The most reliable and convenient guide to watches available, the Complete Price Guide to Watches is a mini encyclopedia with over 10,000 watches priced and over 8,000 images provided for education and identification. This book is the definitive guide for all levels of watch education and collection. Featuring thousands of price changes every year, the Complete Price Guide to Watches contains the most up to date information on American and European pocket watches and wrist watches, comic watches, and character watches, including pricing, identification information, tips, history, terminology, and the annual market report. Accurate pricing is joined by historical information on a myriad of watchmakers. The guide also has dedicated illustrated entries on how a watch works, watch parts nomenclature, the individual parts of a watch movement, how to properly open a pocket watch, caring for your watch, railroad watch dials, cases and adjustments, determining the age and manufacturer, and appraising. All of this information is accented by antique illustrations salvaged and lovingly reproduced from long lost watch catalogs, advertisements, and brochures. Because of this attention to detail the Complete Price Guide to Watches has attained near legendary status as the only true Bible of watch prices.
The Complete Price Guide to Watches is the most reliable and convenient guide available. This annual book is a mini-encyclopedia with over 1,000 pages, over 10,000 watches listed with current values, and more than 7,000 illustrations. It also includes tips for collectors and historical information. With this handy pocket reference, collectors can make on-the-spot judgments about identification, age, quality, and value.
Considered the industry standard in establishing the worth of fine timepieces and the most reliable and convenient guide to watches available, "The Complete Price Guide To Watches" is a mini encyclopedia with over 10,000 watches priced and over 8,000 images. It's the definitive guide for all levels of watch education and collection. From the amateur collector to the most prestigious auction houses, "The Complete Price Guide To Watches" is published independently and is not associated with any watch manufacturer and has something for everyone.
This guide is geared towards the collector but can be used by anyone who is fascinated by new and antique wristwatches from every era. The book provides accurate pricing on a plethora of watches and historical information on a myriad of watchmakers including company histories, movement identification, serial numbers, grade numbers, and production dates and quantities. There are over 3,000 photos included as well as charts and manufacturer information. Also included are the dealer buying prices, selling prices, and the selling prices in mint condition. All of this information is accented by antique illustrations salvaged and lovingly reproduced from long-lost watch catalogs, advertisements, and brochures.
From native-American artifacts, Depression glass, and toys to lamps and lighting and paper ephemera, this authoritative "bible" is an essential field guide to more than 500 categories of collectibles. The 2001 edition features a new category of American paintings along with special emphasis on English and Continental furniture. 600 photos. (Antiques/Collectibles)
A Guide for Librarians, Archivists, and Volunteers
Author: Rhonda L. Clark
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Here is everything you need to promote your library as a center for genealogical study by leveraging your collection to help patrons conduct research on ancestors, document family stories, and archive family heirlooms. • Discusses the reference environment and offers tips for strategic planning for local studies • Includes hints of how to assess, organize, discard, or donate family heirlooms • Offers suggestions for caring for family history archives, including physical enclosures, digital copies, and the importance of data backups • Features templates for partnership agreements with other organizations
What to Do With a Lifetime of Well-Loved Possessions
Author: Susannah Ryder
Publisher: M. Evans
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
When it's time for a move to a retirement home, a smaller home, or there's a death in the family, how should you manage a lifetime of family heirlooms and cherished possessions? Should that old chest go to the rummage sale, or is it a rare antique? What about jewelry, coins, stamp collections, china, silver, glass, memorabilia, baseball cards and toys? Are they valuable? How can we tell? Who will buy them? What are they really worth? This book is your key to finding the value of everything from diamonds to Teddy Bears, as well as tips about estate planning and appraisals. Find out all about: *the hottest collectibles markets and why some items skyrocket in price *how experts spot a valuable antique *where to get information used by professionals *selling at auctions, estate sales, and on eBay