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    Default Anyone have any idea what they're worth?

    I have the first two years of The Retriever Journal, in good shape with just slight cover wear. Are they worth anything? Does anyone have any idea how I could find out?


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    Thanks. I was beginning to hear crickets chirp in the silence... LOL

    The deal is that I'm considering donating them to a raffle for a retriever-related cause. Obviously, I don't want to do that if they're of no value and nobody will buy tickets. How embarrassing! On the other hand, if they're worth 40 kajillion dollars, I may not want to donate them either!

    I see someone has two years up on Ebay with a bid of $10, which really isn't all that impressive (sorry if the bidder's here!) but thought maybe the ones I have being the first two years, including the very first issue, might make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhlabradors
    Thanks. I was beginning to hear crickets chirp in the silence... LOL

    The deal is that I'm considering donating them to a raffle for a retriever-related cause. Obviously, I don't want to do that if they're of no value and nobody will buy tickets. How embarrassing! On the other hand, if they're worth 40 kajillion dollars, I may not want to donate them either!

    I see someone has two years up on Ebay with a bid of $10, which really isn't all that impressive (sorry if the bidder's here!) but thought maybe the ones I have being the first two years, including the very first issue, might make a difference.
    They're worth something, but not a ton. May be better to sell them here or on Ebay and then donate the proceeds -- larger market than what will probably be at the raffle.

    I'd say $20... Some of the earlier issues are no longer available. Might be worth calling retriever journal and see which ones are no longer in print. I know when i called to complete my collection there were some that are not available. But i want to say they were from odd years (like years you wouldn't expect).

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    Thanks, Kristie. That's what I needed to know. I'll just go buy something known to be of more value and use, and keep the magazines.

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    Kristie, $20 each or total???
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmellaw
    Kristie, $20 each or total???
    I would say total, but it depends on if any of them are no longer in print, in which case they might be worth a little more. NOT $20 ea because you can buy them for $4-$5 ea if they're still available.

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    I have a complete set starting with issue 1, Vol 1. I priced them at $2.00 per copy. The shipping was more than the mags were priced at. Deal fell through. Do you know how much those things weighed? If I remember correctly around 50 lbs.

    I probably have 300 lbs. of National Geographic Magazines in the attic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brevard Arndt
    I have a complete set starting with issue 1, Vol 1. I priced them at $2.00 per copy. The shipping was more than the mags were priced at. Deal fell through. Do you know how much those things weighed? If I remember correctly around 50 lbs.

    I probably have 300 lbs. of National Geographic Magazines in the attic.
    Yeah, the weight is the problem... I bought 30 years of field trial news and it would have been something like $200 to ship, i forget. They're in big data binders and there are a few years in each and they have GOT to weigh 20 pounds... Thankfully, we were able to work it out where I picked them up at Dave Ward's place while I was at Wisam...

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