Hardcover ISBN: 1892145227
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.
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.
Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017
Hardcover ISBN: 1784720895
A comprehensive, illustrated compendium of antiques profiles more than 8,000 items, ranging from furniture to glassware, and includes color photographs, descriptive captions and authoritative values.
American Pickers Guide to Picking
Hardcover ISBN: 1401324487
"A companion book to the History Channel show American Pickers. The book will be a prescriptive, how-to on finding hidden gems across America and what the average person can do to find treasures, as well as the character's adventures "picking" across America. The book will shine a spotlight on the picking world's outrageous characters, from the eccentric collectors and obsessive stockpilers to the elite dealers, art directors, and interior designers who depend on these uncommon finds to lend a special touch to their own businesses"--