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What's New That's Old: Offbeat Collectibles
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What's New That's Old: Offbeat Collectibles

By Mebane, John

South Brunswick and New York; London: A. S. Barnes; Thomas Yoseloff Ltd, 1970. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Type: Hard Back Harcover Book in Very Good Condition with a Good Jacket. Monotone illustrations throughout. Binding of gray cloth black titled on spine, very clean, no markings, light wear to lower edge and spine heel; tight and solid sewn binding. Interior very clean and completely unmarked. Clean jacket is rubbed, enough so black is whitish in places, light to moderate wear to edges and corners, not price clipped. Mebane answers the question: Why specific articles made and used in the 19th and early 20th centuries are destined to become antiques in the future? Scores of intriguing articles described, with pictures, and many with values, and the reader may find ways in which to learn to recognize collectibles. 337 pages, indexed with bibliography. 10 x 7 inches. A. S. Barnes; Thomas Yoseloff Ltd, South Brunswick and New York; London, 1970.

$11.10

Christie's Guide to Collecting
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Christie's Guide to Collecting

By Cumming, Robert (Editor)

Englewood Cliffs, N. J: Prentice-Hall, 1984. First US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hard Back First Printing of First US Edition. Hardcover in Near Fine Condition with a VG Jacket. Information and Practical Advice on Becoming a Collector, Looking After a Collection. Buying and Selling. 118 illustrations. Illustrations before each chapter are delightful. Brown cloth binding, gilt titled, very clean and unmarked, no edgewear; tight and solid sewn binding, square with sharp corners. Frontis: Gainsborough: Portrait of James Christie. Internals in Fine Condition. Jacket is clean and unmarked, with slight wear to corners and spine heel, spine head is torn across top. 224 pages with appendix and index. 9.75 x 7 inches. 1984, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA

$9.25

Miller's American Insider's Guide to Toys & Games
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Miller's American Insider's Guide to Toys & Games

By Luke, Tim; Solis-Cohen, Lita--General Editor

United KIngdom: Millers-Mitchell Beazley Book/Octopus Publishing, 2002. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Type: Hard Back Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in FIne Condition. Archival protective jacket cover. A History of TOYS, collecting caring for, buying and selling. Information and beautiful illustrations of wooden toys, tinplate toys, antique toys from 1880s to 1900s--cast-iron toys, board games, wind-up toys-and this is just a beginning to this fascinating book. Binding of purple cloth, gilt titled, very clean, unmarked, no edge wear, tight and solid. Jacket is Fine with front illustration of a lithographed tinplate wind-up toy featuring Topper and Hopalong Cassidy with lasso on seesaw; back shows a rare, clockwork, lithographed, tinplate Popeye and Olive jigging toy. 224 pages with Bibliography and Index. 7.5 x 9.5 x 7.5 inches. 2002, Millers-Mitchell Beazley Book/Octopus Publishing, United KIngdom

$18.50

Schroeders Collectible Toys: Antique to Modern Price Guide--FOURTH EDITION
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Schroeders Collectible Toys: Antique to Modern Price Guide--FOURTH EDITION

By Huxford, Sharon and Bob--Editors

Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.A: Collector Books/Schroeder Publishing, 1997. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Identification and Values of over 20,000 Collectible Toys,many with monotone illustrations. Pictorial paper cover illustrated with antique toys is in Very Good Condition; clean and unmarked, creased on lower corner, light wear to some edges, tight glued binding. Internals very clean, no marks, no tears. 502 pages. 11 x 8.5 inches. 1997, Collector Books/Schroeder Publishing, Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.A.

$14.80

Rugs and Carpets of Europe and the Western World
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Rugs and Carpets of Europe and the Western World

By Weeks, Jeanne G. And Treganowan, Donald

New York, New York, USA: Weathervane Books, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hard Back First Printing. Out-of-Print Book. Hardcover Book and Jacket in Very Good Condition. Beautifully illustrated with color plates and b/w photographs, with carpets from Spain, France, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Greece, America, and from American Indians. Includes the history and design of rugs throughout the Western World. Binding of orange and bronze cloth, very clean and unmarked. Slight wear to extremities. Jacket has a touch of edgewear and a closed tear on the upper edge. 251 pages with Bibliography and Index. 7.25 x 10.5 x 7.25 inches. 1969, Weathervane Books, New York, New York, USA

$9.25

New Horizons in Collecting - "Cinderella" Antiques

By Mebane, John

South Brunswick NJ; London, England: A.S.Barnes and Co, 1966. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Type: Hard Back Look for 'Cinderella' antiques in unexpected places; the author describes these types of items, with illustrations, brief history of each item, where they might be found, how they may be sold--which is no doubt somewhat different today. Hardcover Book and jacket in Very Good Condition. Tan cloth, black lettering, very clean, with a small puncture mark in the spine gutter. Slight wear to corners. Interior is Fine. Jacket is clean, rubbed, with edgewear, some chipping. Mylar cover. 7.25x10.25" tall. 280 pp.

$6.84