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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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Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide
Allan Petretti
0873492412
July 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Petretti’s Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide has been called the “bible” of Coca-Cola collectibles—and with good reason! This impressive 11th edition of the hobby’s standard reference depicts, describes, and values more Coca-Cola Company marketing, advertising, and promotional items than any other published source. The new volume covers items produced from the 1880s through the 1960s, and includes 96 full-color pages; photos and descriptions of previously undocumented items; up-to-date pricing information; and revised guidelines for collectors. Allan Petretti, long regarded as the foremost authority on the subject, has combined years of experience in the hobby with his proven expertise as a Coca-Cola collectibles dealer and auctioneer to provide the collecting community with the up-to-date...


Christmas Ornaments: Recollections
Ralph Del Pozzo
0060835974
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

Every winter season, millions of households engage in the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree. And how many Americans have grown up with the delight of the annual unpacking of the family's ornament collection, gathered through the years; each one with its special story to tell? Christmas Ornaments: ReCollections brings back that feeling of childish wonder-a very special package to open year after year, filled with richly detailed pictures of exquisite glass ornaments, shiny and precious—and no one to tell you "don't touch"!

The book is also a tribute to one of America's favorite pastimes: collecting. In this case, a collection built over the course of many years, found in flea markets, garage sales, antique shops, and on eBay. Ralph and David's passion for collecting and eye for quality comes...



Warman's PEZ Field Guide
Shawn Peterson
0873499069
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
PEZ has been a part of the American landscape for over 50 years, adding new designs as the popular icons of our time have changed. These beloved candy dispensers have become hot collectible items and Pezheads worldwide won't want to go without this portable pocket guide to the hobby! Veteran collector Shawn Peterson, author of the Collector's Guide to PEZ, has compiled this reference, with hundreds of listings of the most collectible PEZ dispensers and rare variations, as well as the latest PEZ releases. A history of PEZ accompanies a vibrant illustrated glossary, with over 200 highly detailed, full-color photos.


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...


People And Pearls : The Magic Endures
Ki Hackney, Diana Edkins
006019331X
September 1, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Pearls -- small white beads of purity and perfection. It is no wonder that they have fascinated and bewitched cultures the world over for thousands of years. But just what is it about this ancient gem that has so closely bonded it to our lives, our culture, and our bodies?People and Pearls explores and reveals the power of pearls, with their remarkable ability to bestow upon their wearer a sense of mystery, elegance, and grace. It offers a personal look at the world's most celebrated jewel through portraits of the most memorable personages throughout civilization to have worn them -- from Queen Elizabeth to Uma Thurman, from Josephine Baker to Marilyn Monroe. It recounts the stories of particular strands of pearls that have such an enthralling history about them that they seem to take on a life of their...


Star Wars Super Collector's Wish Book
Geoffrey T. Carlton
1574324551
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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The Antiquer, August 2002
Completely unique, there is no other book available that is so beautifully produced. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Antique & Collectibles Monthly, July 2002
This large book shows all the fun things that are being collected. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The 100 Best Things I've Sold on eBay: My Story--by The Queen of Auctions (The 100 Best Things I've Sold, 1)
Lynn Dralle
0967440467
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
An entertaining, touching, and inspiring chronicle of its author's most memorable eBay adventures, The 100 Best Things I've Sold on eBay uses the world of online auctions as the setting for a personal story of friendship, loss, and growth. Lynn Dralle is the granddaughter of Cheryl Leaf, an antiques dealer and larger-than-life personality who passed away in August of 2000 at the age of 88. Lynn literally grew up in the antiques business; she started accompanying her grandmother to antique shows at the age of seven, and over the years came to depend not only on her grandmother's business insights, but on her wisdom, strength of character, and humor. Near the end of her grandmother's life, Lynn returned home to help run the family antiques store. She eventually began buying and selling on eBay to pay for her...


Shirley Temple: Identification and Price Guide to Shirley Temple Collectibles
Suzanne Mancuso
0875886248
March 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
by Suzanne Mancuso. Shirley Temple, everyone loves this curly-headed heroine of the silver screen! When she exploded onto the scene in the early 1930’s, she captured the hearts of a nation. Since then, Shirley Temple memorabilia has become highly collectible. Collectors will love this value guide filled with 200 photographs of these distinctive collectibles including the Shirley Temple dolls, photographs and promotional material, movie posters, plus some one-of-a-kind items. This book guides the reader through the different types of Shirley Temple collectibles and includes current market value of these items. Also included are a history and timeline of the events in Shirley’s life from her birth to the present. A must have for all Shirley enthusiasts young and old! 200 color photos. 160 pages ·...


Bulgari
Daniela Mascetti, Amanda Triossi
0789202026
August 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Readers who may be too intimidated to browse in one of the elegant international shops of this renowned Italian jeweler will linger long over the merchandise on display in Bulgari, with 450 color illustrations of such fidelity that one can almost caress the necklaces, rings, silverware and other pieces that for more than 100 years have emerged from the firm's design workshops. Sotheby jewelry experts Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi relate the history of this family-owned chain and educate readers in the jewelers' art as perfected by Bulgari craftsmen. (Abbeville, $75 256p ISBN 0-7892-0202-6)Copyright 1996 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Language Notes
Text: Italian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Official Price Guide to Star Wars Memorabilia
Jeremy Beckett
0375720758
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Star Wars is the largest grossing film franchise in history! Discover the collectibles.
The Official® Price Guide to Star Wars Memorabilia is a complete and reliable sourcebook on a subject that is gaining new and revived popularity with fans and collectors thanks to the release of the the two prequels and the May 2005 premiere of Star Wars: Episode III!
• Written with the support of Rebelscum.com, one of the largest and most successful Web sites devoted to Star Wars and its memorabilia.
• Includes numerous detailed descriptions and price listings for Star Wars collectibles.

About the Author
Jeremy Beckett has been collecting Star Wars items since he first picked up George Lucas'...


Art of Modern Rock
Paul Grushkin
081184529X
October 2004
Hardcover
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Review
If MTV is any indication, the face of rock'n'roll needs plastic surgery. Sure, Britney's got a hot belly and Beyonce a glorious booty, but sex is this close to selling itself out. Soon, people will be demanding money shots in their milk commercials. Where's an intelligent consumer to find imagery that both tickles the brain and plugs one into popular culture?

Try Paul Grushkin and Dennis King's Art of Modern Rock, which showcases in full color more than 1600 rock posters and flyers by some 200 international artists, from veterans like Frank Kozik to up-and-comers a la Leia Bell. More than a sequel to Art of Rock (Abbeville, 1987)—Grushkin's best-selling survey of psychedelic posters from the 1960s and 1970s—this is the definitive document of a tens-of-thousands-strong countercultural revolution that...



Collecting Antique Meerschaum Pipes: Miniature to Majestic Sculpture (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Ben Rapaport
0764307657
March 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Collecting Antique Meerschaum Pipes: Miniature to Majestic Sculpture, 1850-1925 is an illustrated guide to the smoking utensils made of a mineral that has been used since at least the early 1700s and which is, today, still a popular material. In the last decade, a surge in interest in tobacco collectibles has already spawned many books on cigarette lighters, cigar-box labels, and snuff boxes and bottles. This book now comes at a time when antique meerschaums are taking center stage, and collecting them is like buying blue-chip stocks. Ben Rapaport is one of the few internationally recognized authorities on the subject of antique pipes, and in this, his second book published by Schiffer, he has created a powerful and convincing tour de force in word and picture that evidences why so many pipe collectors have a fervent...


Warman's Beatles Field Guide
Tim Neely
0896891399
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A "revolution" in Beatles collectibles guides is here. This portable, full-color guide is ideal as a gift or as an addition to any Beatles fan's library. No other reference of Beatles collectibles offers such an easy-to-use format and affordable price. Featuring 300 color and black-and-white classic Beatles photographs, a complete price guide to every Beatles album, and pricing for an array of additional Beatles collectibles and other information, this book is a stunning tribute to "The Fab Four," ideal for collectors and fans alike. -No other book of this size and price offers this much information -Pricing and identification information for every Beatles record, and an array of collectibles -300 color and black-and-white photographs


Warman's Vintage Guitars Field Guide
Dave Rogers
0896892239
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
With generations of talented and intense guitarists honored for their talents, it's no wonder the same models of guitars they use are hot tickets in today's collectibles market. Warman's Vintage Guitars Field Guide pulls together history, tips for collectors, lessons in guitar lingo, contact information and 350 photos of the leading guitars of the last 100 years in this unique and enjoyable guide. Collectors will gain greater appreciation of the craftsmanship and style that is synonymous with guitars in this full-color book that includes some of Eric Clapton's personal collection that fetched top dollar at auction. Particulars and current prices for guitars including Gibson, Fender, Stratocaster, Martin, Silvertone and Epiphone are covered in this unique resource. -350 stunning color photos of guitars and amplifiers...


The Independent Movie Poster Book
Spencer Drate
081099190X
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This visually stunning volume-the first movie poster book devoted exclusively to independent films-showcases some of the most provocative and original movie posters ever created. From David Lynch's cult classic Eraserhead to Sofia Coppola's recent sensation Lost in Translation, the book displays the incredible range of creativity exhibited in hundreds of independent film posters.

More than 100 internationally recognized directors are profiled-including Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, the Coen brothers, Jean-Luc Godard, and Pedro Almodóvar, to name a few. In his text, Dave Kehr, an entertainment writer, most notably for The New York Times, captures the creative excitement of independent films and their growing importance to the global cultural scene. Drawing on the rich and diverse collection of the...


2006 Vintage Pez Wall Calendar
Graphique de France
0767135016
June 2005
Wall Calendar
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Tomart's 5th Edition Disneyana Guide to Pin Trading
Tom Tumbusch
0914293591
July 2005
Paperback
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Barbie Fashion, 1959-1967 (Barbie Doll Fashion)
Sarah Sink Eames
0891454187
October 1990
Hardcover
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Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels
Stephen J. Sansweet
0811847357
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
For the true Star Wars fan, it doesn't get much better than this mammoth compendium in its evocative die-cut slipcase: a companion to the volume that covered the original trilogy and a visual tour through the final three Star Wars films. Photographs, behind-the-scenes production stills, early sketches, computer renderings, outtakes, and more from Lucasfilm's archives deconstruct Episodes I, II, and III—every vehicle, character, planet, and plot line is examined. Featuring more than 3,000 out-of-this-world color images, an insider's-perspective text, and production specifications, this is a gorgeous tribute to the most successful movie saga of all time.

© 2005 by Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

About the Author
Pablo Hidalgo is content...



The World on Sunday: Graphic Art in Joseph Pulitzer's Newspaper (1898 to 1911)
Margaret Brentano
0821261932
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Husband and wife team Baker (Double Fold) and Brentano rescued one of the last surviving sets of the New York World from the British Library and, in a labor of love, sorted through a decade's worth of its issues. They present reproductions of comics, advertisements, portraits, political cartoons, caricatures and other illustrations from the turn-of-the-20th-century mass-circulation daily paper. These images, they say, celebrate a "vaudeville revue of urban urges and preoccupations." To take a sampling of these fascinating illustrations (all elucidated by Brentano's historically illuminating captions): an 1899 two-page real estate spread features delicate black-and-white drawings of the Astor holdings, "like bars of music in a hymnal of real estate." From the same year, a green and red portrait of Mark Twain...


Zippo Lighters
Russell E. Lewis
0873496973
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
First manufactured in the early 1930s, Zippo windproof lighters now represent one of the fastest growing categories in the world of collectibles. They have become an American icon--James Dean cool, Corvette sleek, and as American as apple pie. Reliable, historical, and highly collectible, Zippo lighters are sold and traded by thousands of enthusiastic fans from nearly every continent. Over 325 million windproof lighters have been produced and over the years, few changes have occurred. This full-color identification and price guide tells the complete story of the lighter; offers complete identification and dating information, and gives values for the most collectible lighters on the market today. * Includes 750 full-color photographs for quick and easy identification * Provides complete story of the Zippo windproof...


Ray Gun
Eugene W., Jr. Metcalf, Frank Maresca
1584180048
October 29, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Authoritative, comprehensive and visually dazzling a history of Ray guns and Space Toys as they evolved over a span of forty years

About the Author
Eugene Metcalf is an educator who specializes in Frank Maresca is a collector


Designing Disney: Imagineering and the Art of the Show
John B. Hench
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...


Warman's Elvis Field Guide
Paul Kennedy
0896891364
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The King is back! Collectors and fans will love this handy new reference of everything Elvis, with 300 classic photographs, a complete price guide to Elvis collectibles including every record he ever made, and an array of other fascinating information. Designed in a convenient carry-along format, this full-color guide offers collectors up-to-date pricing information for records and other collectibles, as well as information on Elvis' personal history. No other guide to Elvis collectibles offers this much information in such a convenient size and affordable price. -Current pricing for Elvis collectibles, including an Elvis Records Price Guide from records expert Tim Neely -300 classic Elvis photos -Convenient pocket-sized format


An Illustrated Guide to Gas Pumps: Identification and Price Guide
Jack Sim
0873494105
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
From the owner of the largest gas pump literature collection in the United States comes the most comprehensive identification and price guide available on collectible gas pumps. Petroliana collectors will find models from every known gas pump manufacturer from 1885 to 1965 in this full-color volume. Listings detail manufacturer, pump model number, years in production, original cost, brief description and history, and current market value. This illustrated reference guide features more than 1,400 images from original petroleum literature. Some of the companies listed include Acme Pump & Tank Company, Chicago Steel Tank Company, Erie Pump Company, United States Pump & Tank Company, and Wayne Tank & Pump Company. • Identify and accurately price every known gas pump made from 1885 to 1965 • Features more than...

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