Antiques, Collectibles

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POSTCARDS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST SOCIAL NETWORK

Written by Pyne, Lydia
A global exploration of postcards as artifacts at the intersection of history, science, technology, art, and culture. Postcards are usually associated with banal holiday pleasantries, but they are made possible by sophisticated industries and institutions, from printers to postal services.
December 27, 2021 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 256 Pages |
$40.00
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SPACE FANTASIES 1:1: R.F. COLLECTION

This limited-edition collection of space exploration toys--from shuttles to space dogs--taps into the nostalgia and imagination of 20th-century science fiction
September 15, 2020 | Hardcover | Vitra Design Museum | 296 Pages |
$215.00
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AMERICAN COMPACTS: 1921 THROUGH THE ART DECO ERA

Written by Mont, Michael A
In the late 1920s and early 1930s, American manufacturers created a stunning variety of powder compacts reflecting the modern design concepts of what we now call Art Deco. The advent of the Great Depression had a devastating effect on the producers of these beautiful compacts. Many manufacturers either went out of business or merged with other companies.
July 28, 2020 | Hardcover | Schiffer Publishing | 212 Pages |
$79.95
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AMERICAN WEATHERVANES: THE ART OF THE WINDS

Written by Shaw, Robert
American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds, published to coincide with an exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum, reveals the beauty, historical significance, and technical virtuosity of American vanes fashioned between the late seventeenth and early twentieth centuries. This American art form has long been an enduring part of the country's skylines.
March 2, 2021 | Hardcover | Rizzoli Electa | 256 Pages |
$75.00
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CRAP: A HISTORY OF CHEAP STUFF IN AMERICA

Written by Woloson, Wendy A
Crap. We all have it. Filling drawers. Overflowing bins and baskets. Proudly displayed or stuffed in boxes in basements and garages. Big and small. Metal, fabric, and a whole lot of plastic. So much crap. Abundant cheap stuff is about as American as it gets.Crap. We all have it. Filling drawers. Overflowing bins and baskets. Proudly displayed or stuffed in boxes in basements and garages. Big and small. Metal, fabric, and a whole lot of plastic. So much crap. Abundant cheap stuff is about as American as it gets. And it turns out these seemingly unimportant consumer goods offer unique insights into ourselves--our values and our desires.
October 5, 2020 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 416 Pages |
$29.99
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MISS VIOLET'S DOLL'S HOUSE: MAGICAL MAKES FOR YOUR MINIATURE WORLD

Written by McKechnie, Sam
Sam McKechnie's new craft book invites readers to lose themselves in the incredible world of Miss Violet. Whether they have a doll's house, some shelf space or an unwanted shoebox, Sam has created 25 makes that are perfect for any miniature residence.
June 1, 2018 | Hardcover | Pavilion Books | 192 Pages |
$29.95
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GRANNY'S KITCHEN CUPBOARD: A LIFETIME IN OVER 100 OBJECTS

Written by Alexander, John
Accumulated over many years, 'Granny', the enigmatic collector behind this book, presents a selection of quirky post-war goods, advertising and kitchen items.In Granny's Kitchen Cupboard you'll find a remarkable array of British twentieth-century ephemera.
August 1, 2018 | Hardcover | Pavilion Books | 128 Pages |
$24.95
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MATCHBOX TOYS

Written by Jones, Nick
Matchbox toys were ubiquitous items for children across the Western world. Originally labeled Christmas-cracker trash by retailers and shopkeepers, the small-scale 1-75 series soon began to see unprecedented worldwide sales in the 1950s.
January 24, 2017 | Paperback | Shire Publications | 64 Pages |
$14.00
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BARBIE FOREVER: HER INSPIRATION, HISTORY, AND LEGACY

Written by Gerber, Robin
Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy presents a detailed, fully authorized portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more--including a foreword by Olympic fencing medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad. A double-sided foldout timeline showcases important moments in Barbie history.
September 24, 2019 | Hardcover | Epic Ink Books | 176 Pages |
$40.00
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AMERICAN EAGLE: A VISUAL HISTORY OF OUR NATIONAL EMBLEM

Written by Cook, Preston
A bold expression of a fledgling republic's aspirations and bravado, the American bald eagle has been designed, drawn, illustrated, stamped, engraved, painted, sculpted, carved, photographed, and etched by thousands of artists and artisans since 1782, when it first appeared as the central figure on the Great Seal of the United States.
March 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Goff Books | 272 Pages |
$75.00

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