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Robin Kaufman Rare Books Asset Concierge Expert

Meet Nana K as she is known to her grandson Neeko, to us Robin.

It's obvious where her first love is, and second, she is a bookworm. Robin joined our team back in 1991. She is now responsible for our complete department of rare books and manuscripts. Robin loves books, and they have been a passion for her, even as a small child.

When she is not spending time with Neeko, she is assisting clients with elusive hunts for the next rare book.

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Considerations for Investing in Rare Books

Robin has done a wonderful job over the years. Educating clients about investing in rare books and manuscripts can be an interesting alternative investment strategy for those passionate about literature and history. However, it is important to note that this is not a mainstream investment and requires careful research and a deep understanding of the market.


Here are a few of Robin's things to consider before investing in rare books and manuscripts:

  1. Rarity: The value of a rare book or manuscript depends on its rarity. The rarer the item, the higher its value. You should look for books and manuscripts that are in high demand and are difficult to find.

  2. Condition: The condition of a rare book or manuscript is critical to its value. The better the condition, the higher the value. Books and manuscripts should be well-preserved, without any damage or deterioration.

  3. Historical significance: The historical significance of a rare book or manuscript is another important factor to consider. Its value may increase if the item is associated with a notable historical event or is linked to a famous person or period.

  4. Authenticity: Ensuring the rare book or manuscript is authentic is important. You should work with reputable dealers and appraisers to verify its authenticity and value.

  5. Storage and maintenance: Rare books and manuscripts require specialized storage and maintenance. They should be kept in a climate-controlled environment and handled with care.

  6. Market demand: Before investing, you should research the market demand for rare books and manuscripts. You should also be prepared to hold onto your investment for a long time, as finding a buyer may take a while.


Investing in rare books and manuscripts can be a rewarding and fulfilling investment, but it requires careful research and a deep understanding of the market. Robin is here to help you navigate the journey.

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Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland

Old Library, College Green, South-East Inner City, Dublin 2, D02 VR66, Ireland

Hours: Opens 9:30 AM

Phone+353 1 896 1000


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