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Warman's English & Continental Pottery & Porcelain

By: Bagdade, Susan;Bagdade, Al;Bagdade, Allen D.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Iola Wisconsin, Krause Publications: 1998

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 006053


312 pp., numerous b&w photos. Glossary, index, bilbliography. A price guide and market overview for more than 200 categories of European pottery and porcelain, compiled for the U.S. market. View more info

The Standard Guide to Collecting Autographs: A Reference & Value Guide

By: Baker, Mark Allen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Iola, Wisconsin, Krause Publications: 1999

Seller ID: 009745


601 pp. Nearly new, spine uncreased. No marking. Exhaustive compendium of values for 15,000 signatures -- entertainers, presidents, athletes, generals, et al. Plus analysis and pointers on market trends. Size: 4to 11 in Tall View more info

More Looking in Junk Shops

By: Bedford, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, David McKay Co.: 1965

Edition: 1st American Edition

Seller ID: 007148


252 pp. Heavy chipping of dj. Spine flap has quarter-inch tear at top, some darkish soiling. Binding firm, text bright. Heavily illustrated with line drawings of furniture details. Handy pocket-sized furniture and china identification guide for treks to antique and junk shops. Entries are alphabetically arranged. View more info

The Cabinetmakers of America: Their Lives and Works

By: Bjerkoe, Ethel Hale

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Bonanza Books: 1957

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009961


246 pp., with b&w photos and line drawings. Some rubbing on edges and corner of orange cloth cover. Dust jacket moderately rubbed and tattered along creases. An encyclopedic alphabetized reference listing important cabinetmakers, and their locations, many of them from 17th and 18th centuries, Most entries have 50 to 200 words of biographical information. More important ones have one to two full pages of material. Sketches provide details of their characteristic styles. S... View more info

How to Collect, Refinish and Restore Antique and Country Furniture

By: Damato, H. H.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books: 1982

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 0503003845


360 pp. Attractive chocolate brown covers, wit bright gilt titling. Corners bumped, light foxing of pasted end papers. Text still bright. No markings. Many photos and diagrams. Introductory information on antique furniture construction. Also pointers on authenticating antique pieces. View more info

Jefferson Music Book: Keyboard Pieces, Some With Violin Accompaniment

By: Darling, J.S. Ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Williamsburg Va., Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: 1977

Edition: First Edition Thus.

Seller ID: 010256


42 pp. Light bumping of corners, lightly used, no markings. Covers have blue marbled design, double-leafed and uncut. Title is a pasted decorative card. A facsimile reproduction of a selection of 6 pieces that Thomas Jefferson enjoyed at Monticello, his Virginia estate. Composers represented are Bach, Handel, J. Snow, Samuel Arnold, W. Wadiczha, and C.F. Abel. The anthology includes reproductions of the ornate cover pages from the sheet music. Introduction and notes by a... View more info

Clocks and Their Value

By: De Carle, Donald

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, N.A.G. Press Ltd: 1971

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 0503003865


159 pp. with line drawing on nearl every page. Blue pebbled cloth. With bibliography, chronology of British monarchs and their respective clock styles. Very little wear, no markings. An alphabetical guide to various British, American and European clocks, mostly from the 18th to 20th centuries. Some entries, such as that for Big Ben, include a wealth of historical and technical detail. Most are a paragraph or two. Gives value ranges in British pounds. The author has repor... View more info

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Collector's Companion to Carnival Glass: Identification & Values

By: Edwards, Bill and Carwile, Mike

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Paducah, Kentucky, Collector Books (Schroeder Publishing): 2003

Seller ID: 010185


253 pp. on glossy stock. Color photos on most pages. Light edgewear, no spine creasing, no marks; retail price sticker on rear cover. A condensed guide to the most common patterns found in American-made carnival glass. Includes a guide to basics and discussion of trademarks. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in View more info

The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime

By: Harvey, Miles

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 2000

Edition: 4th Printing.

Seller ID: 010183


405 pp. Nearly new, no markings or creasing. A compelling exploration of the weird world of maps and their black market through a recounting of noted map thief Gilbert Bland. Size: 12ni -- 7.25 in. View more info

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Antique Trader's American & European Decorative & Art Glass Price Guide

By: Husfloen, Kyle, Ed.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Iola, Wisconsin, Krause Publications: 2000

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: 009949


202 pp., bibliography, glossary. Nearly 500 b&w photos, plus 16 pp. of color photos. More than 3000 listings. Lightly used, no markings, spine uncreased. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Chests, Cupboards, Desks and Other Pieces

By: Ketchum, William C.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Ny, Alfred a Knopf Inc: 1982

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 009062


334 pp. plus about 50 pp of appendix matter (price guide, glossary, bibliography etc.) Many color photos and b&w detail sketches. A comprehensive guide to main styles of American furntiture, from 1600s onward to Mission and Art Deco styles. Also includes miscellaneous items such as hall trees , mirrors and vanity tables. Part of the Knopf Collectors' Guides to American Antiques. Foldout DJ with chipping and tears covers stiff wraps. 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall By 4.25 in Wide View more info

A History of American Pewter

By: Montgomery, Charles F.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: NY, Praeger Publishers: 1973

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009916


246 pp. Close to new, slight rubbing on corners of jacket. Text clean. Detailed survey of pewter found in American homes since colonial times. Includes technical chapters on how it's made. Numerous b&w photos showing examples, markings, etc. Many are taken from the collection of Winterthur, the DuPont estate that is now a museum. Author is a Yale art professor and former director of Winterthur. Besides a catalog of Winterthur's holdings, it includes a list of other impor... View more info

Know Your Heirlooms

By: Ormsbee, Thomas H.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, McBride Co.: 1957

Edition: Firsrt Edition.

Seller ID: 009504


128 pp. plus 123 b&w glossy photos of various antiques. Bibliography, index. Wear on spine edges, corners rubbed, bottom end has rubbed spot. Text clean, no marking. Light foxing, mainly on endpapers. A layman's guide to broad categories of antiques, primarily those common in American households, ranging from furniture to china, paintings, silver and candlesticks. Based on a syndicated newspaper column. Lots of tidbits of trivia about the history of antiques. Size: 4to -... View more info

The Story of Bing & Grondahl Christmas Plates

By: Owen, Pat

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Owen Enterprises: 1962

Seller ID: 009149


204 pp. No markings, vey clean. Descriptions of annual series of collectible Christmas plates from Denmark, covering 1895 to 1987. Full page photo of each design. Price clipped on dj corner. View more info

Warman's Americana & Collectibles 1st Edition

By: Rinker, Harry L., Ed.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Elkins POark, Pa., Warmar Publishing Co.: 1984

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 009873


553 pp. An alphabetical price guide for 250 categorries of collectibles, ranging from trade cards and toys to beer cans to political buttons, movie memorabilia and various glassware. Thumbed but still very sturdy and clean. This 1984 reference work is useful for tracking the price appreciation of "old stuff" over the decades. As the rear cover states: "The material of your childhood is today's collectible." Size: 8vo --9 in Tall View more info

The Country Auction Antiques Book

By: Rockmore, Cynthia and Julian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Hawthorn Books: 1978

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005310


160 pp. on glossy stock, index. Close to new, no markings. Faint rubbing on corners. A few faint foxing spots. Lacks dust jacket. Numerous simple line drawings of various antiques, giving their general design features. A few color sketches included. A pair of antique hunters reminisce about country auctions they've attended throughout America. Venues include the Sugar Bush Farm Auction in Salem (central Mass.); Auction near the RR Bridge in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.,; Painted B... View more info

American Interior Design: The Traditions and Development of Domestic Design from Colionial Times to the Present

By: Rogers, Meyric R.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Bonanza Books: 1978

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009775


309 pp. Fragile binding with first 18 pp. detached but laid in. Covers slightly bowed outward. About a half-dozen glossy b&w photos of furniture have been excised, more than 200 others are intact. Moderate rubbing to spine. Text clean. Adequate as readilng copy. Author is a former curator of decorative arts at the Chicago Art Institute. Originally published 1947. Most recent designs show ultra-modern glass houses of the 1940s. Includes glossary and biographical notes. Si... View more info

Fine Points of Furniture: Early American

By: Sack, Albert

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Crown Publishers: 1960

Edition: 4th Printing.

Seller ID: 006025


303 pp. Moderate wear, fading along cover edges, Binding still mostly firm. Previous owner's name in light ink on endpaper corner. A pictorial guide to grading American antique furniture, with hundreds of thumbnail photos and captions giving details of evaluation. Typically, a particular piece is shown in "good" "better" and "best" examples, with explanations of the grading. Foreword by John Meredith Graham II, curator, Colonial Williamsburg. Size... View more info

Antique American Country Furniture: A Field Guide

By: Voss, Thomas M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1981

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 006091


383 pp. Nearly new, text lightly toned. Slight ding to dj edge. Light edge wear to spine. Gilt titling on brown cloth. Text clean, no markings. Numerous line drawings, plus glossary, reading list, picture index. bibliography. A folksy guide to finding and identifying worthwhile country furniture at auctions, antique shops, junk shops. Pointers for bidding. View more info

Simon Willard and His Clocks

By: Willard, John Ware

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Dover Publications: 1968

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009872


133 pp., 38 full page plates, 4 color illustrations. A couple of small dings to edge of front cover and spine. Text clean, binding firm. The great-grandson of Ware recounts his life and career as a clockmaker in the late 1700s. Known as the inventor of the banjo-style clock, Ware designed clocks for the U.S. Capitol and many other public buildings. The Dover edition is an unabridged reprint of the 1911 original. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in View more info