Collecting Red Books.....anyone?

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  1. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    10+ years ago I started collecting vintage copies of tbe "Red Book" , hoping one day to have every edition. I've started buying them again...I just received the 3rd edition (1949) in the mail today. I do know that Frank (treashunt) collects them and has even written a book about them. Are there any other Red Book collectors out there? 20191109_154225.jpg
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  3. NPCoin

    NPCoin Resident Imbecile

    Yes! I have collected Red Books for quite a while. I also collect the Blue Books and The Green Coin Book.

    I only pick up a new book for the collection a few times a year. But, I am on the first eleven editions for the Red Book to complete the collection. These are all hardcover edition only. Then I will need to obtain the eighteen special editions. I don't know if I will go for the limited leather editions yet or not.

    But, once I have "it all", I'll start upgrading them all to Mint/NM condition as best I can from what is available.
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  4. rmpsrpms

    rmpsrpms Lincoln Maniac

    I have a bunch of them, but more an accumulation since I am not actively collecting. Picked up a nice 2nd edition at a library book sale a few years ago for $1. You never know...
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  5. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    Wow...I wish I had that kind of luck. I'm concentrating on the first 10 to 15 editions right now..getting the most expensive ones out of the way first. I've had the most luck at flea markets.
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  6. PennyGuy

    PennyGuy US and CDN Copper

    I also collect Red Books. Great for research.
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  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Somebody here posted a photo a while back of his Redbook collection. It was complete and a darned impressive photo to look at too.
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  8. PennyGuy

    PennyGuy US and CDN Copper

    This pic is a year or two old but it is complete. The first couple years are in pretty rough condition and there are several special editions mixed in.

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  9. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I have a complete annual set, but I don’t collect the varieties.
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  10. bsshog40

    bsshog40 Senior Member

    I tried it for a while but quit. I have about 20 books. Mostly 60's and 70's.
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  11. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    Is Frank (treashunt) still around?
  12. PennyGuy

    PennyGuy US and CDN Copper

    He’s as round as ever......

    OK I’ll go hide now. LOL
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  13. Soda Ant

    Soda Ant Senior Member

    Is there a guide to Red Books? A sort of "Red Book of Red Books"? If so, collecting those would add another level of indirection. ;)
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  14. NPCoin

    NPCoin Resident Imbecile

    As far as I know, there is no "Red Book of Red Books". But, there has been a "Guide as a Collectible" and valuation section of the Red Book itself since the 1995 edition.
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