The antique prints & maps you can view and purchase on Ebay & the Goldiers.com website are from my own private collection that was put toget...read more
The antique prints & maps you can view and purchase on Ebay & the Goldiers.com website are from my own private collection that was put together over 25 years. The collecting started when I was purchasing private book collections in Kent, South East England, in the early 1990's. In those days I had a small shop & we had calls every week to clear out the books from peoples homes locally. The books came in various conditions so most of the time was spent sorting everything out. It was quite hard work but very rewarding when something rare was found.
I soon built up a good collection of material. The better condition material was cleaned & restored then retailed in the shop. The poorer condition books (often much older) were put into storage. As with many book dealers the damaged book collection grew quite rapidly. I had no idea what to do with the books.
In the late 1990's my business was growing quite rapidly and technology was changing too so we started selling books online.
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