Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Nancy Drew & Stratemeyer Syndicate Auction April 22nd - Books & Manuscripts

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of Stratemeyer Syndicate history? The Syndicate that created and produced and in many cases wrote your favorite series books like Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, Bobbsey Twins and many more? Now's your chance!
Former Stratemeyer Syndicate partner, Nancy Axelrad, has decided to part with a collection of over 100 combined books and manuscripts in her possession in this historic auction. Quite a few are signed author's copies or signed by Nancy for books she edited including a Hardy Boys book signed and inscribed by Syndicate partner Andrew Svenson and a Nancy Drew book signed and inscribed by Harriet Adams to Nancy Axelrad. Most of the Nancy Drew were Nancy's author's/editor's copies as were the Bobbsey Twins books/manuscripts she personally revised and worked on for Grosset & Dunlap in the 80s/early 90s.

The auction will take place: Saturday, April 22nd online and you can e-mail bids - see details at the auction website on the format of the auction and how to bid. 
Series for auction include: Nancy Drew (foreign editions too), Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, Dana Girls, Bobbsey Twins & Historical Bobbsey Twins Manuscripts, Honey Bunch, Honey Bunch & Norman, Sunny Boy, Bunny Brown, Rover Boys, Ted Scott, Bomba, Laura Lee Hope's The Make-Believe Stories, Edward Stratemeyer Bound to Succeed Series & Ship and Shore Series, plus a set of Horatio Alger books from Nancy's NJ library.

Here's a sample of just a few of the items for sale - see the website to view all items being auctioned.