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Stereo Views: An Illustrated History and Price Guide (Stereo Views)
John Waldsmith
0873494091
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Stereo view collectors will be delighted to see this book on the shelves! The second edition of the most authoritative book on Stereo Views—the only one to offer a detailed price guide—features nearly all new photographs, updated and expanded price listings, as well as new sections on foreign views, Internet dealings, and more! This book includes an expanded, detailed history of stereo views, photographers and publishers as well as information on collecting, evaluating, and organizing a collection. Also features a special chapter on Tru-Vues, View-Masters, Novelviews, and other modern 3-D visual collectibles, including the newly discovered True-Views of England—not mentioned in any other book. John Waldsmith is a full-time dealer in antique graphics. He is co-founder and vice president of the National...


The Art of the Bookplate
James Keenan
0760746966
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This jewel of a volume, beautiful to look at and the per-fect gift for booklovers, traces the origins, development, and exquisite designs of the personalized bookplate. Magnificent images display bookplates drawn by Durer, Holbein, Hogarth, Kate Greenaway, and Aubrey Beardsley. The foreword is by best-selling author George Plimpton.


Vintage Postcards for The Holidays: Identification and Value Guide
Robert Reed
1574324764
November 2005
Paperback
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Antique Trader Vintage Magazines Price Guide
Richard Russell
0896891569
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether it's historic relevance or artistic impression that draws people to collect magazines, this handy reference with 1,000 full-color photos and updated pricing is the perfect tool for collectors. With listings for magazines of 1830 to post-WWII, Antique Trader Vintage Magazine Price Guide is the most comprehensive guide on the market. This thorough reference explores magazines that feature the work of literary giants like Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and famed illustrator Maxfield Parrish. Magazines including The Saturday Evening Post and The Strand Magazine are featured with sub-categories and listings to assist collectors in identification. This celebration of print history is sure to please current collectors, and spark an interest in anyone with an attic full of vintage magazines. -Features 250+...


Old-Fashioned Santa Claus Cards : 24 Cards
Suzanne Presley (Editor)
0486264092
September 1, 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
The best and most unusual cards from rare, pre-WWI collection include traditional and nontraditional views of Santa: in sleigh, with sack of toys, in his workshop, surrounded by adoring children, in a toy-laden airplane, skating on a frozen pond, more.


The Decorated Page: Journals, Scrapbooks & Albums Made Simply Beautiful
Gwen Diehn
1579905129
August 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
Ah, the famous blank book. With the popularity of journaling and self-expression through writing, North Carolina teacher and author (Simple Printmaking, 2000) Diehn opens up a new dimension--the artist's vision of visual memories. Materials and techniques, of course, begin the narrative; the author not only delves into the merits of paints and pens and stamps but also advocates different kinds of everyday supply kits as take-alongs. Most of the book is devoted to the how-tos, from customizing a blank book to avoiding the straight and narrow via mandalas, diagonals, cutouts, or grids. Illustrations come from the artist's perspective: a textured 3-D diary and a rolling-wheels travel journey, among many others. Two- to three-page sidebars highlight specific genres, such as pillow books, nature journals, and...


Early Paper Money of America: An Illustrated, Historical, and Descriptive Compilation of Data Relating to American Paper Currency from Its Inception in 1686 to the Year 1800
Eric P. Newman
0873414152


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Love Letters, Lost
Babbette Hines
1568984782
December 1, 2004
Paperback
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Glamour, February 2005
"Why text him that dirty thought when you can put it on paper for the grandkids to find in 2078?"

Time Out New York, December 16, 2004
"will delight the hopeless romantic on your list. Watch out though . . . a few of the selections are decidedly venom-tinged. . . . Snap!"

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Old-Time Fruit Crate Labels in Full Color
Selected by Carol Belanger Grafton
0486400069
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Magnificent sourcebook for use by commercial artists, designers, and craftspeople includes 92 splendid full-color designs that once embellished fruit and vegetable containers. Vintage designs include handsome portraits of Native Americans advertising Indian Head apples, a spectacular bird promoting King Pelican iceberg lettuce, a covered wagon publicizing western vegetables, and much more.


Six Old-Time Happy Birthday Postcards
Raphael Tuck
0486266184
Mar 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
Originally published in the early 1900s by famed London firm of Raphael Tuck & Sons, these cards feature whimsical birthday poems, floral motifs, and vignettes depicting charmingly dressed children. Wonderful nostalgic ambiance adds a special flavor to birthday greetings. Just detach and mail. 6 full-color cards.


Collectible Playing Cards
Frederique Crestin-Billet
2080111345
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
There are very few families who don't own at least one deck of cards. The hearts, clubs, spades, and diamonds are a familiar sight to all of us. In fact, the use of playing cards has a rich history that dates back to the late 1300s. This volume features cards from all over the world; from the familiar format used for playing poker and bridge, to cards used by fortune tellers, to unique round packs from India. Showcasing over 400 different designs, Collectible Playing Cards takes the reader on a fascinating journey through history that spans the globe.


Six Old-Time Thanksgiving Postcards
Maggie Kate
0486275124
Aug 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
6 full-color reproductions of rare antique postcards depict a Puritan lad in hot pursuit of a plump gobbler, two toothsome turkeys perched in an early motorcar, a smiling sailor-suited boy astride a big bird, a little girl with a turkey in tow and two other charming vignettes. Each card also includes "Thanksgiving Greetings" and other holiday wishes.


The American Drive-In Restaurant
Michael Karl Witzel
0760313504
Feb 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
**NOW IN PAPERBACK** "Happy Days" hits and "American Graffiti" autos bring back fond memories of Americas drive-in restaurants. Take a unique look at the history, culture and folklore of the American drive-in throughout history in this fascinating book. It's filled with collectible drive-in memorabilia as well as photographs of famous drive-ins from yesterday and today. From waitresses on rollerskates to hot dogs and ice cream cones, The American Drive-In will have you rockin' around the clock!


Old-Fashioned Halloween Postcards: 24 Full-Color Ready-to-Mail Cards
Gabriella Oldham (Editor)
0486257460
August 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
Images from early 20th century: kids and cats, witches and bats, apple dunking, fortune-telling, ghosts, pranks, and more.


Fountain Pens : Their History and Art
Jonathan Steinberg
0789306816
November 16, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Transform your view of the handwritten word with this beautiful illustrated guide to the art of the fountain pen. In an intimate trim size perfect for giftgiving, Fountain Pens traces the history of the development of the pen from early reservoir systems to self-filling pens to modern reproductions. Lavishly illustrated, the book features more than one hundred four-color images, from lush photographic portraits of individual pens to rare vintage advertisements and original patent illustrations.

A celebration of the pen from quill to nib, Fountain Pens will be a valued addition to the libraries of collectors and enthusiasts alike.


Postmarked Yesteryear: 30 Rare Holiday Postcards
Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell (Editor)
1888054557
December 11, 2001
Cards
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Book Description
Before the telegraph and telephone, before email alerts and instant messaging, people sent postcards when they had something to say. In Postmarked Yesteryear: 30 Rare Holiday Postcards, you will find a selection of the best holiday postcards from the unique art history book, Postmarked Yesteryear: Art of the Holiday Postcard. This collection of 30 rare postcards celebrates the naughty gnomes, dancing pumpkins, and car-driving rabbits of vintage holiday postcards. Such postcards once served as a simple yet elegant way to share holiday wishes with far-away friends and relatives, long before instant communication became possible. Originally selected by senders for their visual appeal, today they are treasured artifacts as well as important historical documents from around the world. Now, you too can enjoy these nostalgic...


America's Early Advertising Paper Dolls
Lagretta Metzger Bajorek
0764307029
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Colorful paper dolls that sold everything from coffee to cathartics, from tea to thread, from cocoa to corsets. These dolls were the playthings of generations of children from the 1890s to the First World War. These wonderful examples of advertising art include fanciful characters from the imagination of artists like Palmer Cox. Dolls dressed in the national costumes of the many immigrants to the United States had a special appeal to everyone. Dolls depicting characters from favorite nursery rhymes and folk tales were issued by many advertisers; these dolls filled the playtime hours of many. Dolls appealing to our patriotism take on the form of Uncle Sam, soldiers, and sailors. Dolls also appeared as Americans at work and play. Human characteristics were even ascribed to animals of all kinds to give children an...


Children's Paper Premiums in American Advertising (1890-1990S)
Loretta Metzger Rieger
0764310127
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Here is a beautiful book celebrating a whole century of a favorite form of advertising. Through the use of children's paper premiums, many advertisers since the 1890s have created markets for their products. Children have enjoyed playing with the "free give-aways" that came with varied products, from the coffee their parents drank in the 1890s to the boxed cereal consumed in the 1990s. Product advertising easily found another avenue with radio entertainment in the 1930s. With nearly 500 photos, this book is chock full of the often-elaborate designs that have adorned and accompanied products of all kinds, and have enticed generations of children. The authors have brought together many types of these premiums, from Lion Coffee to Libby's Apple Butter, and offer valuable advice on building and maintaining a marvelous...


Collectible Paint Advertising and Memorabilia
Irene Davis
076431047X
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Think it's just an old paint can? Look again, it's the latest collectible! Paint cans advertised themselves for a hundred years, and early cans are works of art. From tin pails with bail handles to cone-top cans, screw-top cans, and sample cans--they're all out there waiting to be collected and they're all featured in this fascinating new book. In addition to paint cans, a large cross section of paint advertising, including signs, giveaways, calendars, thermometers, toys, store displays, and novelties are illustrated in over 500 outstanding color photos. You'll find the famous Dutch Boy depicted on paint cans, window displays, and easel backs, and you'll also find tractor paint cans, bear paint cans, and even "Black Dinah" paint cans for Black Americana enthusiasts. And did you know that Uncle Sam and Miss Liberty...


The Ultimate Fruit Label Book
John A. Baule
076432442X
Feb 2006
Hardcover
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Early Twentieth Century Hand-painted Photography
Michael Ivankovich
1574324357
April 10, 2005
Paperback
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Collection by Design II: A Paper Doll History of Costume, 1900-1949
Norma Lu Lu Meehan
0896724778
March 2002
Paperback
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Standard Catalog of Stocks & Bonds
Ranier Stahlberg
0873493567
Feb 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Scripophily, collecting old stock certificates, is the fastest growing hobby in America. It touches elements of many different collectible areas including numismatics, paper, and advertising. This comprehensive pictorial price guide for world stocks and bonds has a heavy U.S. focus and provides more than 6,500 listings with prices and detailed descriptions, and more than 2,500 illustrations of certificates. Discover the history of stocks and bonds and how to get started in the hobby. • Comprehensive price guide for world stocks and bonds
• More than 6,500 listings with prices and descriptions
• History of stocks and bonds and how to get started in this exciting hobby


Inside Collectible Card Games
Tom Owens
0761300252
March 1996
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Describes the growing world of trading card games, profiling some game designers, offering advice on playing the games and customizing card collections, and listing the latest games on the market. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


Sports Schedule Identification and Price Guide
Sanjiv Purba
0875886744
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Teams come and go, games are won and lost, records are made and then broken – all the while sports schedules have continued to record history, rally support and inform fans for well over one hundred years. From early schedules that were printed in black and white ink to the present-day colorful mini-brochures, each sports schedule captures a unique time in history for each team. This has turned them into much sought after sports collectible memorabilia items. Authors Sanjiv Purba and Sandy Sicilia have documented a multitude of sports schedules from the early 20th Century through to the present with 100 colorful illustrations featuring today’s favorite team sports such as baseball, football, basketball and hockey. The book is organized into 60 different cities and your favorite teams are easy to find. ...


Classic Muscle Car Advertising: The Art of Selling Horsepower
Mitch Frumkin
0873493362
December 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Ride along during a historical cruise of muscle car advertising from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Near full size ads paint the history of thundering muscle cars from three tumultuous decades. This valuable reference depicts some of the last remnants of promotional print material containing hard-to-find factory facts and images on muscle car models. More than 160 ads have been restored to their original, vibrant color. Muscle cars from American Motors, Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, General Motors, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, and Pontiac are included. Covers popular models such as Javelins, Gremlins, Barracudas, Belvederes, Road Runners, Chargers, Camaros, Corvettes, Novas, and GTOs. • Compilation of near-full-size, full-color muscle car ads from the '50s, '60s, and '70s
• Some ads are the...

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