This is the most comprehensive guide on collecting fire-related antiques available today. Showcased is a breathtaking collection of functional items, including helmets, parade trumpets, badges, grenades, alarm boxes, and lanterns; and presentation items, such as trophies and awards. Here, too, are items that celebrate the mystique of firefighting, including toys, artwork, movie posters, and much more. Covering colonial times to the present and including a brief historical introduction, this book is the premier reference even for the most serious collector of firematics. It includes over 500 color photographs with detailed descriptions and up-to-date pricing information.
James and Sandra Piatti are both educators with a passion for antiques. They reside in northern New Jersey.