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Celluloid Collectibles From The Dawn of Plastics by: Robert Brenner
Celluloid Collectibles From The Dawn of Plastics by: Robert Brenner
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Celluloid Collectibles From The Dawn of Plastics by: Robert Brenner
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Author: Robert Brenner
Binding: Hard Cover
Copyright: 1999
Pages: 208
Size: 8.63 x 11.25 in.

Product Code: SO-SCH-1999-0764308335-X2

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Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry.

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If by chance you are a collect, buy, or sell vintage Celluloid items, this is a book youll certainly wish to carry in your library. Its a great general purpose book on the topic, covering a wide range (nearly all) aspects of this field. The book covers, but doesnt go into great depth on either celluloid dolls or celluloid vanity items (mirrors, combs, etc.), but I believe does a pretty good job of documenting items and values for all other aspects of this field. For books on either celluloid dolls or vanity items, please see the other titles within our store we do have excellent books that deal with these topics exclusively.

Heres a sampling of contents of this book:

Holiday Related:
4th of July - Uncle Sam, Patriotic
St. Patricks Day - Leprechauns
Halloween Dolls, Jack-O-Lanterns, Witches, Cats, Owls
Thanksgiving Turkeys, Pilgrims
Christmas Santa Claus, Trees, Trains, Cars, Reindeer, Stockings, Candy Containers, much more
Easter Animals, Rabbits, Cars, Chicks, Ducks, Swans, candy containters

Toys & Play Things:
Dolls, Kewpies, Roly Poly Baby Toys, small figures (baseball players, etc) jointed dolls, celluloid head with cloth bodies, ships, cars, baby buggies, farm animals of all kinds, Punch & Judy, Japanese figures, Black Memorabilia figures, much more.

Baby Items:
Rattles, teething rings, crib toys, other items.

Novelty, Advertising, Other:
Political, food advertising, other advertising, unusual items, greeting cards (really), advertising signs, jewelry, hat pins, letter openers, picture frames,

Utilitarian Items:Some vanity items, pin cushions, household items, some combs, brushes, fans, etc.

There is also a reprint section in the back, which provides photographic copies of manufacturers catalogs complete with their original description and price. Many items in this field range in value from $150.00 and up its a topic well worth exploring in depth.

---- copyright 2004, Collector Bookstore, John K, Reviewer


A sweeping survey of the early world of plastics is presented here in text and over 500 color photographs of celluloid toys, ornaments, jewelry, greeting cards, dolls, and much more. Advertisements from early twentieth century catalog pages further chronicle the artifacts made with this enchanting early plastic. Celluloid objects of many forms and functions are included, ranging from holiday items and novelties to children's play things and utilitarian objects-- all of which would have been found scattered throughtout homes during the early decades of the twentieth century. Additionally, a concise but colorful history of the development of celluloid is provided (including startling accounts of exploding billiard balls and curling dentures). Values are found in the captions of the objects illustrated. A bibliography is provided as well. This book is a fascinating look back at the celluloid products of yesteryear.

Over 500 photos


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