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Rare Collections


Christo Snyman

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Rare Collections formed as a celebration of passion. A passion for the printed word, for history, for rare finds and new adventures. We're a two-person company with a focus in Speculative Fiction (Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror), Fine Press, Illustrated Books, Limited Editions Club, Modern First Editions, Science Fiction, and Signed Books.

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+27 82 7758439

10 Gateway Close, Capricorn Park, Muizenburg, Western Cape, 7945, South Africa

More about this bookseller

Rare Collections is a specialist book dealer based in Cape Town. We predominantly focus on collectable, signed and investment books that cover a wide range of genres, including Speculative Fiction (Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror), Modern First Editions, Fine Press Books, Signed Books and more. We do try and cater for the full spectrum of collectors and bibliophiles and you will find items ranging from US$50 too over US$10000.


We make a concerted effort to source books in collectable condition and the majority of our stock is obtained from the USA and UK. We also strive to provide detailed descriptions and photos of each of our books to make sure you have all the buying information you might require. We use internationally accepted ratings of book and jacket condition. Our focus is books in collectable condition and we will generally not sell books with ratings lower than Very Good (unless they are exceptionally rare).

Featured Items

Amphigorey Also (Extremely Rare Signed Association Copy - 1 of 6 First State Copies)


Pheasant Drawings


Lady and the Tramp


The Little Lady of the Big House (Signed Association Copy)


The God Emperor of Dune (Signed Copy)


Twice Told Tales


Poems by Frank O'Hara


Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa


The Listener and Other Stories - Custom Clamshell


Strange Stories


Terms of Sale

Terms of Sale

Feel free to contact us with any and all requests, questions or wants.
More images and/or details are available for any of our items by request. All items are guaranteed as described.
All items remain the property of Rare Collections until fully paid for.
We accept payment by credit card, debit card, paypal, Square and wire transfer/EFT.

Return Policy
We pride ourselves in giving you all the details and clear photographs in order for you to make an informed decision on the condition(s) of the item(s) you are buying.
If you are not happy with your purchase you are able to return the item(s) within 30 days of receiving it. If we made a mistake, we will pay for the shipping back to us, if you simply changed your mind you are still able to return it, but at your cost and in the same condition it was received. If the item is damaged, we reserve the right to charge an appropriate amount for the loss of value on the item. Refunds are limited to the original price paid.

Courier and Shipping

Expedited Rates
Our expedited shipping is a TRACKED courier service. The amount is for a package of 1kg or less and larger books / parcel may attract additional cost. Delivery is typically in 4-10 days, depending on available flights and Covid restrictions. Our shipments are routed via the UK.
We always offer consolidated options for multiple orders and some items do have free shipping or special conditions, which will be noted in our description. If you are charged the wrong shipping rate in these cases, we will process a refund.
All international packages will be shipped via Tracked Mail/Couier.
All local (South African) packages will be couriered via tracked mail.
All international and local purchases are packed for shipping/courier to a very high standard.
Shipping and delivery dates are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed. We are not liable for any delays in shipments.

15% discount for IOBA members on our website. Use coupon coed RCIOBA. For some items we might well be able to give larger discounts so feel free to contact me directly if there is something of interest.

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