key to the backlist Catalog cover image credits: Abercrombie & Fitch 1958 Manual Chronograph, from Chasing Time: Vintage Wristwatches for the Discerning Collector (pg. 2) Title page image credits: (clockwise from top left) Herodia Golden 1970s Manual Wind Chronograph, Chasing Time: Vintage Wristwatches for the Discerning Collector (pg. 2); a pair of women’s black leather platform boots from the first half of the nineteen seventies, from Made for Walking: A Modest History of the Fashion Boot (pg. 4); Rockstead SHU-CB (Japan) button lock folding knife with closed handle construction of titanium and hard carbon coating, from The Gentleman’s Pocket Knife: History and Construction of the World’s Most Beautiful Models (pg. 3) A yellow background indicates frontlist titles from 2017. Have a book idea? We welcome compelling voices and fresh ideas. See our submission guidelines and/or submit a proposal at Find a Niche & Scratch It! Thank you for your interest in our Spring/Summer 2018 Antiques &Collectibles catalog. Here you will find the hard work of our passionate authors, editors, and designers, who have created books that educate, entertain, instruct, and inspire. Schiffer Publishing was founded in 1974, and quickly became a household name for quality books for the collector. Fast-forward 43 years and although the antiques and collectibles market has evolved over the years, Schiffer’s drive to publish books in niche areas with high-quality information and excellent images remains consistent. This season, we’re excited to introduce you to Antique American Needlework Tools (pg. 6), the first publication to focus exclusively on American tools. For collectors of pocket knives and watches, you won’t want to miss Chasing Time (pg. 2), a collection showcasing the most interesting and luxurious watches from the twentieth century, or The Gentleman’s Pocket Knife (pg. 3) a journey into the history and technology of beautiful pocket knives from past generations and today. As always, our newest season stretches across a diverse range of topics, and we pride ourselves on creating a list that piques your curiosity and encourages you to dive deeper into your passion. We hope you enjoy our books, and we welcome you to “find a niche and scratch it” with these titles. –The Schiffer Publishing Team SchifferPublishing SchifferPublishing schifferbooks schifferbooks This and other Schiffer Publishing catalogs are available on: Copyright © 2018 by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. “Schiffer,” “Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.,” and the pen and inkwell logo are registered trademarks of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. Schiffer Publishing’s titles are available at special discounts for bulk purchases for sales promotions or premiums. Special editions, including personalized covers, corporate imprints, and excerpts, can be created in large quantities for special needs. For more information, contact the publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310 Phone: (610) 593-1777; Fax: (610) 593-2002 E-mail: