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Rinker on Collectibles
     

Rinker on Collectibles

by Harry L. Rinker
 
THE UNRIVALED REFERENCE BOOK FOR COLLECTORS

Collecting has entered a renaissance. With the end of the century fast approaching, people are scrambling for collectibles of all kinds—and since your tastes differ from those of your grandparents, you deserve a guide designed specifically with your interests in mind. Written by a man who knows the business

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THE UNRIVALED REFERENCE BOOK FOR COLLECTORS

Collecting has entered a renaissance. With the end of the century fast approaching, people are scrambling for collectibles of all kinds—and since your tastes differ from those of your grandparents, you deserve a guide designed specifically with your interests in mind. Written by a man who knows the business inside out, Harry L. Rinker The Official Price Guide to Collectibles is the only book you'll ever need when hunting for those lost treasures from childhood—the toys you played with, the objects you grew up with—plus new, cutting-edge items that won't be covered in other price guides for years!

[ ] AUTHORITATIVE. Harry L. Rinker The Official Price Guide to Collectibles covers more than 425 major collecting categories, from Abingdon Pottery to Yellow Ware. Those categories appearing for the first time feature Beanie Babies, CDs, David Winter Cottages, Howard Holt, Kemple Glass, Motion Lamps, Scandinavian Glass, Tonka, and Warner Brothers—plus dozens of categories found exclusively in this sourcebook, including Hallmark ornaments, hi-fi equipment, and paint-by-numbers sets.

[ ] COMPREHENSIVE. Each category includes a brief history, collecting tips, reference books, periodicals, collector clubs, and vital information on reproductions.

[ ] UP-TO-DATE with all the latest collecting trends and hottest market information.

[ ] FULLY ILLUSTRATED with nearly five hundred photographs—plus a beautiful eight-page color insert.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870695261
Publisher:
Krause Publications
Publication date:
04/15/1989
Pages:
192

Read an Excerpt

How does the Harry L. Rinker Official® Price Guide to Collectibes differ from other general antiques and collectibles price guides? First, it focuses on the heart of today's antiques, collectibles, and desirables market--the period between 1920 and the present. Between 80% and 85% of all the material found at auctions, flea markets, antiques malls, shops, and shows dates from this period...

Second, it is comprehensive. This book is filled with the things with which your parents, you, and your children lived and played. Nothing is missing. You will find furniture, decorative accessories, and giftware along with the traditional character and personality items, ceramics, glass, and toys....

Over the years I have developed a reputation in the trade for being extremely opinionated and outspoken. I call 'em like I see 'em.... You will not find any artificial price propping in this book. If prices within a category are being manipulated or highly speculative, I spell it out. Whether you agree or not is not the issue. Unlike the good news price guides, the Harry L. Rinker Official® Price Guide to Collectibes is designed to make you think.

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