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Official Price Guide to Collectibles
     

Official Price Guide to Collectibles

by Harry L. Rinker
 
THE DEFINITIVE SOURCEBOOK FOR COLLECTORS OF POST-1920s MEMORABILIA!

Collecting is more than a hobby — it's big, profitable business. Written by a man who knows the field inside and out, is the only book you'll ever need when hunting for those lost treasures from your childhood. The objects you grew

Overview

THE DEFINITIVE SOURCEBOOK FOR COLLECTORS OF POST-1920s MEMORABILIA!

Collecting is more than a hobby — it's big, profitable business. Written by a man who knows the field inside and out, is the only book you'll ever need when hunting for those lost treasures from your childhood. The objects you grew up with are all included — plus new cutting-edge items that won't be covered in other price guides for years to come.

AUTHORITATIVE. The Official Rinker Price Guide to Collectibles covers more than 425 major collecting categories, from Abingdon Pottery to Zippo Lighters. Topics featured include Comic Books, Matchbox Cars, Roseville Pottery, Depression Glass, Cocktail Shakers, Pez Dispensers, Figural Planters, TV Lamps, and Warner Bros. Collectibles — plus dozens of other categories found exclusively in this sourcebook, including Hummel Look-alikes, Pennants, and Paint-by-Number 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780676601060
Publisher:
Random House Information Group
Publication date:
09/23/1997
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
8.39(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.99(d)

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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.

Meet the Author

Harry L. Rinker is a prolific antiques and collectibles editor and author of such titles as Dinnerware of the 20th Century, Stemware of the 20th Century and Silverware of the 20th Century, and coauthor of Warman's Country. His opinions and commentary have been seen in Business Week, Money, and U.S. News and World Report. Television credits include Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Steals and Deals. His "Rinker on Collectibles" column appears in leading trade and daily newspapers across the country.

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