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THE STORY OF BUCK KNIVES . .. a Family Business, Ables, Tom
1 Ables, Tom THE STORY OF BUCK KNIVES . .. a Family Business
El Cajon, CA Buck Knives, Inc. 1991 B002GKR1N6 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/VG+. Large hardcover in excellent condition, clean and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing, light edgewear and a few small closed tears to upper edge, not clipped. "The story of Buck Knives carries the flavor of classic Americana, and this book attempts to capture the true feeling of this unique family business....For those who are true knife buffs, the story of the development and perfection of arguably the most famous knife - Buck's Model 110 Folding Hunter - is unfolded in detail. How it came about and how it truly revolutionized the knife business...." (from the front flap) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; (*Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required to most locations) [1015] 
Price: 45.00 USD
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THE BARBIE DOLL BOOM Identification & Values, Augustyniak, Michael
2 Augustyniak, Michael THE BARBIE DOLL BOOM Identification & Values
KY Collector Books 1996 0891456864 / 9780891456865 First Edition Softcover Good 
Retired library book with sturdy laminated cover & usual lib markings. . Light edge & corner wear, a little wear to laminate around edges, light soiling outer edge of pages and small stain to upper edge (coffee? ) which also affects very top edge of pages. Internal pages very good. Again, a small. Coffee stain to upper corners affects first few pages, and a little soiling inside back cover. Pages otherwise clean, one page has a taped edge tear. Description: . Just looking at all these gorgeous Barbie dolls is a joy. You don't have to own them all (even if you'd like to) : this book is made for looking and admiring. Augustyniak does all the identification and values information and thius book included 1986-1995 Barbie & Friends Store Exclusives, Collector Series, Porcelains, Festival Dolls, Foreign and Bob Mackie dolls. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Warman's American Pottery & Porcelain 2nd Edition, Bagdade, Susan & Al Bagdade
3 Bagdade, Susan & Al Bagdade Warman's American Pottery & Porcelain 2nd Edition
Krause Publications 2000 0873418220 / 9780873418225 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight, a little edgewear/scuffing to laminate on cover. Illustrated in colour & b/w. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 304 pages; The only book of its kind, Warmans American Pottery and Porcelain profiles nearly 150 potteries and their wares, categorized by art pottery, dinnerware, general, and utilitarian. Potteries are arranged alphabetically and each includes a history, dates of operation, references, museums and up-to-the-minute pricesnearly 12,000 new listings in all. More than 200 black and white photos and 260 manufacturers marks take the guesswork out of identifying pieces from American potteries. From the authors of Warmans English Continental Pottery and Porcelain, this new edition features new categories including, advertising and souvenir pieces, American Bisque Co. , Autumn Leaf, Sascha Brastoff, Camark, Kay Finch and Morton Pottery. Featured art potteries include Arequipa, Roseville, Van Briggle; dinnerware manufacturers such as Knowles, Laughlin and Metlox; and general manufacturers such as Abingdon, Frankoma, and Vernon Kilns. Nearly 12,000 price listings. [775] 
Price: 11.95 USD
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THE CERAMIC FURNITURE & SILVER COLLECTORS' GLOSSARY, Barber, Edwin Atlee; Lockwood, Luke Vincent; French, Hollis
4 Barber, Edwin Atlee; Lockwood, Luke Vincent; French, Hollis THE CERAMIC FURNITURE & SILVER COLLECTORS' GLOSSARY
Dacapo Paperbacks 1976 0306800497 / 9780306800498 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Internal pages clean & unmarked. Cover has light edge & corner wear, rubbing around edges and old price sticker on front. 165 pages....Originally published as three separate volumes in the early 1900s by the Walpole Society. An essential reference guide for the antiques collector, it illustrates and defines the language of and heritage of antique furniture, ceramics and silverware. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.00 USD
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MECHANISCH SPEELGOED (MECHANICAL TOYS)  Dutch Language Text, Bartholomew, Charles
5 Bartholomew, Charles MECHANISCH SPEELGOED (MECHANICAL TOYS) Dutch Language Text
ICOB - Hamlyn Publishing 1979 9061130700 / 9789061130703 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Text is in Dutch. Hardcover is clean & tight, fading around edges & very light edgewear. Pages are unmarked, a little age tanning to edges. Jacket has light edgewear, age tanning & several small edge tears, light soiling. "In dit boek wordt de ontwikkeling gevolgd vanaf de oudste bewaard gebleven curiosa, die even geheimzinnig als uniel waren, tot het tegenwoordige speelgoed dat in talloze identieke exemplaren wordt geproduceered. Deze rijk geillustreerde historische beschrijving toont hoe de mens trachtte natuurwetenschappelijke kennis te benutten om op speelse wijze aan de wereld om hem heen gestalte to geven. " (*Note - due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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DEPRESSION GLASS FOR COLLECTORS, Brenner, Robert
6 Brenner, Robert DEPRESSION GLASS FOR COLLECTORS
Schiffer Publishing 1998 0764306707 / 9780764306709 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Schiffer 1998 edition, hardcover, no jacket as issued. This is an ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Spine sticker, upper edge stamp and a couple of ex-lib stickers at rear. Pages clean and tight, profusely illustrated in colour. Cover has some scuffing, light wear at corners and a small taped tear to upper spine. Contents: History of Depression Glass Era, brief histories of major Depression glass manufacters and then the various types of glassware. Hundreds of colour photos. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 176 pages; (*Note - due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required) [984] 
Price: 23.50 USD
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BESWICK POTTERY (2ND EDITION)  The Charlton Standard Catalogue, Millennium Edition, Callow, Diana & John Callow
7 Callow, Diana & John Callow BESWICK POTTERY (2ND EDITION) The Charlton Standard Catalogue, Millennium Edition
Charlton Press 1999 0889682194 / 9780889682191 First Edition Softcover Very Good- 
Millennium edition. Ex-library book, but still in quite nice condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and tight other than light edge stain affecting bottom edge of first approx. 5 pages and last 2 pages. Light soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has light wear at spine ends and corners. Colour & b/w photos. 504 pages. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 504 pages; Interested in Beswick Ashtrays, CM Series, Jugs, Vases, Lamps CottageWare or Tableware? Over 1,000 illustrations accompany the listings of Beswick decorative ware from 1894 to 1973 in this informative guide. [825] 
Price: 37.50 USD
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Depression Era Glassware - Identification & Value Guide, 4th Edition, Carl F. Luckey
8 Carl F. Luckey Depression Era Glassware - Identification & Value Guide, 4th Edition
Iola, WI Krause Publications 2002 087349301x / 9780873493017 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Colour & b/w illustrations. Cover has light wear at corners. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Whether a newcomer to Depression era glassware or an old pro, the new edition of this time-honored standard is a must-have reference for any collector. Featuring exquisitely detailed line drawings of more than 150 of the most popular glass patterns, this book takes the guesswork out of identifying Depression glassware. The new edition features a color section, thousands of listings, and updated pricing, as well as reproduction and reissue alerts that give beginners valuable information and insight so they can buy and sell with confidence. Clear, concise, and indispensable, Depression Era Glassware is the book collectors can build their collection around. Detailed line drawings of the most popular patterns New 8-page color section Updated pricing for thousands of listings. (590,0514) 
Price: 17.50 USD
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THE 2004 CHARLTON COIN GUIDE 43rd Edition, Cross, W. K.
9 Cross, W. K. THE 2004 CHARLTON COIN GUIDE 43rd Edition
Charlton Press 2004 B00494LJ8K First Edition Softcover Very Good 
43rd edition. ISBN: 0889682410. Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and intact. Cover has light scuffing, very light corner wear. 136 pages. [195-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 136 pages 
Price: 9.50 USD
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ENGLISH PORCELAIN  Letts Collectors' Guides, Cushion, John
10 Cushion, John ENGLISH PORCELAIN Letts Collectors' Guides
London Charles Letts Books 1982 085097349X / 9780850973495 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Letts Collectors' Guides 1982. Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Light edgewear, a little moreso to corners, light scuffing and soiling. Interior clean other than light edge stain and earmark on first endpage. Light age tanning to pages. A history of the development of porcelain after its discovery in Britain in 1745. Traces influences and the subsequent development of individuality and skill in the English china makers up until the mid-19th century. With Marks, Glossary, Bibliography and 62 colour plates with full descriptions. (428-os) ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.50 USD
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STAMPS, THE BEGINNING COLLECTOR, Dunaier, Gary
11 Dunaier, Gary STAMPS, THE BEGINNING COLLECTOR
Nyc B. Mitchell 1992 0886659604 / 9780886659608 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Pages very clean and snug in binding. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Scuffing to laminate on jacket and light edge and corner wear. All aspects of stamps covered, from the history of stamps to the characteristics that make one stamp more valuable than the next. Learn about caring for your collection, negotiating sales and how to research the history of a stamp. Colour photos. [720]; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 120 pages 
Price: 9.95 USD
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12 Edward Joy Furniture, the Connoisseur Illustrated Guides
Hearst Books 1972 0878513000 / 9780878513000 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Ex-library book with laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings, jacket attached to book. Good, sturdy copy. Cover has some scuffing and light edgewear. Pages all intact, occasional light soiling and a small amount of underlining/writing. Colour & b/w illus. Development of furniture in the western world. Covers: Gothic, Early Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Early Neo-classical, Later No-classical, Victorian & Modern (from 1500-modern day) (700); 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.95 USD
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13 Elizabeth Norfolk, editor Miller's Antiques : Price Guide 2005 International, Volume XXV
U. K. Mitchell Beazley 2004 1840009861 / 9781840009866 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Large hardcover, 817 pages, in very good condition. Light soiling outer edge of pages, interior of pages clean and intact, profusely illustrated in colour. Hardcover has light scuffing and light wear to corners, tiny tears upper spine. ; Miller's Antiques Price Guide; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 817 pages; Note: Due to heavy weight, over 5 lbs. Wrapped, extra postage will be required (2270-05-16) 
Price: 19.95 USD
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14 Goodridge, James THE FLEA MARKET SHOPPER'S COMPANION A Complete Guide for Buyers and Sellers Coast to Coast
Citadel Press 2001 080652085x / 9780806520858 First Edition Softcover New 
New book, remainder mark to bottom edge of pages. A little shelfwear to corners. "A leading expert on flea markets in America offers tips for both novice and expert bargain shoppers. " [558] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.95 USD
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15 Hosch, Charles R. OFFICIAL GUIDE TO WORLD PROOF COINS 2ND EDITION
House of Collectibles 1975 0876372590 / 9780876372593 Second Edition Softcover Very Good 
1975 printing. 2nd edition. Cover has light edge and corner wear, a little edge rubbing, light soiling outer edge of pages, small edge stain at rear, price sticker on front. Pages are clean and intact. "Covers more than 540 proof sets & commemorative issues, descriptions of all designs, translations mottos & inscriptions, devices, effigies, coats of arms etc. "; 8vo 
Price: 9.95 USD
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THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER A Celebration of Canadian Symbols, Hutchins, Donna & Nigel
16 Hutchins, Donna & Nigel THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER A Celebration of Canadian Symbols
Boston Mills Press 2006 1550464744 / 9781550464740 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/very good. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked - fine other than a little bumping to corners. Jacket has scuffing, light edgewear, edge creasing/wrinkling and a couple small edge tears, not clipped. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; "This beautifully illustrated large-format pictorial features perhaps the most amazing collection ever assembled of objects depicting Canada's three most enduring national symbols: the Mountie, the maple leaf and the beaver. Each is iconic, communicating "Canada" to people everywhere. Included are items as diverse as: A centuries-old fishing spear and a modern goalie's mask, Vintage toys and tacky taxidermy, War medals and Easter eggs, Comic books, quilts and museum artifacts. The uniquely Canadian products are accompanied by foreign manufactured tourist souvenirs. High art meets low kitsch. These are the things that define a nation beyond all politics, and this remarkable collection celebrates them all. It will be appreciated by collectors, antique hunters and lovers of Canadiana. " (*Due to heavy weight - approx 5 lbs wrapped - there will be additional shipping charges) [2,062] 
Price: 39.95 USD
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Yellow-Green Vaseline!  A Guide to the Magic Glass, Jay L. Glickman
17 Jay L. Glickman Yellow-Green Vaseline! A Guide to the Magic Glass
Marietta, Ohio Antique Publications 1991 091541077x / 9780915410774 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good interior, with good minus cover. Ex-library book with the usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are all intact and very clean. Cover has scuffing, ink rubbing and moderate wear to edges/corners with some paper loss at a few corners. Colour & b/w illustrations. A comprehensive guide to this unique collectible glassware. (700,0514) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 111 pages 
Price: 29.95 USD
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18 John Hearn COLLECTOR'S ITEMS A Guide to Antique Hunting Across Canada
Toronto Van Nostrand Reinhold 1981 0442297017 / 9780442297015 First Edition Softcover Good 
Ex-library book, still in quite good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Light edgewear and scuffing to cover, some loosening of laminate along spine. Pages intact and clean other than the occasional small spot and light soiling outer edge of page. B/w photos/illustrations. 136 pages. Offers an introduction to some of the most appealing collector's items found in Canada: glassware, ceramics, metal goods, furniture, books, prints, maps, collectibles such as records and postcards, and much more. (460os) ; 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall; 136 pages 
Price: 12.95 USD
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SHAKER FOLK ART & INDUSTRIES, Klamkin, Marian
19 Klamkin, Marian SHAKER FOLK ART & INDUSTRIES
Dodd, Mead & Co 1984 0396084346 / 9780396084341 Softcover Very Good 
Clean, tight condition. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Internal pages clean, a little spotting to outer edge of pages. Light edgewear to laminate & light scuffing to cover. Illustrated with over 270 photos by Charles Klamkin. Describes the full resources of the shaker industries & crafts against the background of the history that inspired their productiveness....constitutes a rich legacy from the Shaker folk heritage and a source of endless reward for collectors" [469-osl? ] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.95 USD
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AGANO & TAKATORI Famous Ceramics of Japan 2, Kozuru, Gen
20 Kozuru, Gen AGANO & TAKATORI Famous Ceramics of Japan 2
Tokyo Kodansha International 1981 0870114549 / 9780870114540 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings - jacket attached to book. Light edgewear/edge wrinkling to laminate and jacket, light soiling. Laminate has caused some creases to jacket and laminate and is also partially loosened around edges. 44 pages. "Though northern Kyushu is most famous for Imari porcelains, there is a tradition of Korean inspired stoneware. The Agano and Takatori kilns epitomise this legacy, as does the well-known Karatsu ware. Influenced by the Kyoto tea ceremony taste, Agano and Takatori nonetheless maintained a vigour, strength, humbleness and spontaneity that, over the centuries continued to reflect the Korean origin of these kilns' first potters. " [845]; Folio 13" - 23" tall 
Price: 25.95 USD
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OFFICIAL GUIDE TO WORLD PROOF COINS 2ND EDITION
Hosch, Charles R.
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Miller's Antiques : Price Guide 2005 International, Volume XXV
Elizabeth Norfolk, editor
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THE CHARLTON CATALOGUE OF CANADIAN COINS: Millenium 54th Edition
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Yellow-Green Vaseline!  A Guide to the Magic Glass, Jay L. Glickman
Yellow-Green Vaseline! A Guide to the Magic Glass
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