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Books, Maps & Manuscripts

Books, maps and manuscripts are hugely sought after collectibles at auction.

Limited editions and 1st edition books are hugely popular, particularly when written by memorable authors. Some books can sell for a huge amount of money depending on the condition of the book, when it was written, who by and what edition it is.

Maps are also a popular item at auction. Some maps can no longer be obtained and therefore make them collectible items. There are also those that have street names and landmarks no longer present on modern-day maps either because they have been removed or changed.

Manuscripts include the likes of books, documents and music that have been written entirely by hand. Items such as these are hugely collectible, especially those that date back to the 15th century. Manuscripts such as these contain information in them in their original state in various languages and writing formats.