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The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass: Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean's Most Beautiful Stones

by Mary Beth Beuke & Lisl Armstrong

As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more...


Picker's Bible: How to Pick Antiques Like the Pros

by Joe Willard

The Science of Scrounging

Whether you're a dumpster diver, estate sale addict, or modern archaeologist, this easy-to-use and informative guide to picking is guaranteed to improve your antiquing skills. The Picker's...


Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You

by Harriet Baskas

While there are more than 15,000 museums in our country, visitors get to see only about five percent of any institution’s collections.  Most museums simply don’t have room to display everything they’ve...


Liquidating an Estate

by Martin Codina

"What do I do with all this stuff?"

Whether it's due to the loss of a loved one, downsizing, or moving by choice or necessity, an increasing number of people are dealing with this burning question.Striking a...


Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages: A Review of its Characteristics, Decoration, Folklore, and Symbolism

by Stanley Charles Nott

First published in 1936 and since then a collector's item of increasing rarity, Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages comprises a review of the characteristics, decorations, folklore, and symbolism of this esteemed...


Contemporary Netsuke

by Miriam Kinsey

Netsuke, the treasure first mined by Brockhaus and Weber has been ably refined and mounted by many latter-day scholar collectors and enhanced by the miracles of modern photographic reproduction, so that we now...


Chinese Jade of Five Centuries

by Joan M. Hartman

Chinese Jade of Five Centuries was originally published in print form by Tuttle Publishing in 1969.

In Chinese Jade of Five Centuries, Mrs Hartman provides an encompassing look at one of the minor arts which...


The Wonderful World of Netsuke: With One Hundred Masterpieces of Miniature Sculpture in Color

by Raymond Bushell

Roughly a century ago, when Japan emerged from the long seclusion of the Edo period and opened her doors to the West, a treasury of fascinating objets d'art was exposed to view. By no means the least fascinating...


Buying & Selling Antiques & Collectibles: For Fun & Profit

by Joan Bingham & Don Bingham

Written for both beginners and experienced collectors, this guide provides descriptions of some of the more prized antiques and collectibles, and explains how to find them and how to resell them. The Binghams...


Things Korean

by O-Young Lee & John Holstein

Things Korean is a useful guide to traditional life in Korea, presented in an accessible and attractive format. O-Young Lee, former Korean Minister of Culture gives us a survey of native objects from Korea,...


Don't Call the Thrift Shop: What to Do with a Lifetime of Well-Loved Possessions

by Susannah Ryder

What do you do with a lifetime of well-loved possessions when Mom moves to the retirement home, or there's a death in the family, or you are ready to move to a smaller home? Is that old chest a valuable antique...


Antiquing in North Texas: A Guide to Antique Shops, Malls, and Flea Markets

by Ron McAdoo & Caryl McAdoo

Whether you're seaching for something special to add to your home decor, a treasured item from your childhood, or just out for the fun of it, antiquing can be a relaxing and rewarding experience.


Portmeirion

by Will Farmer

Portmeirion pottery evolved from gift shop designs for the Portmeirion holiday village in north Wales to a global business thanks to the design flair of Susan Williams-Ellis. She captured the sprit of the kitchens...


Beswick Pottery

by Val Baynton

Beswick is typical of the numerous small scale ceramic factories founded towards the end of the Victorian era and manufacturing through the first two thirds of the 20th century. Like many of these companies...


Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

by Ronald G. G. Knapp & Michael Freeman

A source of fascination to the West, China's renowned art objects and traditional manufactured products have long been sought by collectors. Things Chinese presents sixty distinctive items that are typical of...


Collecting Japanese Antiques

by Alistair Seton

Collecting Japanese Antiques shows what makes Japanese aesthetics so different from other countries. Antique hunters will benefit from the practical and cautionary advice in this book; newcomers will appreciate...


Archivists, Collectors, Dealers, and Replevin: Case Studies on Private Ownership of Public Documents

by Elizabeth H. Dow

Today, governmental archivists and manuscript collectors—both private collectors and collecting repositories—are in conflict and competition for government documents that come out of private hands and onto...


Antiques on the Cheap: A Savvy Dealer's Tips: Buying, Restoring, Selling

by James W. McKenzie

Get the inside scoop on every aspect of antiquing - buying, cleaning, repairing, embellishing, refinishing, restoring, and selling. You'll find expert advice for getting great deals at auctions, flea markets,...


Money and Exchange in Canada to 1900

by A.B. McCullough

A clear, concise and intriguing explanation of the various coins and currencies used in Canada between 1600 and 1900.


Things Thai: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

by Tanistha Dansilp & Michael Freeman

Things Thai presents over 60 different items from Thailand, each a collectible with cultural relevance or a story to tell. Each object represents an aspect of Thai life, from devotional objects to examples of...