREW BOOK SET Vol. 1 - 64 BRAND NEW!!
(Ends: Feb. 16, '08) - Check this out--it appears to have some kind of poster shrinkwrapped on the top of the boxed set featuring the books and titles. Sometimes places like Costco or Sam's sell these sets, so check them out.

Item Number: 110223816483 Description: Velvet Mask Nancy Drew DJ Near FINE-!! BeLLa!Free snowball w every purchase as per special request!
(Ends: Feb. 16, '08) - Well, there's something you don't see every day, a free snowball;) Hope it doesn't come packaged with the book!...

Jenn:)

Sleuthing for Nancy Drew at eBay #1

Love eBay? Well there's a plethora of Nancy Drew merchandise there--vintage and modern. There are also a lot of newbie collectors and some sellers who lack a few good clues as to what they have! I thought I'd start making some eBay commentary on what's up for auction every once in a while to help educate collectors and--well, have snarky fun too:) So, I'll highlight a few interesting finds, crazy listings, and eBay Nancy Drew flubs and the like. Chime in, in the comments section with your thoughts or questions! Copy the item number and go to http://www.ebay.com and enter it into the search box to view the following auctions:

(Disclaimer: No offense meant to any seller or bidder/potential bidder--I'm sure you're all lovely people:)...)

Auctions:

Item Number: 160205624130 Description: Signed Mildred A. Wirt. Twin Ring Mystery Nancy Drew
(Ends: Feb. 11, '08) - This is not a Nancy Drew book, however it is a tie-in, in that the Nancy Drew ghostwriter, Mildred Wirt Benson, wrote it. It is missing its dust jacket and is not in excellent shape. It is signed by Ms. Benson according to the auction description and image shown. It is not known how many signed books are in existence, but Ms. Benson did sign many books over the years. I think the value of 99.00 for a dust jacketless book is a bit steep.

Item Number: 190196278730 Description: VINTAGE NEAR MINT NANCY DREW LUNCHBOX W/THERMOS & TAGS
(Ends: Feb. 11, '08) - This lunchbook is in great shape--often you find them with rust and scratching. The fact that is has the original tags and papers, is a plus for completist collectors too. I think the opening value of $99.95 might scare potential bidders, however, it's not too far off the mark for what something in this shape with original papers is worth. Even my lunchbox doesn't have the original tag!

Item Number: 160205278204 Description: FARAH'S GUIDE, 12th PRINTING, NANCY DREW PRICE GUIDE
(Ends: Feb. 13, '08) - For any collector of Nancy Drew books, I'd recommend Farah's Guide--you'll learn if your books are first printings, what format you have, and what books came in what formats. Values are included too as well as a lot of other information about Nancy Drew and her history. Recommended!

Item Number: 200198115455 Description: NANCY DREW #16 Applewood FIRST PRINT! Tapping Heels
(Ends: Feb. 12, '08) - At a starting bid of $79.95, I have to wonder, will there be any bidders for this REPRINT. The price of Applewood reprints has certainly gone up these days on eBay, especially now that Applewood Books is not reprinting these books anymore. I think that value is too high for a reprint, even for a completist collector. Some of these can still be found at bookstores online at regular price. Of course, this is a first printing, and that does figure into value, but I'm not sure I'm ready to put such a high value on these reprints. The market will certainly tell in time...

Item Number: 250214991716 Description: Nancy Drew The Hidden Staircase 1959 HC/DJ Promo
(Ends: Feb. 17, '08) - If you haven't added this promo item to your collection, this is the only Nancy Drew book to have the "This Volume Free" overstamp on the dust jacket. You got The Hidden Staircase free when you purchased The Secret of the Old Clock. I particularly like that this seller uses quite a few pictures to show condition which is always nice.

Item Number: 200199063727 Description: THE BUNGALOW MYSTERY BY CAROLYN KEEN 1930 1ST?
(Ends: Feb. 16, '08) - It is not a first printing! However the seller states it might be a first edition--there is a difference. This would be a first edition, since it is the original text. Value: about 6.00 per Farah's for excellent shape most likely, opening bid of 4.99 isn't bad for a tweed.

Item Number: 320217086965 Description: Nancy Drew TWO 1st edition The Scarlet Slipper Mystery Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion PC book LOT RARE!
(Ends: Feb. 17, '08) - These books are not rare. The opening bid price of 7.99 isn't bad though.

Jenn:)

Nancy Drew on DVD



Hey Sleuthers,


I've been asked a lot lately about the possibility of a sequel to the Warner Brothers Nancy Drew movie--no word yet. They hyped about it before the first one even came out that they would do a sequel, but not much is being said these days...never say never though!


But, if you missed the first one or are going through Nancy Drew withdrawal, it's coming out on DVD in March!



Jenn:)