Hi, this isn't a commercial advertisement or an attempt to sell. I'm just looking for some advice.
Following a recent decluttering exercise at home I've got a big pile of music that I'm trying to sell. I've put some of it on Amazon but with a lot of it there's no point as there are already multiple copies selling at what is these days a standard of 1p+?2.80p&p. I've emailed Travis & Emery and they aren't interested and I'm waiting to hear from Archive Bookshop but not hopeful as the man there said that he is looking for unusual material rather than the standard student stuff. Ideally I'm looking for a shop, dealer, etc who will give me a lump sum of, say, ?100 for the whole lot. The dozen items worth putting on Amazon are going for just under ?60 in all. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am based in London and assume hand delivery would be best to avoid postage but I could post elsewhere if it was worthwhile.
The kind of thing I'm trying to sell is a lot of ABRSM and Trinity old exam music, scales, theory, aural, etc, then a lot of stuff for children, e.g. Easy Concertos and Concertinos, Young Violinist's Repertoire, etc. For clarinet I have more serious material as I have completely given up playing it (Uhl 48 Studies, for example) and the same with the guitar (e.g. Dowland's Dozen). There's also a 1925 edition of the Smyth Mass in D.
I have read on here about a dealer in Oxford and a famous shop in Great Malvern. Not sure if postage would be worthwhile.
I stress I am not trying to sell or to use this site for commercial purposes. I am just wondering what one can do with a big pile of unwanted music of small enough value to be worth getting rid of easily but not so small value that I just want to take it to the local charity shop (which probably wouldn't know what to do with it anyway).