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The Clock Repairer's Handbook
The Clock Repairer's Handbook
Paperback      ISBN: 1602399611
A how-to guide to diagnosing and correcting faults in clocks, antique and modern.
Thanksgiving: An Illustrated History
Thanksgiving
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.
A Complete Guide to Collecting Antique Pipes
A Complete Guide to Collecting Antique Pipes
Paperback      ISBN: 0764305964
Montgomery Ward & Co. Catalogue and Buyers' Guide 1895
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.
100 Years of Bell Telephones: With Price Guide
100 Years of Bell Telephones
With Price Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0887408729
Minnesota Twins through Memorabilia
Minnesota Twins through Memorabilia
Hardcover      ISBN: 1935666681
In the pages of this unique book, the story of the Minnesota Twins is told through brief pieces of text accompanied by spectacular photos of pennants, jerseys, championship rings, ticket stubs, signed baseballs, commemorative items, and other pieces of memorabilia. The early pages cover baseball in Minnesota before the Twins arrived, when town ball, minor league teams, and exhibition games were widespread. In subsequent chapters we relive the Twins' arrival from Washington, D.C., their World Series appearances, and also the near misses. Individual achievements are also on display, from the bat with which Harmon Killebrew hit his 573rd home run, to Rod Carew's spikes and Kirby Puckett's Silver Slugger award. Memorabilia from Metropolitan Stadium, the Metrodome, and Target Field are included. The bobbleheads, Homer Hankies, programs, and other souvenirs will bring back memories, as will the entries on Halsey Hall, Herb Carneal, and other beloved announcers who have added so much excitement to the game.
Depression Era Dime Store: Kitchen, Home & Garden
Depression Era Dime Store
Kitchen, Home & Garden
Paperback      ISBN: 076431050x
Faberge in the Royal Collection
Faberge in the Royal Collection
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 1902163834
Collecting Occupied Japan: With Values
Collecting Occupied Japan
With Values
Paperback      ISBN: 0887409687
The Illustrated Dictionary of Antiques & Collectibles
The Illustrated Dictionary of Antiques & Collectibles
Hardcover      ISBN: 0821227467
A dictionary of antiques and collectibles features three thousand entries designed to keep the reader well apprised of the market.