Do you need help in finding that elusive and rare antique bottle? How about some clues on where to locate the best digging spots? Do you wonder how old your bottle really is? The "Bottle Bible", a comprehensive reference for all collectors from bottle-collecting enthusiast Michael Polak, is now newly revised for the third edition. Bottle collecting continues to grow as an incredibly popular hobby, with more and more people digging through old dumps, foraging through old ghost towns, digging out old outhouses, exploring mine shafts, and searching at swap meets, flea markets, and garage sales for the treasured bottle.
A precious commodity since ancient times, the powerful presence of perfume lies not in the fragrance alone, as you'll discover after spending just a few minutes with the beautiful new reference to the regal world of antique and vintage perfume bottles. &break;&break;Each of the bottles in this book (which includes commercial successes such as Avon and Coty, and high-end spectacles including Chanel No. 5 and Lalique) is represented in a stunning color photos, accompanies by recent auction and realized pricing, plus, production information to assist the accurate identification of these containers.
Simply the Best! Known in the field as "The Bottle Bible," Antique Trader Bottles Identification & Price Guide has been for nearly 20 years the definitive bottle-collecting guide. As the only full-color bottle book on the market, the guide is loaded with more than 5,000 listings and 700 photographs covering more than 50 bottle categories from the 19th and 20th centuries. Inside you'll find such bottle categories as: Avon, Barber, Beer, Bitters, Flasks, Jim Beam, Medicine, Perfume, Soda and many, many more. And with key identifying characteristics, detailed descriptions and current real-world values, you have in hand a trusted and reliable resource. New in the 7th Edition! Black Glass Bottles Hawaiian Bottles Top 10 Bottle Collecting Destinations Central Nevada Museum profile
Shares professional and practical strategies on where to find, how to negotiate and how to flip top categories of valuable antique bottles, listing top examples in the most popular categories and their record auction prices. Original.
As more and more people feel the urge to possess objects of age or beauty, so the prices of antiques soar beyond the pockets of many people. Bottles, however, have remained comparatively inexpensive. In Victorian times, our forebears packed everything from tea to hair restorer in glass bottles, and they discarded them with their household refuse. In dumps all over Britain, these bottles are waiting to be dug up, each non-machine-made bottle a collector's item. This book describes the development of bottles of all sorts and illustrates over two hundred examples.
Over the last 30 years Victoria Crowe, one of Scotland's leading painters, has established herself as a painter whose work is instantly recognisable. This book covers her full range - landscape, still lifes, portraits, self-portraits and interiors - but much of her work defies such precise catogorisation. She has been described as 'one of the most vital and original figurative painters currently at work in Scotland'. An essay by art historian and critic Colin Bailey, illustrated by Crowe's most recent paintings, sets her work in context. Then follows a chronological path through her life and work, told in her own highly individual words, but punctuated by the voices of critics. It concludes close in time to where it started, thus forming a cyclical link, a theme that runs as a constant thread throughout the work itself. This is a personal journey spanning over 30 years, in which life efents are transmuted into painted images.
The take-it-with-you collecting resource?&break;&break;America's favorite pocket-sized guide helps you identify, value, buy and sell bottles like a pro. &break;&break; All new photos and listings, plus five new chapters:&break; Crocks and stoneware&break; Food and pickle bottles&break; Ginger beer bottles&break; Mineral water bottles&break; Soda fountain syrup dispensers &break;&break; 300 color photos and 1,500 listings with current values &break;&break; Tips for identifying, buying and selling bottles &break;&break; Top ten bottle collecting destinations, trademarks, glossary, and key bottle websites
The Most Valuable Tool in Your Toolbox Lacking the edge on tool information? Cut through the competition and hammer home deals like a pro with Antique Trader Tools Price Guide. Featuring 700 color photos, thousands of listings with current values, market trends, and collecting advice, it's the definitive reference on antique tools. This book features: 700 color photos, with actual prices received at auctions 2,000 listings covering planes, braces, drills, saws, hammers, levels, rules, squares, gauges, scientific instruments, patented tools, advertising, and much more Information on building a collection, condition grading, market trends, and investing New! Chapter on collecting Stanley tools Condition grading photos
Author: Robert M. Overstreet
Release Date: 2018-09
The Ultimate Guide to Indian Arrowheads! Long considered the Bible of arrowhead collecting, The Official Overstreet Indian Arrowheads Identification and Price Guide is an encyclopedic guide to projectile points found in the contiguous United States, as well as Alaska. Featuring more than 12,000 images of points from 10 distinct geographical regions, readers gain an understanding of arrowhead types, manufacturing, grading, materials and values. A substantial and massive reference unmatched in the marketplace, The Official Overstreet Indian Arrowheads Identification and Price Guide is the most respected book on the subject. Hands-on reference to everything arrowheads all in one book: arrowhead types, manufacturing, grading materials, values 12,000 actual size photographs covering hundreds of point types Special sections on how to grade, identify and catalog your points Covers arrowheads found from throughout the United States including Alaska
Author: Terry Kovel
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
The 50th edition of Kovels', the leading antiques price guide, includes 25,000 listings and more than 2,500 full-color photographs. Kovels' is the most complete and best-illustrated price guide available, from the most trusted name in the industry. It features exceptionally well-organized, wide-ranging, up-to-the-minute information, and includes more tips, marks, logos, and photographs than any other competitive title. Kovels' is the only guide with prices based on actual sales from the previous calendar year, never estimates. Unlike other guides, which focus almost exclusively on English or high-priced items 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.
The World's Greatest Coca-Cola Reference Guide Now in its 11th Edition, Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide is the one resource that legions of collectors have turned to as their definitive source for identifying and valuing nearly a century of treasures. This expanded and updated edition—four years in the making—is the best volume yet. In addition to current collector values, descriptions and photos for thousands of items, this edition contains more than twice as much color as in the past—160 color plates in all—loaded with crisp clear photos of the most-desirable Coca-Cola collectibles. New and expanded color sections feature trays, calendars, bottles, the "Diamond Design" from the 1960s and much more. New guidelines for grading and evaluating items, along with a variety of resources to help both new and experienced collectors, will prove invaluable. This new volume is truly the ultimate resource for answering your Coca-Cola collecting questions.