Handwritten prayer book german

May 14, 2020. 01:12 UTC
Handwritten Prayer Book German
United States of America

Religious books

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It is roughly 6" x 4.5". Cover is hard and dak


This prayer book was taken by my grandfather Don F Wendling (3rd Army Engineer) from the mansion of Franz Von Papen in Germany during WWII. It contains handwritten prayers in German along with pictures. Tucked inside are funeral cards going back to early 18th century. The book has a date of 1781.

Answered within about 14 hours
May 14, 15:11 UTC
By Georg

Fair Market Value

$150 - $300 USD

Insurance Value

$450 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Carolyn,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be a prayer book dated 1781 written in German. The book includes handwritten prayers and hand-colored illustrations on the base of etchings. Such prayer books were common for the daily prayers and were probably in the possession of a noble or wealthy person.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 150 to 300 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,

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