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For a solid yet portable take-along tote on the overall collectible market, make sure the latest 15th updated edition of FLEA MARKET See computer flea market.
yard sale of used items at low prices. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
See : Inexpensiveness TRADER (1574324934, $12.95) is close at hand. It includes thousands of items often seen at flea markets and garage sales, including the latest values and even short histories of makers. From glassware to children's books and more esoteric es·o·ter·ic
a. Intended for or understood by only a particular group: an esoteric cult. See Synonyms at mysterious.
b. items such as ramp walkers, FLEA MARKET TRADER is a fine, quick reference. Perhaps it's a weightier, larger survey which is required for home usage: if so, the 14th updated edition of GARAGE SALE & FLEA MARKET ANNUAL (1574324942, $19.95) is your items of choice. Black and white photos pack a collection surveying prices and some background history of manufacturers for glassware, toys, comic books comic book
Bound collection of comic strips, usually in chronological sequence, typically telling a single story or a series of different stories. The first true comic books were marketed in 1933 as giveaway advertising premiums. and more. These aren't meant to be in-depth; but good general surveys of what's commonly found on the garage sale circuit. Speaking of glass collecting, check out the portable STANDARD COMPANION TO NON-AMERICAN CARNIVAL GLASS Carnival glass is an inexpensive pressed glass, made as both functional and ornamental objects, always iridescent and found in a wide spectrum of colors. It was produced in the U.S., Britain, and several European and Asian countries from the early 20th century until the present. by Bill Edwards and Mike Carwile (1574324888, $16.95): it pairs good-sized, clear color photos on each page to aid in identification with an updated value guide providing collectors with the latest prices. The larger STANDARD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARNIVAL GLASS by the two appears in its 10th updated edition (1574324861, $29.95) to cover the entire world of carnival glass production, from Depression glass and scarce designs to those commonly used in Carnival glass production. Color photos on every page lends to quite a resource. And if you long for a more portable price guide on the topic, the accompanying 15th edition of STANDARD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARNIVAL GLASS PRICE GUIDE (157432487X, $9.95) provides a slim yet detail-packed 8.5x11 reference of just values. Collector Books has plenty of related glassware guides for those who specialize. Dick Sigafoose's AMERICAN ART American art, the art of the North American colonies and of the United States. There are separate articles on American architecture, North American Native art, pre-Columbian art and architecture, Mexican art and architecture, Spanish colonial art and architecture, POTTERY, 2ND EDITION (1574324837, $24.95) lists pottery by manufacturer, which allows for clear descriptions of company history, specialty or commemorative com·mem·o·ra·tive
Honoring or preserving the memory of another.
Something that honors or preserves the memory of another.
com·mem productions, special manufacturing processes, and more. And if you just want lovely color photos and the latest prices--it holds this, too. Jane Flanagan's WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLLECTING PERFUME BOTTLES perfume bottle
Vessel made to hold scent. The earliest example is Egyptian and dates to c. 1000 BC. The fashion for perfume later spread to Greece, where terra-cotta and glass containers were made in a variety of shapes such as animals and human heads. (1574325027, $29.95) is divided by era and features all kinds of perfume bottles, from custom bottles for holding specialty fragrances to gift packages from Japan and other countries. Move from glassware and you'll often run into decorative tins--and what better to use as a reference to the market than the second updated edition of Linda McPherson's MODERN COLLECTIBLE TINS (1574325000, $24.95). Color photos are good-sized and clear on each page and accompany listings which include edition notes, sizes, and value ranges. Arranged by item within the tin, it's easy to locate containers with such headings as 'candy' or 'crackers'. Two new doll guides offer plenty of detailed reference notes. Linda Crowsey's MADAME ALEXANDER: 2006 COLLECTOR'S DOLLS PRICE GUIDE #31 (1574324985, $14.95) packs in color photos at the bottom of each page, but it's the price listings which will most attract avid collectors who already know how to identify the dolls. Subgroupings where different models appear accompany an easily, quick values access guide. The sixth edition of Patrick C. Olds & Joyce L. Olds' THE BARBIE DOLL Barbie doll
popular dress-up doll; extremely conventional and feminine. [Am. Hist.: Sann, 179]
See : Fads YEARS (1574324624, $19.95) packs in a comprehensive listing and value guide of Barbie dolls and accessories. Don't expect the usual color photo display: this is for serious collectors who will delight in at last finding a value guide which doesn't dilute di·lute
To reduce a solution or mixture in concentration, quality, strength, or purity, as by adding water.
Thinned or weakened by diluting. the essential information with lots of photos. Book collectors aren't left out, either: Arthur Boutiette's LEATHER BOUND BOOKS (1574324977, $24.95) packs in plenty of color not of the white race; - commonly meaning, esp. in the United States, of negro blood, pure or mixed.
See also: Color photos of books from the 1800s and up, listing books by author/title for quick access and including written descriptions noting gilt edging, volume size, leather makeup and more. Even fishermen aren't left out of the collector's book market: Dudley Murphy and Deannie Murphy's FISHING LURE In terms of sport fishing, a lure is an object attached to the end of the fishing line and designed to resemble and move like an item of fish prey. Lures are equipped with one or more single,double, or treble hooks that are used to hook fish when they attack the lure. COLLECTIBLES: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE MODERN ERA, 1940 TO PRESENT (1574324926, $29.95) comes form one of the three founders of the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club, which formalized for·mal·ize
tr.v. for·mal·ized, for·mal·iz·ing, for·mal·iz·es
1. To give a definite form or shape to.
a. To make formal.
b. the fishing lure collecting hobby market. Murphy and his wife together hold over 60 years of advanced collecting experience and provides a new approach to explaining the hobby, combining history, realistic values and color photos in a treasure trove TREASURE TROVE. Found treasure.
2. This name is given to such money or coin, gold, silver, plate, or bullion, which having been hidden or concealed in the earth or other private place, so long that its owner is unknown, has been discovered by accident. of detail. Fishermen/collectors will also appreciate John A. Kolbeck's CAPTAIN JOHN'S FISHING TACKLE PRICE GUIDE (1574324853, $24.95), which appears in its second updated edition to pack in prices on tackle of all kinds. There are some color photos, but the meat lies in these price listings: page after page of lures organized by brand and covering models, providing brief description, and including grades, prices and value dates.