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PYREX Passion - Michael D. Barber Cover Art

PYREX Passion

PYREX Passion The Comprehensive Guide to Decorated Vintage Pyres by Michael D. Barber

All-new photos, updated information, new cradle reference, and over 30 additional pages! Pyrex collectors are always looking for the most accurate and comprehensive information about opal Pyrex produced from the 1940s through 1980s. The 2nd edition of Pyrex Passion won’t disappoint! In addition to new photos, advertisements, and catalog images, this edition includes dates of production for patterns as well as individual items and sets. The standard pattern section has expanded information on plain opal and opal with gold trim items in addition to newly discovered dates of production and distribution methods for Pink and Orange Butterprint, Homestead Brown, and the alternate versions of Verdé and Town and Country. The promotional pattern section has greatly expanded information including exact dates of production for 15 items previously estimated and new photos that include original cradles for each item. This edition also includes an updated pattern reference, value guide, new cradle reference, index, and history by item.

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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2022 - R.S. Yeoman & Jeff Garrett Cover Art

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2022

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2022 The Official Red Book by R.S. Yeoman & Jeff Garrett

Identify your coins quickly and easily! THE OFFICIAL RED BOOK® features full-color, actual-size and enlarged photos, with historical details about each piece. The Red Book shows mintages for all federal coins, from the ultra rare to the everyday. You might have a real rarity in your pocket change! Find out how much your coins are worth: The Red Book has clear, easy-to-follow grading information for each series, and prices in up to 9 grades per coin. Colonial and early American coins · Federal coins · Commemoratives Proof and Mint sets · Die varieties and errors · Civil War tokens · Territorial gold · State and territorial quarters · National Park quarters · Presidential dollars · Puerto Rican, Philippine, and Hawaiian coins · Error coins · Bullion

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In Search of Pipe Dreams - Rick Newcombe Cover Art

In Search of Pipe Dreams

In Search of Pipe Dreams
by Rick Newcombe

Stories of pipe-smoking's greatest craftspeople intertwine with advice and commentary in these essays on the art of pipe smoking. While exploring pipe craftsmanship worldwide, these writings combine tales of the author's visits to Europe's most prestigious pipe-makers with a look at pipe-smoking's history and the hobby's most famous practitioners, including Albert Einstein, Norman Rockwell, and Mark Twain. Interviews with Old World craftspeople provide insight into the delicate and personal craft of pipe-making, and a treatise on pipe-smoking's relaxing benefits intermingles with advice on how to smoke, buy, break in, clean, and use a pipe to cope with the frantic pace of the 21st century. Includes a 16 page color photo insert.

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How To Buy And Sell Gold & Silver PRIVATELY: Must Know Strategies To Keep Your Portfolio Private, Stay In The IRS's Good Graces, Know Your Tax Requirements, File The Right Reports, Buy The Right Types Of Gold And Silver And Avoice Other Forms Of Meta - Doyle Shuler Cover Art

How To Buy And Sell Gold & Silver PRIVATELY: Must Know Strategies To Keep Your Portfolio Private, Stay In The IRS's Good Graces, Know Your Tax Requirements, File The Right Reports, Buy The Right Types Of Gold And Silver And Avoice Other Forms Of Meta

How To Buy And Sell Gold & Silver PRIVATELY: Must Know Strategies To Keep Your Portfolio Private, Stay In The IRS's Good Graces, Know Your Tax Requirements, File The Right Reports, Buy The Right Types Of Gold And Silver And Avoice Other Forms Of Meta by Doyle Shuler

This is a "MUST READ" book for ALL Gold and Silver Investors who want to stay off the radar and remain TOTALLY PRIVATE. Readers are loving this book! There is so much confusing and contradictory information in the marketplace about this subject. As you know, PRIVACY has become a huge issue these days. We probably have less privacy now than at any other time in the past. Probably like you, I'm a hard working, tax-paying, God fearing American and I value my privacy. The great news is, precious metals can be one of the most private investments you can make, IF you do it correctly. This book will carefully walk you through it all and sort out the truth from the myths. It will clearly show you the smart way to invest in metals so your investments will be completely invisible to everyone... including the government. If you get this wrong, it can devastate your investment plans. If you get this right, you will sleep much better at night knowing much of your wealth is off the radar. It is truly a must-have book. I shouldn't have to say this but this book is completely above board and completely compliant with the laws of the United States. You will find nothing here that talks about circumventing the laws and/or taxes, or doing anything at all that is not completely 100% above board. If you do this correctly, there is no need to even think about bending any laws. The laws are already there. And they are very favorable to precious metals anyway, if you follow the rules. This book simply shows you how to take maximum advantage of the laws that are already there and still stay completely private. Here are just some of the things you will learn in this book: *Why All Of The Confusion and misinformation about this subject *Start With a Plan, This Is Critical *Buying Precious Metals Privately – Reporting Requirements – Limitations & Restrictions *Exact Types of Bullion Items That Can Be Bought Privately *Buying With Cash – Restrictions & Reporting *Do You Have To Pay Sales Tax When Buying Precious Metals *Bullion Items That Can Be Sold Privately *Bullion Items That Cannot Be Sold Privately *Capital Gains Reporting Requirements *How To Totally Stay Off The Radar And Make Your Metals Invisible *Tips On Storing Your Metals Privately At the end of the book, you will also gain access to the best place I know of to buy metals at the very lowest prices. Want to stay off the grid? Want to do things right and be able to sleep like a baby at night? Invest a little time in reading this book and you will be amazed at how empowered you will feel when investing in precious metals. This book will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make wise metals buying decisions. Buy this book now. It will SAVE you a ton of money, help you make smarter decisions, enable you to stay off the "radar", and sleep great at night. Not buying this book can cost you a ton of money and get you in a heap of trouble. Some of those people who share your wise views are Jim Rogers, Michael Maloney, Robert Kiyosaki, Kevin Hogan, James Turk, Richard Duncan, Timothy Ferriss, Warren Buffet, Brendon Burchard, Kyle Bass, Peter Schiff and Marc Faber just to name a few. Don't wait another second. Scroll up and click on the "Buy Now" button and get started buying gold and silver PRIVATELY, the right way, right now. It's simply too important to wait.

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When Mom Dies - Dackeyia Q. Sterling Cover Art

When Mom Dies

When Mom Dies A Daughter's Unique Guide to Help Heal Grieving Hearts Today by Dackeyia Q. Sterling

When Mom Dies: A Daughter's Unique Guide to Help Heal Grieving Hearts Today is a powerful and compassionate book filled with practical advice and encouragement for any and everyone who has lost their Mother. From the experience of dealing with day one of Mom's death to breaking through extreme grief and sorrow when your Mother is your best friend, the author has penned a valuable, quick-read book that shares useful tips and offers valuable wisdom for coping with the loss of a Mother.    WHEN MOM DIES INCLUDES CHAPTERS ON :  * What To Do When Mom Dies?  * 12 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel Better   * 31 Ideas to Encourage Your Healing Heart   * Helpful Resources to Consider  * The #1 Way You Can Honor Your Mother's Life & Legacy    " WHEN MOM DIES delivers love, strength and compassion for our hearts -- for years to come."     - FROM THE PREFACE

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Coin Collecting For Dummies - Neil S. Berman Cover Art

Coin Collecting For Dummies

Coin Collecting For Dummies
by Neil S. Berman

Discover a new hobby—or refine your existing techniques—with this practical coin collecting handbook In Coin Collecting For Dummies, professional rare coin dealer Neil Berman delivers a hands-on and fun guide to the intriguing hobby of numismatics —also known as coin collection! You'll learn how to buy, sell, grade, value, handle, and store your coins, as well as how to decide what kind of coins you should collect and how to assemble or diversify your collection. In this book, you'll also find out how to: Evaluate coins based on their age, condition, rarity, and more Navigate and make use of auction houses that deal in the buying and selling of rare coins Make the most of your new hobby by learning where to find rare coins and how to complete your collections There's no one "right" way to collect coins. But Coin Collecting For Dummies will show you how to avoid the most common pitfalls and take advantage of some handy tips, tricks, and best practices that make collecting coins even more fun and exciting. Perfect for the novice collector, or seasoned veterans looking for the latest news in coin grading and history, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the fascinating world of coin collection.

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Apple Watch Series 9  User Guide - Daniel Derrick Cover Art

Apple Watch Series 9 User Guide

Apple Watch Series 9 User Guide The Run-to Beginners’ and Seniors’ Guide with Tips & Tricks On Mastering the Art of Using the Latest Apple Watch Series 9 with WatchOS 10 Features by Daniel Derrick

The latest Apple Watch Series 9 comes with many features you would like to explore right from day one of its purchase. Apart from the fact that you can use your favorite applications, make telephone calls, or send messages, it is very nice for workouts, fitness, health checking, and a host of other tasks you consider much more important.  You can be rest assured of being more organized with the WatchOS 10 and of course, what I can term as time management is pretty much guaranteed, which is also cool.  Are you new to the latest Apple Watch Series 9? Are you planning to buy for personal use or for a loved one? This run to, Apple Watch Series 9 User Guide is your only option if you’re concerned about mastering its newly-introduced features, and of course always available for your timely purchase.  This book covers genuine features you would always yearn for in any Apple Watch you like. In essence, you will gain the mastery of the great new features and learn about:  What’s New in WatchOS 9? New Apple Watch Faces Apple Watch Pinging on the iPhone The Assistive Touch Redesigned Apple Watch Apps Pinning Favorite Apps on your Apple Watch Opening the Control Center The Apps Switcher and Multitasking Feature Getting Notifications The Control Center Icons Wi-Fi The ‘Find My’ Feature Battery Percentage Silent Mode Theater Mode Walkie talkie Do Not Disturb Flash Light. Airplane Mode Water Flusher Changing Text Size The ‘Edit’ Feature Double-Tap Customizing the Watch Face How to Customize the Watch Face Hiding your watch face Adding Watch Face on Apple Watch 9 with the iPhone 15 Pro Working With the Watch Face How to Modify the Watch Face Health Sensors & Available Options on the Apple Watch Series 9 The Heart Rate Monitor The Blood Oxygen Level The ECG Option Organizing and Arranging Applications on your New Apple Watch. Opening An Application Exiting the Application Deleting an Application on your Apple Watch Series 9 Reinstalling Applications on Your Apple Watch Viewing Your Apple Watch Applications on your iPhone 15 Pro Max   And More... I know by now, you are pretty much ready to start getting the most satisfactory features on your new Apple Watch Series 9. If this is true, then let us get started RIGHT AWAY!    

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Authentic Art Deco Jewelry Designs - Franco Deboni Cover Art

Authentic Art Deco Jewelry Designs

Authentic Art Deco Jewelry Designs by Franco Deboni

Meticulous reproduction of rare portfolio (1925-30) contains over 700 dazzling designs and motifs for buckles, clips, belts, mirrors, pendants, cigarette cases, rings, chains, necklaces, watchbands, brooches, studs, and charms. Invaluable, copyright-free source of authentic Art Deco designs for artists, jewelers, and period specialists.

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New Sex Bible for Women - Amie Harwick Cover Art

New Sex Bible for Women

New Sex Bible for Women New Sex Bible for Women by Amie Harwick

.You've heard it over and over again... the key to a great sexual experience is satisfying your partner. Is it true though? For most women, great sex lies in not only satisfying your partner, but also having a good understanding of your own body, needs, and desires. Whether you're younger or older, married or not, The New Sex Bible for Women is an all-encompassing and fully comprehensive guide for women covering everything from masturbation, oral sex, self-esteem and self-care, sex positions, safety and concerns, and sex aides. Using scientific studies, case studies, testimonials, input from celebrities and professionals in the sexual health field, and illustrations, Amie Harwick walks you through every question and provides you with the information you need to become a better lover and bring even more enjoyment out of sex.

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Summer at Tiffany - Marjorie Hart Cover Art

Summer at Tiffany

Summer at Tiffany
by Marjorie Hart

“Hart has a genuine gift for conveying the texture of midcentury Manhattan…. [She makes] the dilemmas of her own young life both compelling and contemporary.” —USA Today “[A] glorious once upon a time fairytale come true….I loved every moment!”   —Adriana Trigiani, author of Very Valentine A memoir acclaimed as “reminiscent of The Best of Everything and Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (BookPage), Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart is the true story of two best friends experiencing the time of their lives in New York City during the summer of 1945. The Cleveland Plain Dealer raves, “Hart writes about that stylish summer with verve, recollecting with a touching purity a magical summer in Manhattan, seen through the eyes of two 21-year-olds, just as the end of World War II approached.”

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Tangled Vines - Frances Dinkelspiel Cover Art

Tangled Vines

Tangled Vines Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California by Frances Dinkelspiel

On October 12, 2005, a massive fire broke out in the Wines Central wine warehouse in Vallejo, California. Within hours, the flames had destroyed 4.5 million bottles of California's finest wine worth more than $250 million, making it the largest destruction of wine in history. The fire had been deliberately set by a passionate oenophile named Mark Anderson, a skilled con man and thief with storage space at the warehouse who needed to cover his tracks. With a propane torch and a bucket of gasoline-soaked rags, Anderson annihilated entire California vineyard libraries as well as bottles of some of the most sought-after wines in the world. Among the priceless bottles destroyed were 175 bottles of Port and Angelica from one of the oldest vineyards in California made by Frances Dinkelspiel's great-great grandfather, Isaias Hellman, in 1875. Sadly, Mark Anderson was not the first to harm the industry. The history of the California wine trade, dating back to the 19th Century, is a story of vineyards with dark and bloody pasts, tales of rich men, strangling monopolies, the brutal enslavement of vineyard workers and murder. Five of the wine trade murders were associated with Isaias Hellman's vineyard in Rancho Cucamonga beginning with the killing of John Rains who owned the land at the time. He was shot several times, dragged from a wagon and left off the main road for the coyotes to feed on. In her new book, Frances Dinkelspiel looks beneath the casually elegant veneer of California's wine regions to find the obsession, greed and violence lying in wait. Few people sipping a fine California Cabernet can even guess at the Tangled Vines where its life began.

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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2013 - R. S. Yeoman & Kenneth Bressett Cover Art

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2013

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2013 The Official Red Book by R. S. Yeoman & Kenneth Bressett

Identify your coins quickly and easily! THE OFFICIAL RED BOOK® features full-color, actual-size and enlarged photos, with historical details about each piece. The Red Book shows mintages for all federal coins, from the ultra rare to the everyday. You might have a real rarity in your pocket change! Find out how much your coins are worth: The Red Book has clear, easy-to-follow grading information for each series, and prices in up to 9 grades per coin. Colonial and early American coins · Federal coins · Commemoratives Proof and Mint sets · Die varieties and errors · Civil War tokens · Territorial gold · State and territorial quarters · National Park quarters · Presidential dollars · Puerto Rican, Philippine, and Hawaiian coins · Error coins · Bullion

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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2021 - R.S. Yeoman & Jeff Garrett Cover Art

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2021

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2021 The Official Red Book by R.S. Yeoman & Jeff Garrett

Identify your coins quickly and easily! THE OFFICIAL RED BOOK® features full-color, actual-size and enlarged photos, with historical details about each piece. The Red Book shows mintages for all federal coins, from the ultra rare to the everyday. You might have a real rarity in your pocket change! Find out how much your coins are worth: The Red Book has clear, easy-to-follow grading information for each series, and prices in up to 9 grades per coin. Colonial and early American coins · Federal coins · Commemoratives Proof and Mint sets · Die varieties and errors · Civil War tokens · Territorial gold · State and territorial quarters · National Park quarters · Presidential dollars · Puerto Rican, Philippine, and Hawaiian coins · Error coins · Bullion

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Moonwatch Only - The Speedmaster Identification Guide - Grégore Rossier Cover Art

Moonwatch Only - The Speedmaster Identification Guide

Moonwatch Only - The Speedmaster Identification Guide The Omega Speedmaster Identification Guide by Grégore Rossier

This electronic guide is the perfect complement to the MOONWATCH ONLY BOOK. Its purpose is to support every OMEGA Speedmaster owner in any situation, particularly when travelling. In this mobile guide, you won’t find all the details or historical information that the authors have gathered into the original MOONWATCH ONLY book. Its focus is in a different direction: towards model identification, which is a key factor when searching for a Speedmaster. You will find a unique and user-friendly identification program, which allows you to identify any model from the standard production. Furthermore, you will be able to discover the whole production of Speedmasters, exhaustive summary tables, as well as the classification of all the standard components from 1957 to modern day.

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Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins - Bill Fivaz & J.T. Stanton Cover Art

Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins

Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins by Bill Fivaz & J.T. Stanton

Few books have excited the coin-collecting community like the Cherrypickers’ Guide. Since the first edition burst onto the scene in 1990, thousands of hobbyists have been searching for the rare die varieties described inside. This handy book tells you how to “cherrypick”—that is, how to examine coins that look normal at first glance, but have unusual characteristics: doubled and tripled dies, overdates, repunched mintmarks, and other features that can reveal a common coin to be a rare and valuable variety. With the close-up photographs and descriptions inside, you’ll learn exactly what to look for. That kind of knowledge truly is power!

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Value a Coin - Richard W. Avery Cover Art

Value a Coin

Value a Coin Become a coin collector coin collecting for profit and fun collect rare coins as a hobby with this coin collector's guide by Richard W. Avery

Like the old saying goes, "Money makes the world go 'round." We use it every day. We could not acquire most necessary items needed in daily life without it. We almost always want more of it, but for coin collectors, money is much more than a piece of metal. It is a hobby, a learning experience, and can be a lifelong obsession. There really are no hard statistics on the amount of people who collect coins in the world. Some people suggest that one out of every 10,000 people is an active coin collector. That is pretty staggering when you think about the population of the world. People have been collecting coins for years. At one time, it was called the hobby of kings, but today people from all walks of life and of all ages are maintaining coin collections. Their reasons are varied. Some like the history behind coinage. Some do it to amass a collection worthy of handing down to future generations. Still others are simply businesspeople buying and selling coins to make a living. Collecting coins can be somewhat of a treasure hunt for many. The quest for that one coin to complete their collection can be an obsession. Whatever the reason, coin collecting is a very popular hobby, one that can be pursued by all age groups. There are actually educational benefits to getting children started as coin collectors. The practice of numismatics that is, the collection and study of coins, paper money, tokens and medals, offers the collector many different areas to specialize in. With the many specializations of coins, there is a wealth of material out there for coin collectors to concentrate on which makes it such an interesting and diverse hobby. In this book, we will explore the phenomenon of coin collecting and give you ways to get started on your own collection. There are many, many nuances of the hobby and it is almost impossible to give you all the information you will need to become a seasoned collector. What we have done is give you enough to get started in this rather enjoyable activity.

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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2014 - R.S.Yeoman & Kenneth Bressett Cover Art

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2014

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2014 The Official Red Book by R.S.Yeoman & Kenneth Bressett

Identify your coins quickly and easily! THE OFFICIAL RED BOOK® features full-color, actual-size and enlarged photos, with historical details about each piece. The Red Book shows mintages for all federal coins, from the ultra rare to the everyday. You might have a real rarity in your pocket change! Find out how much your coins are worth: The Red Book has clear, easy-to-follow grading information for each series, and prices in up to 9 grades per coin. Colonial and early American coins · Federal coins · Commemoratives Proof and Mint sets · Die varieties and errors · Civil War tokens · Territorial gold · State and territorial quarters · National Park quarters · Presidential dollars · Puerto Rican, Philippine, and Hawaiian coins · Error coins · Bullion

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Killer Stuff and Tons of Money - Maureen Stanton Cover Art

Killer Stuff and Tons of Money

Killer Stuff and Tons of Money An Insider's Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting by Maureen Stanton

One dealer's journey from the populist mayhem of flea markets to the rarefied realm of auctions reveals the rich, often outrageous subculture of antiques and collectibles. Millions of Americans are drawn to antiques and flea-market culture, whether as participants or as viewers of the perennially popular Antiques Roadshow or the recent hit American Pickers . This world has the air of a lottery: a $20 purchase might net you four, five, or six figures. Master dealer Curt Avery, the unlikely star of Killer Stuff and Tons of Money , plays that lottery every day, and he wins it more than most. Occasionally he gets lucky, but more often, he draws on a deep knowledge of America's past and the odd, fascinating, and beautiful objects that have survived it. Week in, week out, Avery trawls the flea and antiques circuit-buying, selling, and advising other dealers in his many areas of expertise, from furniture to glass to stoneware, and more. On the surface, he's an improbable candidate for an antiques dealer. He wrestled in high school and still retains the pugilistic build; he is gruff, funny, and profane; he favors shorts and sneakers, even in November; and he is remarkably generous toward both competitors and customers who want a break. But as he struggles for a spot in a high-end Boston show, he must step up his game and, perhaps more challenging, fit in with a white-shoe crowd. Through his ascent, we see the flea-osphere for what it truly is-less a lottery than a contact sport with few rules and many pitfalls. This rich and sometimes hilarious subculture rewards peculiar interests and outright obsessions-one dealer specializes in shrunken heads; another wants all the postal memorabilia he can get. So Avery must be a guerrilla historian and use his hard-earned knowledge of America's past to live by and off his wits. Only the smartest survive in one of America's most ruthless meritocracies. Killer Stuff and Tons of Money is many things: an insider's look at a subculture replete with arcane traditions and high drama, an inspiring account of a self-made man making his way in a cutthroat field, a treasure trove of tips for those who seek out old things themselves, and a thoroughly fresh, vibrant view of history as blood sport.

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The Ridiculously Simple Guide to Apple Watch Series 3 - Scott La Counte Cover Art

The Ridiculously Simple Guide to Apple Watch Series 3

The Ridiculously Simple Guide to Apple Watch Series 3 A Practical Guide to Getting Started With Apple Watch Series 3 and WatchOS 6 by Scott La Counte

Apple Watch has become more than a companion device to the iPhone; it’s become a stand-alone device that is hard to live without. While the Series 3 Apple Watch may not be the newest version, it is powerful and has more features than most people expect. As amazing as all the new features are, it’s not quite as easy to use as an iPhone; the lack of buttons, the smaller screen, and general UI can make a frustrating initial experience. The point of this book is to help new Apple Watch users (and users updating to WatchOS 6 from an older device) get the most out of their investment.  Are you ready to start enjoying your new Apple Watch? Then let’s get started!

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Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins - Bill Fivaz & J.T. Stanton Cover Art

Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins

Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins by Bill Fivaz & J.T. Stanton

Few books have excited the coin-collecting community like the Cherrypickers’ Guide. Since the first edition burst onto the scene in 1990, thousands of hobbyists have been searching for the rare die varieties described inside. This handy book tells you how to “cherrypick”—that is, how to examine coins that look normal at first glance, but have unusual characteristics: doubled and tripled dies, overdates, repunched mintmarks, and other features that can reveal a common coin to be a rare and valuable variety. With the close-up photographs and descriptions inside, you’ll learn exactly what to look for. That kind of knowledge truly is power!

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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2020 - R.S. Yeoman & Jeff Garrett Cover Art

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2020

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2020 The Official Red Book by R.S. Yeoman & Jeff Garrett

Identify your coins quickly and easily! THE OFFICIAL RED BOOK® features full-color, actual-size and enlarged photos, with historical details about each piece. The Red Book shows mintages for all federal coins, from the ultra rare to the everyday. You might have a real rarity in your pocket change! Find out how much your coins are worth: The Red Book has clear, easy-to-follow grading information for each series, and prices in up to 9 grades per coin. Colonial and early American coins · Federal coins · Commemoratives Proof and Mint sets · Die varieties and errors · Civil War tokens · Territorial gold · State and territorial quarters · National Park quarters · Presidential dollars · Puerto Rican, Philippine, and Hawaiian coins · Error coins · Bullion

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PYREX Passion II - Michael D. Barber Cover Art

PYREX Passion II

PYREX Passion II Vintage Opal Dinnerware, Beverage Items, and Storage Containers by Michael D. Barber

PYREX Passion II is the only reference guide to provide a comprehensive listing of opal PYREX commercial, consumer, and restaurant dinnerware produced from the 1940s through the 1980s. In addition to dinnerware, PYREX Passion II also includes all opal cups and mugs produced in standard patterns to match Corelle Livingware or Pyrex bake ware and 100s of promotional mugs produced for employees, marketing, or community events. As an added bonus, two sections are dedicated to items gaining popularity with collectors: clear Pyrex beverage servers, storage containers, and salt and pepper sets. If you are a collector of vintage items, this book is for you!

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Mental Floss presents In the Beginning - Editors Of Mental Floss Cover Art

Mental Floss presents In the Beginning

Mental Floss presents In the Beginning From Big Hair to the Big Bang, mental_floss presents a Mouthwatering Guide to the Origins of Everything by Editors Of Mental Floss

Sure, you know all about the birds and bees. But did Dad ever tell you that it wasn't a stork that put that shiny can opener in your kitchen drawer? Or paperclips started out as proud, Nazi-fighting warriors? And did he tell you how cruise control was originally conceived by a blind genius? From mullets to Silly Putty, lie detectors to karaoke, we've got the true stories behind everything you didn't think had stories. Because if you're looking for answers, In the Beginning is the place to start.

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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2019 - R.S. Yeoman & Jeff Garrett Cover Art

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2019

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2019 The Official Red Book by R.S. Yeoman & Jeff Garrett

Identify your coins quickly and easily! THE OFFICIAL RED BOOK® features full-color, actual-size and enlarged photos, with historical details about each piece. The Red Book shows mintages for all federal coins, from the ultra rare to the everyday. You might have a real rarity in your pocket change! Find out how much your coins are worth: The Red Book has clear, easy-to-follow grading information for each series, and prices in up to 9 grades per coin. Colonial and early American coins · Federal coins · Commemoratives Proof and Mint sets · Die varieties and errors · Civil War tokens · Territorial gold · State and territorial quarters · National Park quarters · Presidential dollars · Puerto Rican, Philippine, and Hawaiian coins · Error coins · Bullion

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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2018 - R.S. Yeoman & Kenneth Bressett Cover Art

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2018

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2018 The Official Red Book by R.S. Yeoman & Kenneth Bressett

Identify your coins quickly and easily! THE OFFICIAL RED BOOK® features full-color, actual-size and enlarged photos, with historical details about each piece. The Red Book shows mintages for all federal coins, from the ultra rare to the everyday. You might have a real rarity in your pocket change! Find out how much your coins are worth: The Red Book has clear, easy-to-follow grading information for each series, and prices in up to 9 grades per coin. Colonial and early American coins · Federal coins · Commemoratives Proof and Mint sets · Die varieties and errors · Civil War tokens · Territorial gold · State and territorial quarters · National Park quarters · Presidential dollars · Puerto Rican, Philippine, and Hawaiian coins · Error coins · Bullion

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Discovering the World of Pinterest - Jonathan Johnson Cover Art

Discovering the World of Pinterest

Discovering the World of Pinterest Beginners Guide to Pinterest by Jonathan Johnson

It is a fact that we are living in a modern world and we get a lot of advantages and disadvantages for it. One advantage that we shouldn’t take for granted at all is the use of social media. It allows us to reach people from all places. It is very important that you have to know the facts about certain social media because there are things that might get you in trouble in the long run, especially if you don’t know the things about it.  With all the social media application that is coming out for our betterment, we actually find it hard to distinguish which is better. The thing is, it will be all up to us to choose on which application we are most comfortable with. In this book entitled “Discovering The World Of Pinterest”, we will learn more about Pinterest. It will teach us on what the social media is all about. It will guide us on how we should start using the application and we will get the most benefit out of it.

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A Seniors Guide to Apple Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra (with watchOS 9): An Easy to Understand Guide to the 2022 Apple Watch with watchOS 9 - Scott La Counte Cover Art

A Seniors Guide to Apple Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra (with watchOS 9): An Easy to Understand Guide to the 2022 Apple Watch with watchOS 9

A Seniors Guide to Apple Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra (with watchOS 9): An Easy to Understand Guide to the 2022 Apple Watch with watchOS 9 by Scott La Counte

Learn how to use the 2022 Apple Watch! If someone were to tell you twenty years ago that you could wear your computer on your wrist, you'd probably laugh! But that's exactly what has happened with the Apple Watch: a computer, more powerful than others, that fits on your wrist! Crazy, isn't it? When something so powerful is packed into such a small space, you probably will have more than one question about how to use it. Whether you are upgrading from an earlier Apple Watch or this is all new to you, this book will help you out! I'll cover the basics, then walk you through all the features that you definitely will want to know. It will cover: What's new in WatchOS 9The differences between all of the different watchesWhat the Apple Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra can (and can't) doWatchOS gesturesConnecting to your iPhone, AirPods, and other accessoriesUnderstanding blood oxygen levels and ECGUsing Apple Pay from your Apple WatchUsing Family SetupUsing the Handwashing appTracking sleepUsing Crash DetectionManaging your health with watch featuresFinding, installing, updating, and removing apps from your Apple WatchUsing different Apple Watch apps (such as Calendar, Reminders, Music)Getting driving directions with the Apple WatchUsing Siri on the Apple WatchChanging and sharing watch facesSending / receiving messages, emails, and phone calls from your Apple WatchDoing a workout with the Apple WatchWatch accessoriesAnd much more! Are you ready to start enjoying your new Apple Watch? Then let's get started! Note: This book is not endorsed by Apple, Inc. and should be considered unofficial.

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Coin Collecting 101: Beginner's Guide to Coin Collecting - David Dansville Cover Art

Coin Collecting 101: Beginner's Guide to Coin Collecting

Coin Collecting 101: Beginner's Guide to Coin Collecting by David Dansville

Did You Know That Nearly 11.4% of ALL People That Carry Change Are Throwing Away Potentially Thousands of Dollars Unknowingly, Because They Didn't Know Coins Can Be Worth More Than Their Face Value? The Best Way You Can Find Out Is To Delve Into The World of Coin Collecting. You May Be Surprised What Might Be Hiding In Your Coin Jar! One Coin Could Pay For Whatever It is You've Been Saving For! Once you start into the fascinating and possibly profitable world of coin collecting, you would be surprised what you can find out about coins, their value, and their history. There are thousands of coin collectors all over the world. If you've ever wondered what coin collecting is all about, then this is a very important book for you to read! People collect all sort of things -- stamps, beanie babies, snow globes, phone numbers! What do they get from collecting these items? Many things. For some it's the quest toward finding a new addition to their trove. For others, it's completing a set by locating that elusive item. And still others get enjoyment just knowing that they are doing something that pleases them and gives them purpose. It's the same with coin collecting. However, with coin collecting, you can learn a lot more than just what coins you need to complete a set. You learn about the history of the world, the stories behind certain monies, and the value of the coins you are amassing. Some coin collectors pursue this hobby as a way to make a living or supplement their income. After all, some coins can be worth quite a bit of money and when they sell those coins, they realize a profit. Whatever your reason, coin collecting can offer this to you and more! It's all what you make of it and what YOU as the collector want to get out of it! You can begin your journey into the wonderful world of coin collecting right now with this amazing book. This book will be your porthole into a lifelong hobby that you will be able to pass down for generations. What's so great about coin collecting? SO MUCH! Consider what coin collecting can show you: - A better knowledge of history - An introduction into the monetary system - Networking opportunities with other collectors - Organizational skills - Excitement - Pride - And so much more! All the information you've ever wanted to know about coin collecting is all in this book. Here's a sneak peek at what you'll find inside the pages: - Coin collector's glossary of terms - Tools of the trade - What kinds of coins you should collect - How to determine the value of your coins - How to find coins for your collection - Some of the most valuable coins in the world - How to get kids interested in coin collecting - And much, much more! People collect all sorts of things, but coin collecting can not only be enjoyable, but profitable as well! By learning how to grade your coins, you can begin selling them for a profit that could very well exceed your wildest dreams! This definitive guide will help you start your coin collection from scratch and how to make it into something you can be proud of. Money is a part of our everyday lives. It has been for years and years. Coin collecting can take you back in time to when simple pieces of metal were used to buy and sell. And that can be a fascinating journey! Gaining a new appreciation of those little pieces of metal we use to buy and sell everything is just the beginning. Start appreciating and begin your new hobby of coin collecting today! Happy Collecting!

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Book Row - Marvin Mondlin & Roy Meador Cover Art

Book Row

Book Row An Anecdotal and Pictorial History of the Antiquarian Book Trade by Marvin Mondlin & Roy Meador

The American Story of the Bookstores on Fourth Avenue from the 1890s to the 1960s New York City has eight million stories, and this one unfolds just south of Fourteenth Street in Manhattan, on the seven blocks of Fourth Avenue bracketed by Union Square and Astor Place. There, for nearly eight decades from the 1890s to the 1960s, thrived the New York Booksellers’ Row, or Book Row. This richly anecdotal memoir features historical photographs and the rags-to-riches tale of the Strand, which began its life as a book stall on Eighth Street and today houses 2.5 million volumes (or sixteen miles of books) in twelve miles of space. It’s a story cast with characters as legendary and colorful as the horse-betting, poker-playing, go-getter of a book dealer George D. Smith; the irascible Russian-born book hunter Peter Stammer; the visionary Theodore C. Schulte; Lou Cohen, founder of the still-surviving Argosy Book Store; and gentleman bookseller George Rubinowitz and his formidably shrewd wife, Jenny. Book Row remembers places that all lovers of books should never forget, like Biblo & Tamen, the shop that defied book-banning laws; the Green Book Shop, favored by John Dickson Carr; Ellenor Lowenstein’s world-renowned gastronomical Corner Book Shop (which was not on a corner); and the Abbey Bookshop, the last of the Fourth Avenue bookstores to close its doors. Rising rents, street crime, urban redevelopment, and television are many of the reasons for the demise of Book Row, but in this volume, based on interviews with dozens of the people who bought, sold, collected, and breathed in its rare, bibliodiferous air, it lives again.

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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2015 - R.S. Yeoman & Kenneth Bressett Cover Art

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2015

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2015 The Official Red Book by R.S. Yeoman & Kenneth Bressett

Identify your coins quickly and easily! THE OFFICIAL RED BOOK® features full-color, actual-size and enlarged photos, with historical details about each piece. The Red Book shows mintages for all federal coins, from the ultra rare to the everyday. You might have a real rarity in your pocket change! Find out how much your coins are worth: The Red Book has clear, easy-to-follow grading information for each series, and prices in up to 9 grades per coin. Colonial and early American coins · Federal coins · Commemoratives Proof and Mint sets · Die varieties and errors · Civil War tokens · Territorial gold · State and territorial quarters · National Park quarters · Presidential dollars · Puerto Rican, Philippine, and Hawaiian coins · Error coins · Bullion

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The Ultimate Cigar Book - Richard Carleton Hacker Cover Art

The Ultimate Cigar Book

The Ultimate Cigar Book 4th Edition by Richard Carleton Hacker

First published in 1993, The Ultimate Cigar Book has become a classic in its field, and is generally credited with having helped launch the current cigar smoking craze. It has been reprinted numerous times in the United States, and is now sold worldwide. No other book contains as much detailed and factual information on virtually every facet of cigar making and cigar smoking. And now this trendsetting been has been revised in this fourth edition for the aficionado of the future! Forget 1492. This book starts out in B. C. (Before Columbus) and transports the cigar enthusiast on a fun and fact-filled adventure into virtually every realm of today’s popular and growing cigar smoking pastime. Written by one of the most knowledgeable and internationally-celebrated pipe and cigar authors of our time, Richard Carleton Hacker’s well-known wit and wisdom will keep the reader enthralled with every turn of the page, as he takes you on an information-packed would tour of cigars. Starting off with a history of cigar smoking, the author then shows us how cigars are made today (handmade, handrolled, and machine made), divulges the secrets of finding the “perfect” cigar, and discusses the ritual of smoking and how to properly care for and store our cigars. From there the book lists a number of innovative cigar accessories, suggests which beers, wines, whiskeys, brandies, and cognacs go with what cigars, enlightens us with a chapter on cigar smoking celebrities, and concludes with the world’s first International Compendium of virtually every cigar brand known today, complete with histories and observations on taste, according to the author’s HPH (Highly Prejudiced Hacker-Scale) ratings. If that was not enough, there is even a dictionary of CigarSpeak! The Ultimate Cigar Book is the most comprehensive, factual, and up-to-date book for the cigar smoker or for those who just want to learn more about the fascinating and popular world of cigar smoking.

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The RichardsPens Guide to Fountain Pens, Volume 2: Restoration - Richard Binder & Don Fluckinger Cover Art

The RichardsPens Guide to Fountain Pens, Volume 2: Restoration

The RichardsPens Guide to Fountain Pens, Volume 2: Restoration by Richard Binder & Don Fluckinger

This book is an adjunct to the two excellent existing repair manuals, Marshall/Oldfield and Da Book. It contains material that is often very specific to a particular pen or type of pen, but much of its information can also be applied generally to other pens. Learn what is here, extrapolate from it, and apply your new knowledge to the needs of the pen in your hands at any given moment.

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The Illustrated Directory of Swords & Sabres - Harvey J S Withers Cover Art

The Illustrated Directory of Swords & Sabres

The Illustrated Directory of Swords & Sabres A Visual Encyclopedia of Edged Weapons, Including Swords, Sabres, Pikes, Polearms and Lances, With Over 550 Photographs by Harvey J S Withers

This is a fully illustrated comprehensive reference guide to edged weapons, from early stone-age flint hand axes to the swords of World War One. This broad-ranging work examines weapons from the swords and spears of ancient Egypt to the pike and thrusting pole arms of medieval Europe, and from the slashing sabres of the 17th-century cavalry to the presentation and dress swords used for show, pomp and civil ceremonies in the 1900s. Presented in an easy-to-follow format there are specially commissioned photographs of each item, annotated with the blade’s defining features as well as at-a-glance specification boxes. Featuring more than 400 examples from around the world, this comprehensive volume also offers information on African, Chinese, Indian and South-east Asian weapons. This indispensable resource will intrigue anyone with an interest in the conflicts, warriors and weapons that have been a part of our human history. 

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The Watch, Thoroughly Revised - Gene Stone & Stephen Pulvirent Cover Art

The Watch, Thoroughly Revised

The Watch, Thoroughly Revised by Gene Stone & Stephen Pulvirent

The Watch is the most popular book on vintage and contemporary mechanical watches, appealing to both beginners and experts. In the decade since it was published, the international audience of watch lovers and watch collectors has grown exponentially. It’s time for The Watch, Thoroughly Revised. For this new edition, the original author, Gene Stone, is joined by Stephen Pulvirent of Hodinkee.com. Together, they have thoroughly revamped the book to reflect the current state of the watch world, with the addition of new brands, new models, and more focused and nuanced coverage of the traditional brand leaders, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, and TAG Heuer.

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A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars - Q David Bowers Cover Art

A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars by Q David Bowers

Americans love to collect the big Morgan silver dollar! No other coin conjures up so much of the romance and history of the United States. In this third edition of his bestselling book, noted numismatic historian Q. David Bowers offers an engaging portrait of the country’s most popular classic coin. You’ll learn what to look for when you buy, how to grade your coins, how to cherrypick varieties, and ways to become a smarter collector. A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, 3rd edition, also includes a thorough market analysis for each date and mintmark, a detailed look at the minting process, and a study of Treasury releases and other hoards, plus a section on never-circulated pattern coins. Full color throughout; illustrated; indexed.

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Antique Marks - Anna Selby & The Diagram Group Cover Art

Antique Marks

Antique Marks by Anna Selby & The Diagram Group

This pocket-sized guide to identifying and interpreting metal and ceramic marks has been improved with the addition of the most recent hallmarks, along with details of the new hallmarking system. Do you attend car boot sales or browse in antique shops in search of bargains? Have you ever wished you knew more about grandma’s silver spoon? Do you envy the experts’ ability to identify and date old hand-me-downs? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, Collins Gem Antique Marks is for you. Packed with thousands of clear illustrations, the book shows hallmarks on silver, gold and platinum, as well as those on Old Sheffield Plate, pewter, pottery and porcelain. Complete with a history of hallmarks and how to read them, Collins Gem Antique Marks is absolutely indispensable. The book provides: Full hallmarks for silver from London, Edinburgh, York, Norwich, Exeter, Dublin, Newcastle, Chester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Sheffield, along with maker’s marks from these cities. Up-to-date hallmarks for gold and platinum. Old Sheffield plate marks, showing the variety of maker’s marks. Pewter marks and a selection of pewter touch marks. Pottery and porcelain marks showing both letter and name marks, and symbol marks. Reviews ‘As a pocket reference on ‘marks’ this is by far the best I have seen. It covers ALL marks, unlike most which cover either metal or porcelain’. Amazon

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Satiristas - Paul Provenza & Dan Dion Cover Art

Satiristas

Satiristas Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians by Paul Provenza & Dan Dion

Featuring our greatest comedic minds on the nature of humor, its relevance in society—and why sometimes you just need a good dirty joke to cleanse the palate—Satiristas is a hilarious multi-voiced manifesto on satire and comedy presented by Paul Provenza, co-creator of The Aristocrats.

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The Insanely Simple Guide to Apple Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra: Getting Started With the 2022 Apple Watch and WatchOS 9 - Scott La Counte Cover Art

The Insanely Simple Guide to Apple Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra: Getting Started With the 2022 Apple Watch and WatchOS 9

The Insanely Simple Guide to Apple Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra: Getting Started With the 2022 Apple Watch and WatchOS 9 by Scott La Counte

Do you know what time it is? It's time to discover the latest, greatest, Apple Watch! Not only did 2022 see some big improvements to WatchOS (the operating system that can be freely upgraded on older watches), but an entirely new type of watch (with an additional button) was added alongside the two watch refreshes: the Apple Watch Ultra–a rugged, athletic watch that is meant to work in the harshest conditions. Whether you are new to Apple Watch or just upgrading from an older version, this book is going to help you! It's going to unpack all the big improvements and added features so you can get started as quick as possible. Inside you will discover: What's new in WatchOS 9The differences between all of the different watchesWhat the Apple Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra can (and can't) doWatchOS gesturesConnecting to your iPhone, AirPods, and other accessoriesUnderstanding blood oxygen levels and ECGUsing Apple Pay from your Apple WatchUsing Family SetupUsing the Handwashing appTracking sleepUsing Crash DetectionManaging your health with watch featuresFinding, installing, updating, and removing apps from your Apple WatchUsing different Apple Watch apps (such as Calendar, Reminders, Music)Getting driving directions with the Apple WatchUsing Siri on the Apple WatchChanging and sharing watch facesSending / receiving messages, emails, and phone calls from your Apple WatchDoing a workout with the Apple WatchWatch accessoriesAnd much more! Are you ready to start enjoying your new Apple Watch? Then let's get started! Note: This book is not endorsed by Apple, Inc. and should be considered unofficial.

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The Official American Numismatic Assiciation Grading Standards for United States Coins - Kenneth Bressett Cover Art

The Official American Numismatic Assiciation Grading Standards for United States Coins

The Official American Numismatic Assiciation Grading Standards for United States Coins by Kenneth Bressett

This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide provides the official American Numismatic Association grading standards for every United States coin minted since 1793. Beginners, advanced collectors, and dealers will all find the text understandable and invaluable for grading coins, both circulation strikes and Proofs. Every standard grade is illustrated and described in detail. Every coin is studied, from half cents to gold double eagles, plus comemoratives. Text descriptions of 30 levels help you pinpoint grades from Poor to Mint State. Detailed photographs show you exactly what to look for. All 11 levels of Mint State are discussed in detail.

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A Guide Book of United States Paper Money - Arthur L. Friedberg & Ira S. Friedberg Cover Art

A Guide Book of United States Paper Money

A Guide Book of United States Paper Money by Arthur L. Friedberg & Ira S. Friedberg

Immerse yourself in the romance and beauty of nearly 150 years of American currency. It all comes alive in A Guide Book of United States Paper Money, fourth edition. An engaging history book and a comprehensive catalog of valuations rolled into one, this guide covers all federal series issued from the Civil War to the present day. Paper-money collectors will appreciate the depth of the research, and American history buffs will find the narrative fascinating.

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Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson - Jim Supica & Richard Nahas Cover Art

Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson

Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Jim Supica & Richard Nahas

The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 4th Edition is the ultimate S&W gun guide! In this highly anticipated, detailed revision is a fully annotated identification and price guide to the world of Smith & Wesson revolvers, semi-autos, shotguns, rifles, military arms and other collectibles.144 new pages for a grand total of 528 pages of pure Smith & Wesson14 new revolver models added since last editionDozens of new variations of the M&P pistolNew S&W rifles and shotguns, including many new M&P 15 riflesHundreds of detailed, full-color photosSmith & Wesson gun values and collector informationFor fans of Smith & Wesson firearms, Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 4th Edition is a must-have. With listings organized to quickly and accurately identify firearms, and nearly 800 models of Smith & Wesson guns and variations, including many models not found in other firearm-pricing guides, this is the book for Smith & Wesson enthusiasts and collectors.

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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2017 - R.S. Yeoman & Kenneth Bressett Cover Art

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2017

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2017 The Official Red Book by R.S. Yeoman & Kenneth Bressett

Identify your coins quickly and easily! THE OFFICIAL RED BOOK® features full-color, actual-size and enlarged photos, with historical details about each piece. The Red Book shows mintages for all federal coins, from the ultra rare to the everyday. You might have a real rarity in your pocket change! Find out how much your coins are worth: The Red Book has clear, easy-to-follow grading information for each series, and prices in up to 9 grades per coin. Colonial and early American coins · Federal coins · Commemoratives Proof and Mint sets · Die varieties and errors · Civil War tokens · Territorial gold · State and territorial quarters · National Park quarters · Presidential dollars · Puerto Rican, Philippine, and Hawaiian coins · Error coins · Bullion

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A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents - Q David Bowers Cover Art

A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents by Q David Bowers

Lincoln cents account for nearly a third of the coins the United States has ever minted. In recent times the mintage of Lincoln cents has reached more than five billion per year—nearly equaling the mintage of all the other circulating coins combined. The Lincoln cent is an ever-evolving submarket within the growing field of numismatics. With its wide value swings for higher grade earlier pieces and thousands of documented die varieties, this series has something to offer every collector from novice to expert. This book provides collectors with unique insight into the longest-running series of coins in United States history with its detailed facts and figures as well as notes,contemporary articles, and other documentation assembled by the most prolific numismatic author in our lifetime.

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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2016 - R.S. Yeoman & Kenneth Bressett Cover Art

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2016

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2016 The Official Red Book by R.S. Yeoman & Kenneth Bressett

Identify your coins quickly and easily! THE OFFICIAL RED BOOK® features full-color, actual-size and enlarged photos, with historical details about each piece. The Red Book shows mintages for all federal coins, from the ultra rare to the everyday. You might have a real rarity in your pocket change! Find out how much your coins are worth: The Red Book has clear, easy-to-follow grading information for each series, and prices in up to 9 grades per coin. Colonial and early American coins · Federal coins · Commemoratives Proof and Mint sets · Die varieties and errors · Civil War tokens · Territorial gold · State and territorial quarters · National Park quarters · Presidential dollars · Puerto Rican, Philippine, and Hawaiian coins · Error coins · Bullion

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The Wright Brothers - Fred C. Kelly Cover Art

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers A Biography by Fred C. Kelly

Written by an old friend of the Wright Brothers, this authorized account has long been considered the definitive biography. Well documented and free of extraneous technical details, it offers engaging tales of boyhood interests, gliding at Kitty Hawk, the first powered flights, and Wilbur's efforts to revolutionize European aviation. 16 photographs.

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The Illustrated Directory of Knives, Daggers & Bayonets - Dr Tobias Capwell Cover Art

The Illustrated Directory of Knives, Daggers & Bayonets

The Illustrated Directory of Knives, Daggers & Bayonets A Visual Encyclopedia of Edged Weapons from Around the World, Including Knives, Daggers, Bayonets, Machetes and Khanjars, with over 500 Photographs by Dr Tobias Capwell

This comprehensive chronology takes you on a visual tour of sharp weapons throughout history: from the hand-held flints of the Stone Age, through to the civilian knives of modern times. There are intriguing blades from Africa and Asia, including the Japanese tanto and Sudanese throwing knives, the ceremonial kris from Indonesia, the double-edged Japanese ken, and the distinctively decorated Indo-Persian peshkabs.  Presented in an easy-to-follow format there are specially commissioned photographs of each item, annotated with the blade’s defining features as well as at-a-glance specification boxes. Featuring over 350 pieces shown in more than 500 pictures, this book is an indispensable resource for both the serious collector and amateur enthusiast.

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The RichardsPens Guide to Fountain Pens - Richard Binder Cover Art

The RichardsPens Guide to Fountain Pens

The RichardsPens Guide to Fountain Pens Volume 4: Learning About Pens by Richard Binder

In his years of collecting and restoring fountain pens, Richard Binder has become one of the world's foremost authorities on fountain pen history and repair techniques. In this volume, he dishes up a goodly serving of information about various aspects of understanding, collecting, and enjoying pens. Beginning collectors and veterans alike will learn something new and exciting about their hobby.

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The Corvette in the Barn - Tom Cotter Cover Art

The Corvette in the Barn

The Corvette in the Barn More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology by Tom Cotter

It’s every car-guy’s fantasy—to casually peer into a long-forgotten garage or barn or warehouse and find the car he has searched for his whole life. Corvette in the Barn is a collection of true, often amazing, stories and essays about car collectors and enthusiasts who have discovered unusual and desirable cars, forgotten in all manner of locations from barns, to old-school junkyards, to farmer’s fields. These are the stories that fuel the dreams of car collectors everywhere. See Tom Cotter, author of Motorbooks “In the Barn” series, interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-the-hemi-in-the-barn/1237422/

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Edison Cylinder Phonograph Companion - George L. Frow Cover Art

Edison Cylinder Phonograph Companion

Edison Cylinder Phonograph Companion by George L. Frow

The Edison Cylinder Phonograph Companion originally appeared in several print editions, and has become one of the most used references for the phonograph enthusiast and collector.  This new digital edition expands upon the last print edition with the addition of new color photos for many models of the Phonograph.   The book is organized by phonograph model from the first Tinfoil Phonograph of 1877, to the last Amberola phonograph models.  Additional chapters describe and illustrate uncommon models such as the Premium model, the Phonograph Doll, and various coin operated Phonographs.  Accessories such as horn, reproducers and recorders are described in detail. The author, the late George L. Frow, spent decades researching the business activities and products of Thomas Edison’s Phonograph empire, and he shares his finding here as no other author could have done.

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Strike It Rich with Pocket Change - Ken Potter & Brian Allen Cover Art

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change Error Coins Bring Big Money by Ken Potter & Brian Allen

In the authors' own words, this new edition of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change , dispels the myths of error coins and assists you in discovering, marketing, and researching rare coins that you can find in your pocket change. More than 350 close-up illustrations, key identifying details and current market values help you decipher the difference between proper and error issues and varying types of coins. In addition, this unique must-have how-to also includes:    • Coverage of Lincoln Memorial Cents, Roosevelt Dimes, Washington Quarters, John F. Kennedy Half Dollars, State Quarters    • Expert insight and advice about tools of the trade, preserving coins, buying and selling error-variety coins    • Terms and definitions associated with error coins Whether it's a Jefferson Presidential dollar missing edge lettering, that's worth $2,000 - $10,000 plus or a Lincoln cent with trail marks that make it an error worth $1 - $3 there are hidden treasures to be found in your pocket change, if you know what to look for.