Wednesday, August 24, 2011

2011 Book Hunting for Nancy Drew #2

I ventured into Patterns of the Past Antique Mall in Apache Junction, AZ (one the gang went to at the 2005 Nancy Drew convention) to check them out and search for books. I didn't see a whole lot of Nancy Drew books--the one above was in pretty poor shape and fairly common so I passed on it.

This shelf was full of flashlight edition Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books.

I did spot these nice shape Trixie Beldens--I snapped up some of them.

There were some matte Hardy Boys and some brown tweeds mixed in with Bobbseys and misc. books.

The following pictures are from one section full of books and I found lots of variety--though nothing that really called out to me to purchase. There was a mixture of Bobbsey Twins, Power Boys, Beverly Gray, Donna Parker, Trixie Belden, Vicki Barr, Cherry Ames, Tom Swift, Rover Boys, Boy Scout Explorers, misc. Whitman books and series--many were lacking their dust jackets sadly.


Saturday, August 13, 2011

2011 Book Hunting for Nancy Drew #1

A recent trip to Half Price Books yielded some old Nancy Drew blues on the shelf in the "collectibles" section. Rarely do I find Nancy Drew books this vintage at this particular store, so I was pleasantly surprised. Of course, dust jackets would have been even better but I did snap up the blue Hidden Staircase since it has the orange endpapers. This particular format of boards typically came with the blue silhouette endpapers. Very scattered volumes had the orange or Dana Girls endpapers. So these are neat to find with the orange endpapers.

The price was $8.00. Farah's Guide has a $6.00 value for this mid-40s book. You can typically snap these up on eBay for around $5.00 to $10.00, so I think I did pretty good overall :)


Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #11

This little Picasso may have been onto something! An improvement on those dreaded Double Oval endpapers!? I'll let you be the judge...