specific antiquarian book I buy which is packed with engravings of
small towns and villages in the north east of England
in the late 1800s. I can
buy this book every day at less than a tenner a time and make at
least one thousand pounds pure profit per copy.
this is just one of countless books I can buy for a couple of
pounds and turn into a few hundred or several thousand pounds pure
profit, usually on eBay. How?
Well this particular book, and thousands like
it, is perfect for removing illustrations which I
subsequently hand coloured and mount and sell all day long at
£14.99 a throw. Actually some fetch much higher prices,
especially at auction on eBay where two
or more people are keen to become the new owner.
Incredibly, I can colour and mount ten
illustrations in less than three hours and sell at least eight
from a seven day auction. Eight sales at almost £15 a time
is £120, leaving about £100 pure profit after overheads.
Just two or three of those prints fetching £100 or more, yes it
happens, and Iím guaranteed to make more money in a couple of
hours than most people make all day.
With more time on my hands or someone available
to help me locate, colour and mount prints from just one title,
Iíd easily make hundreds or even thousands of pounds weekly on
eBay. Thatís the numbers game at play once again.
If youíre unsure about colouring vintage
illustrations or you think itís a job best left to experts, think
again, because I learned all I know about colouring prints, which
isnít a great deal, from studying hand coloured prints from 17th
and 18th century publications.
You donít have to buy those books to see how
little paint and even less artistic ability went into producing
hand coloured prints hundreds of years ago and which often
fetch fifty or sixty pounds each on eBay today.
Find out for yourself by visiting google.com, then click on
ĎImagesí top of the screen, then on the following page key
something like this into the search box:
Ďhand coloured print 1800sí
Ďh/c printí where Ďh/cí stand for Ďhand
There will be thousands of images to choose
from and all you have to do is pick one resembling your own print,
such as depicting lots of trees or a beach scene, mountains,
people, park or playing field, and so on. Click on the
Google image to increase its size and save it
to desktop. Then use the image as inspiration for colouring
your own print.
someone asks, I am sorry I canít tell you which books contain my
most profitable prints. Thatís because right now I seem to
be the sole buyer of these books on eBay, also in local auction
salerooms and I donít want to encourage competition. But the
truth is there are thousands of very early books containing
valuable prints just crying out to be removed and sold Ďas isí or
with a few spots of colour added to increase their appearance and
If youíd like to join me in this particular
business youíll find the details included in ĎMake Money Tearing
Up Old Books and Magazines and Selling Them on eBayí. Find
the link to that book below.
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