Telling time has never been so stylish. 100 Years of Vintage Watches brings an entire century of classic watch craftsmanship to life with over 1,000 full-color photos. Detailing watches made between 1870 and 1970--the most popular century for watch collectors and aficionados--Dean Judy's remarkable ..
More guns More values More of what you need For more than a quarter century Standard Catalog of Firearms has been the leading illustrated guide to guns and their values, offering more of what the firearms enthusiast and collector needs--more photos, more prices and more guns Every edition is upd..
Spanning the globe Massive in scope and encyclopedic in detail, The Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, provides the most comprehensive reference to 20th century coins on the market. The 45th edition of this tradition-rich catalog is vetted by experts worldwide, providing a global view of t..
Modern Marvels Showcasing the collaboration and knowledge of 150 worldwide experts, World Mint and Central Banks, there is no better reference to the modern collectible coin market than 2018 Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 12th Edition. Arranged in alphabetical order by country and with..
U.S. Coins Made Easy Easy to use and easy to understand, the 2018 U.S. Coin Digest is the most comprehensive color guide to United States coin issues on the market. Providing professionally vetted values, complete coin listings, detailed coin images and unique ``lay-flat`` book design for no sweat ..
A Life Among Fishes explores the lifelong passion of fisheries by scientist and artist Christopher M. Dewees. The book features over 100 of his Japanese fish prints since 1969. Many of these are linked to stories about the journey, and history and information about the art form are also described wi..
This absorbing and profusely illustrated book describes in detail scores of early American tools and the wooden and metal artifacts made with them. Informally and expressively written, the text covers bulding tools and methods; farm and kitchen implements; and the tools of curriers, wheelwrights, co..
Adventures with Old Vines offers an engaging and knowledgeable guide to demystify wine for novice enthusiasts. Richard Chilton provides detailed information about buying and storing wine, how to read a wine list, the role of the sommelier, wine fraud, how wine is really made, and how weather pattern..
This encyclopedic study is the fruit of twenty years of collecting, research, and study of the most significant American costume jewelry from 1930-1950. It offers readers a meticulous, reliable instrument to knowing these gems, which are often true and proper little works of art. In the two volumes,..
``A comprehensive one-stop reference.`` Danielle Arnet, The Smart Collector, Tribune Content Agency ..``.A quick resource with an authoritative voice.`` Steven Wayne Yvaska, The Seasoned Collector, San Jose Mercury News ``Accurately reflects the antique and collectible marketplace.`` Larry Cox, King..
The Bottle Bible Antique Trader Bottles Identification & Price Guide is know as ``The Bottle Bible`` for good reason. With its detailed descriptions, current market values, and key identifying characteristics, the book has been a reliable and trusted reference and the definitive bottle-collecting gu..
Through the peak period of Art Deco creativity in the 1920s, many artists and studios produced portfolios of original designs for commercial use. Often these original works went unsigned and, after inspiring their limited, exclusive audience, disappeared. Here is one such portfolio (most likely Fren..
From the 1920s into the 1980s, Edith Head designed costumes for Hollywood's biggest stars as well as legions of supporting players and extras. The diminutive doyenne of screen fashion received 35 Oscar nominations, winning eight times more than anyone else in Academy Award(r) history. This tribute f..
Dale Chihuly (b. 1941), one of the most inno-vative and iconic figures in contemporary art, is also an avid collector of everything from ceramic dogs to inkwells, vintage Christmas orna-ments, dollhouse furniture, plastic radios--you name it, Chihuly collects it. These everyday objects reflect the s..
Westerners have long admired Chinese furniture for its durability, inner strength, quiet restraint, and simple dignity. Especially attractive to the educated eye are its purity of line, devotion to detail, and flawless construction. This unabridged reprint of a rare classic provides lovers of Chines..
Here is an illustrated guide to Classic Schwinn Bicycles from 1895 to present. Detailed text and 250 B&W photographs depict the most classic Schwinns including pre-World War II Aerocycles, Motorbikes (Cycleplanes), and Autocycles; post-war Panthers and Phantoms; '50s and '60s middleweights; '60s Sti..
Imagine a working violin only two inches long . . . a lit crystal chandelier that fits in the palm of your hand or dovetailed replicas of rare antique furniture created with 300-year-old wood. Everything is possible in the Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection, where one woman's affection f..
Collecting diecast toy cars has become an increasingly popular hobby over the last 25 years. Many of the classic diecast cars of the 1950s and 1960s are now valuable collectors' items, and surviving examples in mint and boxed condition regularly fetch significant sums at specialist auctions.Diecast ..
Collecting twenty premium-quality posters from Bethesda Game Studios' award-winning video game Fallout 4, this compilation of removable prints features gorgeous art specifically selected by the game's lead artist Enjoy exotic ``postwar`` images of Power Armor, Deathclaws, and more--each suitable fo..
In the years shortly before the Civil War, many Southern plantation owners and their families -summered- in the cooler climate of the northern states, often along the New England coast. These journeys frequently included side trips to New York, Boston, or Philadelphia to replenish the family's wardr..
The correct interpretation of Kepler's third law is Gravitational force is equal to acceleration times the area: F = a .A. It is shown that the sequential mean distances of the planets from the center of the sun follow an exponential law, concluding that gravitation is quantized. New explanation and..
Hobby legend Kenneth Bressett covers largesize, small-size, and fractional paper money in the newly revised and updated 5th edition of the Guide Book of United States Currency. A perennial favorite among hobbyists, United States Currency appeals especially to beginning and intermediate collectors, b..
The 72nd edition of the world's greatest gun book For more than 70 years, Gun Digest has been the number one go-to source and research guide for firearms enthusiasts worldwide. Informative and entertaining articles by the top writers in the field cover every aspect of the shooting sports including ..
A legacy of magical treasures Since 1997 with the publication of the first book, Harry Potter has cast a spell over millions of Muggles around the world--not the least of all bewitched collectors. Harry Potter: The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard conjures rare, extraordi..
An accessibly written and superbly illustrated introduction to armor used for battle, tournament, and ceremony This engaging book offers an introduction to and overview of armor in Europe from the Middle Ages through the 17th century, focusing in particular on the 16th century when plate armor reach..
All aspects of bicycle restoration are covered including finding, evaluating and choosing a bicycle. Planning the restoration project, along with disassembly, mechanical restoration, cosmetic restoration (with and without painting), and assembly are all discussed in detail. There are sections about ..
This revised 2nd edition shows hundreds and hundreds of Jim Beam decanters in color, with current market values and helpful information for the collector. In this book, the decanters are organized by series, including Famous People, Sports, Wheel, Opera, Regal China, and many others. Both ceramic an..
Welcome to Kitschmasland in a fun and nostalgic look at our infatuation with Christmas holiday decor from the 1950s and through the 1970s. This beautiful revised book covers the gamut of decorations - some whimsical, some beautiful - and a treasure trove of campy kitsch that the author calls ``Kitsc..
First published in 1998, Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia has gone on to sell more than 150,000 copies worldwide and been published into seven languages. This new edition includes a thoroughly updated directory, list of suppliers and up-to-date price codes for each item. Compiled by an international t..
Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide remains the essential and trusted guide to the antiques market. Completely revised and updated, this guide is the book no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. It is compiled by Judith Miller, world-renowned antiques expert and co-founder of the ..
Everything you need to know about collecting books, in one classic guide. Modern Book Collecting offers advice that answers all the most important questions a book lover and collector might have--what to collect and where to find it, how to tell a first edition from a reprint, how to build an author..
Know What Your Guns Are Worth Knowledge is power--and this huge, completely updated 2017 edition of The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices gives you all the power you need to identify and price thousands of non-military cartridge firearms from around the world. Based on data collected from a..
Headless horsemen, ugly witches, devils, and demons these frightful Halloween symbols have captured the imagination of young and old alike for generations. In the early decades of this century, though, not all images associated with this night of goblins and ghouls displayed sinister qualities as re..
Wheels of FortuneWhen an ultra-rare Hot Wheels car from 1969 sold for $72,000 several years ago, the collecting world was stunned. Now you can do more than gasp--you can cash in. Discover what experienced Hot Wheels cars collectors have known for years with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking Hot..
Pokemon Palooza How much is your childhood obsession with Charizard, Blastoise and Venusaur worth? Find out with Pokemon Cards: The Unofficial Ultimate Collector's Guide. Filled with 8,000 Trading Card Game cards and values, this must-have reference is packed with all 73 current TCG expansion sets,..
A beautifully illustrated guide to more than 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books and handwritten manuscripts ever produced, with discussions of their purpose, features, and creators.From ancient masterpieces such as The Art of War, written on the leaves of bamboo, to the stunn..
This retrospective brings insight into hundreds of stunning rock posters by Jim Phillips made over 40 years, from 1965 to 2005, and counting. Phillips tells his life story and how the posters record an evolution of Rock Age music. Containing iconic images that advertise concerts featuring both emerg..
Philip Hook takes the lid off the world of art dealing to reveal the brilliance, cunning, greed, and daring of its practitioners. In a richly anecdotal chronological narrative he describes the rise and occasional fall of the extraordinary men and women who over the centuries have made it their busin..
This one-of-a-kind resource covers the saddleries of Montana Territory and State over the period from approximately the 1860s through 1940. Learn about the fascinating societal impact of nearly 200 prominent and lesser-known saddleries, brought to life with nearly 550 photos and 9 useful charts. The..
Japanese swords, particularly those wielded by famous samurai warriors, hold a continuing fascination for collectors of fine arts and historical military weapons. This book is designed to enhance one's appreciation for the wide variety of Japanese swords (as well as their related polearms), their ma..
``One of the weirdest and most glorious museums this weird and glorious city has ever seen,`` one of only two trees that have been designated as New York City landmarks, the oldest building in New York City, the hobbit doors of Dennet Place, a park with only one tree, learn how to breathe fire, swal..
Houses built to resemble riverboats, the finest business hall in the world, a meteorite in a golf course, a back alley that serves as a portal of the voodoo afterwold, a 1960's time capsule, a house made of 1200 glass ashtrays, Lee Harvey Oswald forgotten Commemorative Plate, a secret doll museum on..
Your No. 1 guide to military guns From military handguns, rifles and shotguns to Class III automatic firearms, Standard Catalog of Military Firearms, 8th Edition, is the complete, illustrated military firearm pricing and identification guide to the world's military firearms. This completely updated..
The Foremost Reference to World Bank Notes Employing a worldwide network of numismatics experts, the 23rd edition of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, provides the most comprehensive and complete reference to world bank notes issued since 1961. This industry-leading catalog ..
That odd-looking coin could be worth a fortune Mistakes happen. Now you can cash in on them.The U.S. Mint produces error coins every year on every denomination. From doubled die cents to rotated reverse quarters to missing letters on dollars, these coins can be worth far more than face value.Featuri..
This book starts the reader on a journey through time, with a short history of folding knives, leading to the evolution of the first switchblade. Progressing through time, wonderful photos illustrate the descriptions of switchblades. Throughout the book, highlighted sections showcase specific detail..
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been a powerhouse franchise ever since the debut of the indie comic book back in 1984. The TMNT have captivated kids and those young at heart for over thirty years now with several movies, multiple cartoon series, ongoing comics and one of the most extensive and ..
Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia explores the significance and beauty of textiles from across the Middle East, Turkey, and Central Asia. This vast region has been the focus of population movements, exploration, and trade for thousands of years and is home to a wealth of textile traditio..