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    I found a rusted metal box in my basement, which is filled to the brim with national geographic maps from the forties, fifties, sixties and seventies. I was wondering that one of you might be able to tell me if any are of value. I havent been searching long, but I could probably use some help.

    Also, there was a small box in there that contained little nat geo booklets from the 40's-50's about countries that do not exist anymore...
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    I would imagine there would be some collector somewhere looking for something like that.
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    Depends on the condition , the maps would be worth more if they had the edition they were issued in aswell as that makes a complete package and collectors like completeness , that being said you may find a market with collectors that have the editions but are missing the maps or booklets .

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    Try ebay. Keep the auction time long, put no upper limit, avoid instant sale ("buy now") and see how many people will raise it.
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    That is incredibly awesome. I would keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouzafphaerre
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    Try ebay. Keep the auction time long, put no upper limit, avoid instant sale ("buy now") and see how many people will raise it.
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    plus u can make a rediculous minimum price just to see where it goes. Also you can pay for an appraisal, probably cheaper if you go to an antique show
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony
    That is incredibly awesome. I would keep it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caius
    I second Fraggony advice.
    Who says I am going to sell them? Id just like to know what they are worth. Then, I will keep them untill Im old and gray. And then I might think about selling them.
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    I'll give you a dollar.
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    I'll buy them from you ASAP. I'm a big fan of geography and especially NG. Don't worry, your maps will be in perfect condition with me.
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    Default Re: Old National Geographic Maps

    You can always keep them to use in the Monastary or for their potentially increasing value.

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    They would be useful in the monastary as there some maps that I have that I cannot find online, or if I can, its too much a pain in the ass to worry about trying.

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    I'll buy them from you ASAP. I'm a big fan of geography and especially NG. Don't worry, your maps will be in perfect condition with me.
    nah...they are growing on me. Its kinda like a potentially valuable tumor.
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    I used to love those maps as a kid. Whatever you do, scan them to your computer first.
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    If you want to know how much they are worth contact something like Antiques Roadshow or Flogit or some tv program like that.

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    *sigh*....Ill get them in a wee bit longer than a jiffy (maybe tomorrow....I lost the box........Is it in the basement agian....?)

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