Re: Any idea what it is worth?

That is what I thought. I didn't think it was anything special, just
Thanks for the input.
From: "Wolf Kirchmeir"
> Organization: Bell Sympatico
> Reply-To: "Wolf Kirchmeir"
> Newsgroups: rec.models.railroad
> Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 19:29:21 -0500 (EST)
> Subject: Re: Any idea what it is worth?
> >
> =>I bought a 1909 Rand McNally map of Indiana that shows the railroads and
> =>electric lines of that year. Any idea how much it is worth? If not, where
> =>might I find out? The edges are rather ragged, but the map itself is in
> =>pretty good condition.
> =>
> =>Thanks in advance,
> =>
> =>Jeff Hensley
> It's worth what you paid for it - if you are a collector. If you bought it in
> hopes of turning it pover for a profit, the odds are that you won't. The
> information on it is available elsewhere, collectors want practically
> pristine condition, and railroad buffs are rarely railroadiana collectors. If
> you find your self in a large enough city that it supports rare print/book
> dealers, you might get a valuation from one of those.
> Good luck!
> --
> Wolf Kirchmeir, Blind River ON Canada
> "Nature does not deal in rewards or punishments, but only in consequences."
> (Robert Ingersoll)
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Most dealers in this type of merchandise are interested in the Railroad Atlas's that were produced containing multiple maps of specific geographic areas usually a single city or area but with individual towns.
These are usually broken up and depending on condition each individual map could sell for $25 and up. some of these atlas's contained over a hundred hand colored maps so they are worth quite a bit.
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