A remarkable array of accessible and affordable dog-related items, dating from the early 19th to the mid-20th centuries. From portraits to postcards, Staffordshire to celluloid, Berlin work to buttons, everything in this compendium of over 430 color photographs relates to dogs and the people who loved them. Also included are an essay tracing the popularity of various dog breeds over an 80-year period, values for all items, bibliography, and detailed index.
Dennis Prince teams up with antique and collectible expert Lynn Dralle to provide all the information necessary to reap the huge benefits of selling antiques and collectibles on eBay. Written by an eBay Power Seller whose earnings topped $20,000 a month, this book helps you: Research types--and eras--of antiques and collectibles Find the best merchandise Use language that gets buyers to pay the most for the seller's items Price strategically. . . and much more!
China's art objects and traditional manufactured products have long been sought by collectors—from porcelains and silk fabrics to furniture and even the lacquered chopsticks that are a distant relation to ones found in most Chinese restaurants. Things Chinese presents sixty distinctive items that are typical of Chinese culture and together open a special window onto the people, history, and society of the world's largest nation. Many of the objects are collectibles, and each has a story to tell. The objects relate to six major areas of cultural life: the home, the personal, arts & crafts, eating & drinking, entertainment, and religious practice. They include items both familiar and unfamiliar—from snuff bottles and calligraphy scrolls to moon cake molds and Mao memorabilia. Ronald Knapp's evocative text describes the history, cultural significance, and customs relating to each object, while Michael Freeman's superb photographs illustrate them. Together, text and photographs offer a unique look at the material culture of China and the aesthetics that inform it.
FISHING TACKLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES PRE-1960, is the best reference for evaluation & identification of fishing paraphernalia: lures, rods, reels. This 315-page book pictures 7500 items, with 103 pages in color. There have been over 20,000 books sold in 2 years, with advertising by "word of mouth." This book will be another "Shooter's Bible" on fishing tackle, as that one is for firearms. Through Karl White's 40 years of collecting, there has been very little not covered prior to WWII. He has the premier collection, valued at 1.5 million dollars & is looking for the right environment for the museum. A must for any collector, fisherman, antique or tackle dealer & also anyone wanting to go b...
This introduction to antiques and collectibles is by one of the world's leading experts. The book uses special annotated photographs of typical pieces to show all the important features, as well as what to look for and avoid. Readers will learn how to spot fakes and reproductions and how to insure, care for, catalog, and display antiques and collectibles. 500+ full-color illustrations.
Here it is: the 1991 edition of America's most popular antiques price guide. This perennial best seller boasts the most accurate, up-to-date prices for almost every category of antique & collectible, as well as a special report on "Healthy Antiques: A Guide to Use & Care." Five hundred black-and-white & full-color photographs, 800 information-packed pages, and more than 50,000 American market prices provide the most complete picture of antiques & collectibles in hundreds of categories. Updated yearly, the Kovel's Price List always contains prices based on actual reports from the field, not estimates of the most recent season. The book has hundreds of factory marks and identifying logos; helpful hints on buying, collecting, restoring, & preserving; & a thorough, cross-referenced index. It is an indispensible resource for collectors seeking accurate, reliable information--from the source! In addition to being the authors of more than 50 books, Ralph & Terry Kovel have a nationally syndicated newspaper column and a monthly column in House Beautiful. They are also the hosts of a weekly cable television program on the Discovery Channel.
Warman's Antiques & Collectibles draws from leading experts from across the country to provide insider information, perspective, history, values and incomparable content and insight into the robust and wide-ranging antiques and collectibles field. Expert Advice: Authorities in key collectible areas share their advice on rising categories and delightfully traditional categories, sharing insights that go far beyond the basic value information found so lacking in other guides. Visually Striking: The book truly showcases 2,500 visually arresting and detailed colour photos to inform, inspire and delight collectors. House Advantage: With more than 70 leading auction houses at our disposal, our fea...
The singular resource that contains contact information for more than 23,250 antiques and collectibles resources in nearly 3,200 specialty categories is better than ever. Includes listings for collector clubs, specialty periodicals, dealers, collectors, experts, buyers, appraisers, parts suppliers, reproduction sources, Internet resources, repair/restoration/conservation specialists, auction services, manufacturers/distributors of contemporary collectibles, and more!