Wisden Historical Valuations

In need to produce a graph and while watching prices of Wisdens I do not yet have go up and up and up, I have taken it upon myself to study old Auction sales and catalogue prices back to the year of my birth - 1976.

The list was compiled in 2007 and I noted 3400 prices up to this date and managed to calculate a further 2000 prices from these individual sales (similar prices for similar years) hence I have managed to calculate an index from 1976 to 2007 and formulate the appropriate graphs. I still need to look into the rarer items as the number of sales are low and the sample size is small.

I am currently researching 2008 - 2013 in Original Hardback form , however in this era, dealers like to keep prices of the rare books to themselves which makes it difficult to gather the information. I have calculated a general Index (2006+) which is included at the end. More 2007+ data being collected.

Year Rebinds Paperbacks
1976 100 100
1977 127 127
1978 185 185
1979 266 266
1980 318 318
1981 338 338
1982 346 346
1983 334 334
1984 352 352
1985 402 402
1986 429 429
1987 488 488
1988 512 512
1989 587 587
1990 675 762
1991 754 841
1992 815 902
1993 887 1061
1994 926 1099
1995 946 1199
1996 953 1127
1997 1000 1173
1998 1030 1204
1999 1039 1213
2000 1030 1203
2001 1066 1239
2002 1082 1256
2003 1080 1426
2004 1123 1470
2005 1137 1484
2006 1124 1541
2007 1208 1695
2008 1208 1695
2009 1219 1671
2010 1200 1435
2011 1140 1341
2012 1060 1256

This valuation is for the average price of buying the following years:

1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1946 in rebind or Original Paperback

It is only in the later years that the Original Paperbacks have come at a premium

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The Hardbacks show a much steeper incline in the last couple of years. Below is the Index Table for a 1920's Hardback (Compared to the Rebind Curve above)

 

Year  Index
1976 100
1977 137
1978 206
1979 263
1980 286
1981 286
1982 320
1983 320
1984 434
1985 629
1986 686
1987 743
1988 1029
1989 1314
1990 1429
1991 1657
1992 2000
1993 2571
1994 2914
1995 3029
1996 3200
1997 3429
1998 3714
1999 3771
2000 4000
2001 4000
2002 4000
2003 4000
2004 4114
2005 4286
2006 4571
2007 8571
2008 8686
2009 8000
2010 7771
2011 7200
2012 6857

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