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cowboy & equine • firefighting • postmortem • fraternal memorabilia • lincoln • world's fair • geisha
The Ring Bit: History, Form, & Function.
Donald Minzenmayer. A definitive reference on
the ring bit, considered by some as one of the
kindest bits you can put on a horse’s bridle. From
as far back as the fourteenth century cavalry
units of European, Middle Eastern, and Asian
empires through the Spanish Colonial Period to
today, this book offers insights into the history,
function, and uses of the ring bit.
Size:81/2“x11"•410color&b/wimages•208pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3887-8 • hard cover • $49.99
Schiffer LTD
California’s Best: Old West Art & Antiques.
Brad & Brian Witherell. California’s old west
furniture, gold and silver objects, gold quartz
jewelry, gambling tools, firearms, Bowie knives,
and hundreds of beer advertising items dating
from 1850 to 1920 in over 700 color photos
with extensive descriptions and history. An
directory of California makers and manufacturers
is especially useful.
Size:9"x12"•714colorphotos
Price Guide • 256 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0841-6•hardcover•$89.95
Cowboy Collectibles and Western Mem-
orabilia.
Revised 2nd Edition
. Bob Ball &
Edward Vebell. The exciting area of the cowboy
and wild west collectibles includes rifles, pistols,
saddles, clothing, boots, hats, blankets, gun rigs,
and even barbed wire.
Size:81/2"x11"•446colorphotos
Price Guide • 160 pp.
ISBN:0-88740-505-3•softcover•$29.95
Western Memorabilia and Collectibles.
Bob Ball. Here are tools, barbershop implements,
gambling devices, posters, and a myriad of
other infinitely interesting collectibles. “Cowboy”
items, including revolvers, pistols, maps, boots,
chaps, and horse gear, such as bits, saddles, and
spurs are featured. A fascinating section covers
modern items, such as cowboy-movie posters.
Size:81/2"x11"•243photos
Price Guide • 160 pp.
ISBN:0-88740-484-7•softcover•$19.95
Stetson Hats & the John B. Stetson
Company: 1865-1970.
JeffreyB.Snyder.
The Stetson hat was the epitome of old
west head wear...and much more. With
beautiful full color photos, this history
of the Stetson Hat Company is richly
illustrated with hats, hat boxes, miniature
boxes, and a large number of collectible
items. A value guide is included.
Size:11"x81/2"•503photos
Value Guide • 192 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0211-6•hardcover•$39.95
Cowboy Culture: The Last Frontier of
American Antiques.
Revised 2nd Edition
.
Michael Friedman. The American cowboy’s
unique lifestyle presented here in the newly
revised classic reference with photos and de-
scriptions of spurs, saddles, gambling tools,
photography, guns, holsters, bits, chaps, gloves,
boots, hats, and knives, plus objects related to
Wild West shows.
Size:9"x12"•1000colorphotos
Value Guide/Index • 304 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0820-3•hardcover•$79.95
Cowboy Bits and Spurs.
2nd Edition
. Joice
I. Overton. This book combines “working cow-
boy” knowledge with “cowboy collectibles,”
describing the actual usage, background, and
value of cowboy bits and spurs. It contains
photos, diagrams, and detailed text describing
the various bits, spurs, leather bridles, and other
relatedaccessories,datingback to themid-1800s.
A great resource for both the collector and the
modern day cowboy.
Size:81/2"x11"•432colorphotos
Price Guide • 160 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1718-0•hardcover•$39.95
Whips of the West: An Illustrated History of
American Whipmaking.
David W. Morgan. From
homemadehorsewhips to fancycarriagewhips,braided
leather straps have worked to move livestock forward.
Illustrated inventions that have revolutionized the
whipmaking industry are covered and analyzes im-
portant points in American history.
Size:51/2"x81/2"•307 illustrations,100+b/wphotos
•168pp.
ISBN:978-0-87033-589-1•softcover•$12.95
CowboyEquipment.
JoiceOverton.Aninvaluable
sourceforhistoricreferenceaswellasapresentday
guide for collectors, antique dealers, traders, and
modern-day cowboys, this book’s colorful photo-
graphsand informationbringtheOldWestbackto
life.Containingover500photographswithhelpful
textandcaptionswhichdescribethe itemsandtheir
usage, italsohasrecommendationsforpropercare
of itemsanda fullvaluesguide.
Size:81/2"x11"•547colorphotos
PriceGuide/Index•160pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0405-4•hardcover•$39.95
Cowboy Americana.
Joice Overton. This book
portrays items used by cowboy ancestors and
presents a glimpse of what life was like in the
heyday of riding the range and trailing big cattle
drives. Containing over 500 photos of cowboy
bits, spurs, saddles, boots, and weapons, it also
displays beautiful Native American beadwork
and design.
Size:81/2"x11"•524color&17b/wphotos
Price Guide • 160 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1255-3•hardcover•$39.95
No Greater Calling: A Chronological Record
of Sacrifice and Heroismduring theWestern
IndianWars, 1865-1898.
Eric S. Johnson. As the
American Civil War ended, violence continued in
theWest.NativeAmericans,pushedeverwestward
by the encroachment of civilization, fought back,
making war upon settlers, the infrastructure, and
the economy. This comprehensive book explores
the role of the U.S. Army in resolving the issues
on the frontier.
Size:7"x10"•300+b/w images•400pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4255-4•hardcover•$39.99
firefighting collectibles
Collecting American Firefighting Artifacts.
James G. Piatti & Sandra Frost Piatti. This is the
mostcomprehensiveguidetocollectingfire-related
antiques available. Covering colonial times to the
present, with a brief historical introduction, this
authoritativereferenceserveshobbyistsandthemost
serious collectors of “firematics.” Nearly 700 color
photographs are inside with detailed descriptions
andup-to-datepricing information.
Size:81/2"x11"•676colorphotos• PriceGuide
•208pp.•ISBN:978-0-7643-4600-2•hardcover
•$49.99
FirefightingAntiques&Memorabilia.
Sandra
Frost Piatti & James G. Piatti. This is the most com-
prehensiveguideoncollectingfire-relatedantiques
availabletoday.Coveringcolonialtimestothepresent
and including a brief historical introduction, this
book is the premier reference even for the most
serious collector of firematics. It includes over 500
color photographs with detailed descriptions and
up-to-datepricing information.
Size:81/2"x11"•550colorphotos• PriceGuide•
192pp.•ISBN:0-7643-1411-4•hardcover•$49.95
Hot Stuff: Firefighting Collectibles.
An-
drew G. Gurka. A wide range of old firefighting
equipment is illustrated from old supply catalogs
and current photos of collections, with detailed
descriptions and values in today’s market. Al-
phabetically arranged for easy use, firefighting
tools, collectibles and toys shown here number
over a thousand.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 61 color and 994 b/e photos &
drawings•PriceGuide/ Index•254pp.
ISBN:978-0-8953-8054-8•softcover•$19.95
postmortem collectibles
PostmortemCollectibles.
C. L. Miller.
A remarkable array of collectible items
includes embalming products and in-
struments, photos of funeral homes
and funeral processions, promotion-
al materials, postcards, and original
postmortem photographs. Text covers
caskets, floral arrangements, burial
garments,mourningetiquette,andmore.
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 198 color photos,
135 b/w photos • Price Guide/Index • 160 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-1330-4 • soft cover • $29.95
fraternal memorabilia
Fraternally Yours: Identify Fraternal Groups
and Their Emblems.
Peter Swift Seibert. The rich
heritage of American fraternal societies from the late
1800s to the present. Focusing on larger organizations,
here are the basic symbols and emblems of groups
such as the Freemasons, Odd Fellows, Redmen, K of
C, Elks, Knights of Pythias, and even the Ku Klux Klan.
Find images of actual medals and regalia along with
period photographs.
Size:6"x9"•163color images•128pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4060-4•hardcover•$19.99
lincoln collectibles
Lincoln’s Funeral Train: The Epic Journey from
Washington to Springfield.
Robert M. Reed. The
LincolnFuneralTraintravelednearly1,700milesthrough
easternandmid-AmericawiththeremainsofPresident
AbrahamLincoln.Thiscaptivatingaccountdocuments
its journey through more than 440 communities in
seven states on the way to bury the President, using
photographsandhistoricalaccounts.Therewerefunerals
in11majorcitiesandceremonies inhundredsofothers.
Size:7"x10"•131photos&documents•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4594-4•hardcover•$39.99
Collecting Lincoln.
Stuart Schneider. 950
photos present a multi-faceted look at Abraham
Lincoln and how society still reveres him more
than 100 years after his death. Includes artifacts,
pictures, coins, and much more.
Size:81/2"x11"•950photos•ValueGuide•288
pp.• ISBN:0-7643-0270-1•hardcover•$69.95
world's fairs
NYWorld’sFairCollectibles1964-1965.
Joyce
Grant.TheNewYorkWorld’sFairgaveaglimpseinto
thecominghigh-techage.DuringthisFair’srun,1964
and ’65,thousandsofsouvenirsweresoldand free
brochuresandpinsweregivenout.Today,theseFair
itemsareoftenhard tofind.Over600colorphotos
illustrate the huge array of items found at the New
York World’s Fair, and the price guide information
is fascinating.
Size:81/2"x11"•634color&1b/wphoto
PriceGuide•160pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0732-0•softcover•$29.95
geisha
Geisha: Women of Japan’s Flower & Wil-
lowWorld
.Tina Skinner & Mary L. Martin.The
most comprehensive assembly of geisha images
ever compiled in a book, this rich assembly of
nearly 600 exquisite postcard photographs -
produced primarily between 1900 and 1940
-- offers a window into the rarified world of
Japan’s now-extinct licensed pleasure districts.
Size:9"x12"•582colorandb/wphotos•256pp.
ISBN:0-7643-2153-6•hardcover•$49.95
Geisha Fan Book.
Tina Skinner. Enjoy an
incredible collection of 128 images showing the
fleeting, effervescent beauty of young geisha
apprentices captured over a century ago. This
keepsake, fan-shaped book is illuminated with
historic haiku verse.
Size:81/2"x81/2"•128color images•128pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-2746-9•hardcover•$24.95
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