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Classic Bottled Beers of the World
Classic Bottled Beers of the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1853752193
300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles
300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles
Paperback      ISBN: 0896891127
Offers illustrations and current auction prices for antique stoves, containers, kitchen utensils, appliances, and cookbooks
Sears, Roebuck & Co.: The Best of 1905-1910 Collectibles
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
The Best of 1905-1910 Collectibles
Paperback      ISBN: 1616081805
A treasured archive of early-twentieth-century Americana.
Celluloid: Collectibles from the Dawn of Plastics
Celluloid
Collectibles from the Dawn of Plastics
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764308335
Collecting Little Golden Books: A Collectors Identification and   Value Guide
Collecting Little Golden Books
A Collectors Identification and Value Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0896890716
Explains how to determine a book's edition, value, and condition, and lists prices for hundreds of books
Musical Boxes and Other Musical Marvels: A Decade of Listening
Musical Boxes and Other Musical Marvels
A Decade of Listening
Paperback      ISBN: 0915000024
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.
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.
Past Objects
Past Objects
Hardcover      ISBN: 098207543x
In the space between archaeology and history stand men like Scott Jordan, a New Yorker who has been digging around in the city's soil for the better part of four decades. What began as a childhood hobby searching for treasure evolved into a lifestyle that has resulted in Jordan haunting building sites throughout the five boroughs, attempting to recover history before it is paved over forever. Using shovels, mesh sieves, canvas rucksacks, ingenuity and an incredible amount of determination, Jordan has amassed a staggering collection of antique bottles, china, toys, shoes and other items, which together create a patchwork historical narrative of New York City and its earliest settlers. As a self-trained historian and restorer of damaged objects, Jordan is not only privy to a unique take on early American history, but his adventures weave together into a tremendous factual and speculative examination of the past, by returning it to the present for all to enjoy. Past Objects features some of Jordan's favorite objects and stories, sure to appeal to anyone intrigued by history, antiques and popular culture.
1005 Salt & Pepper Shakers
1005 Salt & Pepper Shakers
Paperback      ISBN: 0764308807