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A detailed history of the development of fishing reel technology and fascinating stories of the notable manufacturers who produced them are related here. Fly casting, bait casting, spinning, and spin casting reels produced in America and Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are shown in over 180 fine photographs and drawings. Reels produced by famous manufacturers are shown, including J. C. Conroy and Company*TM, William Mills*TM, Julius Von Hofe*TM, and the Kentucky reel smiths B. F. Meek & Sons*TM and B.C. Milam*TM. Current market values are provided in tables. This book will be prized by anyone who has ever cast a line out over the water on a cool, still morning.
n this dual-edition collection, a first full-length presentation of Mary Jane White's poetry along with a substantial group of translations from the poetry of Marina Tsvetaeva--possibly the most important Russian poet of the 20th Century. Mary Jane White, a distinguished poet and translator and recipient of both an NEA Translator's Fellowship, brings us this unique offering of her own writing and translation.
The lovely Florence figures, made in Pasadena, California, by Florence Ward and the Florence Ceramics Company from 1939 into the 1960s are featured in this first book on the subject. With over 400 color photographs, readers are introduced to the lovely ladies in elegant, lace-trimmed gowns, perfectly behaved children standing or sitting quietly as angels, and gentlemen dressed like dandies in their short pants and fancy coats. This history of the Florence collection includes complete details about the early factory and the step-by-step process used in the creation of figurines as related by Florence's son, Clifford Ward, Jr. Some of largest Florence collections in the country are represented along with a price guide of yesteryear, Florence artware, Florence pairs, and children figurines.
Experts from four continents pass judgment on one of the most charismatic cars ever built, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the early Giulia range of cars. They became one of the most desirable and popular of the Italian genre. Included are road and comparison tests, technical and performance data, owner's reports and complete specifications plus advice on acquiring and restoring a Giulietta.
A fascinating survey of the majolica ceramic wares produced in Victorian England, Europe, and America. Over 550 color photographs of these popular, brightly-glazed ceramics demonstrate the various forms in tablewares, serving dishes, figurals, planters, jardinieres, and vases that colored Victorian homes. Brief explanations of majolica's origins, manufacturing, and makers are included, and the items are organized into broad categories by ware type (jardinieres, plates, platters, etc.) for easy reference. Also included are a bibliography, index, and values with the photo captions.
The identification of English white ironstone plates is made far easier through this new book. Organized according to the shape names, the 327 color photographs and 252 drawings of plates, rims, potters' marks and registry marks are easy to compare. Copper Lustre and Tea Leaf decorations are included. Because few written records from the manufacturers are available to help analyze these plates, made in large quantities for export primarily to the United States between about 1840 and 1890, this study will be an important reference for identification and comparisons. It is both comprehensive and easy to use, providing an important tool for collectors, dealers, curators, designers, auctioneers, and historians for analyzing Victorian cultural history.
Exquisite marbles produced by more than 130 artists and craftsmen are represented in over 600 stunning color photographs. The thorough text includes an extensive and detailed look at the pioneers, current artists, and craftsmen of the contemporary handmade marble movement. The history and development of handmade marbles is reviewed in words and illustrations, beginning with the earliest use of decorative glass and moving forward to the influence studio glass founders brought to bear on the pioneers and current craftsmen of contemporary handmade marbles. Also included are tips for the purchase and care of fine marbles, an in-depth glossary, and a valuation guide. This book will be a joy for everyone fascinated with glass. Novice and experienced art glass and marble collectors alike will appreciate this beautiful book.
The story of laundry day, seen though the colorful ephemera of the past! Using over 560 color photos, this engaging book illustrates a host of laundry products--from soaps, starches, and dyes to detergents, bleaches, and softeners--as well as the colorful packaging and advertising used to sell them. Included are store displays, signs, posters, trade cards, postcards, calendars, tin containers, boxes, and more, many beautifully designed and decorated. Some ads date from eras when it was common to depict laundry workers as stereotypes. Although considered inappropriate today, they are among the most highly collectible for their visual documentation of social history. Whether appreciated as social commentary or as fabulous country store decorating, the many items shown here offer a fascinating look at "those low down, Monday morning laundry blues." Values included with the captions.
Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2019-2020 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for - how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. Meanwhile, in-depth Closer Look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewellery. Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2019-2020 is the only full-colour, fully-illustrated collectables price guide in the world. Comprehensive sections cover advertising, books, ceramics, glass, metalware, pens and writing equipment, plastics and Bakelite, posters, rock and pop, sporting memorabilia, teddy bears, toys and games and vintage fashion. In-depth features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own expert - this book is the essential eBay companion! Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects.
The popularity of PEZ candy dispensers and collectibles has never been higher. With the sharp rise in people suffering from "PEZ-O-Mania," RIchard Geary's classic reference is now bigger and better with new discoveries and new PEZ products. Illustrated with hundreds of color photographs (including many new to this edition), this book will contribute more knowledge to the field and serve as interesting source for building a collection. A newly updated price guide is included.
This book captures a rich part of our textile history. With over 300 delightful photographs, it presents an array of vintage and antique tablecloths from the '40s and '50s. The brightly colored fruit and flower designs, Mexican motifs, ivy and foliage prints, and Pennsylvania Dutch-influenced patterns are sure to whisk you back to Mom's or Grandma's kitchen. Also included is a section on specialty cloths, and pricing and captions appear for each item shown. How could anyone resist this terrific resource for collectors, antique dealers, designers, and all who love and appreciate vintage fabrics and textiles?
Florida is the land of pink flamingos, bathing beauties, palm trees, coconuts, and beaches. It is a tourist mecca and a treasure trove of souvenirs. This book is a salute to the popular Florida tourist culture of the 1940s through the 1970s, when mostly northern tourists embraced the Florida sun and beaches with open arms, discovering along with Florida's natural beauty, a lot of kooky kitsch. Kitsch is colorful, funky, fun, and collectible. This book, with its 250 photos, remembers the nostalgic, whimsical objects often bought on impulse, brought home as gifts or mementos, and then relegated to shelves, attics, and bathrooms to sit for years, undusted, as visible reminders of happy trips. Whether a native of Florida, a seasonal visitor, or one in need of a getaway, this book is sure to evoke a bit of Florida sunshine for all.
This book covers Gulf Oil Company items from by-gone years. Arranged in easy-to-follow alphabetical sections, it has over 700 color photos and descriptions of popular Gulf-related service stations, blotters, signs, pumps, globes, toys, and many more items with current market values. Collecting the advertising, promotional items, and products from Gulf Oil provides a colorful, nostalgic, and never-ending hobby.
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