Hey, Dopers. My husband “inherited” a very large box full of old sheet music, most of it in booklet form with some nice artwork on the covers, some of it loose. Also a couple copies of an old music magazine called “Etude.” Copyright dates on the music and magazines range from the late 1800s to the mid 1950s.
What’s the best thing to do with all of this? A lot of it seems to be in nice condition - it’s got that “old paper” musty smell to it, but aside from some edge tears and the missing cover here and there, it looks to be too nice to be cannibalized for craft projects. I should say that I have no use for it, nor does my hubby, but if any of it is worth anything we’d both prefer to sell it rather than to hand it out like party favors. On the other hand, we’re not looking to retire off this stuff. I’d start listing it on eBay, but I haven’t a clue IF it’s worth anything, and if it is, WHAT it might be worth. Listing it piece by piece seems like it would be more trouble than it’s worth, though.