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animal antiques • tools & gadgets • lanterns & flashlights
Turtle Collectibles.
Alan J. Brainard, PhD. A
dazzling cross-section of turtle figures from a
diverse group of cultures—including Waterford
crystal, Native American pueblo pottery and
fetish carvings, Japanese netsuke carvings, and
many others. Fascinating details and anecdotes
of mythology, anthropology, biology, and en-
vironmental concerns that will give even turtle
lovers a new appreciation for the venerable turtle.
Size:81/2"x11"•345colorphotos
Price Guide • 144 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0979-X•softcover•$29.95
Purrrfection: The Cat.
J.L.Lynnlee.Catowners
everywherewillenjoy thiscollectionofcat images
from the pharaohs to Felix. Purrrfection takes
the reader on the cat’s journey from the status of
god to devil and its climb back up to its present
role as man’s best friend. Purrrfection shows
collectibles such as woodblocks, jade, coins,
porcelain, ephemera, folk art, and toys, all in
the images of cats.
Size:81/2’’x11’’•175+colorphotos
Price Guide • 96 pp.
ISBN:0-88740-269-0•softcover•$16.95
Collectible Rabbits.
Herbert N. Schiffer. This
fun book offers a wide variety of toy rabbits of
many styles and materials, including antique
papier-mâché candy containers, stuffed plush
toys, wooden figures, glass, metal and paper
rabbits and a group of books featuring the bunny
friends. Easter decorations abound. Rabbits from
the 1800s to the present appear in beautiful
color photos.
Size:81/2"x11"•248colorphotos
Price Guide • 96 pp.
ISBN:0-88740-268-2•softcover•$16.95
tools & gadgets
Compass Chronicles.
Kornelia Takacs. After
the invention of the magnetic compass and its
first use in Italy for travel in the 16th century,
a ship’s course could be constantly monitored,
leading to exploration and world trade. This is an
intriguing, general guide to compass types, their
history, special uses, and patented improvements.
Size:81/2"x11"•507colorphotos•Index•176pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3396-5•hardcover•$39.99
Everyday Artifacts: America 1750-1850.
Anthony L. Tafel. Over 280 color photos reveal
artifacts of early American everyday life that were
useful for surveying land, building log homes,
farming the land, traveling, blacksmithing, and
cabinetmaking. From light paper ephemera such
as landsurveysandplayingcards toheavygarden
stones and Conestoga wagon components, they
are pictured and explained.
Size:81/2"x11"•281colorphotos•Index•112pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3361-3•softcover•$19.99
LivingCrafts,HistoricTools:TheCraftspeople
andCollectionsoftheLandisValleyMuseum.
Michael Emery and Irwin Richman. This book cel-
ebrates the hand tool as a medium of expression
and salutes those who wield it with skillful pride.
Simple but resourceful, each tool was a beautiful,
clever marriage of form and function, endowed
witha lifeof itsown,uniquely forgedandperfectly
suitedfor itspurpose.Throughhundredsof images
oftheseelegantlypurposefulhandtools,thehistory
ofAmericanhandcraft is traced.
Size:81/2"x11"•592 images•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4297-4•softcover•$29.99
Collectors Encyclopedia of 19th Century Hard-
ware.
This hardware catalog from 1884 presents
cutlery, kitchen tools, small farm equipment and
useful items that have become curious antiques today.
From adzes to paint brushes to wrought iron screw
hooks, this book identifies hundreds of items with a
clear drawing, model number, size(s), and description.
With it, a family could set up a household and maintain
a home and farm.
Size:6"x9"•over1000hand-drawn illustrations•Price
guide/Index•346pp.
ISBN:978-0-8953-8120-0•softcover•$14.95
Town-Country Old Tools: Locks, Keys
& Closures with prices.
Jack P Wood. All
sorts of old hand tools included for farming,
machineshops,woodworkingandblacksmithing.
Extensive groups of locks, keys, and closures.
Many catalog pages with descriptions, sizes
and original prices.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 122 b/w photos & over 2000
engravings•PriceGuide/Index•288pp.
ISBN:978-0-8914-5417-5•softcover•$16.95
Dictionary of American Hand Tools: A
Pictorial Synopsis.
Alvin Sellens. A fasci-
nating chronicle of nearly every tool ever used
in North America, including ancient tools used
by Native Americans; trade tools used to create
coaches, pianos, ships, and saddles; tools for
harvesting farm goods, turpentine, and ice; and
tools for fine trades such as bookbinding and
watch repair. More than 4500 tools organized
according to profession.
Size:81/2"x11"•4500+b/w illus•546pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-1592-3•hardcover•$39.99
TheAntiqueToolCollector’sGuidetoValue.
RonaldS.Barlow.Oldtoolstobuildacivilizationare
presented in 1485 line drawings in alphabetical
order,withdetaileddescriptionsandactualauction
prices.Adzes,anvils,augers,...vicesandwrenches
appearclearlyforgoodrecognitionthroughoutthis
book. The popularity of old tools has made them
competitive items and there is always something
new to learn in thefield.
Size: 9" x 12" • 1485 b/w drawings • Price Guide/
Index•244pp.
ISBN:978-0-8953-8099-9•softcover•$16.99
KeenKutterPlanes:TheSimmonsHardwareCom-
pany.
Alvin Sellen. Long sought information about Keen
Kuttertoolsandtheirmanufacturer,theSimmonsHardware
Company,amply illustratedwithover200catalog images,
listsofplane,scraper,router,andspokeshave withcomplete
information,includingsize,material,yearsofproduction,and
currentvalues. Alsoincludedistheinformationavailableon
woodworkingplanes,routers,scrapersandspokeshaves
offeredbySimmons.
Size:6"x9"•202b/w illustrations
PriceGuide•160pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1610-9•softcover•$19.95
Hand Planes in the Modern Shop.
Kerry
Pierce. Plane users and collectors will find a
wealth of straightforward how-to information,
backed up by more than 500 images in this
definitive guide to hand planes. Using hand
planes results in a quieter, cleaner wood shop,
but they can also match the efficiencies of power
tools for many of the processes involved in
making wood furniture.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 531 color photos & b/w illus-
trations•192pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3558-7•hardcover•$39.99
Collectible Blowtorches.
Dick Sarpolus. Blow-
torcheshavebecomehighlycollectible,theirenduring
brass and bronze construction allowing even the
oldest blowtorches to be cleaned and buffed to
look like new. Here is information collectors want
regarding blowtorches: who made them, how old
theyare,whattheywereusedfor,whicharetherare
and valuable ones, how to find and restore them,
andhowmuchtheyareworth. Illustratedwith296
beautifulcolorphotos.
Size:81/2"x11"•296colorphotos
PriceGuide•160pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1298-7•softcover•$29.95
Scales: A Collector’s Guide.
2nd edition,
revised and expanded
. Bill & Jan Berning.
Hundredsofoldweighingscalesarestudied,each
for specific purposes: diamonds, eggs, martinis,
toys, golf clubs, etc., including coin-operated,
all with current values. From large iron scales
in a general store to beautiful silver scales, the
field is enormous and fascinating.
Size:81/2"x11"•546colorand9b/wphotos
Price Guide • 160 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1905-1•softcover•$29.95
Yesterday’s Farm Tools & Equip-
ment.
Irwin Richman and Michael
Emery. 100s of old farm tools and
equipment from America’s past. Major
chapters cover haying, grains, tobacco,
orchards, poultry, dairy, horses and
mules in farm practices. Over 600
vintage and modern images. These
objects are preserved at the Landis
Valley Museum in PA, where tell of
American farm history.
Size:11"x81/2"•614color images• Index•208pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3603-4•hardcover•$39.99
Antique Mining Equipment & Collectibles.
David W. Pearson & Ron Bommarito. Mining’s
fascinating and dangerous nature is reflected
in the text and over 450 color photographs of
specialized tools and artifacts. Thirty catego-
ries, from advertising and assay equipment
to surveying equipment and tokens, chronicle
old mining methods. This is an important and
valuable reference for all concerned.
Size:81/2"x11"•459colorprints
Price Guide • 160 pp. ISBN: 0-7643-1495-5 •
softcover•$29.95
Early Logging Tools.
Kevin Johnson. Over 330
photos display collectible logging equipment,
including axes, saws, filing tools, springboards,
oil bottles, undercutters, wedges, marlin spikes,
drag saws, and chainsaws. Historical photos
show loggers at work.
Size:81/2"x11"•333color&12b/wphotos
PriceGuide•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-2740-7•softcover•$29.95
AntiqueCoffeeGrinders:American,English,
andEuropean.
MichaelWhiteand JudithA.Sivonda.
Topreparecoffeebeansforuse,humaningenuityhas
created100sofversionsofcoffeegrinders.600color
photographs illustrate a marvelous tour of the best
and most sought after examples from around the
world.Accurateinformationaboutthemakersandthe
timeandplaceofmanufacture,makethisavaluable
resource forcollectors.Avalueguide is included.
Size:81/2"x11"•600colorphotos
PriceGuide•256pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1352-5•hardcover•$69.95
CoffeeAntiques.
EdwardC.KvetkoandDouglas
Congdon-Martin.Theworldofcoffeeantiqueswith
over500colorphotosillustratingmorethanathousand
items.Fromgrinderstocoffeecans,posterstocoffee
makers, this is a varied collection from around the
world,coveringover100yearsandrangingfromthe
mostmundanetothemostexotic.Theitemsineach
photoarecarefullydescribed,andacurrentmarket
value isgiven foreach.
Size:81/2"x11"•538colorphotos
PriceGuide•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-1068-3•softcover•$29.99
lanterns & flashlights
Classic Lanterns.
Revised & Expanded 2nd
Edition
. Dennis A. Pearson. Kerosene lantern
history, companies, people, places, uses, and
prices with over 200 photos and illustrations and
30 color photos. Detailed restoration information
for railroad and barn lanterns, collecting tips,
and quick reference prices.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 200+ illus • Price Guide/Index
• 176 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-2876-3 • soft cover
•$29.99
Collectible Dietz Lanterns.
Neil S. Wood. The R. E.
Dietz Company was a leader in lantern development
and manufacturer in 1917 when this sales catalog
was new. Each lantern shown is described with its
detailed specifications and special features. Lantern
parts, including burners, brackets, globes, holders,
and reflectors, are identified by their names, colors
and available sizes.
Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" • 240 illustrations • Price Guide/
Index•140pp.
ISBN:978-0-8953-8089-0•softcover•$12.00
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