Celebrating the collectible - that 20th-century object that brings with it less monetary value than passion, nostalgia, quirky appeal, and just plain pleasure - Antiques Roadshow Collectibles focuses on 12 major areas that inspire both the thrill of the chase and the thrill of discovery: furniture, photographs, posters and illustration art, costume jewelry and wristwatches, dolls, toys, advertising memorabilia, sports, glass and pottery, and more. A guide to value rather than price, it is packed with a wealth of information that will help turn any interested flea market fiend into a first-class collector. From the innovative design of Bertoia chairs to the high-quality crafting of costume jewelry to the surprising variety of PEZ dispensers, here are pages brimming with information. Bound into the book is a 32-page full-color section, while hundreds of black-and-white photographs illustrate every chapter. There are Antiques Roadshow discoveries, tips from experts and appraisers, the steps to becoming a focused collector - even how to use pieces without compromising their value. After all, isn't it more fun to eat off the Fiesta ware?
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