Answered By: Laurie Taylor Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014 Views: 100
The University of Florida cannot make such a valuation. For books, a used or rare book dealer in your area may be able to take a look and give you an idea of edition and any other pertinent information. Also, there is a website www.rbms.info that will give you some information. You could also search www.abebooks.com which is a site where used and rare book dealers post their books, and see if another copy is for sale and if so, what information is available. For collectibles, the Smithsonian Institution's Encyclopedia Smithsonian provides an overview on identifying and valuing collectible objects. The page includes links to several appraisal organizations and a reference list of helpful books and magazines.