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An examiner article today ... ty-gadgets

noted that a signed hard copy of Stranger would cost about $6000.

How does he know? Is there a "blue book" for Heinlein books? Or letters, etc, which are harder to get?

I have seen a little of Jim's issue with trying to get anything signed by Richard Burton - many people seem to hold onto this stuff because of its very high financial value, so scholars may have trouble accessing it.

Are we seeing this phenomenon with Heinlein as well? Is there even an accepted guideline for this?


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I don't know, but I'm holding onto my three signed Heinlein books that I purchased from the late Charlie Brown. There is no scholarly value per se, though, because there are many, many out there, half or more fake I suspect. There is no blue book that I know of, just supply and demand. After Stranger, I think the next most valuable signed Heinlein book is Rocketship Galileo.

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