The Complete Transformers Universe. Showcasing Rare Collectibles and Memorabilia
Hardcover ISBN: 0810998688
Officially licensed by Hasbro, Transformers Vault: The Complete Transformers Universe reveals, for the first time ever, a comprehensive history of the transformers. Fans now have a hands-on guide to the epic battle between the Autobots and decepticons, including the toys, the original animated series, comics, collectibles, and merchandise, as well as animated and live-action feature films. This heavily illustrated book features never-before-seen images from the Hasbro archives, seven interactive pieces of memorabilia, and an acetate slipcase with a unique "morphing" effect. Five visually driven chapters go behind the scenes of everyone's favorite robots in disguise, featuring early animation sketches, interviews with creators, patents, prototypes, action-figure designs that never made it to production, vintage packaging art, and development art from the films.
The Collectible Lego Minifigure
Values, Investments, Profits, Fun Facts, Collector Tips
Hardcover ISBN: 1440246998
Provides LEGO collectors and enthusiasts with an overview of the most up-to-date market pricing of the highest valued minifigures released after 2000, organized by theme, and offers tips for detecting illegal reproductions.
The Best Flea, Antique, Vintage, and New-Style Markets in America
Paperback ISBN: 193694104x
A professional flea-market shopper highlights her top 20 flea markets, covering how to avoid wasting precious time in traffic jams, how to navigate the miles of aisles, how much territory can be covered in a day, how to find out where the must-see dealers set up their tables, smart negotiating, shipping options and local food and lodging. Original.
The Best Vintage, Antique and Collectible Shops in Paris
Paperback ISBN: 1892145731
Antiques aficionados and rummagers of every stripe: call to mind dimly lit attics, trunks smelling of old leather, dusty cartons, and that indescribable tingle of suspense aroused by the idea of a hidden prize which has been lying there, biding its time, waiting for you to find it. If you follow the instructions we have mapped out for you, you might discover almost anything. . . Armed with this list of Paris addresses, carefully selected to fulfill all your desires, you’ll be equipped with what you need to search for the unknown, unexpected surprise, be it large or small. Paris still contains many mysterious secrets and magical places, which you’ll discover, to your wonderment, as you explore its secondhand stores that are brimming with all sorts of decorative curiosities. At the rear of a courtyard or sheltered by a nineteenth-century arcade, in a Gothic stone basement or in an ordinary-looking shop, you will find a cornucopia of delights at a variety of prices, always with charm. Fifty-eight antique, vintage, and curiosity shops–as well as the Saint-Ouen flea market–are profiled and photographed in this lavish guide to all things collectible in Paris.
Montgomery Ward & Co. Catalogue and Buyers' Guide 1895
Paperback ISBN: 1602392382
"Our mail order methods meet many wants," wrote a poetic but anonymous copywriter on a page of the 1895 Montgomery Ward & Co. catalogue. He had a gift for understatement. At its zenith from the 1880s to the 1940s, Montgomery Ward, like its cross-town Chicago rival, Sears, sold virtually everything the average American could think of or desire--and by mail. This was a revolution, and Ward's fired the first shot. To buy spittoons, books of gospel hymns, hat pins, rifles, wagons, violins, birdcages, or portable bathtubs, purchases that used to require many separate trips to specialist merchants, suddenly all the American shopper had to do was lick a stamp. This unabridged facsimile of the retail giant's 1895 catalogue showcases some 25,000 items, from the necessities of life (flour, shirts) to products whose time has passed (ear trumpets). It is an important resource for antiquaries, students of Americana, writers of historical fiction, and anyone who wants to know how much his great-grandfather paid for his suspenders. It is a true record of an era.
American Pickers Guide to Picking
Hardcover ISBN: 1401324487
"A companion book to the History Channel show American Pickers. The book will be a prescriptive, how-to on finding hidden gems across America and what the average person can do to find treasures, as well as the character's adventures "picking" across America. The book will shine a spotlight on the picking world's outrageous characters, from the eccentric collectors and obsessive stockpilers to the elite dealers, art directors, and interior designers who depend on these uncommon finds to lend a special touch to their own businesses"--
North American Coins & Prices 2014
A Guide to U.S., Canadian and Mexican Coins
Paperback ISBN: 1440237999
Three countries. One resource. Featuring nearly 50,000 individual coin listings and updated coin prices for the United States, Canada and Mexico, 2014 North American Coins & Prices is the perfect all-in-one guide for the coin collector, dealer and enthusiast. Organized by country, denomination and date of issue, the reference provides a clear, detailed and easy-to-use resource to a vast array of coins so passionately collected by millions. The U.S. section begins with early Colonial coins and tokens of the 17th and 18th centuries and follows through to Federal issues from 1792 forward. Mexico's listings begin in 1701 while Canada's begin with its earliest unified coinage in 1858. Inside you will find: - Pricing, descriptions and photos for the latest coin issues of the United States, Canada and Mexico. - A helpful photo-grading guide to aid in making informed assessments of coin conditions. - A unique guide to identification and valuation of error coinage. - Graphs tracking the price performance of "key date" U.S. coins. For more than two decades, this thorough reference has been providing unique, complete and authoritative information. Experience for yourself why the 2014 North American Coins & Prices is the best guide of its kind on the market.
Hot Wheels Variations, 2000-2013
Identification & Price Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1440241317
The Leading Authority on Hot Wheels Cars Variations Featuring more than 5,000 insanely detailed listings, 3,000 color images, and expertly vetted values, Hot Wheels Variations, 2000-2013, is the largest and most comprehensive identification and price guide available covering the modern era of Hot Wheels cars. The devil--and the value--is in the detail. And no one knows more about Hot Wheels variations than author Michael Zarnock, a two-time Guinness world record holder for the greatest number of different Hot Wheels cars in a single collection. Zarnock, who has been collecting Hot Wheels cars since their introduction in 1968, creates the ideal, easy-to-use reference. Collector-friendly features include: - More than 5,000 listings of cars with meticulous details making for exact variation determination. - More than 3,000 color photographs arranged in numerical order, making it fun and easy to identify cars. - Expert insight and exhaustive compilation from the leading authority on Hot Wheels variations in the world.
Mattel 70 Years Of Innovation and Play
Hardcover ISBN: 1614284601
Celebrating the spectacular history of Mattel, this volume brings together archival images from the company’s early years and expresses the joy and energy of all the toys since its founding, a fantastic tribute to the happiness of childhood and the enduring memories of life’s best moments. Readers of all ages will delight in rediscovering their favorite toys and learning the stories behind them.