Books about collectibles pdf free download, antiques books pdf free. Hundreds of free online books, including catalogs and price guides. Furniture, decorative arts, coins, stamps, toys, glassware.
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CORE BOOKS – Collectibles
House of Collectibles 2006
Trains are historical artifacts, marvels of engineering, and cherished childhood memories all in one. From tiny “penny toy” trains to oversize riding toys, from precision scale-models to whimsical cartoon-decorated toys, there is a train for every collector. Hop on board this fascinating hobby and learn all you need to know for the journey from novice collector to expert!
Harper, David C., ed.
The most complete and comprehensive color guide to all United States coin issues on the market. Filled with 2000 photographs, researched and vetted coin pricing, and critical details for coins from colonial days to today. Made for the professional but easy enough to use by beginners, U.S. Coin Digest is the answer to your coin questions.
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Kovel, Terry and Kovel, Kim
Running Press 2016
Includes 25,000 listings and more than 2,500 full-color photographs. Kovels’ covers all American and international items. The book is organized by categories most sought-after by collectors, including Depression Glass, Dolls, Jewelry, Furniture, Porcelain, and Sports Memorabilia. Indexes, cross-references, and expert commentary throughout empower readers to collect with confidence and price their own antiques.
Compiled by Judith Miller, world-renowned antiques expert and co-founder of the book, who selects the guide’s 8000-plus featured antiques. Comprehensive sections cover ceramics, furniture, glass, silver and metalwares, jewellery and objets de vertu, clocks and watches, books, Oriental antiques, textiles, toys, decorative arts and Modern Classics. Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects, while special ‘Judith Picks’ sections give fascinating background and valuation details for particularly interesting or unusual objects.
Miller, Judith & Hill, Mark
British. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for – how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. Meanwhile, in-depth Closer Look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewelry.
House of Collectibles 2000
From Depression glass, American art glass, and foreign glass to pressed glass, period cut glass, and modern glass, this invaluable reference lists more than 20,000 pieces — bonbon dishes, flower vases, Planter’s peanut containers, dinner plates, and water pitchers — from 250 manufacturers nationwide, including Tiffany, Steuben, Anchor Hocking, Hazel Atlas, Westmoreland, Dugan, Imperial, Northwood, and many others. Includes chapter on Coca-Cola bottles.
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U.S. Postal Service
U.S. Postal Service 2016
Beautiful high-resolution imagery and updated values accompany stamps and postal stationary from across the Postal archive. Special “back-of-the-book” sections include the 19th century Newspaper and Periodical stamps, Airmail, Special Delivery, Official Mail, and Federal Duck Stamps. An illustrated tutorial on the use of the Guide is followed by an introduction to the hobby with tips on stamp collecting.
Schroy, Ellen T.
Includes over 500 photos & illustrations and accurate pricing for each of the 300 pieces included. Covers more than 100 different patterns, from Adam to Windsor, and includes color variations for most pieces. At the back of the book, readers will find a quick guide to patterns, and a cross-index of names, making on-the-spot identification a breeze.
BOOK COLLECTIONS – Collectibles
Antiques Books Free PDF – Collection – Books on Antiques PDF
About 1,500 antiques books free pdf. Some books: Antiques Encyclopedia, Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Handbook & Price Guide, Antiques & Collectibles, Antiques Flea Market, Discovering Antiques, Do-It-Yourself Guide to Restoring Antiques, Victorian Antiques, Antiques from the Garden, Catalog of American Antiques, Guide to Selling your Antiques and Collectibles, many more.
Collectibles: Antique Furniture Books – Collection – Books on Antiques PDF
About 45 free online books about antique furniture. Some books: Restoring Antiques, Southern Antiques, How to Decorate For and With Antiques, Antiques Directory of Furniture, Fake Your Own Antiques, Antiques at Williamsburg, How to Know French Antiques, Antiques on a Budget, Price Guide to American Country Antiques, Introductory Guide to Midwest Antiques, Common-Sense Guide to Refinishing Antiques, many more.
Collectibles: Toys & Dolls Books – Collection – Books on Collectibles
About 30 free online books about collectible toys and dolls, in the Internet Archive book collection. Some books: All about Doll Repair and Care, Die-Cast Vehicles, How to Be a Doll Detective, The Story of German Doll Making 1530-2000, American Clockwork Toys 1862-1900, Warman’s Toys Field Guide, Price Guide to Collectible Toys, Price Guide for Barbie and Friends, Toys and Games in American Popular Culture, many more.
Decorative Arts Books – Collection – Book on Collectibles
Most of the 30 antiques books here are about decorative arts. Some books: Collecting American Craft Antiques, Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, Treasury of American Antiques, A Fortune in the Junk Pile, Book of Canadian Antiques, Silversmiths of Georgia, Glass A to Z, Collector’s Guide to Victoriana, Americana: folk and decorative art, Art Pottery Price Guide, Depression Glass Field Guide, Things Thai, Affordable Art Deco, many more.
Coins and Currency Books – Collection – Book on Collectibles
About 40 free online books about collectible coins or currency. Some books: U.S. Coin Book, Price Guide to World Coins, Handbook of U.S. Coins, Guide to U.S. Paper Money, Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, North American Coins & Prices, Coins & Currency: an historical encyclopedia, many more.
About 260 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of American Coins. Some books: Four Hundred Years of America – One State Quarter at a Time, Type Two Double Eagles 1866-1876, A Guidebook of U.S. Coins (many annual issues), Official U.S. Mint State Quarters Handbook, Guide Book of U.S. Coins 2017, more.
About 15 books on Baseball Collectibles. Some titles: Baseball Memorabilia, Baseball Collectibles, Baseball Archaeology, Baseball Treasures, Baseball Americana, Mickey Mantle Memorabilia.
About 140 books on Model Railroads. Some titles: The Ultimate Guide to Model Trains, Tack Layouts, The Scenery Handbook, Basic DCC Wiring for Your Model Railroad, Basic Model Railroad Benchwork, Collecting Toy Trains, Next Steps in Railway Modelling
About 20 books on Autograph Collections. Some titles: Big Name Hunting, Making Money in Autographs, The Baseball Autograph Collector’s Handbook, Advanced Autograph Collecting, Collecting Sports Autographs.
Coins : Search Results at Internet Archive – Books about Collecting
About 600 free books. Some book titles: Guidebook of U.S. Coins 2016; Standard Catalog of World Coins; Coins of England & the United Kingdom.
Coins : Search Results at Open Library – Book about Collecting
About 7,900 free books. Some book titles: XV International Numismatic Congress Taormina 2015 Proceedings; Handbook of United States coins; Magic tricks with coins.
Postage Stamps Books : Search Results at Internet Archive – Books about Stamp Collecting
About 230 free books. Some book titles: Stamps of the World Simplified Catalogue; A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps; Official Blackbook Price Guide to U.S. Postage Stamps.
Postage Stamps Books : Search Results at Open Library – Books about Stamp Collecting
About 510 free books. Some book titles: Encyclopedia of United States stamps and stamp collecting; Postage stamp prices of the United States, United Nations, Canada & provinces; Stamp collecting.
About 35 free online books about collectible glass and glassware. Some books: Glass A to Z, 19th Century Glass: its genesis & development, Price Guide to Glassware, Depression Glass & more, Murano: the glass-making island, American Pressed Glass & Bottles Price Guide, Character & Promotional Glasses, Collecting Carnival Glass, Essential Louis Comfort Tiffany, Fiesta Ware, many more.
Library Research Guide (LibGuide) – Antiques and Collectibles – Book on Antiques PDF
This research guide from the librarians at Boston Public Library has links to a variety of resources related to Antiques and Collectibles.