Free Appraisal Days


Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, our March 28 Free Appraisal Day has been cancelled. We hope to hold the next regularly scheduled event on Saturday, April 25.

 

FREE VERBAL APPRAISALS EVERY MONTH

NEXT FREE APPRAISAL DAY
SATURDAY, March 28, 10 am-1 pm. CANCELLED.
ROCKVILLE SECOND STORY BOOKS 
12160 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852. (301) 770-0477. 
Limit five items per person. First come, first served.

Join Allan Stypeck, Antiques Road Show veteran and currently a regular on MPT’s Chesapeake Collectibles, and share with like-minded collectors the excitement of discovering the history and value of rare books and other unique cultural artifacts.

HIGHLIGHTS from the February 29, 2020 event: C. S. Lewis: Inscribed copy of “Screwtape Letters” • Hemingway “Old Man and the Sea” First Edition • “Rolling Stones Now” album signed by entire band • Munster: 1540 map “India Extrema” • Segel: Deutschlands Heer und Flotte, 1900 • First editions of “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz”, “Glinda of Oz” and “Patchwork of Oz” • Kipling: “City of Dreadful Night” First edition • Aileen Lipkin: “From Bamako to the Dogon Colony” Signed limited portfolio • Luigi Sacco: “Manule di Crittographfia” • William Manchester: Censored proof of “Death of a President” • Griffin: Original painting of 4-H Club • Hodgins: “Blanding’s Way” Inscribed first edition • Mark Felt: “FBI From the Inside” Inscribed first edition • Fritz Haber: 4 pages resignation letter from the German Chemist’s Federation 1915 • Sir Walter Raleigh: “History of the World” 1614 • Jaroslav Setelik: “Praha” Signed limited edition.



ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

• At Second Story Books' monthly FREE APPRAISAL DAY, Allan Stypeck, Senior Member, American Society of Appraisers, provides verbal appraisals of value for insurance and replacement purposes.
• Free verbal appraisals of books, autographs, manuscripts, photographs, art.
• Limit five items per person.
• This event is held on the last Saturday of every month, 10 AM - 1 PM.
• No appointments: First come, first served.
• Located at 12160 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD.
• Free parking in front of the bookstore.
• Ten minute walk from Twinbrook Metro.

Appraising Books or The Tales and Details

A poem inspired by the Free Appraisal Days
written by Lynne Haussler Oakes on January 27, 2018.