The 46th edition of the leading price guide in antiques continues to feature actual prices in 700 categories and more than 2,500 full-color photographs.
Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide is the most thorough, colorful, and complete price guide available, from the most trusted, well-known name writing on the subject today. The book features up-to-the-minute, well-organized, and wide-ranging information, including more tips, marks, logos, and photographs than any other competitive title.
Unlike other guides, whose focus is primarily English or high-priced items, Kovels' covers all American and international items. The book is organized by the categories most sought after by collectors, including Depression Glass, Dolls, Jewelry, Furniture, Porcelain, and Sports Memorabilia. Indexes and cross-references make this a user-friendly reference, and expert comments throughout empower readers to buy, sell, and collect with confidence. Also included is an exclusive report on the previous year's record-setting prices.
Chocolate lovers (and who isn't?)--here's a tempting treat just for you This tasteful book showcases Victorian to modern advertising, packaging, and other sweet memorabilia all related to delectable chocolate products. Beautifully decorated boxes, cocoa tins, candy bars, trade cards, recipe booklets, metal candy molds, promotional items, and an outstanding collection of porcelain chocolate pots are shown in over 425 color photos. Sure to please those interested in chocolate and antique advertising alike, this enjoyable book includes a brief history of the Wilbur Chocolate Company, manufacturing information, and price guide.
From vintage travel posters to Walker Evans photographs and Art Deco martini shakers to Swedish country furniture, collecting has become a national pastime, with more than 30 million registered users on eBay and a viewership of more than 15 million for the Antiques Roadshow. The Collector's Journal is designed to help collectors of all levels and interests organize important information pertaining to their antiques and collectibles.
The Collector's Journal provides three easy-to-use pages for each of 36 objects, with space to record:
VITAL STATISTICS: date of purchase/acquisition, price, appraisal value, insurance value, and value criteria, including authenticity, rarity, condition, historical significance and provenance.
DESCRIPTION: including dimensions, medium, artist/maker, country of origin, date or period, signature or mark, distinguishing characteristics, and a place for photographs.
RESOURCES: contact information for dealers, auction houses, appraisers, restorers, art and antique fairs and other collectors.
The journal also features quotes about art and collecting from notables including Oscar Wilde, Helena Rubenstein, J. Paul Getty, Solomon Guggenheim, and Frank Lloyd Wright. The Collector's Journal also includes listings of major American museums and highlights of each collection."
From bourdaloue to Zwischengoldglas, Alvar Aalto to Frank Lloyd Wright, the world of antiques is full of strange and difficult terms and unfamiliar names. Judith Miller helps you to cut through the jargon, date your items, and make sense of the sometimes bewildering language used by those in the know. This is the key reference book that will be the cornerstone of your entire antiques library. With over 3,000 entries and 1,500 specially commissioned photographs and drawings, it is an instant source of information on identification, dates, and values.
Florida is always associated with all that is bright, colorful, funky, and fun. This book captures the spirit of Florida in the collectibles, ephemera, souvenirs, and nostalgic items that it produced. There are also highlights of Florida history and its culture, a price guide, and an index. Complete with postcards, tablecloths, ceramics, clothing, jewelry, dolls, figurines, and much more, it celebrates the tourist culture that helped populate Florida from the 1900s through the 1970s. Over 650 photographs bring the fun and fantasy of Florida to life, presenting what many consider as truly Florida's best
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.