Reduced Starting Price: Navios Da China/Ships of China by Valentin Sokoloff

  • 10 Feb 2019 15:34
    Message # 7156358
    Deleted user

    Discovered on a recent visit to Lisbon and offered for sale here is a hardback copy of Navios Da China/Ships of China by Valentin Sokoloff.

    Issued in Macau, it's a gem of a book and a rare reference source for the junk-rig sailor. 

    Currently listed on Amazon at over £450, I've listed my copy on ebay, starting at £99.  Any questions, please ring 07510978685.

    To see the full listing visit:

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    Last modified: 13 Feb 2019 08:25 | Deleted user
  • 10 Feb 2019 16:19
    Reply # 7156385 on 7156358

    That link doesn't work for me, Marc. I could only find 

    Ships of China by Valentin A. Sokoloff. Large Paperback book

     at £90 or make an offer, + £4.50 delivery.

  • 10 Feb 2019 22:49
    Reply # 7156889 on 7156358

    The link worked for me, when I copied and pasted it. It's here

    What a cool book.


  • 11 Feb 2019 07:16
    Reply # 7157422 on 7156358

    I made an offer of thirty quid, but he wasn't having it.  One of the things I dislike about E-Bay is that you can only make so many offers.  On Trade Me, our Kiwi (and, frankly, better) equivalent, you can make as many offers as you want until you reach the seller's reserve.  It's then up to them to accept or not.

  • 11 Feb 2019 23:02
    Reply # 7158919 on 7156358

    For those, like me, grieving that they cannot possibly ever afford this book, I should point out the we have a full-colour pdf version available in our library. Scroll down the Box window to find it "Ships of China".  The illustrations are just gorgeous.

    Ideally, you would be able to turn your screen to portrait to appreciate it.  I should love to print it out and bind it, but even that would be stretching the budget at present. One day ...

  • 12 Feb 2019 00:45
    Reply # 7159041 on 7156358

    I go to Macau sometimes. I'll see if they have it at use booksellers there. Looks like a very nice book.

  • 12 Feb 2019 16:45
    Reply # 7160080 on 7156358

    We had a copy in the JRA Library.

    That is how we managed to digitise it. 

    Unfortunately the copy has not been seen recently. 

    Some JRA member must know where it is!

    Keep looking.  The illustrations are BRILLIANT. 

    Cheers, Edward

  • 13 Feb 2019 08:28
    Reply # 7161921 on 7156358
    Deleted user

    Dear All,

    Have updated link which should now work and reduced starting price to £99.

    If you'd like to contact me regarding the book, best to ring me on 07510978685.

    Best regards,


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