Cover image for '50s decor.
'50s decor.
Publication Information:
Bothell, Wash. : Martingale & Co., [2000]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
NK2408 .A15 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Each volume includes:
-- Black and white illustrations throughout for identification
-- A 16-page color insert, showcasing outstanding examples
-- Sidebars to provide essential quick references and tips, plus curious and notable facts
-- A topic-specific glossary and bibliography, plus resource listings of periodicals, conventions, associations, auctions, dealers, and Internet sites.

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Library Journal Review

Unlike the ubiquitous collectibles price guides, these handbooksDthe first titles in a new series for both novice and seasoned collectorsDdetail the nuts and bolts of starting and maintaining a collection. Consistently formatted, they show what you need to know before, during, and after you start to collect; a "Resources To Further Your Collection" section at the back of each features useful web sites and contact information for auction houses, clubs, collector publications, and more. A valuable history of each collectible is also provided. Contributors to these titles are expert collectors, and both primers are endorsed by the International Society of Appraisers. Other books in the series will highlight how to collect 20th-century glass and Barbie dolls. Highly recommended for public libraries.DJennifer Mayer, Univ. of Wyoming Libs., Laramie (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 4
Introductionp. 5
Why Collect '50s Decor?p. 7
Essential Background on Mid-Century Modernp. 17
Before You Start Collectingp. 31
'50s Decor Photo Galleryp. 49
Now That You're Ready to Start Collectingp. 65
Living with Your Collectionp. 99
If and When You Decide to Sellp. 107
Resources to Further Your Collectingp. 115
Recommended Booksp. 123
Mid-Century Modern Glossaryp. 124
About the International Society of Appraisersp. 125
About the Contributorsp. 126
Indexp. 127