I have found the following
books on Antiques and Collectibles to be an excellent source for current
market trends and value:
Trader's Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, Kyle Husfloen, Editor.
Published by Antique Trader Books. Over 1,500 photos and 900 pages of
information. The condensed yet descriptive text preceding the prices in
each category is particularly well-researched. Excellent photos. Many
Antiques & Collectibles Price List, Ralph and Terry Kovel. Published
by Three Rivers Press. An "appraiser approved" price guide with over 500
photos. Also includes hundreds of factory marks and logos. Fully indexed
and cross-referenced. The Kovels are hot sellers and well known as experts
in collecting. They have written a number of popular, informative books.
Antiques Price Guide, Sharon Huxford and Bob Huxford, editors.
Published by Collector Books. Many people find Schroeder's one of the
easiest reference guides to use. Every category places much emphasis on
subcategories and includes a great deal of history and information. Prices
are easy to find and the listings are easy to scan. There are many excellent
Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, Ellen Schroy, Editor. Published
by Krause Publications. Provides continually updated, highly responsible
pricing information and relies upon an outstanding and expert board of
advisors. Particularly helpful are the references given under most categories,
as well as special auction information and reproduction alerts.
L. Rinker: The Official Price Guide to Collectibles, Harry L.
Rinker. Published by House of Collectibles. Expert and critic Harry L.
Rinker is one of the worlds most widely read columnists on collectibles.
Rinker's outspoken opinions and love of collectibles of all kinds makes
him a popular author. Rinker's experience in writing for Warman's and
his dedication to responsible pricing shows through on every page. There
are also a number of outstanding photos, hints, tips, and warnings.
Sale & Flea Market Annual: Cashing in on Today's Lucrative Collectibles
Market, Sharon Huxford, Editor. Published by Collector Books.
In addition to being a comprehensive price guide to hundreds of collectibles,
the Garage Sale & Flea Market Annual often offers information on collectibles
you might not find elsewhere. Check here for the tried-and-true as well
as items that hold the promise of becoming trendy.
Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling Collectibles, Laurie
E. Rozakis, Ph.D. Published by Alpha Books. A newbie must-have, but many
collectors and dealers who are far from novice and certainly not "idiots"
have found this to be an outstanding reference book. All the basics of
collectibles are here, and the text is as entertaining as it is informative.
Well researched and responsibly written.
Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory, David J. Maloney,
Jr. Published by Antique Trader Books. Considered by many as being the
Who's Who of the collectibles world. Includes collectors, dealers, appraisers,
experts, clubs, and museums in virtually all categories. A wealth of information.
For Dummies, by Marsha Collier, Roland Woerner, Stephanie Becker.
Be sure to look for the latest edition of this fine book. It’s an outstanding
guide to eBay, and a fun read. Even those with eBay experience will learn
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Let's Twist Again!
A Brief History
What is Collectible?
Why People Love Collectibles
Major Collectibles Categories
Factors Influencing Value
Finding and Buying On eBay
Tips for Listing and Selling
Authentication & Grading
Displaying Your Collection
Caring for Your Collection
Insuring Your Collection