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Subject: Collectors of old cookbooks???
Date Posted: 11/18/2008 3:21 PM ET
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I started to put "Old cookbook collectors" in the subject line but decided to change it so that it meant what I meant :) :)

I have a number of old cookbooks that I am wondering just what to do with. Personally, I think they are too old to post even though some are in postable condition.. My concern is that some of them call for items that aren't used and may not even be sold anymore, ie, I have diabetic books that call for liquid sweetner. Publication dates are 60s and 70s.

I really do not want to throw them out. Am willing to give them away to anyone that may be interested. However, I don't want to list them all if noone is.

Ideas?   Suggestions??  


Date Posted: 11/18/2008 11:35 PM ET
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You could post these in the Book Bazaar; especially the unpostable ones.  There will be a few takers; I know this because I've given some away myself. 

If they are in postable condition, by all means, post them.  You can use the link to "Post books without an ISBN".  Just because they have ingredients that are no longer available (I never knew Chef Boiardi (now Boy-ar-dee) used to make a line of grown-up canned sauces) doesn't mean someone won't want them.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 9:30 AM ET
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Yes---I'd love to at least see what you have. Many old cookbooks, especially speciality ones, are very collectible. Of course a lot deepends on conditions--but many collectors are not even as picky as some on PBS!!

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 10:51 AM ET
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My s-i-l was just mentioning an old recipe she wished she had from the 1960's or 1970's (Shaker Lemon Pie) the was a Pillsbury Bake-off winner. I'd love to find it for her. You never know what someone is looking for.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 5:35 PM ET
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old cookbooks - love them! go ahead and post as long as they meet pbs guidelines. remember, some stains are ok in cookbooks.....

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 6:19 PM ET
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Thanks all for your feedback. I'm posting those with ISBN's first.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 1:19 AM ET
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Would definitely be interested in any cookbooks you may have left!!!!!  old, new, it doesn't matter to me!