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Uniform Buttons of the United States, 1776-1865: Button Makers of the United States, 1776-1865; Button Suppliers to the Confederate States, 1800-1865; Antebellum and Civil War Buttons of U.S. Forces
Warren K. Tice
1577470249
January 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Already an enormously popular title - An absolute must for all collectors. More than 3500 actual photos of buttons. Nearly every make and style is represented and identified with key variations shown.


Antique & Collectible Buttons, Volume II
Debra J. Wisniewski
1574322427
July 2001
Hardcover
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Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prize Possessions
Don Williams
0743264169
May 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
From a fragile antique quilt to a child's macaroni artwork, this book offers expert advice on saving those priceless objects from entropy for the "museum of you." Williams, senior conservator at the Smithsonian Institute, shares his extensive knowledge on the art of preservation, offering at-home techniques for battling damage from light, humidity, rodents and other pests, like careless friends and family members. Divided into easily navigable chapters, the book offers step-by-step guidelines, lists of supplies needed and numerous rules for preserving everything from "family treasures" to "really valuable stuff," with specifics on caring for objects including record players, political memorabilia, fine art, vintage clothing and more. Sidebars detail tips (e.g. how to turn the pages of a vintage book), bust myths...


The Collector's Encyclopedia of Buttons
Sally C. Luscomb
0764323296
June 2006
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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About the Author
Author Sally C. Luscomb published the magazine Just Buttons for 35 years before compiling this useful reference book. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Buttons
Diana Epstein
0810990598
Sept 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Three centuries and myriad styles of buttons are represented in this prepossessing volume by Epstein and Safro, owners of a Manhattan button shop. They travel worldwide to augment their formidable collection and offer here a curious history lesson complete with bejeweled French rococo creations, tiny 18th-century British sporting scenes, Italian mosaics, late 19th-century American tintypes and delicate portraits painted on porcelain and ivory. Other buttons shown are made of wood, mother-of-pearl, silver or enamel and are attractively presented against neutral backgrounds; captions list dates, materials used and unusual button trivia. Also included in this surprisingly captivating book are painter Dine's eloquent foreword attesting to the buttons' charm and author Wolfe's recollection of a screening at which a...


Gemstones of the World
Walter Schumann
0806994614
December 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
With a million copies in print, here comes an even larger, more up-to-date version of the most complete reference book ever published on the subject. All the gemstones ever discovered are treated in their many variations. More than 1,500 full-color photos showcase each precious and semiprecious stone in all its singular glory--in both its rough natural state and its polished and cut renditions. Each entry offers complete information on a gemstone's formation and structure, physical properties and characteristics, methods of working, cutting, and polishing. Learn about the best known, including amethyst and diamond. Find full treatments of lesser-known gems, from andalusite to vesuvian. A special section is devoted to rocks as precious stones, including alabaster, onyx, obsidian, and fossils. Organic gem materials are...


Beads of the World: A Collector's Guide With Price Reference
Peter Francis
0887405592
March 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
The friendly text and hundreds of color photographs of beads from around the world bring order to this awesome field of growing popular interest. This new book makes the identification of beads possible. Written to encourage collectors and clarify the origins and uses of beads in their native settings, this book provides the best and broadest reference available to date. Furthermore, newly revised pricing information makes this book useful in today's marketplace. Beads of organic, stone, and glass materials are individually discussed. Then Mr. Francis traces certain types of beads to their origins in Europe, the Middle East, India, the Far East, Southeast Asia, North and South America and Africa--literally circling the globe. Jewelry makers and collectors, artists, hobbyists and serious historians alike will find Mr....


Acquisitions of Badges (1978-1982)
British Museum
0861590554
Jan 1980
Paperback
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Button Button: Identification and Price Guide
Peggy Ann Osborne
0764300822
January 1, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This well-organized guide is recommended by the Button Society as a book that every button collector and dealer should own. The standard book in the field, it gives information to identify the age, material, and desirability of any button that may be found. It covers buttons of every imaginable type, price range and age. Its convenient size make it a perfect field guide, an easy reference for forays into antique stores, flea markets, and yard sales. The price guide is newly updated to reflect the current market.

About the Author
Peggy Ann Osborne has studied and collected buttons for over twenty years.


Penn State Football Button Book
Martin Ford
1572435712
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The Penn State Football Button Book celebrates the coaching legacy of Joe Paterno and the glorious history of Nittany Lions football during the Paterno era. It does so, however, in a style unlike any other football book ever written—through the use of the complete collection of "game day" booster buttons produced by Citizens Bank (and its predecessor bank sponsors) to commemorate each Penn State football game played over the past 32 years. The Penn State Football Button Book evokes exciting memories of the Paterno era using button images and unique and fun commentary rather than traditional game summaries.

About the Author
Martin Ford was born and raised in the shadow of Beaver Stadium in Lemont, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn State in 1975, then earned a PhD from...


Collector's Encyclopedia of Buttons
Sally C. Luscomb
0887405002
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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About the Author
Author Sally C. Luscomb published the magazine Just Buttons for 35 years before compiling this useful reference book. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


About Buttons
Peggy A. Osborne
088740555X
Apr 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the most informative book available for the collector of buttons, written by a second-generation collector who has traveled the world over to expand her knowledge of this exciting collectible. The book presents over 10,000 buttons of all imaginable materials from 150 AD to the present in full color and relates their history and development around the world. Buttons have been the fastest growing part of the collecting world for the last few years, and this book tells you about the trends in this vast field of collecting. A number of buttons have gone up ten times in value in the past few years alone! This book is certain to become the "Bible" for the button enthusiast, dealer, or anyone who loves beautiful objects.

About the Author
Peggy Ann Osborne is the author of...


Painted Porcelain Jewelry and Buttons
Dorothy Kamn
1574322664
Sept 2001
Paperback
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Buttons
Alan Meredith
0747804664
August 1997
Paperback
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Antique and Collectible Buttons
Debra J. Wisniewski
0891457119
Sept 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
The button, both functional and decorative, can be deservingly considered an art form on a small scale. This book is a dazzling color array of outstanding examples. Thousands of buttons are featured in over 300 color plates. Debra Wisniewski, an avid collector, has chosen the most beautiful and fascinating buttons to represent the vast variety available. They are displayed in this gorgeous hardcover book which provides invaluable information to the collector - complete descriptions, dates, and of course, current values. The realistic price ranges given reflect actual prices paid and considerable discussion with other collectors. All ages, styles and materials are represented in this fascinating reference and value guide. It's a perfect book for anyone who appreciates the art, craft, beauty, and skill apparent in these...


Beaded Jewelry With Found Objects: Incorporate Anything from Buttons to Shells
Carole Rodgers
0873496841
February 2004
Paperback
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Star Wars 3" Scaled Replica Yoda Episode III Lightsaber
Master Replicas
1400628547
July 2005
Other Format
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Baubles, Buttons and Beads: The Heritage of Bohemia
Sibylle Jargstorf
0887404677
November 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
For 500 years, the world's greatest makers of costume jewelry have hidden, anonymous, in the heart of Europe: Gablonz, Bohemia. This groundbreaking, beautiful book exposes the jewels, craftsmanship, technological development, and history of Bohemia. Almost 400 gorgeous color photographs illustrate the area's artistry, its most significant designers and manufacturers and their contributions to the art of jewelry, button, and bead making. Bohemian glass dynasties lasted for centuries, until the middle of the 20th century, when the entire community of German-stock craftsmen was expelled from the area in the turbulence of World War II. Though Gablonz will forever feel the loss of these great craftsmen, their artistry has been meticulously researched and documented by Sibylle Jargstorf for this book.

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The Button Book (Miniature Editions)
Diana Epstein
1561387398
September 1996
Hardcover
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Fun Buttons
Peggy Ann Osborne
0887406912
August 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Fun Buttons is different! Humor in button subjects and design is featured in the nearly 400 color photographs, text and captions. From all over the world, over three centuries, this gathering of buttons is both delightful and informative. Organized by materials and themes, these funny buttons include children's subjects, animals, fairie, fruit, vehicles and sports designs which can't help but amuse and fascinate collectors, dealers and those who sew. The list of button clubs and organizations is a wonderful reference in itself. "The book...illuminates the myriad of subjects that the designers have used over the years to tickle the public's fancy. Seeing them pictured here has tickled mine! I dare you to read this book and not crack a smile or chuckle to yourself. I couldn't do it." (from the foreword by Tom Wolfe) ...


2004 Revised Prices for the Encyclopedia of Political Buttons 1896-1972: Political Buttons Book II 1920-1976: Political Buttons Book III 1789-1916
Theodore L. Hake
0918708117
January 1998
Paperback
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