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Everyone is Irish on this special day.

St. Patrick's Day has been known around the world as a day for people to wear green, drink beer (among other libations), and be just plain old jolly. St. Patrick's Day & Irish Collectibles: An Illustrated History, explores exactly why and how we celebrate with such passion on March 17. Some 900 images, a fun and informative text, and detailed captions provide an illustrated history of the Irish, St. Patrick, and the celebration of his day, as well as the wonderful collector items this holiday has produced--dating from the Ice Age to the present. Whimsical ceramics, vintage postcards, magazine covers, etc. will have you wishing every day was March 17. This book will be a welcomed addition to the libraries of historians and collectors alike--or anyone who loves the Irish.

Authors John and Sandra Thomas are consummate holiday collectors, and their passion shows in this fascinating volume under the Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., label. The Atglen, Pa., company is known for printing antique, arts, architecture, lifestyle, and military history books, and has a successful line of children's and ghost books.

The soft-covered St. Patrick's Day & Irish Collectibles: An Illustrated History ($29.99) and more than 4,500 other titles can be purchased at, local booksellers, and online retailers.


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Title Annotation:St. Patrick's Day & Irish Collectibles: An Illustrated History
Publication:USA Today (Magazine)
Article Type:Book review
Date:Mar 1, 2012
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