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Illustrated Guide to Antique Writing Instruments (Paperback, 3 Revised Edition): Stuart Schneider Illustrated Guide to Antique Writing Instruments (Paperback, 3 Revised Edition)
Stuart Schneider
R501 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R90 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This wonderful book has become the standard pocket guide in the field. It is just what collectors need for quick and easy reference...and its newly updated prices make it invaluable. Both handy and beautiful, it shows over 500 pens and pencils in nearly full-size color photos and provides short histories of nineteen main manufacturing companies. Concise, helpful information with each photo includes a guide to the price of each pen and pencil.

Scotland - Glory, Tears & Souvenirs (Hardcover): Robert Marshall, David Stuart Scotland - Glory, Tears & Souvenirs (Hardcover)
Robert Marshall, David Stuart
R563 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R97 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scotland - Glory, Tears & Souvenirs is an offbeat collection of memories, mementos, rants and aspirations relating to Scotland's national football team. A 'look back in hunger' on the post-war era, with emphasis on the 1970s to date. A reminder of the way football was, the way it is now and the way we'd like it to be! There's Switzerland 54, Denis Law, trading cards, match programmes, Archie Gemmill, Argentina 78, beermats, Kenny Dalglish, vinyl records, Spain 82, Ally McCoist, the Tartan Army, Italia 90, the Kirin Cup, Jimmy Hill, France 98, Panini stickers and James McFadden. Nostalgia and a warped sense of humour are what gets Scotland supporters through in a nightmare world where all our near-neighbours now get to 'go to the ball' - France 2016, at least - while we await the arrival of a Fairy Godmother and a defence that doesn't leak goals. There's no room for wallowing in self-pity, though. Read this therapeutic comfort blanket of a book, cheer at the good bits and laugh at the bad. We shall overcome...

Georgian and Victorian Board Games: The Liman Collection (Hardcover): Ellen Liman Georgian and Victorian Board Games: The Liman Collection (Hardcover)
Ellen Liman
R1,473 R1,229 Discovery Miles 12 290 Save R244 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Birds of a Feather - Wildfowl Decoys at Shelburne Museum (Hardcover): Thomas Denenberg, Kory W Rogers Birds of a Feather - Wildfowl Decoys at Shelburne Museum (Hardcover)
Thomas Denenberg, Kory W Rogers
R1,341 R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350 Save R306 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bird decoys were used for hunting in North America until the advent of hunting regulations in the early twentieth century, when decoys started to be prized and collected as masterpieces of American folk art. This handsome book is the first examination of the historic and unparalleled decoy collection at Shelburne Museum. Featuring new photography of 250 of the museum s most important and artistically carved decoys, it includes examples made by the most respected American carvers: Charles Osgood, Lem and Steve Ward, John Blair, Bill Bowman, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Lee Dudley, James Holly, Jr., Nathan Horner, Albert Laing, Joseph Lincoln, A. Elmer Crowell, and Charles Shang Wheeler. The story of the collection begins with Joel Barber, the pioneer decoy enthusiast and New York architect, artist, and carver, whose gift of 400 superior examples established the collection in 1952. Several essays provide groundbreaking scholarship on the origins, construction, and attribution of bird decoys, imparting critical advancements to our modern understanding of this revered tradition.

Alabama Creates - 200 Years of Art and Artists (Hardcover): Noah Purifoy Foundation Alabama Creates - 200 Years of Art and Artists (Hardcover)
Noah Purifoy Foundation; Edited by Elliot A. Knight; Preface by Al Head; Introduction by Gail C. Andrews
R916 R739 Discovery Miles 7 390 Save R177 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A visually rich survey of two hundred years of Alabama fine arts and artists. Alabama artists have been an integral part of the story of the state, reflecting a wide-ranging and multihued sense of place through images of the land and its people. Quilts, pottery, visionary paintings, sculpture, photography, folk art, and abstract art have all contributed to diverse visions of Alabama's culture and environment. The works of art included in this volume have all emerged from a distinctive milieu that has nourished the creation of powerful visual expressions, statements that are both universal and indigenous. Published to coincide with the state's bicentennial, Alabama Creates: 200 Years of Art and Artists features ninety-four of Alabama's most accomplished, noteworthy, and influential practitioners of the fine arts from 1819 to the present. The book highlights a wide range of artists who worked in the state, from its early days to its current and contemporary scene, exhibiting the full scope and breadth of Alabama art. This retrospective volume features biographical sketches and representative examples of each artist's most masterful works. Alabamians like Gay Burke, William Christenberry, Roger Brown, Thornton Dial, Frank Fleming, the Gee's Bend Quilters, Lonnie, Holley, Dale Kennington, Charlie Lucas, Kerry James Marshall, David Parrish, and Bill Traylor are compared and considered with other nationally significant artists. Alabama Creates is divided into four historical periods, each spanning roughly fifty years and introduced by editor Elliot Knight. Knight contextualizes each era with information about the development of Alabama art museums and institutions and the evolution of college and university art departments. The book also contains an overview of the state's artistic heritage by Gail Andrews, director emerita of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Alabama Creates conveys in a sweeping and captivating way the depth of talent, the range of creativity, and the lasting contributions these artists have made to Alabama's extraordinarily rich visual and artistic heritage.

Antique Vienna Bronzes (Hardcover): Joseph Zobel Antique Vienna Bronzes (Hardcover)
Joseph Zobel
R2,009 R1,510 Discovery Miles 15 100 Save R499 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Small bronze figures, made in Vienna, Austria, beginning around 1850, are well known for their great detail and expressiveness. They were produced in small factories and private artist studios in the forms of animals and humans, and were exported to sell in New York, London, and Paris. Depicted here in over 650 brilliant color photos are cast bronze birds, camels, cats, dogs, horses, bears, bulls, reptiles, and rodents as well as humans figures from around the globe and many professions. Figures integrated into lamps are also displayed. \nThe informative text highlights major artists and firms that produced Vienna bronze figures, and values are included in the captions. Antique and figurine collectors will find much pertinent information in this new study.

The Origins of Museums - The Cabinet of Curiosities in Sixteenth-and-Seventeenth-Century Europe (Hardcover): Oliver Impey,... The Origins of Museums - The Cabinet of Curiosities in Sixteenth-and-Seventeenth-Century Europe (Hardcover)
Oliver Impey, Arthur MacGregor 1
R1,372 R1,107 Discovery Miles 11 070 Save R265 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

History Today carried a feature in 2015, describing The Origin of Museums as "a cult book [that] spawned a new discipline in the history of collecting". Indeed, the first publication of this book in 1985 undoubtedly marked a propitious moment in the development of interest, in what has since grown to be a dynamic subject-area in its own right. That an appetite for such matters was already there is confirmed by the fact that the first impression sold out within a few months, a second impression a year or two later, and the third in 1989. There was to be no further printing by the original publishers, Oxford University Press. However in 2001 a new edition appeared with a new publisher. Demand again proved buoyant, but within a few months the company failed; having operated on a print-on-demand basis, it left behind it no unsold stock. The Origins of Museums reverted to a scarce (though much sought-after) volume. With original copies now selling for hundreds, if not thousands of pounds, the Ashmolean is proud to make this important volume readily available again.

Essential Commemoration Management Guide (Paperback): Godfrey Harris, William P Butler Essential Commemoration Management Guide (Paperback)
Godfrey Harris, William P Butler
R434 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R145 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide 2020 (Paperback): Alan Greenwood, Gil Hembree The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide 2020 (Paperback)
Alan Greenwood, Gil Hembree
R881 R730 Discovery Miles 7 300 Save R151 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Creating the V&A - Victoria and Albert's Museum (1851-1861) (Hardcover): Julius Bryant Creating the V&A - Victoria and Albert's Museum (1851-1861) (Hardcover)
Julius Bryant 1
R943 R863 Discovery Miles 8 630 Save R80 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Creating the V&A tells the definitive story of the formative years of London's world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museum and the gathering of its early collections in the decade between the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the death of Prince Albert in 1861. The story of the V&A's genesis is often centred on the first director and first curator (Henry Cole and J. C. Robinson), and their competing agendas for design reform and connoisseurship. And yet there is an untold story of how the young royal couple for whom it is named were highly instrumental in the establishment of the museum, as public supporters and large-scale lenders before a permanent collection was in place. The book is also full of fascinating and colourful stories of the strategies deployed to harvest treasures on the market as the young museum sought to fill its rapidly expanding buildings and compete with the British Museum and the Crystal Palace. For anyone interested in the history of collecting and curating, and for all fans of this legendary London museum, Creating the V&A explains how the foundational collections established parameters which still inform the museum's collecting policies, role and identity today.

Hawaiiana: The Best of Hawaiian Design (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Mark Blackburn Hawaiiana: The Best of Hawaiian Design (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Mark Blackburn
R1,540 R1,175 Discovery Miles 11 750 Save R365 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This beautifully illustrated new edition contains over 600 color photographs and an instructional text that capture the romance and allure of the Hawaiian Islands when they were a Territory of the United States, from 1900 to 1959. The collectibles shown are all from collections in Hawaii, including Aloha clothing, jewelry, surfing paper goods and prints, dolls, woodenware, and souvenirs. This was the first comprehensive overview of Hawaiian objects and designs to be published, and this new edition contains more of the typical and the inspired patterns that are so eagerly sought after, world-wide, by collectors and designers alike. Enjoy memories of Hawaii--the paradise of the Pacific.

Beatles: Yesterday and Tomorrow: A Collectors Guide to Beatles Memorabilia (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition): Courtney McWilliams Beatles: Yesterday and Tomorrow: A Collectors Guide to Beatles Memorabilia (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition)
Courtney McWilliams
R787 R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Save R160 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Take a magical mystery tour through time, following the trail of Beatles memorabilia left behind by the Fab Four from their early days in Hamburg, through the Ed Sullivan show, right up to the present day and "Anthology I." A dazzlingly wide range of collectibles parade across the pages of this colorful text in over 730 color photographs including records, posters, movie memorabilia, jewelry, books, and fan club mementos. New Beatles collectibles are fully addressed here for the first time. Included as well are a history of the Beatles and their later solo efforts, Beatles art work created by inspired artists, and newly revised values for all of the collectibles presented in the text.

Turn of the Century Farm Tools (Paperback): Peter Henderson & Co Turn of the Century Farm Tools (Paperback)
Peter Henderson & Co
R287 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This reprint of a rare farm tools and implements catalog should prove as fascinating to lovers of Victoriana as it will be indispensable to collectors and antique dealers. Published in 1898 by Peter Henderson & Company, the abundantly illustrated trade catalog advertised tools, fertilizers, insecticides, and other essentials for the turn-of-the-century garden, farm, greenhouse, lawn, orchard, poultry yard, stable, and household. Nearly 700 line illustrations, accompanied by descriptive captions and prices, depict the "improved winged shovel plow," a lice-killing machine, butter printers, cast-iron field rollers, manure spreaders, broadcast seeders, corn harvesters and huskers, root cutters, grinding and cider mills, "Siamese" lawn sprinkler attachments, veterinary remedies, and hundreds of other items. Of great value to historians, this vintage catalog will also delight artists and designers with its hundreds of permission-free images. Unabridged republication of Peter Henderson & Co. Catalogue of Tools and Implements (ca. 1898), originally published in New York, 1898. Introduction to the Dover Edition by Victor Linoff. Index. Approximately 680 black-and-white illustrations.

Bing and Grohdahl Figurines (Hardcover): Caroline and Nick Pope Bing and Grohdahl Figurines (Hardcover)
Caroline and Nick Pope
R1,222 R927 Discovery Miles 9 270 Save R295 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Explore the broad range of beautiful, high-quality porcelain figurines manufactured by the Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Manufactory, of Copenhagen, Denmark, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, collectors worldwide appreciate the sculptors' and decorators' skills, as reflected in their charming figurines. More than 700 animal and human figurines are shown, along with date marks, shop signs, plates, dishes, bowls, and vases. Approximately 1,000 Bing & Grondahl figurines have been identified and described. The figurines are cataloged in numerical order with identification of the sculptor, size, price, and a guide to rarity Ideal for novice collectors, figurine addicts, and dealers, this book provides insight to the huge range of high quality porcelain figurines available a both new (current production of Bing & Grondahl pieces by Royal Copenhagen) and vintage. It appeals especially to specialized collector-owners of dogs, cats, fauns, fish, etc.

No Bitchin' In My Kitchen - Recipe Notebook to Write In Favorite Recipes - Best Gift for your MOM - Cookbook For Writing... No Bitchin' In My Kitchen - Recipe Notebook to Write In Favorite Recipes - Best Gift for your MOM - Cookbook For Writing Recipes - Recipes and Notes for Your Favorite for Women, Wife, Mom 8.5" x 11" (Paperback)
Recipe Journal
R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Arizona Wine - A History of Perseverance and Passion (Hardcover): Christina Barrueta Arizona Wine - A History of Perseverance and Passion (Hardcover)
Christina Barrueta; Foreword by Chef Mark Tarbell
R715 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R146 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Field Guide to Identifying Woods in American Antiques & Collectibles (Paperback): R.Bruce Hoadley Field Guide to Identifying Woods in American Antiques & Collectibles (Paperback)
R.Bruce Hoadley
R686 R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Save R228 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Covers 37 types of wood commonly found in American antiques, based on the species Hoadley has encountered in museums, collections, shops, auctions, garage sales etc. Each wood is described in terms of their physical properties, with a macroscopic view to explain critical features used in identification. Also includes a guide to the simple tools and techniques required for identifying wood and how to deal with the many special problem situations.

Blue Ribbon Pattern Series: Miniature Decorative Patterns (Paperback): William. Veasey Blue Ribbon Pattern Series: Miniature Decorative Patterns (Paperback)
William. Veasey
R387 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book is designed to open flat while being used, and the texts point out important details to be observed. Full-size patterns of all the major types of shore birds included dimensions and identifying characteristics so that the wood carvers can create their own shore birds.

Milk Cans - A Celebration of Their History, Use, and Design (Paperback): Ian Spellerberg Milk Cans - A Celebration of Their History, Use, and Design (Paperback)
Ian Spellerberg
R644 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R247 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Handbook of Alternative Assets - Making Money from Art, Rare Books, Coins and Banknotes, Forestry, Gold and Precious... The Handbook of Alternative Assets - Making Money from Art, Rare Books, Coins and Banknotes, Forestry, Gold and Precious Metals, Stamps, Wine and Other Alternative Assets (Hardcover)
Peter Temple
R1,019 R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Save R301 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How to invest money in secure, high-return assets Alternative assets offer a proven means of diversifying your financial portfolio away from the volatility of the markets. In the past, investors have looked to property, hedge funds or private equity to accomplish this - but the safety and high returns they sought there have perished in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. As an antidote to this, experienced investment writer Peter Temple here introduces those tangible, and often portable, assets whose returns are impressive but whose value is not so subject to unsustainable bubbles or precipitous collapse. Including everything from fine wine and rare books to stamps, art and diamonds, these alternative assets can serve as a store of value in the good years as well as in troubled times. Often with restricted supply they offer real security of value. And, though their value is concentrated in capital growth, their liquidity is often impressive; and their aesthetic appeal enduring. A detailed overview of each sector is presented, including: - the size and shape of the market, and its key historical and modern trends - collecting areas and portfolio strategies for investors of all sizes - the degree of volatility or cyclicality in the market, as well as its liquidity - the long-term returns that can reasonably be expected based on the past - whether or not there are tax advantages available - how best to buy and sell, and through whom. The book also provides extensive directory resources for where to go for more information - and where to start investing - with each tangible investment area. This comprehensive and authoritative book shows investors and their advisors how they can use tangible assets as a means of diversifying a portfolio and securing wealth for the long term. It is an essential handbook for anyone interested in making rare, valuable and often beautiful possessions a part of their investment strategy.

Bulldozers (Hardcover): Christina Leaf Bulldozers (Hardcover)
Christina Leaf
R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Vintage Snowmobiles - The Golden Years 1968-1982 (Paperback): Jon Bertolino Vintage Snowmobiles - The Golden Years 1968-1982 (Paperback)
Jon Bertolino
R754 R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Save R150 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Golden Age of snowmobile manufacturing was from 1968-1976 with a gradual slow down leading to 1982. During this time literally hundreds of snowmobile manufacturers sprung up and then disappeared.
This book is a look at all the most interesting, rare, or collectible snowmobiles from that time period. The big names like Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo, Yamaha, John Deere, Scorpion, Snow-Jet, Mercury, Rupp, Moto-Ski, to the many small-company brands like Allied, Boa Ski, Chaparral, Evinrude, Harley Davidson, Johnson, Polaron, Sears, Skiroule, Sno Prince, Viking, and even includes a chapter of collectible racing snowmobiles in the hobby, like the 1977 Arctic Cat Z that turned Arctic Cats racing program around, and treasures like a 1973 Chaparral grass drag sled or a 1974 Roll-O-Flex called The Wild One.
This book would be a benefit to anyone interested in sleds from this time period or looking to buy a more collectible sled from this era.

California Tiki - A History of Polynesian Idols, Pineapple Cocktails and Coconut Palm Trees (Paperback): Jason Henderson, Adam... California Tiki - A History of Polynesian Idols, Pineapple Cocktails and Coconut Palm Trees (Paperback)
Jason Henderson, Adam Foshko; Foreword by Otto Von Stroheim Tiki Oasis
R490 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R93 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
California Tiki - A History of Polynesian Idols, Pineapple Cocktails and Coconut Palm Trees (Hardcover): Jason Henderson, Adam... California Tiki - A History of Polynesian Idols, Pineapple Cocktails and Coconut Palm Trees (Hardcover)
Jason Henderson, Adam Foshko; Foreword by Tiki Oasis Otto Von Stroheim
R689 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R140 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wade Whimsical Collectables (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): Pat Murray Wade Whimsical Collectables (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Pat Murray 2
R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Wade Pottery firm made pieces to order for companies like Ciba-Geigy pharmaceuticals and Walt Disney. This guide will enable the collector to access information on every aspect of Wade collectibles, including current prices.

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