Record covers are a sign of our life and times. Like the music on the discs, they address such issues as love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion. For music fans the covers are the expression of a period, of a particular time in their lives. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the mu..
The classic calendar enchants with luxuriance and sweet nostalgia. Packaged in a lovely outer envelope with a bonus gift collection including four die-cut postcards and a freestanding full-year desktop calendar, Cynthia Hart's Victoriana Calendar for 2020 evokes thoughts of happy times, family, holi..
What s in the Attic explains, with the assistance of hundreds of illustrations and invaluable advice from a team of experts, how to tell if an item is an antique,valuable, or rare. This easy-to-follow book includes all the essential information needed to determine if an item is an antique. The Mark..
The 20th century was a rich and influential period of beautiful, innovative design and many classics from that era have influenced and inspired modern designers. Collectables: 20th-Century Classics features more than 90 of the most desirable and iconic pieces from the last century. Beautifully illus..
The right dinner plate can elevate an ordinary meal into something special. Whether it's made of ceramic or porcelain, melamine or paper, a dish is a blank canvas that sets the stage for the food we eat. Who knows why we find the art of the dinner plate so appealing, but for long as we've been eatin..
Provides an impressive insight into a wide range of collectables and the people behind each collection. People have been collecting things for centuries. Whether it's something precious, or simply things that recall childhood memories, collections can turn a hobby into a lifetime obsession. This lat..
Inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Festival of Britain followed soon after the austerity of the war years. The major events were focused around the twenty-seven-acre bomb site around Waterloo Station, although events happened throughout the UK. The Festival was almost immediately unfash..
Airfix acquired the first plastic injection moulding machine in the U.K. in the mid 1940's and was soon manufacturing vast numbers of plastic toys. By 1981, when Airfix's financial woes led to takeover and the end of all production save for plastic model kits, it had made a wide variety of toys, gam..
Glamour Icons is a collection of Marc Rosen's remarkable bottle designs, as well as a selection of perfume bottles from the last century that he considers iconic. It abounds with industry back stories never published before about working at his first job with Revlon founder the imperious Charles Rev..
The 20th century was a rich period of beautiful, innovative design and many classics from that era have influenced and inspired modern designers. "Lighting: 20th-Century Classics" includes more than 90 of the most desirable and iconic pendant lights, table lamps, floor and wall and ceiling designs f..
The Mt. Washington Glass Works and the companies that succeeded it constitute America"s second-oldest glass manufacturer. The first Mt. Washington factory opened for business in South Boston in about 1837, and a descendant firm, the Pairpoint Glass Company, continues to make fine glass in Sagamore, ..
Do you spend your weekends scouring flea markets, rummaging through thrift stores and seeking out yard sales in search of gorgeous vintage finds? If the answer is yes then this is the book you've been waiting for. This combination of brilliant reference book and useful notebook is a must for all bar..