September 2011 Luncheon Meeting

  • 09/09/2011
  • 11:30 AM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago


Registration is closed

Speaker: Tom Joyce

“Up to Date Information on Appraising Books, Manuscripts and Maps”

Who better to tackle this subject than Caxtonian Tom Joyce, who, as a long time antiquarian bookseller in Chicagoland, has spent 35 years in the appraisal trenches. Tom's talk includes details about the 4 kinds of appraisal requests he gets (probate, insurance, donations and sales) including why some are declined by him; the 6 places he finds information on which to base his appraisals, (the 7th being his brain); how he deals with the fact that certain items have different values in other locals; how to tell an institution that their John Milton is worth $200,000 less than anticipated and how to find an appropriate place to donate or sell items, thus dispersing as opposed to disposing. Anecdotes abound. Tom is a Past President of the Caxton Club, a current member of the Council, the inspiration behind the creation of the DVD program, a director of our annual Auction and a regular contributor to The Caxtonian.

Luncheon buffet (in the main dining room on
six) opens at 11:30 am.  Program (in a different room, to be announced) from 12:30-1:30


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710