Free Appraisal Days


FREE VERBAL APPRAISALS EVERY MONTH

NEXT FREE APPRAISAL DAY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10 am-1 pm.
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 September 28, 2019 event: Jamison: “Dictionary of Sciences”, 1829 • Dickens: “Pickwick Papers” 1st Edition, 1837 • Amundson: “South Pole” Presentation copy from publisher to author • Karl Marx: “Capital” 1889, First American Edition • H.P. Lovecraft: 2 page manuscript letter • McKenney and Hall: “Indian Tribes of North America”, 1855 • Henry Stanley: “In Darkest Africa” Deluxe Edition • Dante: “La Comedia”, 1569 • Lewis and Clarke: “Exploration and Discovery of the Source of the Missouri River”, 1814 • Collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts • Balzac: “Le Pere de Guriot” Limited Edition • James II: “Declaration of James II to Certain Clergy” 1685 •  Boston Red Sox 1956 signed team baseball.



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.