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Compendium of Automatic Morse Code

Schiffer Publishing

$75.00

Trace the evolution of automatic Morse code devices from the early 1800s to today through this informative text and over 1,100 photos. Beginning with an overview of telegraphy and early key history, fifteen sections explore the equipment used to send...

Collector's Guide to the Black Tourmaline of Pierrepont, New York

Schiffer Publishing

$24.99

Since its discovery by a teenager in 1859, thousands of specimens of lustrous black tourmaline crystals from Pierrepont, New York, have found their way into both museum and private mineral collections worldwide. Pierrepont is a classic American mineral locality and...

Bizarre & Outlandish Gadgets & Doohickeys

Schiffer Publishing

$60.00

Hundreds of 19th- and 20th-century curiosities and contraptions are catalogued in this amusing assembly of more than 1,000 images. The days from the first Great Industrial Exhibition of 1851 to the post-WWII Festival of Britain saw rapid technological advancement throughout...

Amazing Toys of Marvin Glass

Schiffer Publishing

$24.99

Throwback enthusiasts will enjoy this walk on the colorful side of a 1960s and 1970s childhood. During this period the toy industry exploded with an infusion of bright, zany playthings for kids, and Marvin Glass's revolutionary toy designs helped shape...

Catholic Collectibles

Schiffer Publishing

$29.99

A guide to the history and value of Catholic collectibles, most from 1800 through the 1900s. Rosaries, medals, crosses and crucifixes, representations of saints and holy people, and more are presented through more than 400 pictures and text. Catholic religious...

Timeless Beauty

Schiffer Publishing

$29.99

American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany is most famous for his revolutionary and widely popular glass windows, lamps, and vases, but his contributions to late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century art and design were so much more. Tiffany was also a painter,...

Homestead Glass Works

Schiffer Publishing

$34.99

The glassware made by Bryce, Higbee & Company of Pittsburgh is known for its beauty and quality, yet is misunderstood by even the most knowledgeable collectors. Using original sources, this definitive resource shatters many myths and corrects misconceptions that have...

The Complete & Unauthorized Guide to Vintage Barbie® Dolls

Schiffer Publishing

$29.99

A required resource for all Barbie? collectors, this completely revised and expanded edition features new images and updated prices, all in a handy, easy-to-carry-along format. Now over 1,200 beautiful color photos illustrate this complete listing of Barbie through her vintage...

It's All About the Accessories for the World's Most Fashionable Dolls, 1959-1972

Schiffer Publishing

$29.99

When today's Barbie? doll collector puts together an outfit for the world's most fashionable doll, they soon find out that the bulk of the value lies in the shoes, hats, gloves, jewelry, and other important accessories. This revised and expanded,...

The Book of Great American Firecrackers

Schiffer Publishing

$24.99

Including 183 color and black-and-white images of vintage photos and packaging, plus values for American firecracker collectibles, this is the first book to focus on US firecrackers. Many pyrobilia guides cover Chinese firecrackers, but the US's history is just as...

Collector's Guide to Texas Cretaceous Echinoids

Schiffer Publishing

$29.99

Texas is known worldwide as a rich resource for the intricate Cretaceous-age echinoids widely sought by professional and amateur paleontologists. With much of the scientific literature on Texas Cretaceous echinoids decades old, here is an updated and detailed guide for...

Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium

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$59.99

For students of geology, this book offers a systematic overview of uranium and thorium minerals, which are known for their intense ultraviolet fluorescence and are? critically important as our source of nuclear energy. Learn about the geochemical conditions that produce...

50 Landmark Cameras That Changed Photography

Schiffer Publishing

$59.99

The Daguerreotype Camera of 1839 is a photographic landmark. It introduced the first practical method for taking a photograph, although what is generally acknowledged as the first photograph was actually taken thirteen years before with a different type of camera...

Antique Mining Equipment and Collectibles

Schiffer Publishing

$29.99

Mining? dramatic and dangerous nature is reflected in the hundreds of specialized tools and artifacts shown in over 500 color photographs and discussed in this revised and expanded second edition with updated pricing. Thirty categories, from advertising and assay equipment...

Gift and Shopping Bag Designs

Schiffer Publishing

$24.99

The artwork displayed on gift and shopping bags has never been more exciting! This contemporary peek at nearly 600 shopping bags in over 280 vibrant color photographs is perfect for shopaholics, fashionistas, art enthusiasts, and anyone who has ever enjoyed...

Contemporary Sailors' Valentines

Schiffer Publishing

$60.00

Here are new, contemporary perspectives on a craft from the 1800s, including eighteen top artists' insights about Sailors' Valentines plus more than 300 photos of their exquisite work. This collection shows how the once-obscure Victorian-era craft has gained its steadily-increasing...

The Sword

Schiffer Publishing

$50.00

The history, manufacture, and ancient and modern uses of swords in Europe from the 5th century to today can be found here in one convenient source. Learn sword nomenclature and classification, discover sword physics secrets, and compare the history of...

Box of Cigar Bands

Schiffer Publishing

$34.99

This beautifully illustrated book of more than 1,100 Victorian era cigar bands comes cased in a handsome presentation cigar box. The collection spans the time period from about 1880 to 1910, which was the "Golden Age" of German lithography and...

Tiles & Styles—Jugendstil & Secession

Schiffer Publishing

$59.99

This book looks at decorative tiles manufactured in Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia/Moravia/Czechoslovakia in the years between 1895 and 1935. These ceramic tiles, used primarily on walls, floors, and stoves, but also furniture, trays, and more, were an affordable decor...

Toy Forts & Castles

Schiffer Publishing

$59.99

Contained within this authoritative text is the exciting history of the manufacture of toy forts and castles in western Europe throughout the turbulent nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 800 images, this book provides detailed information on who...

Barclay Miniature Toy Vehicles, Transports, Cars, Trucks, and Trains 1932-1971

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$29.99

This is the first comprehensive catalog and price guide covering all four ranges of miniature toy vehicles produced by Barclay Manufacturing Company, Inc. (New Jersey) from 1932 to 1971. It covers nearly 2,000 variations of these toys along with a...

The Historical Apothecary Compendium

Schiffer Publishing

$50.00

This comprehensive, illustrated handbook is intended for collectors of apothecary bottles and other pharmaceutical and medical paraphernalia, covering artifacts likely to appear in North America and the United Kingdom from early Colonial times through approximately 1920. The book contains by...

World-Class Corkscrews

Schiffer Publishing

$79.99

More than 4,500 corkscrews spanning three centuries are organized into 59 chapters featuring over 3,000 color photos. This huge volume gives details of the corkscrews presented in a reader-friendly form: you'll find descriptions and markings, as well as patent and...

Stromatolites

Schiffer Publishing

$29.99

A colorful look at 3.5 billion years of stromatolites, peculiar structures produced by primitive life forms that lived over vast spans of geologic time. At once diverse, attractive, and sometimes puzzling, fossilized stromatolites are found worldwide in sedimentary rocks?ften presenting...

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