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Requesting input on book value

Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:29 pm

Requesting input on book value, what should I pay for:

"Rare"? Paul Litcher book From The City Of Brotherly Love To The Big Apple.
Large hardback with colour & black and white photos with text of Elvis
shows in 1972. Very nice and mint condition.

Re: Requesting input on book value

Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:34 pm

WMarkJ wrote:Requesting input on book value, what should I pay for:

"Rare"? Paul Litcher book From The City Of Brotherly Love To The Big Apple.
Large hardback with colour & black and white photos with text of Elvis
shows in 1972. Very nice and mint condition.


Unless someone pays you to take it off their hands, you're being ripped off.

Re: Requesting input on book value

Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:42 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
WMarkJ wrote:Requesting input on book value, what should I pay for:

"Rare"? Paul Litcher book From The City Of Brotherly Love To The Big Apple.
Large hardback with colour & black and white photos with text of Elvis
shows in 1972. Very nice and mint condition.


Unless someone pays you to take it off their hands, you're being ripped off.
Thanks for input. Just not that great a book or what?

Re: Requesting input on book value

Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:44 pm

WMarkJ wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
WMarkJ wrote:Requesting input on book value, what should I pay for:

"Rare"? Paul Litcher book From The City Of Brotherly Love To The Big Apple.
Large hardback with colour & black and white photos with text of Elvis
shows in 1972. Very nice and mint condition.


Unless someone pays you to take it off their hands, you're being ripped off.
Thanks for input. Just not that great a book or what?


I cannot name a single product from the Lichter factory that a real fan should have in their collection.

Re: Requesting input on book value

Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:41 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
WMarkJ wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
WMarkJ wrote:Requesting input on book value, what should I pay for:

"Rare"? Paul Litcher book From The City Of Brotherly Love To The Big Apple.
Large hardback with colour & black and white photos with text of Elvis
shows in 1972. Very nice and mint condition.


Unless someone pays you to take it off their hands, you're being ripped off.
Thanks for input. Just not that great a book or what?


I cannot name a single product from the Lichter factory that a real fan should have in their collection.


I disagree. "THE BOY WHO DARED TO ROCK: THE DEFINITIVE ELVIS" is a decent book, and pretty inexpensive. Other books that are good are "REBEL HEART" and "MAGIC MOMENTS". I think his earlier books were better than his most recent ones. You can probably buy all of these books from sellers on Amazon.com.
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Re: Requesting input on book value

Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:46 pm

The only Lichter book I've ever owned is Elvis In Hollywood... I had it since I was a child and remember enjoying it very much.

Re: Requesting input on book value

Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:14 pm

2kisses&3scarfs wrote:I disagree. "THE BOY WHO DARED TO ROCK: THE DEFINITIVE ELVIS" is a decent book ...


I bought that when it came out, and loved it until I later discovered all the huge amount of session research inside was completely lifted (uncredited) from an early version of Ernst Jørgensen's incomparable Elvis sessionography, probably this 1977 edition:


sessionography1977_a.jpg


See:
Ernst Jørgensen - 1986 Sessions Book To Be Re-issued
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47734&p=666382#p666382


It was then I realized that Lichter products were dubious, and it was more worthwhile to seek out the original efforts by the true fans of Elvis Presley.
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Re: Requesting input on book value

Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:40 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:I bought that when it came out, and loved it until I later discovered all the huge amount of session research inside was completely lifted (uncredited) from an early version of Ernst Jørgensen's incomparable Elvis sessionography...


I had no idea. That was my first Elvis book when I was a kid and I loved it. What a shame.

Re: Requesting input on book value

Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:45 pm

So if I don't have Ernst book Iight consider offering how much for Lichters?

Re: Requesting input on book value

Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:46 pm

You have to give Lichter that the Boy Who Dared To Rock was a labor of love, I remeber when I bough that book it was the first time (at least for me) I saw a nearly complete discography with photos of the records. In those Days there wasn't to much info to get at least living outside U.S.A, and it was loooong Before internet and all info you can get today. There was some strange errors like the Sun single without artist name printed that he claimed to be Elvis, I had the record and it was easy to tell it was made much later and it was not Elvis, but still it was a nice book to have in those Days.

Re: Requesting input on book value

Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:26 am

I used to buy alot of his books when i was a kid, and I did enjoy them, before i knew the real truth about that low life, just check out the prices he wants for his older books now, he is Insane :facep:

:roll: http://www.elvisunique.com/ :x

Re: Requesting input on book value

Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:10 am

If you already have JAT Publishing's Elvis On Tour and Elvis 71 By Request (both hardbacks), you don't really need the Lichter book as most of it was reproduced in these two later books.