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1 Bagdade, Susan;Bagdade, Al;Bagdade, Allen D. Warman's English & Continental Pottery & Porcelain
Iola Wisconsin Krause Publications 1998 0873416414 / 9780873416412 3rd Edition Trade Paperback New No Jacket 4to -- 10.75 in Tall 
312 pp., numerous b&w photos. Glossary, index, bilbliography. A price guide and market overview for more than 200 categories of European pottery and porcelain, compiled for the U.S. market. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 Baker, Mark Allen The Standard Guide to Collecting Autographs: A Reference & Value Guide
Iola, Wisconsin Krause Publications 1999 0873416139 / 9780873416139 Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket Reference 4to 11 in Tall 
601 pp. Nearly new, spine uncreased. No marking. Exhaustive compendium of values for 15,000 signatures -- entertainers, presidents, athletes, generals, et al. Plus analysis and pointers on market trends. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Bedford, John More Looking in Junk Shops
NY David McKay Co. 1965 1st American Edition Cloth Very Good Fair + 12mo - 6.75 in High Holland, Susan 
252 pp. Heavy chipping of dj. Spine flap has quarter-inch tear at top, some darkish soiling. Binding firm, text bright. Heavily illustrated with line drawings of furniture details. Handy pocket-sized furniture and china identification guide for treks to antique and junk shops. Entries are alphabetically arranged. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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4 Bjerkoe, Ethel Hale The Cabinetmakers of America: Their Lives and Works
NY Bonanza Books 1957 Reprint Cloth Good + Fair Reference 4th -- 10.5 In. Tall 
246 pp., with b&w photos and line drawings. Some rubbing on edges and corner of orange cloth cover. Dust jacket moderately rubbed and tattered along creases. An encyclopedic alphabetized reference listing important cabinetmakers, and their locations, many of them from 17th and 18th centuries, Most entries have 50 to 200 words of biographical information. More important ones have one to two full pages of material. Sketches provide details of their characteristic styles. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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5 Damato, H. H. How to Collect, Refinish and Restore Antique and Country Furniture
Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. TAB Books 1982 0830600841 / 9780830600847 1st Printing Leatherette-like Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8v0 --8.5 In. 
360 pp. Attractive chocolate brown covers, wit bright gilt titling. Corners bumped, light foxing of pasted end papers. Text still bright. No markings. Many photos and diagrams. Introductory information on antique furniture construction. Also pointers on authenticating antique pieces. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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6 De Carle, Donald Clocks and Their Value
London N.A.G. Press Ltd 1971 2nd Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo --8.5 In 
159 pp. with line drawing on nearl every page. Blue pebbled cloth. With bibliography, chronology of British monarchs and their respective clock styles. Very little wear, no markings. An alphabetical guide to various British, American and European clocks, mostly from the 18th to 20th centuries. Some entries, such as that for Big Ben, include a wealth of historical and technical detail. Most are a paragraph or two. Gives value ranges in British pounds. The author has reported on clock auctions for more than 50 years. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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7 Husfloen, Kyle, Ed. Antique Trader's American & European Decorative & Art Glass Price Guide
Iola, Wisconsin Krause Publications 2000 0873418964 / 9780873418966 Second Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
202 pp., bibliography, glossary. Nearly 500 b&w photos, plus 16 pp. of color photos. More than 3000 listings. Lightly used, no markings, spine uncreased. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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8 Ketchum, William C. Chests, Cupboards, Desks and Other Pieces
Ny Alfred a Knopf Inc 1982 0394712706 / 9780394712703 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good Good 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall By 4.25 in Wide 
334 pp. plus about 50 pp of appendix matter (price guide, glossary, bibliography etc.) Many color photos and b&w detail sketches. A comprehensive guide to main styles of American furntiture, from 1600s onward to Mission and Art Deco styles. Also includes miscellaneous items such as hall trees , mirrors and vanity tables. Part of the Knopf Collectors' Guides to American Antiques. Foldout DJ with chipping and tears covers stiff wraps. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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9 Montgomery, Charles F. A History of American Pewter
NY Praeger Publishers 1973 Reprint Cloth Near Fine Very Good 4to-- 10 in Tall 
246 pp. Close to new, slight rubbing on corners of jacket. Text clean. Detailed survey of pewter found in American homes since colonial times. Includes technical chapters on how it's made. Numerous b&w photos showing examples, markings, etc. Many are taken from the collection of Winterthur, the DuPont estate that is now a museum. Author is a Yale art professor and former director of Winterthur. Besides a catalog of Winterthur's holdings, it includes a list of other important pewter collections in the U.S. Index, bibliography, instructions on cleaning pewter. Note: The guide does not attempt to assign values or track recent sales. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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10 Mount Vernon Ladies Association Mount Vernon: An Illustrated Handbook
Mount Vernon, Va. MVLA 1964 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good + No Jacket 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
114 pp. Lightly used, Stiff wraps with color photo of Mount Vernon, long view. Maps on endpapers. Numerous color photos of art and furniture at Mount Vernon. Detailed history of how the estate passed through the generations and eventually was preserved. Washington's mansion was an important center of national life in the Revolutionary and Federalist eras. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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11 Ormsbee, Thomas H. Know Your Heirlooms
NY McBride Co. 1957 Firsrt Edition Cloth and Boards Good + No Jacket 4to --10 In Tall 
128 pp. plus 123 b&w glossy photos of various antiques. Bibliography, index. Wear on spine edges, corners rubbed, bottom end has rubbed spot. Text clean, no marking. Light foxing, mainly on endpapers. A layman's guide to broad categories of antiques, primarily those common in American households, ranging from furniture to china, paintings, silver and candlesticks. Based on a syndicated newspaper column. Lots of tidbits of trivia about the history of antiques. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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12 Owen, Pat The Story of Bing & Grondahl Christmas Plates
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Owen Enterprises 1962 3-ring Binder Very Good + Very Good + 
204 pp. No markings, vey clean. Descriptions of annual series of collectible Christmas plates from Denmark, covering 1895 to 1987. Full page photo of each design. Price clipped on dj corner. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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13 Rinker, Harry L., Ed. Warman's Americana & Collectibles 1st Edition
Elkins POark, Pa. Warmar Publishing Co. 1984 0911594043 / 9780911594041 2nd Printing Trade Papeback very good+ Reference 8vo --9 in Tall 
553 pp. An alphabetical price guide for 250 categorries of collectibles, ranging from trade cards and toys to beer cans to political buttons, movie memorabilia and various glassware. Thumbed but still very sturdy and clean. This 1984 reference work is useful for tracking the price appreciation of "old stuff" over the decades. As the rear cover states: "The material of your childhood is today's collectible." 
Price: 9.00 USD
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14 Rockmore, Cynthia and Julian The Country Auction Antiques Book
New York Hawthorn Books 1978 080151780x / 9780801517808 First Edition Buckram and Cloth Very Good + No Jacket 4to -- 11 in Tall 
160 pp. on glossy stock, index. Close to new, no markings. Faint rubbing on corners. A few faint foxing spots. Lacks dust jacket. Numerous simple line drawings of various antiques, giving their general design features. A few color sketches included. A pair of antique hunters reminisce about country auctions they've attended throughout America. Venues include the Sugar Bush Farm Auction in Salem (central Mass.); Auction near the RR Bridge in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.,; Painted Barn Auction near Windsor Castle, Pennsylvania; Chicken Farm in Lehigh Valley; Auction near Natchez; Barkers' Sale in Dallas; Auction near Abilene, Kansas. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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15 Rogers, Meyric R. American Interior Design: The Traditions and Development of Domestic Design from Colionial Times to the Present
NY Bonanza Books 1978 Reprint Cloth Tape & Cloth Boards Fair No Jacket 4to -- 11 in Tall 
309 pp. Fragile binding with first 18 pp. detached but laid in. Covers slightly bowed outward. About a half-dozen glossy b&w photos of furniture have been excised, more than 200 others are intact. Moderate rubbing to spine. Text clean. Adequate as readilng copy. Author is a former curator of decorative arts at the Chicago Art Institute. Originally published 1947. Most recent designs show ultra-modern glass houses of the 1940s. Includes glossary and biographical notes. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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16 Rowsome, Frank Jr. The Verse By the Side of the Road: The Story of the BurmaShave Signs and Jingles
Brattleboro, Vermont Stephen Greene Press 1977 0828900388 / 9780828900386 9th Printing Cloth Very Good + Very Good 8vo-- 8.25 in. Rose, Carl. 
121 pp., which includes 50-page appendix of BurmaShave rhymes published from 1927 through 1963. Small tear, shipping on jacket rear panel. No markings in text. Light wear. Red End papers. Sprightly first person account of how a tiny company rose to fame within the personal care industry, primarily by using corny verses painted sequentially on roadside signs. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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17 Sack, Albert Fine Points of Furniture: Early American
NY Crown Publishers 1960 4th Printing Cloth & Boards Very Good No Jacket 4to -- 10 in Tall 
303 pp. Moderate wear, fading along cover edges, Binding still mostly firm. Previous owner's name in light ink on endpaper corner. A pictorial guide to grading American antique furniture, with hundreds of thumbnail photos and captions giving details of evaluation. Typically, a particular piece is shown in "good" "better" and "best" examples, with explanations of the grading. Foreword by John Meredith Graham II, curator, Colonial Williamsburg. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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18 Vila, Bob and Davidson, Jane This Old House: Restoring, Rehabilitating, and Renovating an Older House Plus BONUS: The Fifth Old House Catalog.
Boston Little Brown & Co. 1980 0316177024 / 9780316177023 First Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 4vo -- 10 in Tall 
Two-for-one special: This Old House plus The Fifth Old House Catalog. This Old House --- 209 pp. about 200 color photos, many line drawings. Lightly read, slight thumbing. No markings. Issued as a companion to the popular PBS series, this book follows Vila and his crew as they restore a century-old Victorian in Boston's Dorchester section. Written for novices who know little or nothing about carpentry, plumbing, etc. More of an adventure tale than a how-to book. The Fifth Old House Catalog: 240 pp. Light wear, previous owner's name on half-title page, no other markings. Sturdy, spine uncreased. A compendium of suppliers for property owners seeking to restore older homes. Numerous photos and illustrations. Many historical factoids sprinkled thoughout. Chapters cover such topics as floors, hardware, cooking and heating, furniture and fabrics. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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19 Voss, Thomas M. Antique American Country Furniture: A Field Guide
New York Bonanza Books 1981 0517339897 / 9780517339893 8th Printing Cloth Near Fine Very Good + 12mo --7.25 in Tall 
383 pp. Nearly new, text lightly toned. Slight ding to dj edge. Light edge wear to spine. Gilt titling on brown cloth. Text clean, no markings. Numerous line drawings, plus glossary, reading list, picture index. bibliography. A folksy guide to finding and identifying worthwhile country furniture at auctions, antique shops, junk shops. Pointers for bidding. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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20 Willard, John Ware Simon Willard and His Clocks
NY Dover Publications 1968 Reprint Trade Papeback Very Good 8vo -- 9.25 in 
133 pp., 38 full page plates, 4 color illustrations. A couple of small dings to edge of front cover and spine. Text clean, binding firm. The great-grandson of Ware recounts his life and career as a clockmaker in the late 1700s. Known as the inventor of the banjo-style clock, Ware designed clocks for the U.S. Capitol and many other public buildings. The Dover edition is an unabridged reprint of the 1911 original. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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