'Mags to Riches'


Make Money Tearing Up Old Books and Magazines and Selling Their Pages on eBay


Thereís a 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.  


But 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 coloured


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.


Footnote: Before 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 prices.


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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