Books: new Overstreet reference is ultimate guide to Star Wars collectibles

HUNT VALLEY, Md. – Forty-one years ago, audiences worldwide were introduced to Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and a captivating cast of quirky characters from a distant realm that defied all imagination: George Lucas’ Star Wars galaxy. With the release of each subsequent film in the Star Wars franchise came the merchandise – action figures, vehicles, playsets, posters and scores of other products that organically formed a specialty collecting category of their own.

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Two rarely seen Hemingway stories to be published in 2019

1939 photo of Ernest Hemingway posing for a dust jacket photo taken by Lloyd Arnold for the first edition of For Whom the Bell Tolls, taken at the Sun Valley Lodge, Idaho. Public domain image

NEW YORK (AP) – Two Ernest Hemingway stories written in the mid-1950s and rarely seen since will be published next year.

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Latest Kovels’ price guide reveals what’s trending in antiques

‘Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2019’ | $29.99 | 528 pages | 9780316486040

NEW YORK – Containing more tips, more marks and more prices than any other competitive price guide on the market, the new edition of Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2019 (Black Dog & Leventhal) by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel will be on bookshelves Sept. 25.

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Lavishly illustrated book chronicles Jeremiah Goodman’s interiors

‘Jeremiah: Inspired Interiors’ by Jeremiah Goodman and edited by Dean Rhys-Morgan, published by powerHouse Books © Copyright 2018 powerHouse Books

NEW YORK – Inducted to the prestigious Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1987, Jeremiah Goodman (1922–2017) has long been revered within the interior design community for his ability to infuse static rooms with warmth and personality. His book, Jeremiah: Inspired Interiors, edited by Dean Rhys-Morgan, chronicles the designer’s life and work, drawing on paintings and photographs taken from his own extensive archive.

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Heritage Auctions offers paperless edition of comic book guide

The 48th edition of the Overstreet guide is available in formats that support both PC and Mac operating systems. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Collectors and fans of comics and comic art can download a copy of the 48th edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 2018-19 through Heritage Auctions, at HA.com.

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Latest edition of Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide released

Artist Ethan Van Sciver’s provided the main cover for ‘The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide no. 48,’ which features Green Lantern and The Flash.’ Image courtesy Gemstone Publishing

HUNT VALLEY, Md. – The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide no. 48 from Gemstone Publishing is now available in comic shops across North America and in specialty shops around the world.

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Heritage Auctions publishes ‘Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles’ 

Saint-Gaudens Dougle Eagles book. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – The definitive resource on the history of one of the world’s most popular collector coins, Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles is now available from Heritage Auctions.

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Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, circa 1633, oil on canvas. Stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Art of the theft: Book illustrates Boston museum heist

Stolen, 2018, compiled by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

BOSTON (AP) – A new illustrated book about the theft of $500 million worth of artwork from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum went on sale Monday.

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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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