HangarRat 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.
ImperialEagle 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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