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1002 Salt and Pepper Shakers by: Larry Carey, Sylvia Tompkins 1002 Salt and Pepper Shakers by: Larry Carey, Sylvia Tompkins

This new volume focuses on nodder salt and pepper shakers with over 300 nodders as well as hundreds of early/discontinued Fitz and Floyd sets and Park...

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Antique Woodworking Tools Earliest to 20th Century Antique Woodworking Tools: Their Craftsmanship from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century by: David R Russell

The David Russell collection brings together a stunning array of edge and boring tools from Britain, continental Europe and North America and provides...

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SET: Aladdin: The Magic Name in Lamps & Aladdin Collectors Manual and Price Guide #23 by: JW Courter SET: Aladdin: The Magic Name in Lamps & Aladdin Collectors Manual and Price Guide #23 by: JW Courter

Aladdin: The Magic Name in Lamps, Revised Edition by: J.W. Courter This excellent title provides a complete history of Aladdin's kerosene lamps. Inclu...

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Aladdin Collectors Manual and Price Guide #23 Aladdin Collectors Manual and Price Guide #23: Kerosene Mantle Lamps by: JW Courter

Companion to Aladdin - The Magic Name in Lamps. Lamp values and collecting tips, and many photographs of lamps, shades, plus information on reproducti...

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Fashion in the 1940s Fashion in the 1940s by: Jayne Shrimpton

This book reveals the impact of wartime on British fashion, how a spirit of utility, make-do and mend unleashed a whole new creativity among Britain's...

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Overstreet Guide to Grading Comics, 2016 Edition The Overstreet Guide to Grading Comics, 2016 Edition by: Robert M. Overstreet

Newly updated, The Overstreet Guide To Grading Comics includes the 10-point grading system, as well as exhaustive descriptions of Primary and Split Gr...

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Collecting Children's Books: Art, Memories, Values Collecting Children's Books: Art, Memories, Values by: Noah Fleisher, Lauren Zittle

Revisit childhood joy and gain greater collecting expertise Children's books are both magical and marvelous; regardless if the person reading them is ...

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Picker's Pocket Guide - Antique Comic Books Picker's Pocket Guide - Comic Books: How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro by: David Tosh

Insider perspective and expert collecting advice Comic books have a unique cool factor all their own, and with good reason. Comic book characters are ...

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Gold Boxes Rosalinde Arthur Gilbert Collection Gold Boxes: Masterpieces From the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection by: Heike Zech

This small volume on precious gold boxes specifically 18th-century snuffboxes features some of the most beautiful examples from the famous collection ...

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20th Century Limited Famous Passenger Train 20th Century Limited: America's Most Famous Passenger Train

If you want to see what one of the most famous passenger trains in America was like, here it is! The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the end o...

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Great American Firecrackers: Cherry Bombs, M-80s, Cannon Crackers, and More The Book of Great American Firecrackers: Cherry Bombs, M-80s, Cannon Crackers, and More by: Jack Nash

Including 183 color and black-and-white images of vintage photos and packaging, plus values for American firecracker collectibles, this is the first b...

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Handyman's Guide: Essential Woodworking Tools and Techniques The Handyman's Guide: Essential Woodworking Tools and Techniques by: Paul N. Hasluck

This comprehensive guide to the tools and techniques of woodworking has been a favorite of both amateur and professional woodworkers for over a centur...

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Box of Cigar Bands Box of Cigar Bands by: James C. McComb Sinclaid II

This beautifully illustrated book of more than 1,100 Victorian era cigar bands comes cased in a handsome presentation cigar box. The collection spans ...

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1920s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook 1920s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook by: Charlottle Fiell, Emmanuelle Dirix

Featuring 600 totally original, period photographs and illustrations completely redefining the appraisal of 1920s fashion Inspiration for the vintage ...

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Cigarette Holders in Vogue A Token of Elegance: Cigarette Holders in Vogue by: Martin Barnes Lorber, Rebecca McNamara

At once an important social history of tobacco and smoking and a beautiful coffee table book, A Token of Elegance is ideal for art and design historia...

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1930s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook 1930s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook by: Charlottle Fiell, Emmanuelle Dirix

Featuring 600 totally original, period photographs and illustrations completely redefining the appraisal of Thirties fashion Inspiration for the vinta...

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Metalworking: Old-Fashioned Tools, Materials, Processes Metalworking: Old-Fashioned Tools, Materials, and Processes for the Handyman by: Paul N. Hasluck

With over 2,000 black-and-white illustrations and clear, practical instructions given by expert handyman and blacksmith Paul N. Hasluck, "Metalworking...

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Harley-Davidson: An Illustrated Guide Harley-Davidson: An Illustrated Guide by: Peter Henshaw, Ian Kerr

This illustrated guide is packed with interesting facts and follows the history of the famous Harley-Davidson company and the developmentof its famous...

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Harley Davidson Motorcycles Indian Wars The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars by: Allan Girdler

The exciting color history of the battle between Harley-Davidson and Indian for control of the American motorcycle market. Includes color photographs ...

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Antique Mining Equipment and Collectibles Antique Mining Equipment and Collectibles, 2nd Ed by: David W. Pearson, Ron Bommarito

Mining's dramatic and dangerous nature is reflected in the hundreds of specialized tools and artifacts shown in over 500 color photographs and discuss...

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1908 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue 1908 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue

A fascinating piece of history and a window to turn-of-the-century America. The Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog was the Amazon.com of its day, giving Ame...

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World-Class Corkscrews World-Class Corkscrews by: Donald A. Bull, Joseph C. Paradi, Bertrand B. Giulian

More than 4,500 corkscrews spanning three centuries are organized into 59 chapters featuring over 3,000 color photos. This huge volume gives details o...

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Collectible Novelty Phones: If Mr. Bell Could See Me Now Collectible Novelty Phones: If Mr. Bell Could See Me Now by: James David Davis

Calling all telephone enthusiasts! Here is a guide to more than two hundred novelty telephones, as well as miniature and toy telephones. Novelty telep...

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Barbs, Prongs, Points, Prickers, and Stickers: Antique Barbed Wire Collector ID Guide Barbs, Prongs, Points, Prickers, and Stickers: Antique Barbed Wire by: Robert T. Clifton

On the Great Plains, a land barren of wood and rock for the traditional rail and stone fences, the wire fence was a logical invention. Hundreds of bar...

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Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook 2015-2016 Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook 2015-2016

Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook 2015-2016 features a special look Dean Mullaney's Eclipse Comics, their impact on creator ownership, mang...

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Handbook of Vintage Cigarette Lighters, 2nd Ed The Handbook of Vintage Cigarette Lighters, 2nd Ed by: Stuart Schneider, Ira Pilossof

Extraordinary cigarette lighters can be found in the strangest of places--in a garage sale, at a swap meet, perhaps even in your own basement. This co...

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Got a Drop of Oil? 2nd Ed. by: David Moncrief Got a Drop of Oil? 2nd Ed. by: David Moncrief

If you already have the 1st edition of "GOT A DROP OF OIL?" - AN INTRODUCTION & PRICE GUIDE TO SMALL OILERS, you have on hand already a lot of benefic...

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Lighting for Historic Buildings by: Roger W. Moss Lighting for Historic Buildings by: Roger W. Moss

How to Light a historic interior appropriately--or create a realistic period look--can be a perplexing problem. Few people want to return to the days ...

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Paper Peepshows Paper Peepshows: The Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner Collection by: Ralph Hyde

Peepshows were introduced in the mid-eighteenth century by Martin Engelbrecht in Augsburg. They called for a long wooden cabinet designed for purpose ...

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Fashion in the '70s Fashion in the '70s by: Emmanuelle Dirix, Charlotte Fiell

Whereas the 1970s opened with a fashion hangover from the 1960s, with looks such as mini skirts, bell-bottom trousers and the hippie look still enduri...

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