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Magnify Lincoln Cents 1909-1958
Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

Lincoln Cents 1909-1958


Category: Collecting
Description: To do its part in the war effort, the U. S. Mint changed from a copper cent to a zinc-coated steel version for one year, in 1943. Rumor quickly spread that anyone who found a 1943 copper cent would be rewarded with a car from Ford. Now you can display your collection of the legendary Lincoln cents of 1909 to 1958 in this beautiful four-panel coin folder. Larger in size than the average folder, this unit has room for 144 coins, the most of any similar folder.
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Author: Warman's
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Zombies Cant Swim

Zombies Cant Swim


Category: Collecting
Description: What would you do if there really was a zombie apocalypse? San Francisco-based writer/artist Kim Herbst's debut comic answers that question. Set in semi-rural Japan and armed with just samurai swords, can the star-crossed lovers survive?
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Author: Kim Herbst
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Product ID: 9780992697266
 
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British And Empire Campaign Medals

British And Empire Campaign Medals


Category: Collecting
Description: This is a price-guide reference book containing up-to-date values, and lots of historical information on all campaign medals and related items awarded to British and their colonial and local allies from 1793 to 1902. Every significant campaign is covered, including details of the various clasps awarded. The images of medals and maps are full colour, and are often full page sized.
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Author: Stephen Philip Perkins
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Product ID: 9780948964640
 
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Collectors Coins Ireland: 1660 - 2000

Collectors Coins Ireland: 1660 - 2000


Category: Collecting
Description: The first new Irish coin price guide for many years. This is the 22nd updated edition of the Rotographic Irish coin price guide, which can trace its history back to the 1960s. This book includes a six page introduction to Irish coinage, from the earlier period onwards and then lists accurate market value for all Irish coinage dated from 1660 to 2000 (the last pre Euro coins). Most of the coin types are illustrated. Values are provided in Euro for up to four states of preservation (grades). Varieties are listed, as are size, weight and designer details as well as some social history relating to Ireland and its coinage.
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Author: Chris Henry Perkins
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Product ID: 9780948964633
 
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Roman Silver Coins

Roman Silver Coins


Category: Collecting
Description: For the first time, the most commonly encountered silver Roman coins can be inexpensively identified and some idea of value can be gained. Whether you are setting out to form a collection of every emperor or are already an experienced Roman Coin collector, you will not be able to put this book down! The line drawings of most obverse types mean that the legend is clear and readable in the book, and it makes a great aid to identification, as does the alphabetical list of emperors/empresses in the back of the book. This book includes an identification guide for republican coins, instructions on cleaning Roman silver coins and a list of Roman mint town mintmarks. It also includes an alphabetical list of Emperors/ Caesars/ Empresses and information of Roman coin grading. The book is ordered chronologically, and with the introduction of different coin types clearly mentioned, together with some historical notes, it also gives an easy to follow explanation of the Roman silver coinage and how it changed over 750 years.
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Author: Richard Plant
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Product ID: 9780948964541
 
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Millers Antiques Marks

Millers Antiques Marks


Category: Collecting
Description: Whether you are buying at auction, flea market or antique shop this is the book you need to identify and date what you find. More than 6,000 marks are organized for quick, at-a-glance reference with full-colour sections on silver, Sheffield plate, bronze figures, ceramics, glass, costume jewellery, toys and dolls.
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Author: Judith Miller
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Product ID: 9781845337988
 
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Jacksons Hallmarks

Jacksons Hallmarks


Category: Collecting
Description: Since first published in 1991 Pocket Jackson's, as it is most often called, has enjoyed enormous success and is constantly rated as a best seller in the Arts & Antiques category. During the last twenty three years important developments have taken place in the Hallmarking system. Most notably the introduction within Europe of a universally accepted system of marking has lead not only to the addition of new marks, but also, to a change of status of several historic marks. This edition brings up to the present day all the date letters and commemorative marks. It also includes the recently introduced marks for Palladium and a section illustrating the Assay Office identification marks of those countries that are signatories to the International Convention marking system. In addition and of importance are the changes made in the early cycles of Dublin date letters which result from recent research by silver scholars in Ireland.
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Author: Ian Pickford
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Product ID: 9781851497751
 
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Matchbox Toys

Matchbox Toys


Category: Collecting
Description: Matchbox toys were ubiquitous items for children across the Western world. Originally labelled Christmas-cracker trash by retailers and shopkeepers, the small-scale 1-75 series soon began to see unprecedented worldwide sales in the 1950s. Smaller and cheaper than most of its competitors' toys, Matchbox models were also far more accurately modelled, but the company has nevertheless seen its own share of competition and challenging times over the years. In this beautifully illustrated book, Matchbox collector Nick Jones tells the story of Matchbox and its most famous toys, from the Coronation Coach to Hotwheels dragsters, and complements the story with beautiful, previously unpublished photographs.
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Author: Nick Jones
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Product ID: 9781784420383
 
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The 1950s Kitchen

The 1950s Kitchen


Category: Collecting
Description: The 1950s was the first great age of the modern kitchen. Labour-saving appliances, bright colours and the novelty of fitted units moved the kitchen from dankness into light, where it became the domain of the happy housewife and the heart of the home. New space-age material Formica, decorated with fashionable patterns, topped sleek cupboards that contained new classic wares such as Pyrex and ' Homemaker' crockery, and the ingredients for 1950s staples: semolina, coronation chicken and spotted dick. Electricity entered the kitchens of millions, and nowhere in the home was modern technology and modern design more evident. Bold colour, clean lines and stainless steel were keynotes of the decade. This book - a celebration of cooking, eating and living in the 1950s kitchen - is a feast of nostalgia, and a mine of inspiration for anyone wanting to recreate that '50s look in their own home.
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Author: Kathryn Ferry
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Product ID: 9780747808275
 
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The Illustrated Encylopedia Of Machine Guns

The Illustrated Encylopedia Of Machine Guns


Category: Collecting
Description: This book offers a history and directory of machine guns from the 19th century to the present day, shown in 220 photographs. It is a comprehensive directory of arms around the world, organized according to country of manufacture. It features key specifications for each weapon, including magazine capacity, barrel length and unloaded weight. It explores the fascinating history of machine guns, from the Gatling to the General- Purpose Machine Gun. The machine gun was developed in response to the search for a faster rate of fire, and once its potential had been realized, its evolution became a race of innovation. This authoritative volume reveals the remarkable history of the machine gun, and provides a country-by-country directory of 160 types. The features of each gun are listed, along with the military, political and technological context in which the weapon was developed. Details such as magazine capacity, barrel length and unloaded weight are included for every entry. This superbly illustrated guide is essential reading for all enthusiasts interested in gun manufacture and weapons of war.
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Author: Will Fowler
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Product ID: 9781780193755
 
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Lighting

Lighting


Category: Collecting
Description: The 20th century was a rich period of beautiful, innovative design and many classics from that era have influenced and inspired modern designers. Lighting: 20th- Century Classics includes more than 90 of the most desirable and iconic pendant lights, table lamps, floor and wall and ceiling designs from the last century. Organized by decade each entry comprises: a double-page spread, featuring a short essay on the classic under discussion and a photograph of that object; top tips on what to look out for when considering a purchase; a price guide in both pounds sterling and US dollars; and, key websites for further information about the piece. This book provides all the information you will need to make an informed decision when investing in a piece of classic design, whether it is a Tiffany lamp, a Poul Henningsen PH Artichoke or PH5 or a Verner Panton Moon Lamp. This gorgeous book is essential for anyone interested in style, design or interiors.
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Author: Scala Quin
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Product ID: 9781780090603
 
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Rifles

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Rifles


Category: Collecting
Description: This is a history and A- Z directory of rifles from the medieval period to the present day, shown in over 300 photographs. It contains directories of rifles from different parts of the world, organized according to country of manufacture. It features key specifications for each weapon, including magazine capacity, barrel length and unloaded weight. It includes 300 superb photographs and artworks, cutaway diagrams showing internal components and operation, and specification boxes for detailed study. This authoritative guide explores the development of rifles through the centuries, and shows the capabilities and specifications of modern weapons. Readers are introduced to the designers and manufacturers involved in rifle development, as well as the materials, mechanics and technology involved in arms production. Grouped according to country of origin, each gun's features are listed, with the military, political and technological context in which the weapon was developed. Written by leading experts in the field, this superbly illustrated reference book is essential reading for all enthusiasts interested in gun manufacture and weapons of war.
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Author: Will Fowler
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Product ID: 9781780193236
 
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Meccano

Meccano


Category: Collecting
Description: It has now been over a century since Frank Hornby invented a toy to amuse his sons and called it Meccano, coining a word which has entered the dictionary as a term in common usage and is now known all over the world. Hornby's vision of an educational toy became the basis of perhaps the most successful British toy business of the twentieth century. Meccano has amused generations of children, encouraging many to become successful engineers. Roger Marriott here explores the long history of Meccano, charting the development of the various sets and components, which for decades have been interchangeable, and explains the endless fascination of this iconic construction toy.
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Author: Roger Marriott
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Product ID: 9780747810568
 
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The Antiques Magpie

The Antiques Magpie


Category: Collecting
Description: From the mythical artefacts of the ancient world to saucy seaside postcards, The Antiques Magpie explores the wonderful world of antiques and collectables. With Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum as your guide, go in search of stolen masterpieces, explore the first museums, learn the secrets of the forgers and brush up on your auction technique. Meet the garden gnome insured for GBP1 million, track down Napoleon's toothbrush, find out how to spot a corpse in a Victorian photograph - and much more. As Country Life said, the book is not only 'a very useful overall guide for collectors ...and a source of unlikely information, but a laugh a page. A perfect present for virtually everyone.'
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Author: Marc Allum
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Product ID: 9781848317420
 
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Garnitures

Garnitures


Category: Collecting
Description: This exquisite gift book explores the phenomenon of 'garnitures', or matching sets of ceramic vases. From the 1650s such sets were used in elite European interiors as an integral part of the decorative scheme; displayed on chimney-pieces, cupboards, tables or over doors, they 'garnished' the interior and so enhanced the status of the owner. The fashion began in Europe using mismatched Chinese porcelain beakers and jars. As imports of Chinese porcelain ceased between 1657 and 1683, European potters at Nevers and Delft copied the originally exotic forms, unifying the sets with matching patterns, or with metal mounts. The fashion continued throughout the 1700s, with almost every ceramic manufactory producing examples, but came to its conclusion during the Arts and Crafts period, when the singular vase became the rage and many sets were broken up and dispersed. This book brings together some of the National Trust's most important sets of garnitures, showing them in their historic context. Many have never been published before, and will be an important souvenir of a unique exhibition.
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Author: Patricia Ferguson
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Product ID: 9781851779000
 
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The Metal Detecting Bible

The Metal Detecting Bible


Category: Collecting
Description: THE ULTIMATE A- TO- Z GUIDE REVEALING EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BECOME A METAL DETECTING EXPERT Nothing is as thrilling as finding cool (and often valuable) stuff right under your feet. So grab this guide and get ready to dig up more and more finds. Packed with helpful information on making your search successful and exciting, The Metal Detecting Bible serves up step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and useful photos that can turn you into a professional treasure hunter. From quick-start tips for novices to insider secrets for the most experienced hobbyists, this hands-on guide is the ultimate resource on all aspects of metal detecting. * Choose the best metal detector * Learn where to search and why * Practice appropriate swing techniques * Integrate advanced GPS technology * Scout out beaches, parks and historic sites * Gain permission to hunt on private property * Identify antique coins, relics and jewelry * Use handy target recovery tools * Clean and safely preserve your finds * Sell your finds for a profit
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Author: Brandon Neice
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Product ID: 9781612435275
 
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Do Not Sell At Any Price

Do Not Sell At Any Price


Category: Collecting
Description: Before MP3s, CDs, and cassette tapes, even before LPs or 45s, the world listened to music on fragile, 10-inch shellac discs that spun at 78 revolutions per minute. While vinyl has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, rare and noteworthy 78rpm records are exponentially harder to come by. The most sought-after sides now command tens of thousands of dollars, when they're found at all. Do Not Sell at Any Price is the untold story of a fixated coterie of record collectors working to ensure those songs aren't lost forever. Music critic and author Amanda Petrusich considers the particular world of the 78-from its heyday to its near extinction-and examines how a cabal of competitive, quirky individuals have been frantically lining their shelves with some of the rarest records in the world. Besides the mania of collecting, Petrusich also explores the history of the lost backwoods blues artists from the 1920s and 30s whose work has barely survived and introduces the oddball fraternity of men-including Joe Bussard, Chris King, John Tefteller, and others-who are helping to save and digitize the blues, country, jazz, and gospel records that ultimately gave seed to the rock, pop, and hip-hop we hear today. From Thomas Edison to Jack White, Do Not Sell at Any Price is an untold, intriguing story of the evolution of the recording formats that have changed the ways we listen to (and create) music. Whether you're already a 78 aficionado, a casual record collector, a crate-digger, or just someone...who enjoys listening to music, you're going to love this book ( Slate).
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Author: Amanda Petrusich
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The Standard Guide To Grading British Coins

The Standard Guide To Grading British Coins


Category: Collecting
Description: This is the b/w paperback version of The Standard Guide to Grading British Coins - the ' Where's wear' of British numismatics! The first book of its kind. A detailed photographic and descriptive record of the grades of all British modern milled pre-decimal coins (1797 to 1970). The grade of a coin dictates it's value. The age, type or specific date are all of less importance than the condition. But what is Fine, VF, EF or Uncirculated? If you are new to coin collecting or specialise in different coin types, how can you say without doubt that a coin is a certain grade? Until now you could only guess. Now, at least you can make a very educated guess based on the images shown in The Standard Guide to Grading British Coins. The photos of every obverse and reverse type are illustrated at 2x or greater magnification and the text describes where to look for the wear first. An invaluable guide to anyone who collects coins, especially at the moment, with huge amounts of overgraded coins being offered on the internet.
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Author: Derek Francis Allen
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Product ID: 9780948964565
 
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Jewel

Jewel


Category: Collecting
Description: An all-in-one guide to every kind of jewel, gem and semi-precious stone there is, this is a very lavish and beautifully presented book - complete with a flocked jacket. Published by DK, it is packed with spectacular photographs, intriguing overviews of the stones' histories and some incredible true-life stories. It takes an up-close look at the world's most extravagant and famous jewellery including the Koh-i- Noor, Faberege eggs and the Hope diamond. A sumptuous celebration of the treasures of the Earth, this is a brilliant book for anyone who is fascinated by gemstones, mineral and metals.
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Millers Antiques Handbook and Price Guide 2016-2017

Millers Antiques Handbook and Price Guide 2016-2017


Category: Collecting
Description: If you have an interest in Antiques then you'll no doubt be familiar with Miller's. Famed for not only offering prices but also informed tips, this handbook and price guide is a must for anyone who frequently buys online, at auctions and in antiques stores. With over 8,000 antiques featured, the book is fully illustrated and finds editor and antiques expert Judith Miller explaining why some antiques are worth more than others. She also shows you how to value items yourself.
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American Web Equipment 1967-1991

American Web Equipment 1967-1991


Category: Collecting
Description: From the beginning of the twentieth century, United States military individual load-carrying equipments were fabricated mainly of cotton duck and cotton webbing. Throughout the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War, cotton-based load-carrying equipments served the infantryman with little change in their design and construction. In 1954 a new load-carrying system was developed to meet the needs of the infantryman on the perceived battlefields of the Cold War. At the onset of the Vietnam War it was clear that this new cotton-based webbing system was not acceptable for use in the humid environment of the jungles of Southeast Asia.
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Author: C. A. Monroe
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British Military Respirators And Anti-gas Equipment Of The Two World Wars

British Military Respirators And Anti-gas Equipment Of The Two World Wars


Category: Collecting
Description: Poison gas was one of the most fearful weapons of its day and added a terrifying new dimension to modern warfare. In 1915, the only item a soldier had to protect himself from the harmful effects of gas was a shell dressing, soaked in his own urine and then tied around his face. By 1918, the British Army had developed a range of innovative protection methods that heralded the birth of the modern day military respirator. Throughout both World Wars, Great Britain led the way in developing anti-gas technologies. Today, items such as respirators and anti-gas equipment are highly sought after by the enthusiast. What the collector lacks is information and reference photographs of such items, and he also has little information available to him on topics such as preservation, manufacturer details and safety aspects of handling these items. This book aims to provide a useful, full-colour reference guide for the discerning collector and for all students of militaria, as well as providing a brief history of the development of gas warfare and equipment.
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Author: Brian Baker
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Stamps and Coins

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Stamps and Coins


Category: Collecting
Description: This book offers full advice on getting the most out of these popular pastimes, from making your first acquisitions to organizing and caring for your collection. It features over 6000 stunning images let the reader identify purchases, and learn how to boost collections, whether organizing by country, pictorial theme or purpose-of-issue. It includes expert commentary from a world-renowned collector examines the production of stamps and coins, plus size, shape, design, denomination, watermarks and metals. Collecting stamps and coins - known to the world as philately and numismatics - are among the most enduring hobbies of all time, and this comprehensive guide helps explain why. It is both a stunning visual compendium that illustrates how these collectables have evolved, country-by-country, from their origins to the present day, as well as a practical guide to identification, categorization, care and assessing value. It contains expert practical advice on identifying key features, and determining condition and value, plus guidelines on competitive exhibiting or on-line trading. This is an essential companion for every collector and enthusiast.
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Author: James Mackay
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Magnify Armour Never Wearies Scale And Lamellar Armour In The West  From The Bronze Age To The 19th Century
Armour Never Wearies Scale And Lamellar Armour In The West  From The Bronze Age To The 19th Century

Armour Never Wearies Scale And Lamellar Armour In The West From The Bronze Age To The 19th Century


Category: Collecting
Description: This is the first volume to bring together all the hitherto scattered evidence - archaeological, literary and artistic - for the forms and uses of scale and lamellar armours in the region west of the Urals throughout the two thousand years during which these armours were used. The interpretation of this meticulous collection of data is informed by the author's decades-long practical experience as a maker of arms and armour, martial artist and horseman. ( Lamellar armour differs from the earlier scale armour in not needing a backing for the individual pieces of leather, iron or bronze.) It offers systematic definitions and analysis of these often misunderstood forms of armour, along with detailed diagrams and instructions that will be of great use to any who wish to turn their hands to reconstruction. Along the way, this unique synthesis of evidence and interpretation debunks myths that have arisen in recent years.
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Author: Timothy Dawson
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Product ID: 9780752488622
 
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Batman Collectables

Batman Collectables


Category: Collecting
Description: Since he first appeared on the scene in Detective Comics No. 27 in May 1939, Batman has been a massive influence on popular culture. He has inspired comics, blockbuster films and television series and was second only to Superman in the top comic book heroes of all time. Alongside all of these, he has also inspired a plethora of collectable toys from the golden age of toy production in the 1960s and 1970s such as diecast cars, replica gadgets and much more. In this book, which will appeal to those who remember the iconic 1966 television series just as much as to those captivated by Batman today, Rob Burman examines some of the best and some of the most unusual Batman collectables as well as looking at what might be collectable in the future.
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Author: Rob Burman
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Product ID: 9781445645827
 
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Gerry Anderson Collectables

Gerry Anderson Collectables


Category: Collecting
Description: This book covers the whole range of collectables from the Gerry Anderson shows, from the 1960s to the present day. Ranging from Four Feather Falls (1959-60), Supercar (1961-62), Fireball XL5 (1962) to the iconic Thunderbirds (mid-1960s) and Captain Scarlet, Rob Burman provides a detailed analysis of the numerous associated toys, from diecast cars and other vehicles to action figures and replica gadgets, made by toy manufacturers around the globe, looking at the trends and identifying potential collectables for the future. Due to the ongoing interest in Gerry Anderson's creations, this book will not only appeal to those collectors who remember the iconic shows of the 1960s but also to a new generation. Published in the 50th anniversary year of Thunderbirds, when a new series will be released, this book is the ideal source of information for Gerry Anderson fans of all generations.
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Author: Rob Burman
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Product ID: 9781445648729
 
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British Saws

British Saws


Category: Collecting
Description: Along with knives, hammers and axes, the saw is a tool that has been used by humans for thousands of years. A toothed piece of metal fitted with a handle has been applied to cutting almost every material ever invented, from the softest wood to the hardest metals. In Britain, an industry to supply the nation's saw users began to grow rapidly in the eighteenth century, and marched with the Industrial Revolution to become the largest in the world. Millions of saws were made, and like most other tools, they were exported worldwide, but they don't survive very well, because their blades are thin, can break, are used up by sharpening and rust away. The nineteenth century was the peak of British output, when saws made chiefly in Sheffield, from that city's unique crucible steel, poured out of dozens of works, all employing specially skilled men to make beautiful tools of steel, brass and wood. These attractive objects are highly collectable, and an enlarging international community of tool enthusiasts is becoming avidly knowledgeable about the huge range of saws that are still to be had from car boot sales, specialist auction houses and online. Using a wide range of photographs, Simon Barley provides a collector's guide to British saws.
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Author: Simon Barley
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Product ID: 9781445649740
 
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Socket Bayonets

Socket Bayonets


Category: Collecting
Description: The bayonet was originally developed in the 17th century in its early 'plug' form, probably as a hunting ancillary. From this starting point, it became a military success, helping to abolish the pike as a British Army weapon. Innovative technologies were used to allow both bayonet and musket to be used together, by adoption of a socket, and the use of this weapon in many European wars during the early eighteenth century influenced its international prestige. In the nineteenth century mass-produced, interchangeable and breech-loaded firearms appeared, but the bayonet lived on. Methods of attachment were improved, and single-shot firearms and traditional warfare tactics required its issue in most countries until the 1880s, and in Russia and Great Britain into the twentieth century. Designers at this time attempted to expand the role of the bayonet as a digging tool or sidearm, and produced unusual and decorative examples. Even during the First World War the socket bayonet was Imperial Russia's primary issue, and Austria, Germany and Finland used captured examples. The remainder of the twentieth century saw further development of the bayonet in many countries, such as Soviet Russia, Britain (miniature 'pig-sticker' and later variants), Belgium (tubular version), Switzerland ('luxury' model). Today, Britain's armed forces remain the latest exponents of the socket bayonet. In this book, Graham Priest uses clear, detailed images to guide the reader through the history of the bayonet, showing common examples and rarer versions, to provide a rounded introduction to the topic.
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Author: Graham Priest
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Product ID: 9781445649917
 
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Dolls Houses

Dolls Houses


Category: Collecting
Description: Dolls' houses have a long history, stretching from ancient Egypt to sixteenth-century Bavaria to modern global mass production. Today, fine collections of houses exist, for example across Britain and America, and of course are still to be found in many homes, both as toys for children and as works of art, to which many hours are devoted. In this book, Moi Ali sketches the fascinating history of the dolls' house, and describes how to begin your own collection. From scale to style to type of house, and from where to buy to budget and key manufacturers to look for as you start collecting, Moi provides a detailed guide that will be an invaluable aid to the new collector and an interesting read for the more experienced. Restoration and display of the houses are also covered, to help bring your collection to life.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Moi Ali
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Product ID: 9781445653457
 
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Rugby Union Memorabilia

Rugby Union Memorabilia


Category: Collecting
Description: This is almost certainly the first book ever published on the collecting of Rugby Union memorabilia - the jerseys, caps, cups, programmes, prints, photographs, autographs, cards, stamps, badges, medals, books, ephemera and whatever else might evoke a nostalgia for and encapsulate the development of the game. While Football of the Association variety, Cricket, Golf and to an extent Tennis have had their sample artefacts and accessories recorded in print, the handling code which was - or wasn't - born at Rugby School nearly two centuries back, and which drew over two million fans to the stadia of the Rugby World Cup in 2015, has not. Now at last this volume surveys the field, from Victorian kit and cigarette cards through flimsy first images and programmes and early Lions' and Colonials' tours to the growing literature of Rugby worldwide and the 'merchandise' of the professional era. It is profusely illustrated with examples of memorabilia obtainable for a pound or two, several hundred, or - in the case of a 2015 record-breaker - nearly GBP200,000. Whether you are a novice or an expert 'anorak' at the collecting game, this introduction should have much to arouse interest, delight - and envy!
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Phil Atkinson
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Product ID: 9781445657493
 
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