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New. English. Packed with useful information about historic Chester County, one of the original sections of Pennsylvania, this small, photo illustrated book introduces the distinctive land, buildings, furnishings and library which comprise the Chester County Historical Society in the old Quaker-settled town of West Chester. Contents include the 1704 Brinton House, 1727 Collins Mansion, 1790 David Townsend house, and log constructed Hopper House and barn as well as local pottery, needlework, ...
New. English. The art pottery figurines, vases, banks, and planters made by Kay Finch in Corona del Mar, California, between 1939 and 1963, are adorable! Dogs and cats, farm and wild animals, fish, cute children and stylized adults and birds occupy her creative world. Nearly 400 color and 36 vintage photographs display her very collectible pottery and Kay Finch making them. Price Guide 8 1/2" x 11" 431 photos.
New. English. Steam toys from the late 19th an early 20th centuries occupy a special niche in the world of antique toys. But steam toys are appreciated in their own right, as ingenious inventions and charming contraptions! Hooked to a steam engine or operated by hand, these pieces move-mills grind, blacksmiths hammer, Ferris wheels and carousels revolve, woodsmen chop, and minstrels dance. They can be delightfully intricate, colorful, and creative. Never before has a book focused on these ...
Description: New. English. With over 300 full-color pictures of vintage appliances and kitchenware plus lots of wonderful and evocative old advertising related to this field of collecting, this book researches different types of metal and their applications, historical background on the companies behind the products and the appliance industry. Value Guide/Index 8 1/2" x 11" 300 color photos. read more
Description: New. English. An exciting new book from Marion Short about collectible sheet music, this second volume includes lots of new categories. Learn about the music that provided background to America's communication, transportation, wars, and news events. Marion's entertaining and incisive writing style is accompanied by more than 500 color photographs of historical sheet music, each captioned and priced. Not just an attractive coffee table book, this compilation is a record of America's history and ... read more
Description: New. English. Lledo is now over ten years old, and its wonderful products are numerous and interesting enough to fill a wonderful new book by America's foremost authority. Matchbox Toy co-founder Jack Odell founded the Lledo Company (his name spelled backwards) and produced the first models in 1983. Since then, the fleet of these miniature antique vehicles has grown to include thousands of examples, including basic models and great number that carry company advertising designed for promotions. ... read more
Description: New. English. The hobby of marble collecting is still in its infancy, with plenty of room for growth in all areas and for new collectors. Marble Maniar is the definitive photographic guide to collecting. This book incorporates over 1, 300 color photographs, as well as an in-depth text covering the main areas of interests and information on marble manufacturers. Here are marbles made of stone, minerals, and materials other than glass; early handmade, machine-made, and contemporary handmade ... read more
Description: New. English. Here, for the first time, is a complete guide to all the wonderful transistor radios produced by the Zenith Radio Corporation during the "Magic Years, " when transistor radio design was constantly being improved. This comprehensive book includes a complete listing of all transistor radio models created by Zenith from 1955 through 1965. Outstanding color photos from original Zenith sales sheets as well as information on each model are presented in a year by year order of ... read more
Description: New. English. You know you're hooked when you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach. Is it a shortness of breath or a flush that comes to your face when you see it in a case at an antique mall, or on someone's arm as you stroll down the aisle shopping at an antiques show? Has someone caught you staring intently at their wrist or lapel and mistaken your focused gaze for some sign of familiarity? If any or all of the above symptoms or scenarios seem familiar to you, it's possible you may ... read more
Description: New. English. Clothing of the "Roaring `20s" comes to life in this new book through more than 550 color pictures of distinctive garments, fashion illustrations, and period photographs. The comprehensive text discusses the historical events and renowned designers who influenced the evolution of fashion throughout the decade. Fashions for men, women and children are shown here, from glittering evening gowns and bridal wear to lingerie, sportswear, and domestic uniforms. Hats, handbags, shoes, ... read more
Description: New. English. The evolution of corkscrew design is clearly presented in extensive text and displayed in over 500 photographs-over 450 in beautiful color-and 1000 U.S. patent drawings dating from 1851 to 1994. Brother Timothy Diener, the former winemaker at the Christian Brothers celler in Napa, California has written the Foreword. The book is arranged chronologically to show the development of designs. Here is a progression of corkscrews from common to unique, in materials from metals to ... read more
Description: New. English. Over 1, 600 cleverly designed and meticulously made enchanting penny banks are identified and displayed here in clear color photographs. The banks are organized by type and by material. These vintage banks, which once helped children learn to save their money, now attract adults who find their variety, beauty, and sense of thrift very appealing. They have become very popular as collectibles. Value Reference 9" x 12" 1608 banks in color. read more