A Free online resource for Vintage Children's Book Collectors
with information on Authors and their most sought after editions.
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Vintage Children's Books
Although this is written primarily for those who are just beginning to collect vintage children's books, I hope that established collectors will also find something to entertain and interest them. Beginners I hope, will find much here to widen their knowledge and perhaps even the experts will find something that is new to them. So, before you buy, make sure you read this through, it will increase your enjoyment and may save you some heartache.
The world of collecting children's books is not a complicated one. If you are reading this you are probably one of those lucky people that have already discovered how books can enrich your life. Here we introduce you to the basic knowledge you will need in simple and practical ways but lets not forget from the outset that we collect books because it is fun. With the coming of the internet book collecting has increased worldwide. Suddenly, because of online shops and auctions like Ebay, books you would never have dreamed of finding in your locality are available to you, sometimes from the other side of the world and all at the click of a mouse.
Collecting vintage children's books is a stimulating and addictive hobby that can give give great pleasure and satisfaction to collectors of all ages and tastes. It will inevitably lead to a peripheral study of related subjects, all of which will help you to identify and evaluated your acquisitions. In our own case, our particular interest in illustrated children's books has also lead us to discover the wonderful world of collecting vintage card games, and we have a steadily growing complimentary collection of those as well. If you buy with care, there is much happiness to be gained from the absorbing hobby of collecting vintage children's books and in sharing your interests with like-minded collectors.