I have been collecting Wisdens for a while now and in 2005 set up this Website to pass on my Wisden experiences, this site was the first ever created on the internet to explain about Wisdens to the masses and it is regularly updated with valuable statistics to help every Wisden collector when needed, to enhance their set. This site includes a popular discussion forum (wisdenclub.com) which has kept me entertained since '05. Over time we were offered Wisdens from members and also people asked if we had any spares to fill gaps in their sets. This led to our online Wisden Catalogue and this evolved into our sister site wisdenauction.com (see 2013 Wisden, pages 50/51), we improved the look and feel of this site in August 2013, Happy Collecting, Chris Ridler, Wisden Collector.
Mission Statement "Our aim is to put our heart and soul into helping you, in any way we can, complete your Wisden Collecting goals, providing free expert advice along the way"...750 Wisden Pictures loaded below. Our Set & Sales.
Our full set is pictured below. For each year, you can study the pictures and see all the statistics/prices/values for that year on the 3 tabs : For Sale (available Wisdens), Recent Values Tab (Auction Prices), Statistics Tab (our valuation tool)
1896 Wisden Hardback - Front
1896 Wisden Hardback - Spine
1896 Paperback Front
1896 Paperback Spine
1896 Wisden Paperback, Rear Cover
|1896||Rebound with Covers||£172||2014|
|1896||Rebound with One Cover||£92||2014|
|1896||Rebound without Covers||£86||2014|
|1896||Rebound without Covers||£74||2014|
|1896||Original Hardback, Poor||£10440||2013|
|1896||Rebound with One Cover||£132||2013|
|1896||Rebound without Covers||£60||2012|
|1896||Rebound with Covers||£78||2011|
|1896||Rebound with Covers||£175||2010|
|1896||Rebound with One Cover||£114||2010|
|1896||Ex Lib - Rebound without Covers||£96||2010|
|1896||Rebound with Covers||£156||2008|
|1896||Rebound without Covers & Ads||£130||2008|
|1896||Rebound without Covers||£126||2008|
|1896||Rebound without Covers||£120||2008|
|1896||Rebound without Covers||£96||2008|
|1896||Original Hardback, No Plate||£12400||2007|
|1896||Rebound with Covers||£216||2007|
|1896||Rebound without Covers||£215||2007|
|1896||Rebound without Covers||£110||2007|
|1896||Rebound with Covers||£180||2006|
The First Original Hardback.
If you have any comments to add regarding the 1896 Wisden, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them
My 1896 Wisden, as pictured first, is an Original Hardback Wisden, it is in very good condition. Purchased Circa 2012 for £18,500 (Photoplate and Original Paperback also shown from a book sold on WisdenAuction)
The 1896 Hardback is one of the most expensive Wisdens , the record at Auction is just over £25,000.
Early paperback tend to have spine touch ups, something to look out for on purchasing them.
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