If you’re reading this, I’m betting you collect books of some particular type – a favorite author, maybe, or on a particular subject, or even books by a specialty bindery – but you may collect other things as well. Me, for example – I collect books in a variety of areas (big surprise, right?), but I also collect a few other things like vintage Halloween postcards.
Have you ever checked out our Collectibles wall? No matter what you like to collect, there’s a good chance that it’s represented by a book in our Collectibles section. One of the great things about books on collectibles is that they’re usually heavily illustrated with photographs, so these books are visually attractive and a pleasure to browse through. The Collectibles section is organized by type of object, so whether your interest is jewelry, coins, dolls, or L.A.’s own beautiful Bauer pottery, you’ll be able to find your chosen field of interest quickly and peruse these gorgeous and reasonably priced books.
Here’s a sampling of books from our Collectibles section:
Collector’s Encyclopedia of Bauer Pottery: Identification & Values by Jack Chipman. Hardback without jacket published by Collectors Books in 1998. Condition is very good, with minor wear to pictorial binding. $12.50
World of Pop! Volume Eight. Introduction by Brian Mariotti. Published by Funko in hardback without jacket. Condition is very good, with just light soiling to binding. $12.50
Radio & TV Premiums: A Guide to the History and Value of Radio and TV Premiums by Jim Harmon. Trade paperback published by Krause Publications in 1997. In near fine condition. $7.50
Japanese Cloisonne: History, Technique, and Appreciation by Lawrence A. Coben and Dorothy C. Ferster. Hardback in jacket published by Charles E. Tuttle in 1990. Very good in very jacket, with light sunning and edge wear to DJ and sticker ghosting on front flap; and light sunning to binding edges, corners slightly bumped. $60
The Wonderful World of Netsuke: With One Hundred Masterpieces of Miniature Sculpture in Color by Raymond Bushell. Hardback 9th printing in jacket published by Charles E. Tuttle in 1986. Fine in very good jacket, with light sunning to spine, price clipped, and sticker remains on front flap. $5.95
300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles by Linda Palmer Franklin. Paperback 4th edition published by Krause Publications in 1997. Condition is very good, with just light wear to covers and slightly bent corners. $4.95
Platinum by Cartier: Triumphs of the Jewelers’ Art by Franco Cologni and Eric Nussbaum. Hardback in jacket published by Harry N. Abrams in 1996. Near fine in near fine jacket. $30
B. J. Summers’ Guide to Coca-Cola by B. J. Summers. Third edition hardback published without jacket by Collectors Books in 2001. In very good condition, with bumped spine bottom. $12.50
Pedal Cars by Larry Bloemker, Robert Genat and Ed Weirick. Paperback first edition published by MBI Publishing in 1999. In very good condition, with light wear to covers and slightly bent corners. $15
Aurora Model Kits by Thomas Graham. Second edition paperback published by Schiffer Publishing in 2006. In very good condition, with light wear to wraps, corners slightly bent, and previous owner’s name erased from title page. $25
M. I. Hummel – The Golden Anniversary Album by Robert L. Miller and Eric W. Ehrmann. Hardback in jacket published by Woodbury Press in 1989. Near fine in near fine jacket. $7.50