Playing cards have been around a thousand years or more and are infinite in their variety. This makes individual playing cards and complete decks rich in history and every bit as collectible as coins and postage stamps. The Price Guide for Collectible Playing Cards is intended to be a basic resource for collectors of playing cards and decks of playing cards and to give at least some idea of what different decks of cards may be worth among other collectors. Volume I presents examples of different decks in the categories of Advertising, Humor, Patience, Pinup, and Transportation. Volume II presents examples of different decks in the categories of Standard and Souvenir. Volume III presents examples of different decks categorized as Non-Standard.
This second book by Nick Snider presents the popular collectible military sweetheart jewelry and collectibles that were so important to the home front during World War I and II. Over 200 color photographs, most of full-page size, display thousands of items of jewelry, banners, pillow covers, paper items and compacts, as well as special sections on the Seabee(Construction Batallion) and WASP(Women's Airforce Service Pilot) items. Experience the human side of warfare through appreciation of the patriotic items displayed herein.
This entertaining and informative reference for the beginner or committed paper collector is worth the paper it's printed on. Arranged by collecting categories, this guide contains more than 1,500 listings with pricing factors, sources and strategies for buying and selling. Also includes a comprehensive history of paper and paper-making that's not pulp fiction!