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The Official Overstreet Indian Arrowheads Identification and Price Guide
Robert M. Overstreet
0375721096
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE AND EXPERTISE FOR INDIAN ARROWHEADS COLLECTORS

This is the only reference source for arrowhead collectors everywhere. Dividing the United States into nine geographical regions, this guide offers the most comprehensive and current information available to any collector, making you the expert!

Collecting points has never been easier: simply compare your find to the life-size photographs inside to discover its date and value.

• Over 12,000 actual-sixe illustrations of point types

• Thousands of new point types never seen before

• Completely revised and expanded Western section with new point types and illustrations

• Dazzling color section with more than 350 illustrations

• A complete market review to help you...


Winchester : An American Legend: The Official History of Winchester Firearms and Ammunition from 1849 to the Present
R.L. Wilson
0394585364
April 30, 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
No arms maker in history has captured the imagination in the way Winchester has: rifles, shotguns, and ammunition famous the world over for craftsmanship, design capability and performance, historical tradition, and sheer romance. And it is the Winchester that is known as "the gun that won the West."

Now, in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Winchester marque, R. L. Wilson -- Americas most distinguished writer and expert in the firearms field -- has produced the definitive and official history of Winchester arms and ammunition. Valuable production tables are presented, in addition to a spectacular tribute, in text and photographs, of the full spectrum of products, first introduced in 1849.

Designed companion volume to the best-selling Colt: An American Legend, Winchester matches that...


The Disney Treasures with Other and CD (Audio)
Robert Tieman
0786853905
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This lavishly produced volume offers a nostalgic, five decades-long chronicle of the Walt Disney Company, from the birth of the Disney Bros. Studio in 1923 to Walt Disney's death in 1966. Disney devotees will delight in poring over the book's vivid pages, as each highlight from the company's history is illustrated with a collage of photos, sketches, finished full-color drawings, brochures and posters, plus pull-out reproductions of memorabilia including Walt Disney's correspondence, tickets to Disneyland from 1955, even paper masks of Pinocchio characters issued by Gillette in 1940. Walt Disney Archives manager Tieman captures key episodes in meticulous but brisk chapters, from the birth of Mickey Mouse in 1928, to Disney's first feature film (Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, 1933), to Walt Disney's proposal for...


TV GuideThe Official Collectors Guide: Celebrating An Icon
Senior Editor, TV Guide Michael Davis (Foreword), Dr. Stephen F. Hofer (Editor)
0977292711
March 15, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Never before collected in one volume! Every TV GUIDE cover ever published since since the beginning in 1953, until 2005 when the digest sized magazine ended. This one-of-a-kind book gives a nostalgic look at the history of television, while providing collectors with a valuable source for pricing and evaluating their magazine collections. Over 200 pages of full-color of incredible reproductions of TV GUIDE covers! The perfect gift book for every occasion!

From the Publisher
TV GUIDE THE OFFICIAL COLLECTORS GUIDE is an amazing look back through the early years of television through Oct. 2005, when the last digest sized magazine was published. Not only the ultimate guide for collectors, but the ultimate source for TV trivia lovers!

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Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805
Eric Sloane
0486436667
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This reprint of an actual early 19th-century diary provides today's readers with an engaging rarity: a fifteen-year old farm boy's brief, concise notebook and author Eric Sloane's delightful drawings and explanatory narrative of the daily entries. A bygone era, preserved in its simplicity, is revealed in text that tells of life on a New England farm and such common tasks as nail-making, bridge-building, shingle-splitting, and spring plowing. 72 illustrations.


The Disney Keepsakes
Robert Tieman
0786855584
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Pictures from the Farm
J C Allen & Son Inc (Photographer)
0896585069
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Featuring fabulous photographs from the famous J. C. Allen & Son, Inc. archives, "Pictures from the Farm" is an unabashedly nostalgic memory book tribute to the farm and to rural life from the early 1900s to the late 1960s. Organized by theme, "Pictures from the Farm" shows the breadth and variety of farm living, from farm animals and equipment to buildings; from working the land to domestic living and farm folk. It's sure to evoke your own memories of days gone by. About the Photographers: J. C. Allen & Son's extensive collection of photographs spans three generations, from approximately 1912 to the present. John O. Allen, a third generation photographer, is the president of J. C. Allen & Son, Inc.


Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles
Ted Hake
0375721290
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE DISNYANA REFERENCE EVER!

The Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles identifies and values all the Disney greats—from A Bug's Life to Zorro—in full color. Written by noted collectibles expert Ted Hake, this is a must-have for every Disneyana enthusiast. Whether it's a wonderful memento from the opening of Disneyland or a newly cherished toy from the latest theatrical release, it's all featured here. ALL THINGS DISNEY ARE INCLUDED, from the earliest and rarest Mickey Mouse collectibles to the very latest Disney treasures.

• Over 28,000 values listed—more than 125 sections of Disney collectibles
• Over 5 million dollars in precious collectibles
• Every listing includes a full-color photograph and...


Our Vanishing Landscape
Eric Sloane
0486436780
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Written with humor and affection, and enhanced with the author's charming, historically accurate drawings, this book takes readers on a leisurely journey through a bygone era. Fascinating accounts describe networks of canals, corduroy roads, and turnpikes; waterwheels and icehouses; colorful road signs and their painters; circus folk; and more. Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful narrative remains a genuine and permanent contribution to the field of Americana. 81 black-and-white illustrations.


The Art And Flair Of Mary Blair : An Appreciation
John Canemaker
0786853913
September 1, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
For more than a dozen years, an unassuming, quiet-spoken woman dominated Disney design. The stylishness and vibrant color of Disney films in the early 1940s through mid-1950s came primarily from artist Mary Blair. In her prime, she was an amazingly prolific American artist who enlivened and influenced the not-so-small worlds of film, print, theme parks, architectural decor, and advertising. At its core, her art represented joyful creativity and communicated pure pleasure to the viewer. Her exuberant fantasies brimmed with beauty, charm, and wit, melding a child's fresh eye with adult experience. Blair's personal flair comprised the imagery that flowed effortlessly and continually for more than a half a century from her brush. Emulated by many, she remains inimitable: a dazzling sorceress of design and color.


B.J. Summers' Guide to Coca-Cola
Collector Books
1574324101
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
What makes B.J. Summers Pocket Guide to Coca-Cola so great? The author is a collector, and prices arent set, but merely reported and keyed as to their origin. The book is laid out from a collectors viewpoint, making it easy to use. Its size makes it the perfect take-along reference for shows and weekend trips. And its quality color photos will delight and dazzle even the most advanced collector. This fifth edition is a must-have for any collector of Coca-Cola. History does repeat itself, and were sure that, as it was in the past, this book will be a hit with collectors. Another bestseller from Collector Books and B.J. Summers, this book is essential for beginners as well as advanced collectors. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Warman's Civil War Collectibles
John F. Graf
0873494377
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Civil War collectibles, one of the hottest and fastest growing areas of collecting, now becomes part of the Warman's® encyclopedia of antiques and collectibles. Following Warman's trusted reputation for detailed listings and accurate pricing, this premiere edition catalogs more than 3,000 Civil War collectibles that were either produced for or used by the armies and navies of the United States and Confederate States between 1861 and 1865. Lists artifacts, relics, and memorabilia such as firearms, weapons, projectiles, uniforms, personal objects, flags, banners, and money. Collectors receive an introduction to collecting Civil War memorabilia and appendices listing manufacturers, a glossary of terms, and fakes. Accurate pricing is based on actual collectible sales and prominent collectors. • Lists more than...


It's a Wonderful Christmas : The Best of the Holidays 1940-1965
Susan Waggoner
1584793279
October 1, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This cozy book bursts with the sweet nostalgia found in such movies as A Christmas Story: think fancy glass Christmas balls, Bing Crosby, tinsel and garlands, toy trains, coonskin hats and glistening roast turkey. Broken down by subject (e.g., the tree and its trimmings, the holiday shopping frenzy, popular gifts for "kids from one to 92", celebrations, food, etc.), it addresses the lighthearted and the more serious aspects of the Yuletide season. Waggoner (Vintage Cocktails) gives depth to a seemingly light subject; although the copious photographs and illustrations depict corny Christmas cards and ecstatic children discovering a load of presents under the tree on Christmas morning, the accompanying text is well researched and deftly illuminates how a great number of Christmas traditions originated during the...


Warman's Coca-Cola Field Guide: Values and Identification
Allan Petretti
0896891380
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Coca-Cola collectibles are among the most in-demand of any collectible area - and now the masses of dedicated collectors can reference the most affordable carry-along price guide on the market. Alan Peretti, the world's foremost expert on Coca-Cola collectibles, offers Warman's Coca-Cola Field Guide, with 1,000 price listings for bottles, trays, calendars, clocks, and hundreds of other items. The book features 300 brilliant color photos of the most collectible items on the market, as well as historical facts and tips on collecting. The convenient pocket-sized format makes this book essential for the Coca-Cola collector on the go. -1,000 price listings for Coca-Cola collectibles -300 full-color photos -Convenient portable size


Batman: The Complete History: The Life and Times of the Dark Knight
Les Daniels
0811842320
January 2004
Paperback
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Review
These days we devour super-sized meals, ogle strutting supermodels and experiment with superconductivity. But once upon a time there were only superheroes. Murmur their names, and from out of memory's deep emerge lazy summer afternoons spent on covered porches with a bottle of Orange Crush and a bag of Fritos, weekly bike rides to the revolving wire racks in corner drug stores and, of course, our increasingly daring leaps, from picnic tables and brick fireplaces, with an old sheet fluttering from 9-year-old shoulders: "I can fly, I can fly." And we could -- if only during that moment when we flexed our knees and pushed off into the air. Then, for one blissful second, we were commensurate with our dreams.

But, ah, those names, how they thrilled and fed our imaginations: the Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Aqua-Man and...



The American Quilt : A History of Cloth and Comfort 1750-1950
Roderick Kiracofe, Mary Elizabeth Johnson
1400080967
September 28, 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This is something that an overcrowded market actually needs: not just another do-it-yourselfer's patchwork quilt guide, Kiracofe's ( Homage to Amanda: 200 Years of American Quilts ) ambitious survey takes stock of American quilting's causes and effects. And, naturally, he recognizes the story of quilt lineage as social, involving members of families or communities in work that was practical, durable, and aesthetically satisfying. Kiracofe goes into detail, addressing what fabrics and dyes, as well as patterns, were used at different points in American history; the role of slaves in Southern quilting, and African American quiltmaking styles; the effect of westward expansion on quilt supply and demand; and the craze for the "Oscar" quilt (featuring a sunflower motif) following a much-publicized visit to the U.S. in...


Pictorial Price Guide to American Antiques
Dorothy Hammond
1851494855
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
For twenty years this highly praised and consistent seller has been the only price guide to American antiques and objects made for the American market that illustrates every item listed. The 1999-2000 edition contains more than 5,000 entirely new objects and auction prices--from furniture to lighting to ceramics and clocks to advertising and novelty items--each keyed to the year the piece was sold and the location of the auction sale. Such essential information, plus the comprehensive index and the enthusiasm and authority of the author, makes this the invaluable reference American antiques collectors look for every year. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Quilts of the Ohio Western Reserve
Ricky Clark
0821416596
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Quilts of Ohio's Western Reserve includes early quilts brought from Connecticut to the Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio and contemporary quilts, including one by an Old Order Amish woman and a quilt inspired by Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Quilt makers in Oberlin, including fifth-generation descendants of abolitionists and slaves, produced the “Underground Railroad Quilt” in 1987. Ricky Clark, one of Ohio's foremost quilt historians, has assembled exquisite examples of calamanco, “T” quilts, and borderless pieced quilts to show the history of Connecticut aesthetics and history on the making of early quilts in this region. Rich in color, detail, and inventiveness, and often beautifully designed, the quilts of this region commemorate community history, from town fundraisers of the...


Made in America: From Levi's to Barbie to Google
MBI Publishing Company LLC
0760322708
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The stuff of American life! It's at the heart of the American Dream: Invent a new product that fills a need, strikes a nerve or just seems like good fun and then--bang! Amass a fortune selling it to the world! Made in America tells over 200 such stories of "the little (and big) products that could." Inventions and innovations that changed the world in ways both large and small. Trivia fans and American history buffs will love these quick fact-filled profiles revealing tidbits like:


Bits & Spurs: Motifs, Techniques and Modern Makers
Ned Martin, Jody Martin
0965994740
May 2003
Hardcover
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Cowboys & Indians, December 2003
Anyone interested in the cowboy crafts will crave this book.

Book Description
This beautiful big coffee table book features 123 skilled modern makers of bits and spurs. It also includes descriptions and images of motifs and techniques used in building and embellishing these pieces over many centuries. There are 900 stunning color photographs of the beautifully crafted silver bits and spurs made by modern day craftsmen and women throughout the country and Canada.

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The Cowboy's Own Brand Book
Duncan Emrich
0486288064
December 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Fascinating volume shows how to recognize the varied letters, figures, numbers and other aspects of cattle brands and even how to design a brand of your own. An instructive and entertaining book that will appeal to Americana buffs as well as enthusiasts of Western lore and style.


Designing Disney : Imagineering and the Art of the Show
John Hench, et al
0786854065
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Designing Disney sets into history and puts into context the extraordinary contributions of John Hench, who, at the age of 94, still comes into his office at Imagineering each day. His principles of theme park design, character design, and use of color have made him a legendary figure, not only for Disney fans but also for students and aficionados of architecture, engineering, and design. Designing Disney reveals the magic behind John's great discoveries and documents his groundbreaking work in several key areas, including the values, attitudes, aesthetics, and logic that went into the original design concepts for Disney theme parks. Hench details the essence and various meanings of colors and how they work in the parks, and lets the reader in on the how and why of the Disney characters' inherent popularity-their...


The Shipcarvers' Art
Ralph Sessions
0691120811
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Janet Catherine Berlo, author of "The Early Years of Native American Art History" : Beautifully written, meticulously researched, and well-presented, The Shipcarvers' Art represents a major contribution to our understanding of nineteenth-century American visual culture. There is simply no other book out there that covers this material. It succeeds marvelously at understanding the material on its own terms, and presenting it in the context of American social history. That is a superlative achievement. All scholars of American art history and folk art, as well as collectors, will want this book.
David H. Shayt, museum curator in American cultural history : The Shipcarvers' Art will have an important and lasting impact on our understanding of shop figures. Ralph Sessions seeks to elevate the lowly 'Cigar-Store...


Ready to Roll : A Celebration of the Classic American Travel Trailer
Arrol Gellner, Douglas Keister
0670030554
September 29, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Americans in search of family oriented domestic travel, safe and inexpensive, are buying trailers and RVs in record numbers. At the same time-with fantasies of Lauren Bacall sipping an extra-dry Gibson against a gleaming metal doorway in Palm Springs and Lucy and Desi's madcap Long, Long Trailer trip-they crave the vanished luxury and quirkiness of antique auto trailers. Those simpler, slower days of freedom and security are being recaptured in trailers from all eras, rescued and restored as living, road-ready Americana. Ready to Roll, with more than 300 color photographs, taps into this trend in gloriously illustrated and insightfully chronicled retro style. Here is the complete evolution of the trailer, from the utilitarian Covered Wagon to the aristocratic Airstream and Aerocar Land Yacht to the homemade Hammer...


Quotations of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 1
Benjamin Franklin
1557099383
September 2003
Hardcover
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Love of Quilts
Cuesta Ray Benberry
0896580822
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
There are more than 20 million quilters in the United States, and 78 percent of dedicated quilters read for pleasure. To reach this vast group, we've expanded our line of quilting books by bringing back "A Patchwork of Pieces, previously published in 1993. "Love of Quilts features twenty-eight entertaining short stories about quilts and quilters collected from the pages of classic magazines such as "Godey's Lady's Book, Harper's Bazaar, and "Good Housekeeping, introducing readers to the captivating worlds of quilters in other times and places. From courtings that nearly go astray to husbands and wives brought together by quilts to quilters obsessed with securing scraps, "Love of Quilts has something for every quilter. Fascinating fiction, these stories also provide important social history. This book also includes a...


Warman's Americana and Collectibles
Ellen Tischbein Schroy (Editor)
0873419766
October 2001
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
This completely updated encyclopedia of 20th century collectibles appears in its 7th edition to provide updated listings and photos to keep track of the current marketplace and prices. Categories contain details on history, manufacturer profiles, influences on production runs, and periodical references in this fine reference. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
This new edition of a proven best seller features more than 25,000 updated prices and more than 200 photos of the most desired collectibles from the 1930s to today. The book covers 240 popular categories, from action figures, advertising, Barbie dolls, Coca Cola, and electrical appliances to Elvis, postcards, robots, rock ‘n’ roll, Dr. Seuss and Western Americana....


Raycrafts' Americana Price Guide
Don Raycraft
1574324810
Sept 2005
Paperback
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