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Value Of Old Engineering Manuals?  
User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

My family has a copy of a BOAC Technical Division manual for a Rolls Royce Merlin aero engine. I'm not sure of the mark or mod, as I don't have the book in hand, but I do recall it specifies that it is for the transport version of the Merlin.

Another post regarding a manual for a Vickers Viscount piqued my curiousity: Are these manuals worth anything on the collectors market?

Obviously it would depend on age, condition and rarity, but I imagine items like these might fetch a fair amount from the right people.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Sure would have a value for an Enthusiast.Thats all.
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User currently offlineAtlturbine From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 158 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Check ebay HangerRat. I have bought lots of old manuals form there. If you find someone who REALLY wants it you can fetch a descent price.


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
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Quoting Atlturbine (Reply 2):
Check ebay HangerRat.

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I'd take it a step further and save a search for the relevant keywords. That way, eBay will email you when a similar item is listed.

Also, be sure to search for "completed items". That way, you might be able to see what they've sold for in the past.

Personally, I recommend offering it up as an "Identify This" prize!  bigthumbsup 

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User currently offlineAtlturbine From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 158 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2030 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 3):
I'd take it a step further and save a search for the relevant keywords. That way, eBay will email you when a similar item is listed.

As usual trust 2H4!!



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1993 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 3):
Personally, I recommend offering it up as an "Identify This" prize!

I was thinking on that line too  Smile
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MEL



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User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

The value of such things ranges from using them as door-stops to many hundreds of dollars depending on what someone wishes to pay to obtain one. Obviously the rare aircraft command the highest prices.
I've been offered a lot of money for some of my collection. The manuals commanding the biggest bucks are usually the cockpit ops manuals.
I've had a few copied so I could "share" the love without parting with my prized "originals".

I saw that VV thread, and it is interesting to observe that no one responded.
I have some VV manuals as well.



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