Collecting little golden books a collectors identification and price guide
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Value of Little Golden Books
Little Golden Books have been treasured by children through the years. They are known for their sweet stories, whimsical illustrations, and affordability. As a result, they are sought after by children's book collectors, and in many cases, their value has increased greatly. A Little Golden Book's value is determined by several things including edition date, rarity, the book's condition, author, illustrator and length of the issue. As you might expect, early editions are those most sought after by serious collectors. However, it's challenging to find Little Golden Books from the s, s, or s since these books were typically discarded after several years of use. Lucky collectors sometimes run across rare editions while browsing antique shops, yard sales, flea markets, or estate sales.
The iconic, golden bordered board books are a familiar sight for most Americans as we've been clutching Little Golden Books in our chubby little hands since The marketing concept behind Little Golden Books was different as well. Instead of just being sold in bookstores, Little Golden Books were sold in grocery stores, train stations, five-and-dimes - places children and parents were likely to be shopping together. One and a half million books were sold in just five months. With an initial series of twelve titles each having a print run of 50, copies, the first Little Golden Books were priced at a very affordable 25 cents each. Each book consisted of 42 pages, with 28 pages printed in two-tone color and 14 in four-tone color, a tactic which helped the publisher save money.