Saturday, April 05, 2008

Sleuthing at eBay for Nancy Drew #5

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 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:)...)


Item Number: 160224665041 Description: NANCY DREW - The Whispering Statue 1st EDITION 1937A-1
(Ends: 4-9-08 ) - The opening price for this first printing (it is a first edition, but a first printing as well), is 350.00. Farah's Guide value. I want to point out however, that the value in Farah's Guide is for a book in excellent shape which would mean basically no flaws. And this book has its flaws from wear and tear to the dust jacket and I'm not sure about the book itself as it's not pictured. Based upon the dust jacket, I'd value it more about 250.00 depending on condition of the book...

Item Number: 160226935569 Description: NANCY DREW The Whispering Statue Applewood 1st NEW
(Ends: 4-12-08) - Wow, more frustratingly and puzzlingly high Applewood Books prices--quite a few listed from this seller. I don't find that these books are scarce, as there were plenty printed. A first printing is a first of course, but when prices for actual vintage books are going for less, wouldn't you rather have vintage? For completists, it's a must have book, but I think it can be found for less if you look hard enough.

Item Number: 230238266976 Description: Nancy Drew RARE Glowing Bracelets Lilac InnTweed / DJ
(Ends: 4-11-08) - For a scarcer Nancy Drew book, this seller starts the opening at a reasonable 39.99. This book should go for around 100.00 to 150.00, but one recently sold for only around 25.00, so prices at eBay are definitely down.

Item Number: 270224464246 Description: NANCY DREW SECRET OF RED GATE FARM...OEPS..WS.DJ.RARE!
(Ends: 4-6-08) - This book is fairly common in this format and is not rare!

Item Number: 230238664920 Description: Nancy Drew Mystery Party Game # 1 One Step Ahead 2005
(Ends: 4-9-08) - They don't appear to be making this game anymore, so it is harder to find and the distribution was rather poor in the US. It's a neat little party role playing game. Though not complete as to party accessories, everything to play is here. I see these listed from time to time at eBay, worth your bid!