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The Collector S Encyclopedia Of Buttons

Author : Sally C. Luscomb
ISBN : 0764323296
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The bible book of buttons is back in an updated and revised sixth edition. This is the best introduction to the world of buttons that has ever been written. Over 3,000 buttons, covering all periods, materials, and manufacturers, are pictured and identified, along with newly revised current market values for each button. Although comprehensive in scope, the book is never intimidating. Its encyclopedic format enables information to be quickly and easily found. Current market values make it the best guide to the market. This is the one book that experienced collectors have long considered indispensable, that new collectors must have.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Antiques Roadshow Behind The Scenes

Author : Marsha Bemko
ISBN : 9781439149133
Genre : Performing Arts
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An all-access pass to America's first (and favorite) reality television program -- boasting over ten million viewers each week -- Antiques Roadshow! If you're a fan of PBS's top-rated Antiques Roadshow, you've probably wondered -- what would it take to get your family treasure on the program? What happens to the antiques after the show airs? Are the appraisers ever wrong? And will Antiques Roadshow come to my hometown? In this four-color, fully illustrated guide to America's favorite treasure-hunting program, Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes reveals inside information about the participants, the appraisers, the fans, and the antiques that make up the show, direct from the woman who makes it all happen -- executive producer Marsha Bemko. Learn what it really takes to put on a Roadshow event (and why certain cities are more likely to get a visit from the show than others), who gets chosen to be on air (and what items producers are really looking for), what it takes to be an appraiser (and how even the experts make mistakes) ... and what happens when things go terribly wrong (such as the occasional antique that turns out to have been stolen!). In addition, learn which books, websites, and resources your favorite appraisers recommend, and get updates on some of the most popular and notorious items ever featured on the show. From priceless tips to the juicy family secrets hidden in dusty heirlooms, Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes is both an invaluable resource and a fascinating slice of Americana.
Category: Performing Arts

The Scrivener S Button Cabinet

Author : Sandra Jackson
ISBN : 9781434381941
Genre : Art
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With wit, wisdom and a knack for cutting through the nonsense, Ed Wesemann's latest book, Looking Tall by Standing Next to Short People again addresses the most perplexing issues facing law firms today. Hoping that you "disagree with large portions" of his take on the minefield of legal management, Ed's purpose in offering his extensive insights is to ignite the exchange of ideas, creative dialogue, enthusiasm and most importantly action. Ed tackles legal management's hot button issues by delving into six general topics: § The role of partners ~ Massive non-equity partnership ranks results in a large group of lawyers who don't meet any "full partner" criteria but are too senior to be associates. What happens when there are no "up or out" reviews in place to prevent partners from sapping up the work that should be going to associates? § The operation of partnerships ~ We used to talk about managing law firms now we govern them. § Mergers ~ It's been a sleepy couple of years where merger activity has largely been less than expected. But the natural maturation of the legal industry won't let the lull last for long.
Category: Art

The Steamboat Bertrand And Missouri River Commerce

Author : Ronald R. Switzer
ISBN : 9780806151304
Genre : Transportation
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On April 1, 1865, the steamboat Bertrand, a sternwheeler bound from St. Louis to Fort Benton in Montana Territory, hit a snag in the Missouri River and sank twenty miles north of Omaha. The crew removed only a few items before the boat was silted over. For more than a century thereafter, the Bertrand remained buried until it was discovered by treasure hunters, its cargo largely intact. This book categorizes some 300,000 artifacts recovered from the Bertrand in 1968, and also describes the invention, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of these products and traces their route to the frontier mining camps of Montana Territory. The ship and its contents are a time capsule of mid-nineteenth-century America, rich with information about the history of industry, technology, and commerce in the Trans-Missouri West. In addition to enumerating the items the boat was transporting to Montana, and offering a photographic sample of the merchandise, Switzer places the Bertrand itself in historical context, examining its intended use and the technology of light-draft steam-driven river craft. His account of steamboat commerce provides multiple insights into the industrial revolution in the East, the nature and importance of Missouri River commerce in the mid-1800s, and the decline in this trade after the Civil War. Switzer also introduces the people associated with the Bertrand. He has unearthed biographical details illuminating the private and social lives of the officers, crew members, and passengers, as well as the consignees to whom the cargo was being shipped. He offers insight into not only the passengers’ reasons for traveling to the frontier mining camps of Montana Territory, but also the careers of some of the entrepreneurs and political movers and shakers of the Upper Missouri in the 1860s. This unique reference for historians of commerce in the American West will also fascinate anyone interested in the technology and history of riverine transport.
Category: Transportation

American Artifacts Of Personal Adornment 1680 1820

Author : Carolyn L. White
ISBN : 9780759114654
Genre : Art
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The first comprehensive guide to identifying and interpreting items such as buttons, clasps, buckles, combs, and other items of personal adornment in early American museum collections and archaeological sites.
Category: Art

Adobe Walls

Author : T. Lindsay Baker
ISBN : 1585441767
Genre : History
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In the spring of 1874 a handful of men and one women set out for the Texas Panhandle to seek their fortunes in the great buffalo hunt. Moving south to follow the herds, they intended to establish a trading post to serve the hunter, or “hide men.” At a place called Adobe Walls they dug blocks from the sod and built their center of operations After operating for only a few months, the post was attacked one sultry June morning by angry members of several Plains Indian tribes, whose physical and cultural survival depending on the great bison herd that were rapidly shrinking before the white men’s guns. Initially defeated, that attacking Indians retreated. But the defenders also retreated leaving the deserted post to be burned by Indians intent on erasing all traces of the white man’s presence. Nonetheless, tracing did remain, and in the ashes and dirt were buried minute details of the hide men’s lives and the battle that so suddenly changed them. A little more than a century later white men again dug into the sod at Adobe Walls. The nineteenth-century men dug for profits, but the modern hunters sere looking for the natural time capsule inadvertently left by those earlier adventurers. The authors of this book, a historian and an archeologists, have dug into the sod and into far-flung archives to sift reality form the long-romanticized story of Adobe Walls, its residents, and the Indians who so fiercely resented their presence. The full story of Adobe Walls now tells us much about the life and work of the hide men, about the dying of the Plains Indian culture, and about the march of white commerce across the frontier.
Category: History

An Encyclopedia Of Small Antiques

Author : James Alexander Mackay
ISBN : UCSD:31822011377900
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Collector S Encyclopedia

Author : Roy Strong
ISBN : 1851704213
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Category: Antiques & Collectibles