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Cracker Jack(r): The Unauthorized Guide to Advertising Collectibles
Cracker Jack(r)
The Unauthorized Guide to Advertising Collectibles
Paperback      ISBN: 076430643x

Featuring over 1000 color photographs, this expansive guide to Cracker Jack covers all manner of company collectibles from advertising copy, books, catalogs, and crates to packages, premiums, photographs, and sales stimulators. The items detailed in this thorough work span the twentieth century from c. 1910 up through 1998. Values for the items shown are provided. Only the toys retrieved directly from Cracker Jack boxes are excluded here, covered by the author in a separate volume. As if this were not enough, other product lines produced by F.W. Rueckheim and The Cracker Jack Company are also displayed and discussed, along with the candy-coated popcorn and peanut confections created by early competitors. Everyone who has ever opened a box of Cracker Jack will find something of interest inside this Cracker Jack of a book

A Collectors Guide to Swords, Daggers, and Cutlasses
A Collectors Guide to Swords, Daggers, and Cutlasses
Hardcover      ISBN: 1555217265

Discusses the evolution of edged weapons, including western and oriental swords, naval weapons, and knives, and helps the collector assess the value of individual weapons.

Pokemon Cards: The Unofficial Ultimate Collector's Guide
Pokemon Cards
The Unofficial Ultimate Collector's Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 144024846x
Pokemon Palooza

How much is your childhood obsession with Charizard, Blastoise and Venusaur worth? Find out with Pokemon Cards: The Unofficial Ultimate Collector's Guide. Filled with 8,000 Trading Card Game cards and values, this must-have reference is packed with all 73 current TCG expansion sets, every ultra rare and secret rare cards (GX, EX, 1st Edition, and more) and checklists for every expansion set. Also included: expert tips for collecting and investing from the star of YouTube's PrimetimePokemon, author Ryan Majeske.

Inside you'll discover TCG cards hotter than Charmander's flaming tail, including the rarest and most valuable card on the secondary market: a Pikachu illustrator card worth $54,000

Enjoy the thrill of the hunt, the memories and the excitement of the worldwide phenomenon that is Pokemon.
300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles
300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles
Paperback      ISBN: 0896891127

Linda Campbell Franklin's long-awaited new edition cooks up three centuries of the most avidly collected domestic tools of the trade. Collectors will find more than 7,000 antique items that dice, measure, filter, or whir in the kitchen arranged by function from preparation and cooking to housekeeping and gardening. Franklin also offers healthy servings of classic recipes, helpful hints, and fascinating tidbits from 18th, 19th, and 20th century trade catalogs and advertisements. Features updated pricing, information on collecting, buying and selling on the Internet, and more than 1,600 photographs and illustrations, including a new 16-page color section.
- More than 7,000 listings and prices for collectible kitchen items
- More than 1,600 photographs and illustrations, including an all-new color section
- Author has established herself as The expert in this collectibles field

Southwestern Indian Jewelry: Crafting New Traditions
Southwestern Indian Jewelry
Crafting New Traditions
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847831108

Southwestern Indian Jewelry: Crafting New Traditions is a groundbreaking chronicle of jewelry making among tribes of the Southwest. A sequel to the critically acclaimed Southwestern Indian Jewelry, this book features eighty-five jewelers from the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Rio Grande Pueblo peoples. Most of the artists presented comprise the new generation of jewelers to emerge within the last two decades, carrying Native American jewelry to exciting new heights in originality of design, technique, and use of materials. Personal interviews with artists inform the history of the cultural traditions behind the jewelry, making this a book for both the sophisticated collector and novice. Elegant photographs illustrate the beauty of a jewelry tradition unique within American culture. Portraits of selected artists and black-and-white historic archival photographs complement the text. The detailed glossary is an invaluable resource.

Swank Posters Xxxiii: Poster Auctions International, Inc Xxxiii
Swank Posters Xxxiii
Poster Auctions International, Inc Xxxiii
Hardcover      ISBN: 1929530188
American Pickers Guide to Picking
American Pickers Guide to Picking
Hardcover      ISBN: 1401324487
A true adventure story and the go-to guide for "picking" American treasures from anyone's backyard, straight from the stars of History's American Pickers

In these pages, professional treasure hunters Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz chronicle their road trips across the American countryside in search of "rusty gold" to buy and sell among the picking world's one-of-a-kind characters. Whether you are a fan of the show or just like finding hidden riches, you will love seeing what Wolfe and Fritz dig up and enjoy meeting the devoted collectors, extreme stockpilers, and elite dealers who they encounter along the way.

Wolfe and Fritz do not deal in fine antiques. Their secondhand treasures are of the down-and-dirty and sometimes even bizarre variety, from old bicycles and vintage tools, to sun-bleached cars and handmade furniture, retired carnival games and unusual taxidermy. Assisted by Danielle Colby, who helps out at Antique Archaeology, Wolfe and Fritz buy on the cheap and then sell to dealers, art directors, interior designers, or anyone looking for a little bit of authentic Americana. The three now share their secrets to finding hidden gems, offering helpful hints that will show what average Americans can do to find the treasures that await them.

From American Pickers Guide to Picking:

Junk is Beautiful

When we knock on a door, 90 percent of the time the things we find are junk. But we don't care about the odds; a picker never turns down an opportunity, no matter where it is. We've picked pickup trucks. We've picked flat beds. We've picked dumpsters. We even picked a Mercury Sable. We're looking for the unusual, the impossible, the funky, the different, the bizarre-things we have never seen before. And we'll go anywhere we have to go to find it.

No location is off-limits to a hard-core picker. And there's plenty of things to be found at antique stores, thrift and consignment shops, flea markets, estate sales, and swap meets, and a lot of the tips in this book apply to finding treasures at these joints. But that's not really the kind of picking we do anymore. We look outside the box to find our junk-a word we use almost like a term of endearment: to us: junk is beautiful.
Europe Express: Een Toeristische Tijdreis / A Grand Tour Through Time
Europe Express
Een Toeristische Tijdreis / A Grand Tour Through Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 946058165x
Strength to Your Sword Arm: Selected Writings
Strength to Your Sword Arm
Selected Writings
Paperback      ISBN: 0930100506

Passionate and iconoclastic, these 80 articles and essays represent Ueland's entirely original view of the moral, social, and political issues of Midwestern, and American life. Her personality leaps off the page in all its quirky intensity.--Wilson Library Bulletin

Fashion Drawings and Illustrations from
Fashion Drawings and Illustrations from "harper's Bazar"
by Erte
Paperback      ISBN: 0486233979

The Russian-born, Paris-based artist Ert (Romain de Tirtoff) is best known for his incomparably styled fashion and theater designs of the 1910s and 1920s. From 1915 to 1936 Ert was associated with Harper's Bazar, furnishing readers with fashion designs, cover art, and word-pictures of the European fashion scenes. This book is a selection of Ert 's remarkable work for Harper's Bazar, including 310 of his line drawings and 8 full-color images as well as selections from his letters for the magazine. Of these drawings, 12 have been reproduced directly from the original pen drawings at original size for this edition.
In the illustrations, Ert shows gowns, coats, pajamas, hats, and accessories of all sorts and for each season. Tassels, fur muffs, capes, hair stylings, and other extravagant flourishes are second nature to Ert in these designs. The drawings themselves are striking evocations of the "temptress" type of feminine allure, and are works of art in their own right whose exotic styles are inseparable from the style of the fashions they depict. The original Harper's captions have been reprinted with each illustration.
This selection from Ert 's work has been made by Stella Blum, Curator of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute, who has chosen the illustrations both for their interest as art and for their importance in the development of fashion. Copies of Harper's Bazar from the years of Ert 's great work are very hard to find today, and students of fashion, fashion illustration, and others interested in Ert will find this a most welcome collection.