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|Coca-Cola Collectible Santas: (Collector's Guide to Coca Cola Items Series) The Coca-Cola Santa is a familiar figure at Christmastime. This wonderful book features a history and current secondary market pricing for these traditional holiday collectibles. Includes Coca-Cola Sundblom art, print advertising, trays, bottles/cans, signage, figures, pins, plush and much more.|
|Christmas, 1940-1959: This in-depth review of Christmas history and traditions in the United States covers a period that most Americans remember well. Everyone will appreciate this nostalgic look at Christmas decorating customs, electric lighting innovations, and tree decorations, all of which changed drastically as a result of World War II. This period of Christmas history witnessed the advent of machine-produced glass ornaments, bubble lights, Italian miniature lights, Matchless Stars, and a proliferation of decorations produced in Japan, Europe, and the United States. With many historical photos, color pictures of decorations from each decade, a detailed text, and a price guide, this book will be thoroughly enjoyed by collectors, holiday enthusiasts, historians, and anyone fascinated with Christmas itself.|
|Christmas: 1960-Present: Christmas celebrations of the past forty years are shown through historical photographs, catalog pages, and over 530 photographs of artificial and real trees, Christmas ornaments, interior and exterior lights, candy containers, cards, tinsel garlands, and cheerful holiday figurines. Innovations in Christmas ornamentation, lighting, and display are presented--including artificial trees of the 1960s, country-style ornaments of the 1970s, 1980s chaser lights, and sophisticated 1990s European glass ornaments. Current values are provided in the captions. With this wonderful book to inspire your search, you can carry the spirit of Christmas with you all year 'round!|
Insider's Guide to
Doll Buying & Selling: Antique to Modern:
by Jan Foulke, Howard Foulke Paperback - 96 pages.
Tips for the beginning collector to the serious collector. Profound tips will help you start, focus, or maintain a world class collection, plus ways to SAVE you money. Survey of antique to modern doll topics! 100 photos.
|Vintage Christmas Ceramic Collectibles: Identification And Price Guide: Walter Dworkin, a collector for20 years, has compiled this one-of-a-kind reference of the unique ceramic creations from Christmases past, focusing on items from the 1950's and 60's, the "Made in Japan" era of Christmas ceramics. Over 800 listings include market values, descriptions, trademarks, signatures, and histories for the most popular Christmas ceramics from the period.|
Joy of Christmas
Collecting: Decking the halls with Christmas collectibles is an annual tradition to
many, yet you may prepare for it all year 'round with this guide to Yuletide items.
Ornaments, artwork, figurines, advertising, and much more is hidden within this stocking
stuffer. Over 70 pages of full color photographs highlight
the spectacle of Christmas, each page adorned with an assortment of holiday trappings (all of which have been priced). A selection of original catalog pages is included. 1994 VALUES
& Figurines Price Guide
Antique to Contemporary by Polly Judd, Pam Judd
Discover valuable information about your favorite Santa collectibles from the information and price guide as well as the legends of Gift-Givers from other countries. Enjoy the different styles of Santa dolls, figurines, paper dolls and post cards, and their costumes in 121 gorgeous color photographs and 146 b/w photographs.
|Snow Babies, Santas and Elves: Collecting Christmas Bisque Figures: Snow babies appeal not only to Christmas enthusiasts, but to collectors of dolls, figurines, and miniatures. Principally manufactured in Germany in the early part of this century, these tiny grouted figures decorated cakes in England and mantel pieces in the United States. This carefully researched and documented book explores the origins of snow babies. Also included are chapters on bisque Santas (over 150 of them), elves, dwarves, snowmen, buildings, animals, and other pieces that are collected and displayed with snow babies. A rarity scale and price guide are included.|
Pictorial Guide to Christmas Ornaments and Collectibles:
Identification and Values - If you love vintage Christmas ornaments you will love this book! Covering Dresden ornaments, ornaments made of glass, paper, fabrice, metal, wax, and more. It contains thousands of photographs of mostly pre-war ornaments, a wealth of information and a price guide to help value your collection. Even if you are not an ornament collector, you'll find this book contains collections that will absolutely amaze you.
|Collector's Encyclopedia of Electric Christmas Lighting: Identification & Values A multitude of photos in this book, but no history of the items is shared with the Reader; just photos and arbitrary values in general. Gives the maker, country of origin, date made. Great coffee table book.|
|Christmas: Antiques, Decorations, and Traditions: The first book to encompass all the antiques of Christmas, from early church figures and fine paintings to the mass-produced tree decorations and images of Father Christmas that ordinary people first began to buy in the 1860s.|
|The glass Christmas ornament, Old & New: A collectors compendium and price guide. This book provides complete guides to identification, scarcity, and price range, as well as their history, techniques of production and repair. The wealth of color plates will captivate and intrigue any collector, amateur or professional.|
|Christmas Past: The historical importance, makers, materials, and rarity of Christmas trees, decorations, and ornaments of all kinds are discussed in detail, including glass ornaments, all types of lighting from candles to electricity, cotton and paper ornaments, and Dresdens. All the major manufacturers are identified and much personal information is given about the families that developed the Christmas ornament industry into big business internationally. Christmas Past includes beautiful color pictures of extremely rare, exquisite glass balls and figurals and early electric lamps. 192 pages|
|Holiday Collectibles - Vintage Flea Market Treasures: This is the definitive price guide to collectibles from all of the major holidays. Each chapter features the history of the holiday and the listings contain information on the item's manufacturer, date and the material of composition. This guide contains the information every holiday collector needs to identify the hottest items in their own collection.|
|Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations Vol.1: A Collector's Identification and Value Guide by George Johnson (Hardcover - 315 pages)|
|Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations Vol.2: Out of Print--Limited Availability. Buy new and used. Collector's Identification & Value Guide The photos alone are worth purchasing this book!|
|Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations Vol.3: Collector's Identification & Value Guide Shows and describes antique Dresden ornaments, paper ornaments, plastic decorations, candleholders, and lights, and lists current values.|
|Antique Trader's Doll Makers and Marks: A Guide to Identification: An indispensable tool for authenticating pieces and weeding out forgeries, this book is destined to become a standard reference for doll collectors and dealers. It provides a description of each manufacturer's production history, doll mold characteristics, and illustrated examples of each maker's mark.|
|Blue Book of Dolls & Values: by Jan Foulke 16th edition (August 20, 2003) The first, favorite, and most trusted price guide for all types of dolls is more colorful and reader-friendly in its 16th edition. It is organized into an "Antique" section and "Modern" section. The Antique section covers the manufacturers of bisque, china, wax, wood, cloth, and papier-mâché dolls from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The "Modern" section covers the doll artists and makers of composition, hard plastic, vinyl and more. The 16th Blue Book features an easy-to-use index arranged alphabetically by manufacturer and has over 500 photographs - all in color!|
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