On this page you can browse the 103 titles on collectibles that are currently on our shelves in the shop as of August 20, 2012. Today, it seems, as though just about anything is collectible, so here are titles on some of the items that are collected, and do not "fit neatly" in any other category (make sure to see our menu for antique reference books). If you see a title you would like to own, make a note of the Order Number just before the price, and place your order with  Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire at any time. Thank you, RAY

1. DOVER STAMPING CO., 1869 - THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL CATALOG COLLECTION, The Pyne Press, Princeton, NJ, (1971) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 222pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0878610073 Tinware, Tin Toys, Tinned Iron Wares, Tinners' Material, Enameled Stove Hollow Ware, Tinners' Tools and Machines. Illustrated Catalog and Historical Introduction., (Order No: 29817 ), $7.00

2. GRISWOLD CAST IRON WITH PRICES - A PRICE GUIDE, L-W Book Sales, Gas City, IN, 1993, B&W illustrations, 176pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0895380234, (Order No: 60837 ), $15.00

3. COLLECTORS GUIDE TO LOCKS & KEYS - OVER 400 LOCKS AND KEYS PICTURED AND PRICED, L-W Promotions, Gas City, IN, no date c1970s, B&W illustrations, 60pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Great illustrations from ads and original catalogues. Price guide on last page is keyed to the illustrations in the text., (Order No: 47502 ), $20.00

4. American Historical Catalog Collection, L. H. MACE & CO. 1883 - WOODENWARE, MEAT SAFES, TOYS, REFRIGERATORS, CHILDREN'S CARRIAGES AND HOUSE FURNISHINGS GOODS, The Pyne Press, Princeton, NJ, (1971) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0878610022 Illustrated Catalog and Historical Introduction. A good look at what could be ordered for the home in 1883., (Order No: 30424 ), $7.50

5. Barlow, Ronald S.; Franklin, Linda Campbell (contributing editor), A PRICE GUIDE TO VICTORIAN HOUSEWARE: HARDWARE & KITCHENWARE, Windmill Publishing Company, El Cajon, CA, (1992), B&W illustrations, 376pp, good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0933846037 "With up-to-date prices for collectors" and "2,000 copyright-free engravings for Artists, Designers and Craftsmen.", (Order No: 60838 ), $15.00

6. Beck, Doreen, COLLECTING COUNTRY & WESTERN AMERICANA, Hamlyn, London, (1975), 106 B&W, 32 color ill., 128pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0600370437 Western Americana is a genuine expression of the artistic spirit of the American people., (Order No: 957 ), $5.00

7. Bertoia, Jeanne, DOORSTOPS - IDENTIFICATION & VALUES, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, (1985), color illustrations, 176pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0891452982 Doorstops, or doorporters as they were first called, originated in England where they were used to keep doors open to provide better room ventilation., (Order No: 43738 ), $10.00

8. Betensley, Bertha, 104 SPOON PATENTS, published by the author, Westville, IN, 1972, B&W illustrations, 48pp, very good, wraps (softcover), A study of various types of spoons from the patents filed., (Order No: 42556 ), $20.00

9. Brown, C. W., SALT DISHES: SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOOK PUBLISHED IN 1937 - SHOWING 1098 ADDITIONAL SALT DISHES FROM THE COLLECTION OF C. W. BROWN, published by C. W. Brown, Ashland, MA, (1941), B&W illustrations, 107pp, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 32268 ), $15.00

10. Brown, Clark W., SALT DISHES - SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOOK PUBLISHED IN 1937 SHOWING 1098 ADDITIONAL SALT DISHES FROM THE COLLECTION OF CLARK W BROWN, Wallace-Homestead Book Co., Des Moines, IA, (1970), B&W illustrations, 107pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 52399 ), $9.50

11. Brown, Michele (photographs by Gerrit Buntrock), THE TEDDY BEAR HALL OF FAME: A CENTURY OF HISTORIC BEARS PRESENTED BY THE TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Headline Book Publishing, London, (1997) 1st ptg, color photographs, 144pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Michele Brown, who helped found The Teddy Bear Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1988, tells the story of the teddy bear over ten decades, paying special tribute to those bears who deserve an honoured place in the Hall of Fame., (Order No: 31728 ), $20.00

12. Burgess, Arene Wiemers, NINETEENTH CENTURY WOODEN BOXES -- 19TH CENTURY WOODEN BOXES, WITH VALUES, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA, (1997), color illustrations, 160pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0764303198, (Order No: 62417 ), $14.50

13. Burris, Ronald B. (written and illustrated by), MORE COLLECTABLE JARS - BOOK NO. 3 WITH PRICE GUIDE, published by the author, Visalia, CA, 1968, B&W illustrations, 80pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 45260 ), $5.00

14. Cabre, Monique, FRENCH KITCHENWARE - THE ART OF COLLECTIBLES: BOWLS, CANISTER, MOLDS, POTS, PANS, L'Aventurine, Paris, (2000), color illustrations, 93pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 2914199074 Discover or rediscover the butter molds and stamps, enamel canisters, towels and aprons, coffee grinders, coffee pots and shiny copper cake molds used by generations past., (Order No: 50159 ), $7.50

15. Carter, Bill; Butterworth, Bernard; Carter, Joseph; and Carter, John, DENTAL COLLECTIBLES & ANTIQUES, Dental Folklore Books of KC, Overland Park, KS, (1984), B&W illustrations, 68pp, good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0930989007 An uncommon title by dentists explaining how to start a dental collection and the many and varied items of office furniture and equipment that is available., (Order No: 54358 ), $45.00

16. Caudron, Simone; Cook, Brian; McLeod, Malcolm; Kidd, Dafydd; Graham, Ian; and Gray, Basil, COLLECTORS & COLLECTIONS: THE BRITISH MUSEUM YEARBOOK 2, British Museum Publications, London, (1977), 219 B&W ill., 4 color plates, 276pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0714100560 This second volume of the BRITISH MUSEUM YEARBOOK contains six major articles on some of the great collectors and their collections., (Order No: 47809 ), $7.50

17. Chalala, Mildred L. and Chalala, Joseph P., A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO ABC PLATES, MUGS AND THINGS, Pridemark Press, Lancaster, PA, (1980), B&W and color illustrations, 256pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Most of the ABC plates were an export item from England to the United States. This book contains photographs of 531 old English ABC plates, two pages of groups of plates in color and 260 photographs of various other ABC plates and things - mugs, glass, tin, other china, lithographed and assorted items., (Order No: 35804 ), $40.00

18. Collector's Digest, DEXTERITY GAMES AND OTHER HAND-HELD PUZZLES - WITH 1995 VALUES, L-W Book Sales, Gas City, IN, 1995, color illustrations, 160pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0895380293 A nice presentation of these seldom seen items. And, the first time I have seen this book since it was published 15 years ago., (Order No: 59768 ), $8.00

19. Collins, Philip; photography by Sam Sargent, SMOKERAMA: CLASSIC TOBACCO ACCOUTREMENTS, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, (1992), color ill., 124pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0811801195 Superb samples of fashionable and sometimes humorous smoking accessories., (Order No: 34323 ), $12.00

20. Commemorative Collectors Society, JUBILEE ROYAL - JUBILEE REVIEW OF COMMEMORATIVE SOUVENIRS ISSUED TO MARK THE SILVER JUBILEE OF H. M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II, Commemorative Collectors Soc, Nottingham, UK, 1977, B&W illustrations, unpaginated, good, wraps (softcover), Over 600 commemorative items are described, illustrated and priced., (Order No: 44114 ), $25.00

21. Cope, Jim, OLD ADVERTISING - AN ILLUSTRATED VALUE GUIDE, Great American Publishing Co, Austin, TX, (1980), B&W illustrations, 344pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 09346320104 Includes: Food, Beer, Soft Drinks, Tobacco, Medicine, Whiskey, and more, (Order No: 45244 ), $5.00

22. Courter, J. W., ALADDIN COLLECTORS MANUAL AND PRICE GUIDE - II, published by the author, Simpson, Illinois, (1973), B&W illustrations, 12pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 45664 ), $7.50

23. Courter, J. W., ALADDIN COLLECTORS MANUAL AND PRICE GUIDE - 4 (REVISED 1975 EDITION), published by the author, Simpson, Illinois, (1975), B&W illustrations, 16pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 45665 ), $7.50

24. Courter, J. W., ALADDIN COLLECTORS MANUAL AND PRICE GUIDE - 5 (REVISED 1976- 1977 EDITION), published by the author, Simpson, Illinois, (1976), B&W illustrations, 20pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 45666 ), $7.50

25. Courter, J. W., ALADDIN COLLECTORS MANUAL AND PRICE GUIDE - 6 - 1978 EDITION, published by the author, Simpson, Illinois, (1977), B&W illustrations, 36pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 45667 ), $7.50

26. Courter, J. W., ALADDIN COLLECTORS MANUAL AND PRICE GUIDE EIGHT- 1981 EDITION, published by the author, Simpson, Illinois, (1980), B&W illustrations, 36pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 45668 ), $7.50

27. Courter, J. W., ALADDIN COLLECTORS MANUAL AND PRICE GUIDE NINE - 1983, published by the author, Simpson, Illinois, (1982), B&W illustrations, 34pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 45669 ), $7.50

28. Courter, J. W., ALLADIN COLLECTORS MANUAL & PRICE GUIDE #19, published by the author, Kevil, KY, 2000, B&W illustrations, 52pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 09992919205, (Order No: 52456 ), $20.00

29. Cunningham, Jo, THE COLLECTOR'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN DINNERWARE, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, (1982), B&W and color ill., 319pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover) -- Price Guide Laid In, ISBN 0891451994 A compilation of dinnerware pieces and pieces of information gained from letters, trade publications and conversations with pottery people., (Order No: 30474 ), $7.50

30. Curtis, Tony (compiled by), KITCHEN EQUIPMENT - ANTIQUES AND THEIR VALUES SERIES, Lyle Publications / Apollo, Scotland / Poughkeepsie, NY, (1978) rev ed, B&W illustrations, 126pp, very good+, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0902921797, (Order No: 45246 ), $7.50

31. Davidson, Joe, THE ART OF THE CIGAR LABEL - TRUE FIRST EDITION WITH AN ORIGINAL CIGAR LABEL TIPPED IN, The Wellfleet Press, Edison, NJ, (1989) 1st ed, over 400 labels in color, 252pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, ISBN 1555214363 Cigar labels started emerging from abandoned factories in the 1960s. This outstanding examples of chromolithographic art appeared framed in three Bloomingdale's department stores during the 1978 Christmas season selling "briskly". Fortune 500 firms gave them away as executive gifts, and in 1979 the Wall Street Journal published a front page article about their explosive growth in popularity. This is the sought after TRUE FIRST EDITION WITH AN ORIGINAL LABEL TIPPED IN on this relatively new hobby in the world of art., (Order No: 7696 ), $50.00

32. Dequaine, Lester, RAZOR BLADE BANKS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY AND PRICE GUIDE, Natl Shaving & Barbershop, Meriden, CT, (1998), B&W and color illustrations, 60pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0966448707 Razor blade banks were used for only a brief period of time. Such banks were produced from about 1925 to 1970, the need for such banks being created by technological changed and then eliminated by further technology., (Order No: 57953 ), $45.00

33. Ehrhardt, Roy, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OLD POCKET KNIVES BOOK NO. 1 & NO. 2, Heart of America Press, Kansas City, MO, 1974 revised, B&W illustrations, good+, spiral bound wraps (softcover), ISBN 0913902020 With price guide to 500 knives and 1790 Knife Makers., (Order No: 51923 ), $45.00

34. Ehrmann, Eric (special contributor Robert L. Miller; special consultant Louise Schaub Witt), HUMMEL: THE COMPLETE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE AND ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE, Portfolio Press Corporation, Huntington, NY, 1976, photos by Seymour Linden, 259pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Thorough, instructive, and delightful reading are the words that come to mind after reading author Ehrmann's magnum opus for Hummel collectors., (Order No: 34485 ), $7.50

35. Fennimore, Donald L. and Halfpenny, Patricia A. with Duffy, Kate and Carlson, Janice, CAMPBELL COLLECTION OF SOUP TUREENS AT WINTERTHUR, Univ. Press of New England, (2000), B&W and color illustrations, 260pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0912724552, (Order No: 62288 ), $10.00

36. Franklin, M. J., BRITISH BISCUIT TINS 1868-1939 - AN ASPECT OF DECORATIVE PACKAGING, New Cavendish Books, London, (1979), color illustrations, 215pp, fine, red boards (hardcover) in very good+ slipcase, ISBN 0904568113 A fantastic look at printed tins for biscuits. Contents partially includes: the methods; shapes and their makers; designers and artists; collecting; ephemera; and, much more. This copy comes from my own personal collection, I just can't keep everything., (Order No: 57748 ), $85.00

37. Garisto, Leslie, BIRDCAGE BOOK: ANTIQUE BIRDCAGES FOR THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTOR, Simon & Schuster, New York, (1992) 1st ptg, over 75 color photographs, 95pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0671744453 Presents international designs from every significant design era., (Order No: 7693 ), $12.50

38. Greer & Laing, Wheeling, W. A., GREER & LAING - CUTLERY 1914 - POCKET KNIVES, RAZORS, SCISSORS AND SHEARS, SILVER PLATED WARE, KNIVES AND FORKS, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, n.c. c1970s, B&W illustrations, 76pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Quality reprint of the 1914 trade catalogue of the Greer & Laing Company., (Order No: 56410 ), $20.00

39. Hake, Ted (introduction by Joe Franklin), A TREASURY OF ADVERTISING COLLECTIBLES, Dafran House Publishers, Inc, New York, (1973), B&W and color illustrations, 224pp, good++, wraps (softcover), "A nostalgic price guide to promotional items of the world's great companies.", (Order No: 51854 ), $7.50

40. Hammond, Dorothy, CONFUSING COLLECTIBLES: A GUIDE TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF CONTEMPORARY OBJECTS - REVISED, Wallace-Homestead Book Co., Des Moines, IA, (1979) rev. ed, B&W and color illustrations, 208pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0870692429 Includes: Art Glass; Pressed Glass; Potter and Porcelain; Milk Glass; Lamps; Paperweights; Furniture; Cast Iron Banks and Toys; Metalware; Woodenware; and, much more., (Order No: 51641 ), $15.00

41. Hardt, Anton, SOUVENIR SPOONS OF THE 90'S: AS PICTURED AND DESCRIBED IN "THE JEWELERS' CIRCULAR" & THE JAMES CATALOGUE IN 1891, Anton Hardt, New York, 1962, B&W illustrations, 273pp, good, wraps (softcover), This volume is a compilation, with numerous additions, of a series of articles on Souvenir Spoons, published in nineteen parts in the JEWELERS' CIRCULAR, from March 25, through July 29, 1891., (Order No: 45324 ), $25.00

42. Harmon, Jim, RADIO & TV PREMIUMS - A GUIDE TO THE HISTORY AND VALUE OF RADIO AND TV PREMIUMS, Krause Publications, Iola, WI, (1997), B&W illustrations, 256pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0873415183 More than 200 photos, in-depth histories and price listings for more than 2,000 premiums., (Order No: 59154 ), $6.00

43. Haug, LeRoy C., and Malm, Gerhard A., BIBLE OF BRIDLE BITS, published by the authors, Seneca & Valley Falls, KS, (1975) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 170pp, very good++, wraps (softcover) small corner bump, "An illustrated collector's guide to identification and classification of bridle bits with pricing.", (Order No: 52308 ), $85.00

44. Hawley, W. M., TEMPER LINES IN JAPANESE SWORDS, Hawley Publications, Hollywood, CA, (1991), B&W illustrations, 30pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0910704473 The temper line on a sword is the result of hardening and tempering the edge by heating and chilling., (Order No: 61916 ), $35.00

45. Heide, Robert and Gilman, John, CARTOON COLLECTIBLES: 50 YEARS OF DIME-STORE MEMORABILIA, Dolphin-Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1983, B&W and color illustrations, unpaginated, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0385191138 The wonderful comic character collectibles documented in this unique, authoritative, fun-filled illustrated book represent the most valuable, top-of-the-line dime-store artifacts from the Depression era through the 1950s. Depicts primarily Walt Disney items, focusing on Mickey Mouse., (Order No: 29607 ), $7.50

46. Hertz, Louis H., ANTIQUE COLLECTING FOR MEN, Galahad Books, New York, orig pub 1969, B&W and color illustrations, 416pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0883650452, (Order No: 4764 ), $6.00

47. Himsworth, J. B., THE STORY OF CUTLERY: FROM FLINT TO STAINLESS STEEL, Ernest Benn Limited, London, (1953), B&W illustrations, 208pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB with usual markings, (Order No: 62404 ), $45.00

48. Hotchkiss, John R., LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIBLES: A HANDBOOKS WITH PRICES, Hawthorne Books, Inc., New York, (1974), B&W illustrations, 182pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Fifteen hundred limited edition collectibles classified, listed, and described. Basic information on how to select collectibles and how to determine a fair price., (Order No: 22986 ), $4.00

49. Hothem, Lar, IDENTIFICATION AND VALUE GUIDE TO COUNTRY STORE ANTIQUES, Books Americana, Inc., Florence, AL, 1984, B&W and color illustrations, 155pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0896890457, (Order No: 45243 ), $10.00

50. Houart, Victor, EASTER EGGS: A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE, The Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, VT, (1982) 1st Amer, B&W and color illustrations, 128pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0828904790 The first comprehensive guide to Easter Eggs through the ages., (Order No: 45760 ), $15.00

51. Hyman, Tony, HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN CIGAR BOXES, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, (1979), B&W illustrations, 166pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, ISBN 0932780008 Limited first edition of 3,000 copies., (Order No: 5085 ), $47.50

52. J. P. Seeburg Piano Company, SEEBURG AUTOMATIC INSTRUMENTS, Vestal Press, Vestal, NY, n.d., B&W illustrations, 12pp, fine, wraps (softcover), Quality reprint of an undated catalogue from the 1920s of great Orchestrions., (Order No: 60943 ), $12.50

53. J. P. Seeburg Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, SERVICE MANUAL NO. 6 SEEBURG SYMPHONOLAS - 1942 MODELS: 8200-8200A, RC8200-RC8200A, RCT8200, RCT8200A, The Vestal Press, Vestal, NY, n.d., B&W illustrations, 31pp, very good, wraps (softcover), A quality reprint., (Order No: 60947 ), $40.00

54. Jacobs, Martin, WORLD WAR II HOMEFRONT COLLECTIBLES - PRICE & IDENTIFICATION GUIDE, Krause Publications, Iola, WI, (2000), B&W and color illustrations, 208pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0873418530 More than 2,000 items of keepsakes and novelties produced in the US to bolster morale., (Order No: 58855 ), $10.00

55. Jankowski, Jerry, SHELF LIFE - MODERN PACKAGE DESIGN 1920-1945, Chronicle Books, San Fransicso, CA, (1992) 1st ptg, color illustrations, 119pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 081180075X "A dazzling portfolio of the design and character of what has come to be called modern packaging." Great collectibles today., (Order No: 58811 ), $7.50

56. Katz, Sylvia, PLASTICS: COMMON OBJECTS, CLASSIC DESIGNS, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, (1984), B&W and color illustrations, 160pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0810907690 A nicely illustrated history of plastics from the 1920s through the 1980s., (Order No: 57723 ), $10.00

57. Kelly, Rob Roy and Ellwood, James (in conjunction with Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont), A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO TRIVETS & STANDS - - WITH PRICE GUIDE LAID IN, Golden Era Publications, Lima, OH, (1990), B&W ill., 263pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0926110004 An illustrated catalogue of nineteenth and twentieth century trivets with emphasis on those which are American and cast in iron or brass. The text includes notes on the manufacture, distribution, design and dating of trivets and stands., (Order No: 32551 ), $35.00

58. Klamkin, Marian, THE COLLECTOR'S BOOK OF BOXES, Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, (1970), 182 B&W photos, 145pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Types, care, repair, decorating uses, bibliography. One of this bookseller's favorite books, as the boxes shown have fascinated me for years., (Order No: 609 ), $5.00

59. Korf, Dingeman, DUTCH TILES, Universe Books, Inc., Pub., New York, (1964) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 136pp, good, wraps (softcover) light edgewear, Fascinating and detailed history of this area of "collectibles.", (Order No: 28080 ), $7.00

60. Kovel, Ralph and Kovel, Terry, KOVELS' ADVERTISING COLLECTIBLES PRICE LIST FOR THE 1986-1987 MARKET, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1986) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 160pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0517558718 Over 6,000 current prices, 300 illustrations, 200 company histories. Even though prices are dated, I always feel that a "price guide" can at least give an idea of relative prices and scarcity., (Order No: 46160 ), $7.50

61. Krumholz, Phillip L., COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO AMERICAN RAZOR BLADES, published by the author, Bartonville, IL, (1995) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 264pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) signed by the author, ISBN 0962098736 One of 300 copies of the numbered First Edition. History and an alphabetical listing of all manufacturers., (Order No: 57951 ), $125.00

62. L-W Promotions (edited by), ANTIQUE ADVERTISING HANDBOOK AND PRICE GUIDE, L-W Book Sales, Gas City, IN, 1988, B&W illustrations, 106pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0891453865 The book can be used with, and is keyed to: ANTIQUE ADVERTISING ENCYCLOPEDIA I (published by L-W Book Sales; and, ANTIQUE ADVERTISING ENCYLCOPEDIA II (published by Schiffer Publishing)., (Order No: 54585 ), $7.50

63. Leopold, Allison Kyle (photographs by Edward Addeo), CHERISHED OBJECTS: LIVING WITH AND COLLECTING VICTORIANA, Clarkson Potter Publishers, New York, (1991) 1st ed, color illustrations, 240pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517574357, (Order No: 61788 ), $12.00

64. Long, Jennie D., AN ALBUM OF CANDY CONTAINERS: VOLUME I AND VOLUME II - TWO VOLUME SET, published by the author, California, B&W illustrations, very good, wraps (softcover) inscribed by the author, Volume I, (1983) 2nd ptg, 117pp; Volume II, (1983), 99pp. "The format of this book has been dictated by a desire to create a reference book for candy container collectors which will provide needed information about the variety and quality of candy containers available..." Assembled by categories., (Order No: 57471 ), $60.00

65. Luckin, Richard W., DINING ON RAILS - AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RAILROAD CHINA, RK Publishing, Golden, CO, 1990 2nd ed, B&W illustrations, 392pp, very good, wraps (softcover) very small bump bottom of spine, ISBN 0962636207 A comprehensive look at dining car china from before the turn of the century to present times. Includes American and Canadian Railroad China Railroads from A to Y, history of railroad china, marks, list of china manufacturers, railroad restaurants, and so much more. Really fascinating., (Order No: 44164 ), $185.00

66. Lukins, Jocelyn (A Collectors List Compiled By), COLLECTING DOULTON ANIMALS, Venta Books, UK, (1990), B&W and color illustrations, 128pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0951028839 An informative presentation of the various type of animals and their background., (Order No: 51080 ), $20.00

67. Majua, Margaret and Weingarten, David (foreword by Paul Goldberger), SOUVENIR BUILDINGS MINIATURE MONUMENTS: FROM THE COLLECTION OF ACE ARCHITECTS, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, (1996), color photographs, 128pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0810944707 This is one of the most fascinating books on collectibles that I have ever handled (and I have one copy proudly in my own collection). Many people share the glorious obsession of collecting, but few have done it with the extraordinary panache of David Weingarten and Margaret Majua. Their collection at 2,400 is still growing, the quality exceptional, and the setting for their collection "exudes an aura that is really more like a paneled library." To view the photographs in this book will excite you to begin your own collection., (Order No: 20857 ), $7.50

68. Markowski, Carol and Markowski, Gene (edited by Tom Tumbusch), TOMART'S PRICE GUIDE TO CHARACTER & PROMOTIONAL GLASSES, Wallace-Homestead Book Co., Radnor, PA, (1990) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 152pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0870695754 "including Pepsi, Coke, Fast-Food, Peanut Butter and Jelly Glasses; plus Dairy Glasses & Milk Bottles.", (Order No: 55134 ), $14.50

69. Marshall, Jo, KITCHENWARE - COLLECTING FOR TOMORROW SERIES, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, (1976), B&W and color illustrations, 111pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0801964016, (Order No: 26139 ), $4.00

70. Matthews, Mary Lou, AMERICAN KITCHEN AND COUNTRY COLLECTIBLES: IDENTIFICATION AND PRICE GUIDE, L-W Promotions, Gas City, IN, (1984), B&W illustrations, 140pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0891452745 Grandmother's kitchen was by necessity a huge and often severly plain room, but it welcomed a family warmth and coziness that can't be found in today's kitchen. As everything has become automatic and built-in, the kitchen has grown smaller and smaller and the family room has replaced Grandmother's huge old kitchen table as a family gathering place., (Order No: 22887 ), $7.50

71. McClinton, Katharine Morrison, COLLECTING AMERICAN VICTORIAN ANTIQUES, Wallace-Homestead Book Co., Des Moines,IA, (1978) 2nd ptg, over 200 B&W illustrations, 288pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0870692313 First published in 1966. Good introduction to the antiques and collectibles of this period. Chapters include: Furniture, Decorative Accessories, The Victorian Dining Table, Glass, Silver, Pottery and Porcelain, and Ladies' Handiwork., (Order No: 5494 ), $7.50

72. Mebane, John, WHAT'S NEW THAT'S OLD - OFFBEAT COLLECTIBLES, A. S. Barnes and Company, South Brunswick, NJ, (1969), B&W illustrations, 337pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 049806834X, (Order No: 42642 ), $5.00

73. Michell, Will, GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDMA'S KITCHEN, ERCO, Inc., Tacoma, WA, (1974), B&W illustrations, 58pp, very good, wraps (softcover), "The household articles pictured here are but a few of those available in great great great grandma's kitchen. They are not from one collection, but rather, represent 'heilooms,' treasured by the many fine families that were gracious enough to permit their use ... Each item in the book was selected because it played a unique role in our American heritage.", (Order No: 43870 ), $20.00

74. Miller, Richard C. and Solverson, John F., STUDENT LAMPS OF THE VICTORIAN ERA - WITH 1992-93 VALUE GUIDE LAID IN, Antique Publications, Marietta, OH, (1992), B&W and color ill., 176pp, good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0915410869 1992-93 Value Guide laid in., (Order No: 33020 ), $130.00

75. Moore, Jan, ANTIQUE ENAMELED WARE AN ILLUSTRATED VALUE GUIDE, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, (1975), B&W illustrations, 78pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0891450033 First making its appearance in the 1870s, American enameled cookware became a mainstay in American kitchens., (Order No: 45234 ), $9.00

76. Norwak, Mary, KITCHEN ANTIQUES, Praeger Publishers, New York, (1975), 120 B&W ill, 8 color plates, 135pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0275220400 Contents cover: fireplace and cooking equipment, kitchen furniture, the dairy, the laundry, cleaning the house, storage and preservation, moulds, labor-saving devices, etc., (Order No: 4711 ), $6.00

77. Ord-Hume, Arthur W. J. G., COLLECTING MUSICAL BOXES AND HOW TO REPAIR THEM, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1967), 44 plates and 21 line ill., 140pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Written by a leading authority on mechanical musical instruments, this book traces the history and development of the cylinder and disc musical box and describes some of the many other forms of mechanical instruments produced from the earliest times. For the first time, complete instructions are given on repair and overhaul of various muscial box mechanisms and their cases. Franklin 8728., (Order No: 475 ), $15.00

78. Petretti, Allan and Beyer, Chris H., CLASSIC COCA-COLA SERVING TRAYS, Antique Trader Books, Dubuque, IA, (1998), B&W and color ill., 168pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 093062596X Cocoa-Cola advertising and serving trays were used by The Coca-Cola Company for a period of nearly seventy years to merchandise and promote their celebrated soft drink., (Order No: 33454 ), $12.50

79. Pickvet, Mark, THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO SHOT GLASSES, Antique Publications, Marietta, OH, (1992), B&W illustrations, 228pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0915410907 Contents organized similar to the author's previous book, but with all new information starting off with "What Exactly is a Shot Glass.", (Order No: 48112 ), $12.50

80. Potter, Frank N., THE BOOK OF MOXIE, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, (1987), B&W and color illustrations, 303pp, fine, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, lacks FFEP, ISBN 0891453482 This volume features hundreds of vintage photographs and a complete history of how the drink and its advertising grew and evolved with changing times. We have been told that the majority of the press run of this title was lost in a warehouse fire., (Order No: 28145 ), $100.00

81. Potter, Frank N., THE MOXIE MYSTIQUE: THE WORD, THE DRINK, THE COLLECTIBLES, Moxibooks, Paducah, KY, (1981), B&W illustrations, 147pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 089865145X Moxie was a drink that became an American symbol for turn of the century courage, guts and self-sufficiency that has endured to this day. This book recreates that fabulous, glittering era when America was young and promoting a product was all ballyhoo and public relations wizardry. This is the first book on Moxie, and was expanded by the author in 1987 into a larger (and very scarce) book., (Order No: 32653 ), $25.00

82. Prepared by members of the National Toothpick Holder Collector's Society, TOOTHPICK HOLDERS: CHINA, GLASS AND METAL, Antique Publications, Marietta, OH, (1992), B&W and color illustrations, 140pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0915410885 One reason for the popularity of collecting toothpick holders is the wide variety of options available to collectors., (Order No: 51268 ), $80.00

83. Raines, Joan and Raines, Marvin, A GUIDE TO ROYAL BAYREUTH FIGURALS, published by the authors, New City, NY, 1973, color illustrations, very good, spiral bound (softcover), Twenty (20) plates with descriptive information on the opposite page., (Order No: 24780 ), $7.00

84. Raycraft, Don and Raycraft, Carol, EARLY AMERICAN LIGHTING, Wallace-Homestead Book Co., Des Moines, IA, n.d., 24 color plates, good, spiral bound boards (hardcovers) HALF OF SPRIALS BROKEN, A fascinating presentation of early lighting devices. Page of text faces each plate., (Order No: 30418 ), $10.00

85. Reddock, Richard D. and Reddock, Barbara, PLANTERS PEANUTS: ADVERTISING AND COLLECTIBLES WITH CURRENT PRICES, Wallace-Homestead Book Co., Des Moines, IA, (1978), B&W illustrations, 164pp, good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0870691910 "This book lists the most extensive and complete collection of Planters Peanuts items to date. Most of the items are in our personal collection." An uncommon title, and a must for the Planters Peanut collector. One of the first (if not the first) books done on the Planters' collectibles., (Order No: 21242 ), $40.00

86. Redinger, Carolyn S., THE ELUSIVE POWDER BOWL, published by the author, Smith Center, KS, 1978, B&W illustrations, 33 B&W plates, very good, wraps (softcover), "A near multitude of powder bowls were produced by the various glass companies during the first half of the 20th century. The following illustrated list represents only part of the designs available to collectors. Where possible, we have identified the company which produced a particular design and the dates when it was sold.", (Order No: 54645 ), $30.00

87. Ross, Pat, TO HAVE & TO HOLD: DECORATIVE AMERICAN BOXES, Viking Studio Books, New York, (1991), over 100 color illustrations, 126pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN O670830615 A look at the history of boxmaking in America with contents including: Worldly possessions in Boxes on the Road and in the Bedchamber; Leisure Enjoyment: The Parlor; Storage and Safekeeping: The Library; Hearth and Home: The Kitchen; Tokens of Affection: Sentimental Boxes; and a section on Newly Made American Boxes. Bibliography., (Order No: 4388 ), $5.00

88. Sarpolus, Dick, COLLECTIBLE BLOWTORCHES, Schiffer Publishing Company, Atglen, PA, (2002) 1st ptg, color illustrations, 144pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0764312987 A blowtorch is one of those things that is instantly recognized for what it is, even by those who haven't seen one before., (Order No: 61393 ), $22.50

89. Scroggins, Clara Johnson, SILVER CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE, A. S. Barnes & Company, Inc., La Jolla, CA, (1980) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 197pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0498023850 Silver Christmas ornaments are a joy to own, intriguing to study, and profitable to collect., (Order No: 59720 ), $7.50

90. Smith, J. L., A COLLECTOR'S IDENTIFICATION AND VALUE GUIDE FOR POPULAR ANTIQUE RODS AND REELS OF THE 1930'S AND 1940'S, The Fishing Co., Westerville, OH, 1986, B&W illustrations, 56pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 57954 ), $65.00

91. Sullivan, Edmund B., AMERICAN POLITICAL BADGES AND MEDALETS 1789-1892, Quarterman Publications, Inc, Lawrence, MA, (1981), B&W illustrations, 646pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, ISBN 0880000678 First published in 1959., (Order No: 60905 ), $275.00

92. Sullivan, Edmund B.; with, Mushlin, Barry and Colt, Robert E., CAMPAIGNING WITH JAMES MICHAEL CURLEY, Christopher Publishing House, Hanover, MA, (2000), B&W and color illustrations, 80pp, very good, wraps (softcover) small crease first 3/4 pages, ISBN 0815805365 Documents political campaign and related material associated with a truly uncommon, Irish American politician whose antics, achievements, and oratory as congressman, mayor, and governor outraged and amused Bostonians for over half a century., (Order No: 60930 ), $65.00

93. Swedberg, Robert W. and Swedberg, Harriett, COUNTRY STORE 'N' MORE - VINTAGE ADVERTISING SERIES, Wallace-Homestead Book Co., Lombard, IL, (1985) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 160pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0870693956 The second book in the Vintage Advertising Series takes you on a time-travel trip to the old country store--a pleasant place to visit with its pot-bellied stove, crocks and bins filled with aromatic, "exotic foods, and shelves and cases burgeoning with vital necessities for man or beast., (Order No: 45276 ), $10.00

94. The Beer Can Collectors of America, THE BEER CAN COLLECTORS OF AMERICA GUIDE TO UNITED STATES BEER CANS, Beer Can Collectors of Amer., St. Louis, MO, 1975 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 182pp, good+, wraps (softcover) some rubbing to the cover, A photo display and classification of hundreds of cans. Actually a very good+ copy internally, but has some external rubbing to the cover., (Order No: 48854 ), $50.00

95. Thompson, Frances, THE ENCHANTMENT OF ENAMELED COOKWARE (COOK WARE): AN ILLUSTRATED PRICE GUIDE AND HISTORY WITH MARKS, Collector's Weekly, Kermit, TX, 1974, B&W illustrations, 63pp, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 36786 ), $20.00

96. Thornton, Don, THE EGGBEATER BOOK: THE FIRST AND LAST WORD ABOUT MAN'S GREATEST INVENTION, Arbor House, New York, (1993) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 160pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0877955573, (Order No: 60842 ), $15.00

97. Victor Talking Machine Co., INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SETTING-UP, OPERATION & CARE OF THE ORTHOPHONIC VICTROLA - SPRING MOTOR TYPE, Vestal Press, Vestal, NY, n.d., B&W illustrations, 15pp, very good, wraps (softcover) owner's address label, Quality reprint of Part 16412 2-22-26 txa., (Order No: 60944 ), $12.50

98. Victor Talking Machine Co., INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SETTING-UP, OPERATION & CARE OF THE ORTHOPHONIC VICTROLA - ELECTRIC MOTOR TYPE, Vestal Press, Vestal, NY, n.d., B&W illustrations, 15pp, very good, wraps (softcover) owner's address label, Quality reprint of Part 17324 - 7-22-26., (Order No: 60945 ), $12.50

99. Walker, Mary, MORE REAMERS (200 YEARS) -- THE SECOND BOOK: MORE REAMERS 200 YEARS, Muski Publishers, Los Angeles, CA, (1983), B&W and color illustrations, 156pp, very good, wraps (softcover), "The Reamer...The Squeezer...The Juicer... They range from rough primitive functional items to decorative elegance: from everyday household items to exquisite showpieces.", (Order No: 52499 ), $45.00

100. Weiss-Stauffacher, Heinrich (with the collaboration of Rudolf Bruhin), THE MARVELOUS WORLD OF MUSIC MACHINES, Kodansha International Ltd., Tokyo, New York, (1976) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 244pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870112589, (Order No: 61663 ), $15.00

101. Wilkinson, Frederick, COLLECTING MILITARY ANTIQUES, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, (1976) 1st ed, over 116 B&W ill., 208pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0060146613, (Order No: 4713 ), $10.00

102. Wilkinson-Latham, R.J., COLLECTING MILITARIA: SURVEY OF MILITARIA FROM THE BEGINNING OF MODERN ARMIES UNTIL THE DEMISE OF FULL DRESS IN 1914, John Gifford, London, 1975, B&W and color illustrations, 192pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0717104831 Covers uniforms, head-dress, accoutrements, colours and drums, curios, etc., (Order No: 675 ), $8.50

103. Wolfe, Leslie C., and Wolfe, Marjorie A., MORE ABOUT ROYAL COPLEY PLUS ROYAL WINDSOR AND SPAULDING - BOOK II, Collecctor Books, Paducah, KY, (1992), B&W and color illustrations, 128pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0891454950 All of the products of the Spaulding China Company have become very collectible with the finest pieces being in greatest demand. Spaulding's success can be attributed to their motto, "Gift Shop Merchandise at Chain Store Prices.", (Order No: 24809 ), $18.50

Ray Boas, Bookseller
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