Monday, January 27, 2014

This is a very valuable and rare stack of books: (6) first edition copies of the Book of Mormon [1830], a first edition Doctrine and Covenants [1835]--which is worth at least twice as much as a first edition Book of Mormon; and the extremely rare Messenger and Advocate [1834-36] which is worth more even more than the first edition Doctrine and Covenants.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

I'm often asked,  "Why do people sell their first edition copies of the Book of Mormon to you?"  Although there are a variety of reasons, the most common is for financial reasons.   In a generation, this iconic book has increased in value from $100 in the 1960s, to $5,000 in the 1980s; and now a copy was appraised for $100,000 on the "Antiques Roadshow":  and I've  just listed another copy on eBay for $79,995:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

This month I have purchased three new copies of the FIRST EDITION BOOK OF MORMON--and hope to acquire another copy this weekend in California.  If you have an interest in buying, selling or having a copy appraised, please contact me:

Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's been a busy week already.  I've traveled 1,800 miles and tracked down two copies of the first edition Book of Mormon [1830].  You never know what type of condition these books will be in.  I've attached a photo to compare the two copies.  On a "1-10" scale, the copy on the left would rate a "3" and the copy on the right a "7".  I've just added several new photos to my Pinterest page that highlights the first edition Book of Mormon.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Did you know that there were five editions of the BOOK OF MORMON printed during the life of Joseph Smith?  I've just recorded a video that shows all five editions and their title pages.  Take a look...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
I've just posted a new video on YouTube that gives tips on buying, selling or having a first edition BOOK OF MORMON [1830] appraised.  If you would like to have your 1st edition Book of Mormon appraised, or almost any book for that matter, all you need to do is send me a few digital images of the binding, title page and text.  I will then send you a free estimate.  If a more formal written appraisal is needed, details can be worked out.   I'm an allied professional with the Appraisers Association of America.  Please send inquiries to: or