We live in the information age, a period that offers unrivalled data transfer and unlimited access to global archives. Collectors have never had it so easy. Today, at the click of a mouse, via the Internet they can exchange details about items they are looking for or send photos of things they want to sell, and communicate with dealers and like-minded enthusiasts located at opposite sides of the planet.??Online market places like eBay offer a cornucopia of accessible objects and the opportunity to, sometimes, purchase items at knock-down prices. However, being provided with unlimited access to information is only of any use if you know what you are looking for. The ever-expanding resource of the World Wide Web might be a repository of everything but if you are looking in the wrong section, or asking the wrong question, it can provide myriad dead ends rather than bang-on answers!??Collectors of militaria, that catch-all term that covers everything from army badges to gas masks, have always relied on ready access to reference works to help them navigate around the bewildering landscape of available collectables. Most of the classic reference works have been targeted at the experienced collector and are often difficult for the tyro to decipher. Something handier is needed.??The Beginner's Guide to Wartime Collectables is intended to be that easy to use guide. It will not only tell the novice about the major types of twentieth-century military collectables, it will also show what they look like and, importantly, what the newcomer should be looking for. It's also important to be sure you are purchasing authentic military artefacts and not mere reproduction items or, worse still, out and out fakes.??Written by a lifelong collector, this book is also full of the author's own photographs, many, like those showing details of insignia and other regalia, taken with specialist close-up lenses, so that every detail can be clearly seen.??The 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War in August 2014 makes this publication very timely and, I hope, elevates commonplace items like postcards and crested china to their rightful place as definite military collectables.??As featured in Sussex Local Magazine
Collecting militaria is a hobby that has grown enormously in recent years, spurred on especially by the burgeoning interest in the First and Second World Wars, and further fed by films, documentaries and re-enactments. The collecting scene has moved from the post-war army surplus stores to large dealers, international events and, above all, the internet. In this book Arthur Ward and Richard Ingram offer the benefit of their extensive knowledge and experience to guide you through the world of military collectibles from badges, books and posters, to helmets, tunics and weapons, and enable you to start or enhance your own collection. Around 250 superb color photographs clearly show items and the topics covered include: insignia; headdress; uniforms; equipment; weapons; ephemera; checking for authenticity and detecting fakes; preservation and display; buying and selling; and values, trends and forecasts.
Collecting Action Figures presents an alphabetical survey of each of the major toy manufacturers and the whole array of action figures they produced. Covering everything from old-school GI Joe and Action Man figures, including the fantastic toys of Louis Marx and Mego, right through to the game-changing Star Wars 3-inch action figures of the 1970s and 1980s, this is the must-have reference guide for enthusiasts and beginners alike. With over 200 colour photographs, it details the history of action figures arising from the launch of fashion dolls in the 1950s; it describes the industry and consumer reactions to the first action figures; it reviews the many different incarnations that came to market; it looks at film and television tie-ins and finally, provides an essential guide to where to find gems, what to pay and how to look after them.
Collecting & Preserving WWII History Since the end of World War II, veterans, collectors, and history buffs have bought, sold, and traded the "spoils of war." Souvenir collecting began as soon as troops set foot on foreign soil. Soldiers looked for wartime trinkets and keepsakes to remind them of their time in the service, validate their presence during the making of history, and generate income when they returned home. Today these items help us understand and define a time when almost the entire world was at war. Newly expanded and completely updated, Warman's World War II Collectibles, 3rd edition, is a comprehensive full-color resource on World War II militaria. Illustrated with 1,800 all-new color images, the book is loaded with information and current values for uniforms, footwear, headgear, medals, firearms, bayonets, knives, personal items, accoutrements, and groupings--a new category--from the United States, Germany, England, Japan, the former Soviet Union, and other countries from 1939-1945. • 1,800 all-new color images and thousands of values • History and collector tips • Pros and cons of each collecting area • Availability and price ratings, as well as reproduction alerts • First-person accounts of the war
Collecting the Good War "This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."—Franklin Delano Roosevelt Hailed as "The Greatest Generation," the men and women who fought in World War II carried an unimaginable burden. Their date with destiny, both horrendous and heroic, shaped the world we know today. This newly expanded second edition of Warman's World War II Collectibles serves as a living tribute to these brave souls, as well as a guide to the remarkable and historical items that survived titanic battles. Brimming with expert collecting advice, detailed information and spectacular color images, this book is designed to provide perspective and guidance to the extraordinary world of World War II collectibles. This one-of-a-kind package features: • 1,100 full-color photos of collectibles from Allied and Axis forces • Coverage of uniforms, headgear, accouterments, medals, firearms, bayonets, knives, daggers, swords, and personal items • 3,000 listings with updated current-market prices • Helpful collecting advice, price and availability ratings, and reproduction alerts
Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2019-2020 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for - how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. Meanwhile, in-depth Closer Look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewellery. Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2019-2020 is the only full-colour, fully-illustrated collectables price guide in the world. Comprehensive sections cover advertising, books, ceramics, glass, metalware, pens and writing equipment, plastics and Bakelite, posters, rock and pop, sporting memorabilia, teddy bears, toys and games and vintage fashion. In-depth features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own expert - this book is the essential eBay companion! Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects.
This fully updated The Rough Guide to Scotland is the ultimate travel guide to this wonderful part of the world. From the fairy tale capital of Edinburgh to the remote glens of the Highlands, Scotland has something for everyone. The outdoors activities are simply unbeatable; Skye's Cuillin ridge offers staggeringly good hiking routes, while the mountain biking trails across the country are some of the best in Europe. The Rough Guide to Scotland covers the country's rich cultural heritage, from the legendary live music venues in Glasgow to the countless enlightening folk centres in the Highlands. The Rough Guide to Scotland contains more information than ever on where to eat and drink in Scotland, with detailed coverage of whisky distillery tours and advice on the best restaurants and pubs in the country. Whether you spend your time searching for ruined hilltop castles, hunting down mythical beasts in deep lochs or island-hopping around the Hebrides, The Rough Guide to Scotland has it covered.
The new, full-colour Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & Islands is the definitive travel guide to this untamed region, with detailed, stylish maps and stunning photography to bring it all to life. From the deserted white strands of South Harris to moody Glen Coe, this is the perfect place to drop off the radar, whether you're camping wild or staying in a boutique bolthole. The Munro summits are as much of a challenge as ever, and the Highlands are also stuffed with myriad other opportunities for adventure, from world-class sea kayaking and mountain biking to near empty surf-breaks. Whether you're travelling by car, bike or public transport the guide's comprehensive travel advice will help you navigate your way around easily and point you in the direction of incredible animals such as puffins and whales. Up-to-date and honest reviews of all the best accommodation and home-grown, fresh eating options for all budgets will all ensure that you maximize your time in this, the most stunning part of Scotland. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands. Now available in ePub format.
Insight Guides Pocket Copenhagen Travel made easy. Ask local experts. The definitive pocket-sized travel guide. Part of our UEFA Euro 2020 guidebook series. If you're planning to visit Parken Stadium in Copenhagen to watch Euro 2020 matches, then this pocket guidebook provides all the information you need to make the most of your trip, from ready-made itineraries to help you explore the city when you're not at the game, to essential advice about getting around. Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is the ideal on-the-move travel guide for exploring Copenhagen. From top tourist attractions like the colourful Nyhavn Harbour, the Little Mermaid statue and Christianborg Palace, to cultural gems, including Tivoli Gardens, with its vintage fair-ground rides and magical after-dark illuminations, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Art Museum - a distinctive building housing one of the world's foremost collections of classical art and the Nationalmuseet, home of the famous Trundholm Sun Chariot and child-friendly, hands-on exhibitions, plan your perfect trip with this practical, all-in-one travel guide. Features of this travel guide to Copenhagen: - Inspirational itineraries: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, highlighted with stunning photography - Historical and cultural insights: delve into the city's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions - Practical full-colour maps: with every major attraction highlighted, the maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: from transport to tipping, we've got you covered - Covers: Rdhuspladsen; Vesterbro; Strget; Slotsholmen; University Quarter and Parks; Nyhavn; Christianshavn; Holmen and the outlying districts Looking for a comprehensive guide to Denmark? Check out Insight Guide Denmark for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
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The Rough Guide to France is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best French attractions. Full-colour features explore the very best French wines and cheeses, as well as France's key walking regions and routes, while an extensive language section will get you started on all the most important French phrases and vocabulary. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do, while relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, restaurants and shops in France for all budgets. You'll find expert tips on exploring the country's varied landscapes, from the slopes of the Alps to the vibrant metropolis of Paris; and authoritative background on France's history, wildlife and food. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of France, whilst stunning photography and a detailed introduction make The Rough Guide to France your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to France. Now available in epub format.