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’

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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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Birthday surprise: Peter Rabbit returns in unpublished Beatrix Potter tale

Peter Rabbit doll by R. John Wright. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive and Morphy Auctions

Peter Rabbit doll by R. John Wright. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive and Morphy Auctions

 

LONDON (AP) – Peter Rabbit is back, in a previously unpublished story by children’s author Beatrix Potter.

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Krause releases guide to Third Reich collectibles

The new 240-page book is loaded with information about the history of the Third Reich and how to collect its artifacts. Krause image

The new 240-page book is loaded with information about the history of the Third Reich and how to collect its artifacts. Krause image

 

IOLA, Wis. – Within the militaria community, one of the most studied and collected areas of interest is the Third Reich. Third Reich Collectibles by Chris William, one of the leading authorities on the subject and contributor of Military Trader magazine, explores various items that contributed to and represented the dominance of this military force.

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Krause publishes cutting-edge guide to Case pocketknives

'Collecting Case Knives, 2nd Edition,' by Steve Pfeiffer. Krause Publications image

‘Collecting Case Knives, 2nd Edition,’ by Steve Pfeiffer. Krause Publications image

 

IOLA, Wis. – It’s been more than 150 years since U.S. manufacturers first began bringing pocket knives to market, and 75 years since the “golden age” of U.S. pocket knife production. Today, pocket knives remain a handy and efficient tool, as well as a popular collectible – with W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Co. leading the pack.

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Newly published guide identifies, values LEGO sets

LEGO SETS Identification and Price Guide, Krause Books

 

IOLA, Wis. — Approximately 10,000 LEGO® sets have been manufactured in the past 50 years. That’s a lot of brilliant little building bricks, and a tremendous amount of playtime nostalgia. In the book The Ultimate Guide to LEGO® Sets, co-authors Ed Maciorowski and Jeff Maciorowski, brothers and LEGO® experts, examine sets released in the 21st century — the period when the sets took on a new level of innovation and intricate detail.

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‘Star Wars’ heads list of 7 helpful ‘Picker’s Pocket Guides’

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Krause Publications image

 

IOLA, Wis. – Each Picker’s Pocket Guide, the latest line of collector references published by Krause Publications, provides a unique, entertaining and thoughtful look at some of the most popular collecting interests today. They are great allies for anyone looking to learn more about areas of collecting that are “new to them.” For seasoned collectors and dealers, the easy-to-read and photo-filled books are a sound investment in market trend knowledge.

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Antiques editor garners rave reviews for debut mystery novel

Canadian writer, editor and mystery novelist Judy Penz Sheluk

Canadian writer, editor and mystery novelist Judy Penz Sheluk

 

TORONTO – By day, Judy Penz Sheluk immerses herself in the stylish world of antiques and architectural journalism as senior editor of New England Antiques Journal and editor of Home BUILDER Magazine. But her talent for a turn of phrase and imaginative description doesn’t stop there. With the release of her debut novel, The Hanged Man’s Noose: A Glass Dolphin Mystery, Sheluk is making her mark as a formidable armchair sleuth and riveting storyteller, with a raft of positive reviews as reinforcement.

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