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Antique and Collectibles Price Guides

Miller's Antiques Price Guide 2009: 30th Edition (Hardcover) by Judith Miller (Author)

Features color photos and in-depth information on more than 8,000 items, and is specifically compiled to reflect the American market, with every image changed from last year’s edition—so it’s up to date with collecting and buying trends.

Warman's Antiques & Collectibles 2010 Price Guide (Warman's Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide) by Mark F. Moran (Paperback - Mar 23, 2009)
Miller's Collectibles Price Guide 2009 (Miller's Collectables Price Guide) (Paperback) by Judith Miller (Author), Mark Hill (Author)
Warman's Antiques & Collectibles 2009 Price Guide (Warman's Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide) by Ellen T Schroy and Tracy L Schmidt (Paperback - Mar 31, 2008)
Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide: The Encyclopedia of Coca-Cola Collectibles by Allan Petretti (Hardcover - Dec 19, 2008)
Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2009 Price Guide (Antique Trader Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide) by Kyle Husfloen (Paperback - Oct 20, 2008)
Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2009: America's Bestselling and Most Up-to-Date Antiques Annual (Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price List) by Ralph and Terry Kovel and Terry Kovel (Paperback - Sep 1, 2008)

Nippon China



Van Patten's ABC's of Collecting Nippon Porcelain: Identification and Values

Joan Van Patten This book is the Nippon book for collectors and dealers. Nippon guru Joan Van Patten, author of a seven-volume series on Nippon porcelain as well as Nippon Dolls & Playthings, Celluloid Treasures of the Victorian Era, and two volumes of the Collector's Encyclopedia of Noritake, has produced the ultimate book on this popular Japanese porcelain. Historical information is included, as well as the different designs and techniques that were used. A variety of patterns, designs, decors, and various scenes are showcased. A big chapter on reproductions is also included, and hundreds of backstamps are shown. As the subtitle of the book suggests, this volume is arranged alphabetically by piece. As always, current collector values are provided for every item shown. Hundreds of photographs of vases, tea sets, candlesticks, trays, creamers, plates, urns, and many other types of dishes are featured. Joan Van Patten, co-founder and past president of the International Nippon Collector's Club, is a qualified, trustworthy source for every Nippon collector, and her books are always considered required reading.


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I have found the following books on Antiques and Collectibles to be an excellent source for current market trends and value:

Antique 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 factory marks.

Kovels' 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.

Schroeder's 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 photos.

Warman's 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.

Harry 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.

Garage 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.

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The 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.

Maloney's 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.

eBay 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 something.







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Collector Plates
Dale Earnhardt
Dept. 56

Kitchen Collectibles
Nippon China
Precious Moments
Royal Doulton


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The Medals That Honor True Heroes
John Wayne, The War Years
Remembering Martin Luther King
Let's Twist Again!


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