Written in a friendly, supportive tone using 300 color photos to clearly illustrate and instruct, this book also offers a primer on properly handling coins and a historical overview of recommended series of coins for beginning collectors.
With a blend of condition and grading details, updated values and full-color photos of Canadian, European, South African, African and Asians coins and paper money, this book is the perfect resource whether you're new to collecting or a seasoned collector looking for solid facts in a compact package.
Featuring more than 500 color pictures and current pricing, this dynamic best-selling Field Guide to U.S. money is the most complete and compact guide on the market. You'll find: Up to date information on circulating issues, proof sets, uncirculated sets, America the Beautiful Quarters and Native American Dollars. Content and values for coins and currency from 1809 to the present, including proof and uncirculated sets, Lincoln Cents, Jefferson Quarters, State Quarters, Presidential Dollars and modern commemoratives. Investment-grade gold and silver coins.
The Instant Coin Collector, 2nd Edition is perfect for young and old just getting started in coin collecting for fun and profit. The book focuses on U.S. coins, where the beginning collector market remains welcoming and rewarding, and includes more than 650 color photos to illustrate just how easy coin collecting can be.
It's here! A guide that covers the hottest, fastest growing area of coin collecting - modern U.S. coins. Over 500 color images and current-market pricing highlight the exploding interest in coins produced after 1982. Current pricing for modern, uncirculated coins from 1982-present Proof and mint sets, State Quarters, Westward Journey Nickels, Bicentennial Lincoln Cents, Presidential Dollars, Modern Commemoratives, and Gold and Silver Bullion coins State-of-the-market report, advice on beginning a modern collection, and handling and storage
Gold has been a symbol of value throughout history. This volume of Gold Rush! A new book by Aryln Sieber and Mitchell Battino brings into focus the coins, which are commonly available to collectors and investors, as gold needs to be considered from an investment perspective too.
Prior to World War I, most national economies were on a gold standard. Gold coins circulated, and the national paper money issues were backed by gold reserves in either coin or bullion. Since that time, economies began to change, and since World War II, gold coins have become a novelty. In the late 1960s, bullion coins began to be minted, and by the early 1980s, several countries - Austria, Australia, China, Canada, Great Britain, South Africa and the United States were striking coins of a high purity, a nominal face value, and in a traditional coin design rather than ingot form.
So, the authors present listings culled from the seminal work on modern coinage of the world, Krause Publications' Standard Catalog of World Coins. Presented in an easy to follow format profuse with illustrations, one could choose the various ways to collect, either by commemorative, circulating or bullion issues.
If you've ever dreamed of making knives, Wayne Goddard will show you how to get started without investing a fortune in fancy gear.
You'll learn all about selecting steel, forging, grinding, heat treating and finishing knives without the huge and expensive tools found in some shops. Goddard even teaches you to make wire Damascus blades with the simplest of tools.
This book is a great companion to Godard's book, The Wonder of Knifemaking, and provides all the details needed to set up a backyard knife shop and start turning out great blades.
"This book continues to be a must-have resource for any serious collector."-Recommended by AntiqueFishingLures.com"
For more than 25 years, "Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide" has been the most trusted source for antiques and collectibles identification and values. Whether you're a collector, dealer, auctioneer, appraiser, estate sale liquidator, or insurance adjuster, you'll find this the handiest guide on your shelf.
More than 4,500 Color Photos for Easy Identification
Plus marks, detailed descriptions, and current prices for hundreds of categories and thousands of listings!Bonus insider informationExpert advice on buying and sellingDefinitions of key antiques termsTips about auctions, shows, and estate sales
Features 15 category market reports: AsianBaseballCeramicsCoca-ColaComicsFurnitureGlassJewelryModernismNativeAmericanPetrolianaRecordsSilverwareU.S. CoinsWorld War II
For nearly 30 years, Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles has been the leading source for information on antiques and collectibles. Filled with expert advice, vetted values and 4,500 color photographs, Antique Trader provides the clearest and most dependable picture of this amazingly diverse and magnificent market.
Inside you will enjoy a variety of new collecting areas, as well as old favorites. Including: Asian art, bottles, ceramics, Civil War collectibles, clocks, comic books, cookie jars, figurines, furniture, glass, Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, illustration art, kitchenware, perfume bottles, petroliana, toys, vintage clothing and Zippo lighters. Also new this year is Top Lots, a feature highlighting the bestselling results from some of the finest auction houses nationwide.
Do you attend car boot sales or browse in antique shops in search of bargains? Have you ever wished you knew more about grandma’s silver spoon? Do you envy the experts’ ability to identify and date old hand-me-downs? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, Collins Gem Antique Marks is for you.
Packed with thousands of clear illustrations, the book shows hallmarks on silver, gold and platinum, as well as those on Old Sheffield Plate, pewter, pottery and porcelain. Complete with a history of hallmarks and how to read them, Collins Gem Antique Marks is absolutely indispensable.
The book provides:
Full hallmarks for silver from London, Edinburgh, York, Norwich, Exeter, Dublin, Newcastle, Chester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Sheffield, along with maker’s marks from these cities.
Up-to-date hallmarks for gold and platinum.
Old Sheffield plate marks, showing the variety of maker’s marks.
Pewter marks and a selection of pewter touch marks.
Pottery and porcelain marks showing both letter and name marks, and symbol marks.
Nothing is as thrilling as finding cool (and often valuable) stuff right under your feet. So grab this guide and get ready to dig up more and more finds. Packed with helpful information on making your search successful and exciting, The Metal Detecting Bible serves up step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and useful photos that can turn you into a professional treasure hunter.
From quick-start tips for novices to insider secrets for the most experienced hobbyists, this hands-on guide is the ultimate resource on all aspects of metal detecting.
- Choose the best metal detector
- Learn where to search and why
- Practice appropriate swing techniques
- Integrate advanced GPS technology
- Scout out beaches, parks and historic sites
- Gain permission to hunt on private property
- Identify antique coins, relics and jewelry
- Use handy target recovery tools
- Clean and safely preserve your finds
- Sell your finds for a profit
IT'S GUN DIGEST 2013!
Since 1944, Gun Digest has been regarded as the shooter's No. 1 resource worldwide. Our 2013 edition, our 67th Edition, is nothing less, as we continue the tradition of bringing you more of everything that firearms fanatics crave!
In-depth articles about the world's most fascinating guns, testfire reports on the latest models, insights about fine collectibles and one-of-a-kind custom creations, and round-ups of what's new in firearms, ammo, reloading and optics from today's leading manufacturers - you simply won't find a more comprehensive collection of firearms information.
It's all here! Rifles, Handguns & Shotguns Tactical Firearms Engraved & Custom Guns Ammunition Handloading Resources And more! Whether you're interested in the latest tactical firearms or want to learn more about firearms or want to learn more about firearms history - or anything else related to guns and shooting - you'll find it in Gun Digest 2013, 67th Edition.
Want to know just what's in that box of coins Grandpa Earl left you? Or do you just want to embark on a hobby that will bring you years of enjoyment, and maybe a profit?
Warman's U.S. Coin Collecting is the book that will tell you everything you need to know about collecting U.S. Coins from author Alan Herbert.
What is my coin worth? Don't clean your coin! Tools of the trade Proof coins, proof and mint sets Commemorative coins Grading coins Coins as an investment Bullion coins
And more than 100 questions and answers about U.S. coins, including little-known facts.
Listed alphabetically by manufacturer, this new edition covers 100 years of pumps through detailed listings including production information, company history and fun facts about pump operations.
Ultimate online gas pump site - www.oldgas.com identifies no less than 100 restored stations and petroliana museums around the U.S. and abroad
Features 1,500 color illustrations, including many never-before-seen images of pumps manufactured between 1885 and 1967
The AR-15 has become America's favorite rifle-and no one knows it better than Patrick Sweeny. Now, in Volume 3 of his best-selling series on the AR, Sweeney unlocks the mysteries behind the piston AR. From factory-stock rifles to do-it-yourself conversions, if there's anything you want to know about the latest generation of the AR-15s, you'll find it in Gun Digest® Book of The AR-15, Volume 3.
It's All Here!Piston designsConversions from direct impingement to piston operationNew manufacturers: H&K, Sun Devil, CMMG, among othersMagazines and other accessoriesAnd much, much more!Whether you're buying your first AR or building one from the ground up, there's no better reference than Sweeney's AR series from Gun Digest® Books. And now, with Gun Digest® Book of The AR-15, Volume 3, you too, will be an expert on the most popular rifle in America!
More than 350 close-up illustrations, key identifying details and current market values help you decipher the difference between proper and error issues and varying types of coins. In addition, this unique must-have how-to also includes:Coverage of Lincoln Memorial Cents, Roosevelt Dimes, Washington Quarters, John F. Kennedy Half Dollars, State QuartersExpert insight and advice about tools of the trade, preserving coins, buying and selling error-variety coinsTerms and definitions associated with error coins
Whether it's a Jefferson Presidential dollar missing edge lettering, that's worth $2,000 - $10,000 plus or a Lincoln cent with trail marks that make it an error worth $1 - $3 there are hidden treasures to be found in your pocket change, if you know what to look for.
Accurate values. Complete listings. Detailed photos. You will find that and much more in the 2016 U.S. Coin Digest, the most comprehensive color guide to all United States coin issues on the market.
Produced by experts who make their living buying and selling U.S. coins, the newest edition of U.S. Coin Digest is filled with thousands of photographs, researched and vetted coin pricing and critical details for coins from colonial time to today.
Easy to navigate and easy to understand, U.S. Coin Digest is the perfect resource for the beginner or professional collector.Inside you will find:All U.S. coin issuesReal-world market values2,000 color images for easy identification11 grades of coin conditionCoinage of Colonial AmericaBullion coinsTerritorial Gold coinsMint and proof setsCoins of Hawaii, Philippines and Puerto RicoErrors and Varieties
From the first year of Federal paper money, 1861, to the present, the fronts and backs of all classes and types of currency, from 3 cents to 10,000 dollars are illustrated. These are accompanied by text listing, describing and pricing every variety of paper money ever issued. The result is a complete pictorial, descriptive and numismatic history of the currency of the United States. There are sections on Colonial and Continental currency (notes issued from 1680 to 1788), and a complete listing by type of the issues of the Confederate States of America (1861-1864). Both are illustrated and have market values in several states of preservation. Also included are chapters on error notes, encased postage stamps and postage envelopes.
For the first time, every illustration is reproduced in color. And for those who think of America's currency as a constant study in green and black, the rainbow-like diversity is a revelation. It is a complete collection of United States currency, many of the notes in the finest state of preservation possible and some so extremely rare that they may only be seen either on these pages or in an exhibition.
A distinguished panel of acknowledged experts on paper money assisted the authors, enabling them to establish accurate and up-to-the minute valuations for all issues.
The Publication of Paper Money of the United States introduced innovations never before attempted. Robert Friedberg (1912-1963) was the first to standardize this subject and gave this book a permanent place on reference shelves. For the past thirty years, it has been completely revised and edited by Arthur Friedberg, who is the Honorary President of the International Association of Professional Numismatists, and Ira Friedberg. New information has been added and valuations have been updated, making it possible to establish the Value of any note. Paper Money of the United States has been an invaluable asset to currency collectors and numismatists for more than fifty years. It also Possesses an appeal and value of its own, not just to lovers of Americana and of the fine art of engraving, but to students of America history, finance and economics.
Banks in America and throughout the world will find this book identification of all obsolete but still legal tender paper money, while simultaneously giving a market valuaton. It is a book Which belongs in every library, public and private.
In 101 Knife Designs, join master smith Murray Carter as he reveals the successful traits of knife designs that have lasted throughout history. Knife enthusiasts and knife makers alike will learn to: Identify common traits in great knives. Understand how to apply them to new knife design. For the first time ever, Carter shares details of his personal collection of successful patterns--created and perfected over decades of designing and making knives.
Dazzling, full-color images of completed knives--from renowned photographer Hiro Soga--provide inspiration and direction as you apply these principles to create your own custom knife designs.
With 101 Knife Designs, you, too, can make practical knives that will become cherished keepsakes.
Noted firearms training expert Massad Ayoob takes an in-depth look at some of the finest pistols on the market. If you own a SIG-Sauer pistol, have considered buying one or just appreciate the quality of these find pistols, this is the book for you. Ayoob takes a practical look at each of the SIG-Sauer pistols including handling characteristics, design and performance. Each gun is every caliber is tested and evaluated, giving you all the details you need as you choose and use your SIG-Sauer pistol.
Mistakes happen. Now you can cash in on them.
The U.S. Mint produces error coins every year on every denomination. From doubled die cents to rotated reverse quarters to missing letters on dollars, these coins can be worth far more than face value.
Featuring expert insight, hundreds of close-up images, concise details on what to look for and where, and up-to-date market values, you will learn how to spot and profit from even the most well disguised treasures in the new edition of Strike It Rick with Pocket Change.
Featuring more than 50,000 individual coin listings and updated coin prices for the United States, Canada and Mexico, North American Coins & Prices is the perfect all-in-one guide for coin collectors, enthusiasts and dealers.
Organized by country, denomination and date of issue, the catalog provides a clear, detailed and easy-to-use resource to a vast array of coins. The U.S. section begins with early Colonial coins and tokens of the 17th and 18th centuries and follows through Federal issues from 1792 forward. The listings for Mexico begin in 1701 while Canada's listings begin with its earliest unified coinage in 1858.
Inside you will find: Pricing, descriptions and photos for current coin issues of the United States, Canada and Mexico A photo-grading guide to help in making informed assessments of coin conditions A guide to identification and valuation of error coinage Graphs tracking price performance of "key date" U.S. coins
Not sure how to tell Chippendale from Queen Anne, or Art Deco from Art Nouveau? Learn the easy way with the author's entertaining style. Frank Farmer Loomis IV is an expert communicator who knows how to engage students with anecdotes and humor. If you're looking for clear, simple explanations rather than unpronounceable terms like corbeille a fleurs (flower basket) or sang de boeuf (red glaze), you've come to the right place, as he will "demystify all the perplexing twaddle" for you. And while you're learning, discover your antiquing personality and how antiquing can reduce stress.
A User-Friendly Reference for Antiquers Master 16 major antique furniture styles and the six main woods Use furniture styles to identify and date other antiques Learn the various types of china, silver, pewter, and their marks
Organized in 13 categories, including Americana, banned, paranormal and mystery, this guide discusses identifying and grading books, and provides collectors with details for identifying and assessing books in 8,000 listings.
With an all-star cast of renowned knifemakers, BLADE's Guide To Making Knives 2nd Edition brings you the most up-to-date, inside information available on fashioning edged implements. In this full-color, meticulously illustrated volume:John Lewis Jensen, designer and fabricator of one-of-a-kind ornamental edged weaponry, presents a step-by-step guide to creating your own art knife in "Desk Daggers: A Limited Edition Jensen Knives Trio." Tim Zowada, forger of damascus and smelted steel, reveals his trade secrets and methods in "Making the Using Knife." Allen Elishewitz lends his knowledge and know-how in "Making Patterns and Using a Pantograph," for those in the design stages of fashioning fine knives. Don Fogg, arguably one of the best sword makers on the planet, shares his expertise in "Forging Steel from Raw Materials." Vince Evans, crafter of Scottish dirks, Viking swords, Central Asian weaponry and other exotic and historical pieces, reveals his methods for "Making and Carving a Scottish Dirk." Rick Dunkerley, known for his mosaic-damascus masterpieces, opens his world of knowledge in "Building a Damascus Locking-Liner Folder." Kevin Hoffman unlocks the mysteries of "Lost Wax Casting for Guards & Pommels," illustrating each and every step of this tedious yet rewarding process.
It's All Here!
Forging — Grinding — Heat Treating — Etching — Polishing — Sharpening Blades — Guards — Pommels — Bolsters — Handles — Sheaths
Whether your interest in making knives is new or you've been crafting blades for years, BLADE's Guide to Making Knives 2nd Edition arms you with knowledge to help you reap the rewards of a fruitful and fulfilling knifemaking hobby or career.
Warman's PEZ Field Guide
At last, a guide you can really carry along to flea markets, garage sales and shows containing hundreds of photos to make on-the-spot appraisals easy.550 photos of collectible PEZ dispensersUp-to-date pricingPEZ history, collecting advice and an illustrated gloassaryA list of resources and conventions
This colorful book gives readers a detailed look at 600 pieces of collectible art plastic jewelry, complete with current pricing, descriptions and history behind each piece. Featuring tips on collecting, art plastic jewelry enthusiasts won't find a more comprehensive reference on the market!
Step into the fascinating world of watches. From the early "trench watches" of World War I to some of today's elegant diamond-studded cocktail watches, Vintage Wristwatches will entertain and educate you about these small works of art that have stood the test of time.
Whether novice or seasoned collector, you'll enjoy the rich histories of American and European manufacturers past and present. Original newspaper and magazine advertisements complement more than 1,200 photographs of collectible wristwatches, while brief descriptions include values recently commanded at auction.
In addition, you'll find:A glossary of watch terminology commonly used among collectorsTutorials for identifying wristwatchesFactors to consider when determining a wristwatch's value
At last, a guide you can really carry along to coin shops and shows, containing hundreds of color photographs to make on-the-spot appraisals easy.
This comprehensive collecting resource features:Over 500 color photos and thousands of current values of world coins from 1901-2000Coins of the Americas, Canadian, European, African, Asian, and Pacific coinsWorld coin market reports, advice on beginning a collection, mintmarks, counterfeits, grading, errors, handling and storage
Filled with fascinating history and an easy-to-use, full-color catalog of issues, the twelfth edition of Confederate States Paper Money will delight and inform every Confederate note collector, from novice to expert. It features: Full-color images of all major Confederate States currency from the Civil War through Reconstruction. Authoritative pricing in up to six grades for Confederate state issues. Complete coverage of Upham and other facsimile notes, as well as bogus notes, enigmatical issues, advertising notes, uncut sheets and errors. Featuring the work of text of legendary numismatist Arlie Slabaugh and pricing by William Bradimore, no paper money enthusiast's library is complete without Confederate States Paper Money, 12th edition.
A variation between two similar cars, whether it's a different color enamel, a different wheel, interior, base, or window can mean the difference between a car worth $1 and one worth $100.
Covering 1989-2008, Hot Wheels Variations - The Ultimate Guide, 4th Edition is the largest and most comprehensive identification and price guide to variations with more than 5,500 cars listed.
Collector-friendly features include:Cars listed chronologically in release order from 1989-2002 and numerically from 2003-20083,100 identification photos arranged in numerical order, making it easy to identify vehicles whether loose or in a packHandy checklist making it easy for you to keep track of your growing collectionDon't guess - know for sure! With Hot Wheels Variations - The Ultimate Guide, learn to spot the important differences and add value to your personal collection.
Let the search begin!
For the collector, for the hobbyist, for the amateur gunsmith, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly is an invaluable reference tool. Written in plain English and profusely illustrated, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly provides detailed procedures for taking down and reassembling a tremendous variety of original and replica handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Whether you're simply cleaning a Colt 1836 Paterson replica revolver or replacing the entire bolt assembly on a Marlin 1895 lever action, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly will help you avoid common mistakes, expensive pitfalls, and unnecessary headaches. It's a must-have addition to any gun owner's library! Covers 65 models of antique and vintage handguns, rifles, and shotguns: Colt, S&W, Merwin-Hulbert, Remington, Winchester, Ruger, and many more Contains exploded views and 1000+ detailed, step-by-step photographs to guide you through the entire process Includes a complete directory of gunsmithing resources to help you find tools and parts