[ModLib] Old Modern Library Bookcases - Value?

john peterson jpetersonlhi at frontier.com
Wed Sep 28 17:47:29 EDT 2016


I’ve seen two ML book cases like this, up close, one in Columbus, OH, and one in Oak Park, IL, both 15-20 years ago.  While these look pretty worn, they do seem to have the florescent light fixtures/cowls intact, and the signage could maybe be repaired.  If they are structurally sound, and if the lights can be made to work, I’d guess $300 apiece.
But it would really depend on demand—they are scarce. 

John Peterson
> On Sep 28, 2016, at 12:23 PM, John Krygier <jbkrygier at owu.edu> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Chuck Valverde (email below) forwarded photographs of two old Modern Library
> book cases. I believe he intends to auction them off and is curious if anyone has
> a guess at a value (or any other information). I have seen newer ML book cases,
> probably from the 1960s, but these look much earlier. 
> 
> Take a guess at a value and I will pass along to Mr. Valverde.
> 
> John K.
> 
>> Begin forwarded message:
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>> From: Chuck Valverde <chuckv at san.rr.com <mailto:chuckv at san.rr.com>>
>> Subject: Pictures of modern library book cases
>> Date: September 27, 2016 at 6:43:26 PM EDT
>> To: jbkrygie at owu.edu <mailto:jbkrygie at owu.edu>
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>> Thank you very much for taking the time. I knew along time ago they were unusual item, but finding out a valuation of them has proved to be very time-consuming. Any information I can get I would very much appreciate. Again, thank you very much for taking the time to research into it and if you would not mind forwarding it to that other gentleman, it would be greatly appreciated. Best wishes
>> 
>> Chuck
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