Hi, I hope that I have put this in the right category. I have come across some military items and was hoping that someone could answer a question for me. I have a large lot of Mid-Week Pictorial by the New York Times from the years 1914-1936. Most of them are military related. Some have been taken and bound (appears to be hand sewn) into an antique leather CASH book. It seems as those that were put in the book were cut down about 1/2" or more to fit into the book. None of the incredible pictures have been ruined, but I am sure cutting is considered damage. Can you tell me if the value of these that were cut is ruined? or are they not of much value anyway. I thank you so much for your time.
Answer Hi Sue. Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, I'm not an expert in military items, particularly vintage newspapers. However, my impression is that these publications tend to retail in the $10 - $25 each range. However, if they have been trimmed and otherwise mounted or affixed to a boo their value would probably be significantly less. Here's a link to a person who specializes in this type of publication. I'm sure they can be helpful.
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