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.
An Illustrated History
Paperback ISBN: 0764338293
Showcases illustrated magazine covers, postcards, stamps, prints, and newspaper pages that commemorate the holiday, along with a chronology that describes the events before, during, and after the first holiday celebration.
Picker's Pocket Guide Comic Books
How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro
Paperback ISBN: 1440244987
COMICS PACK PUNCH! Comic book values are soaring. Superman's debut, Action Comics #1, sold for $3.2 million. The first appearance of Batman inDetective Comics #27 fetched $1 million. Exceptional examples? Certainly, but you don't need X-ray vision to see everyone from collectors to savvy investors covets vintage comic books. Discover for yourself what insiders have long known with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking comic books. You'll uncover: - The best comics to hunt, from the 1930s-1980s and beyond - Where to find hidden treasures - Practical strategies for buying and selling comic books - How to flip comics for profit and fun - Common reprints and facsimiles - Restoration and repair Whether for pleasure or profit, the Picker's Pocket Guide is a real find.