Milestone: 50th anniversary of Kovels’ Antiques Price Guide

 

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – It’s time to celebrate—the 50th anniversary edition of the perennially popular Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel is now available at bookstores and online at Kovels.com.

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Isaacson’s new book celebrates genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Self-portrait in red chalk of Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1510-1515, Royal Library, Turin, Italy. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Self-portrait in red chalk of Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1510-1515, Royal Library, Turin, Italy. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 

NEW YORK (AP) – Researching the life of Leonardo da Vinci left Walter Isaacson in a playful mood.

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Books: Horror collecting gets a new guide Oct. 4

The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Horror, on sale Oct. 4, 2017

 

BALTIMORE – Devoted to all things within the scary entertainment genre, The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Horror is set to debut in comic shops and bookstores. This new volume is filled with content on movies, literature, comic books, video games, soundtracks, TV shows, and magazines. There are features on EC Comics, Universal Monsters, Friday the 13th, Hammer Horror, The Walking Dead, Japanese horror, Stephen King, sci-fi/horror, and more.

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Harry Potter guide reveals values and fandom behind boy wizard

‘Harry Potter – The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard,’ by Eric Bradley, 8 x 8, hardcover, 208 pages, $22.99, 250+ color photos, ISBN-13: 978-1-4402-4802-3. Krause Publications, www.krausebooks.com

 

IOLA, Wis. – Featuring more than 300 outstanding objects gathered from private and public collections, Harry Potter – The Unofficial Guide to The Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard provides the first comprehensive survey of the rich art, books and memorabilia created during the last 20 years of Pottermania.

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Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles releases 51st edition

 

IOLA, Wis. – Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2018 marks its 70th year of service, making it the elder statesman of resources devoted to the collecting industry.

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Antique Trader compiling new edition of its Business Directory

The deadline for submitting entries to the ‘Antique Trader Business Directory’ is June 1.

 

IOLA, Wis. — It’s been a few years, but the Antique Trader Business Directory is back. This year’s directory will be published as part of the July 19, 2017 issue of Antique Trader, and distributed for free to Antique Trader readers, and the Antique Trader online audience. Plus, additional distribution at antiques and collectibles shows in the United States is being planned.

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American Saloons book reveals vintage interiors, gambling machines

Kislingbury's book contains over 200 duotone photographs, including 100 pictures of coin-op machines, back bars and fixtures. Image courtesy of the author

Kislingbury’s book contains over 200 duotone photographs, including 100 pictures of coin-op machines, back bars and fixtures. Image courtesy of the author

 

PASADENA, Calif. – Not since Roger Kislingbury’s first book, Saloons, Bars and Cigar Stores, has there been published a more comprehensive collection of vintage photographs depicting the American saloon with all of its appointments.

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Fusion of words, pictures traced in ‘Greatest Graphic Novels’

Krause image

Krause image

 

IOLA, Wis. – In the recently published 100 Greatest Graphic Novels (Krause Publications), authors Alex Langley and Katrina Hill explore the fusion of illustrations and words to demonstrate a thought, an action, evoke a response, and empower one another and the reader.

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Popularity of Kansas photographer’s pinup art explodes

'Bombshell: The Pin-Up Art of John Gladman.' Image courtesy of Schiffer Publishing John Gladman

‘Bombshell: The Pin-Up Art of John Gladman.’ Image courtesy of Schiffer Publishing
John Gladman

 

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) – While seeking a foxhole in 2006-07 to keep from being another economic casualty of the Great Recession, photographer John Gladman stumbled across an explosive business idea.

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Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles guide fresh at 50

The cover of the 50th edition of 'Warman's Antiques & Collectibles.' Image couretesy of Krause Publications

The cover of the 50th edition of ‘Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles.’ Krause Publications image

 

IOLA, Wis. – What does a book look like when it turns 50? When it comes to the new edition of Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles, the answer is – stunning.

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