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holiday antiques
Halloween: Costumes and Other Treats.
Stuart Schneider& Bruce Zalkin. This book chron-
icles the history of Halloween in the 20th century
through the evolution of related costumes, Jack
O’lanterns, decorations, candy containers and
other treats. The costumes reflect fads, televi-
sion, space exploration, movies, comics, and
personalities that shaped popular culture of
the past hundred years. Current values are
assessed for each item.
Size:81/2"x11"•750colorphotos
Price Guide • 160 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1410-6•softcover•$29.95
Halloween Favorites in Plastic.
Charlene
Pinkerton. Halloween decorations made from
plastics in the 1940s and ’50s are surveyed
with text explaining their historical perspective
and how to judge quality and age. 372 color
photographs from many collections present
much-needed information on Halloween col-
lectibles.
Size:81/2"x11"•372colorphotos
Price Guide • 111 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0509-3•softcover•$19.95
Collectible Halloween.
Pamela E. Apkari-
an-Russell, with photography by Todd Johnston.
Halloweendecorations,collectibles,artifacts,and
related items from a major collection of diverse
examples. Many unique and inspiring designs of
the pumpkins, witches, and other scary images
associated with this ancient holiday.
Size:81/2"x11"•848colorphotos
Price Guide • 192 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0281-7•softcover•$29.95
MoreHalloweenCollectibles:Anthropomor-
phic Vegetables and Fruits of Halloween.
PamelaE.Apkarian-Russell.Over580colorphotos
illustrateHalloweenfiguralcandycontainers,lanterns,
postcards,noisemakers,walldecorations,hats,masks,
andpartydecorations.Thesecollectiblesrangefrom
very old to modern and are presented with advice
oncollectingandprices forall the itemsdisplayed.
Size:81/2"x11"•580colorphotos
PriceGuide•160pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0658-8•softcover•$29.95
Halloween: Collectible Decorations and
Games.
Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell. Over 600
exciting color photos highlight a wonderful assort-
ment of items used for Halloween decoration and
entertainment.Separatechaptersfeaturenoisemakers,
WinschPublishingpostcards,arcademachinesand
mechanicalfigures,tabledecorationsforthatperfect
Halloweenparty,folkart,fortunetellinggames,and
much more. Includes values plus collecting and
researching tips.
Size:81/2"x11"•600colorphotos
PriceGuide•176pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1027-5•softcover•$29.95
St. Patrick's Day & Irish Collectibles: An
Illustrated History.
John Wesley Thomas
and Sandra Lynn Thomas. Accompanied by 900
images, informative text and detailed captions
provide you with an illustrated history of the Irish,
St. Patrick, and the celebration of St. Patrick's
Day, with the wonderful collector items it has
produced. From whimsical ceramics to vintage
postcards and magazine covers, a wide range
of memorabilia will have you wishing it was
March 17th everyday.
Size:81/2"x11"•862 images•192pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4081-9•softcover•$29.99
Thanksgiving and Turkey Collectibles:
Then and Now.
John Wesley Thomas & Sandra
Lynn Thomas. Thanksgiving, the quintessential
American holiday, is comprehensively surveyed
with over 3,400 individual items are shown,
ranging from platters and postcards to candy
containers and turkey calls. The turkey itself is
exhaustively portrayed in ceramic, glass, pot-
tery, paper, and wood. An ultimate reference
for all who treasure the deep traditions of the
Thanksgiving holiday.
Size:81/2"x11"•892colorphotos
Price Guide • 192 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-2092-0•softcover•$29.95
Thanksgiving: An Illustrated History.
John
Wesley & Sandra Lynn Thomas. Foreword by
Daniel Zimmer. The oldest American holiday
is Thanksgiving, with nostalgic memories of
family gatherings set around the dining room
table. See how illustrators have portrayed this
day of thanks through the years. More than
700 illustrated newspapers, magazine covers,
postcards, and prints trace this holiday’s history.
Size:81/2"x11"•737color images•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3829-8•softcover•$29.99
America’s Patriotic Holidays: An Illustrated
History.
John Wesley Thomas and Sandra Lynn
Thomas. America’s patriotism comes alive in this
beautifully illustrated, in-depth look at the history
of six federal holidays plus Flag Day. From the
songs patriotism inspired to commemorating
each year the birthdays of Presidents George
Washington and Abraham Lincoln, this look back
into the history of the United States is bound to
be filled with nostalgic memories of yesteryear.
Size:81/2"x11"•691color&b/wimages•192pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4190-8•softcover•$29.99
Christmas at Historic Houses.
Patricia Hart
McMillan and Katharine Kaye McMillan. Learn
history and local customs through this charming
book’s lively text and over 400 color photos.
Thirty, specially decorated houses are featured
from across America. Magnificent estates and
simple residences offer a variety of styles, tastes,
and ideas to inspire your own celebrations.
Size:81/2"x11"•449colorphotos•Index•224pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3559-4•hardcover•$45.00
Kitschmasland! Christmas Decor
from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Re-
vised 2nd Edition
. Travis Smith. A
fun,nostalgic lookatan infatuationwith
Christmas holiday decor from the 1950s
andthroughthe1970s,with“Kitschmas!”
ornaments, trees, ceramics, and more. A
delight for Kitschmas fans, decorators,
and fans of mid-century design.
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 400+ color photos •
PriceGuide•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-2978-4•softcover•$29.99
Christmas Past.
Revised
. Robert Brenner.
The historical importance, makers, materials,
and rarity of Christmas trees, decorations, and
ornaments of all kinds are discussed in detail
and displayed in color photos, including glass
ornaments, all types of lighting from candles
to electricity, cotton and paper ornaments,
and Dresdens.
Size:81/2’’x11’’•250photos
Price Guide • 192 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0172-1•softcover•$29.95
Christmas, 1940-1959: A Collector’s Guide
to Decorations and Customs.
Revised &
Expanded 3rd Edition
. Robert Brenner. A
nostalgic look at Christmas decorating customs,
electric lighting innovations, and tree decorations
in the USA, featuring machine-produced glass
ornaments, bubble lights, Italian miniature lights,
Matchless Stars, and many more. Includes his-
torical photos, color photos of decorations from
each decade, updated prices, and detailed text..
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 496 color & 54 b/w photos •
PriceGuide•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-2672-1•softcover•$29.95
Christmas 1960 to the Present: A Collec-
tor’s Guide to Decorations and Customs.
Revised 2nd Edition
. Robert Brenner. Innova-
tions and customs in Christmas tree ornaments,
lighting, and display of the past 40 years. Interior
and exterior lights, artificial trees of the 1960s,
candy containers, cards, tinsel garlands, and
cheerful holiday figurines used in Christmas
celebrations are explained, shown, and valued.
Size:81/2"x11"•540colorphotos
Price Guide • 160 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-2245-1•softcover•$29.95
Christmas Long Ago.
Marian I. Doyle. A
Victorian-inspired journey through the holiday
as it was celebrated a century and more ago,
exploring games, gifts, decorations, supersti-
tions, beliefs, fashions, foods, and fun. Richly
illustrated with vintage trade cards, greeting
cards, photographs, and artwork from period
magazines for a scrapbook-like kaleidoscope
of colors and impressions.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 385 color illustrations • Price
Guide•112pp.
ISBN:0-7643-2357-1•softcover•$19.95
Christmas Postcards: A Collector’s Guide.
Robert M. Reed. Postcards, trade cards, and rural
carrier cards from the 1880s through the 1920s
are displayed in 742 color photos, showing how
Christmas sentiments, card design, and Santa
changed with the times. The text provides a
brief postcard history, key postcard artists and
publishers, and values with the captions.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 742 color photos • Price Guide/
Index•176pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-2689-9•softcover•$29.95
Christmas Revisited.
3rd revised edition
.
Robert Brenner. Christmas decorations, adver-
tising, trade cards, post cards, toys, games, and
puzzles, are among the areas of collecting inter-
est explored. With over 350 color photographs
as well as 50 black and white illustrations, this
book is an authoritative guide to the entire field
of Christmas collecting. Over 1000 Christmas
items shown in color photos with historical
descriptions and updated values.
Size:81/2"x11"•420+photos&drawings•Price
Guide•176pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1906-X•softcover•$24.95
Christmas Through the Decades.
With
Revised Prices
. Robert Brenner. A chronological
illustrated history of how people decorated
and celebrated for Christmas. Many antique
ornaments from German origins project various
customs. Includes newly revised price guide!
Size:9"x12"•500photos
Price Guide/Index • 256 pp.
ISBN:0-88740-545-2•hardcover•$69.95
Nativity: Crèches of the World.
Leslie Piña
& Lorita Winfield. Artisans frommore than forty
countries on five continents are represented,
each with beautiful expressions of the nativity,
often accompanied by photos from the country
of origin. Whether sculpted in clay, carved from
wood, painted, woven, or cast, these Crèches
from around the world are sure to enhance
holiday celebrations and illustrate the universal
Christmas message.
Size:81/2"x11"•537colorphotos
Price Guide/Index • 144 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1212-X•hardcover•$29.95
Christmas Ornaments: A Festive Study.
Revised
. Margaret Schiffer. The joy and magic
of Christmas are celebrated in this nostalgic
pictorial exploration of old-fashioned Christmas
decorations. Nearly 1200 enchanting Christmas
ornaments, candy containers, Santa figures,
and collectibles are displayed in color photos.
Size:81/2’’x11’’•262colorplates
Value Guide • 168 pp.
ISBN:0-88740-878-8•softcover•$29.95
SnowBabies, Santas, and Elves: Collecting
Christmas Bisque Figures.
Mary Morrison.
Snow Babies include all-white frothy children,
smaller action snow babies, and rare blue and
pink snow pieces. Included are chapters on
related bisque Santas, elves, dwarves, snow-
men, buildings, animals, and other pieces that
are collected and displayed with snow babies.
Size:81/2"x11"•693colorphotos
Price Guide • 160 pp.
ISBN:0-88740-493-6•softcover•$29.95
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