IOLA, Wis. — The long-awaited 19th edition of “Toys & Prices,” the premiere guide to post-World War II toys, proves toys are far from merely child’s play.
Whether you’re eager to see what the collectible toy market is up to, are looking to
diversify your collection or simply wondering what your childhood toys may be worth, this book has exemplary facts and nostalgia.
With renowned toy expert Mark Bellomo at the helm, this edition of “Toys & Prices” ($22.99) delivers in spades.
“Mark Bellomo, pure and simple, is a national treasure,” says Paul Kennedy, editorial director of Antiques and Collectibles Books at Krause Publications. “He is arguably the most knowledgeable, passionate and enthusiastic toy authority in the country. Mark leads a veritable all-star team of experts who lend their talents to make this the finest resource for postwar toys on the market.”
This easy-to-use guide contains:
• 35,000 listings of post-World War II toys with 100,000 secondary market values
• 20 categories
• Expert insight about specific toy market trends
• 2,100 photographs with a 16-page color section
“Toys & Prices,” 19th Edition helps you make informed toy collecting decisions, while leading you on a spirited trip back in time.
About the author: Author, consultant, historian, Mark Bellomo is one of the leading experts in the country, having written hundreds of magazine articles and numerous books on the subject. His top-selling works include: “The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe, 1982-1994” and “Transformers: Identification and Price Guide.”
Warman’s Collectible Firearms Field Guide
IOLA, Wis. — “Warman’s Collectible Firearms Field Guide” presents a colorful, insightful and fascinating survey of increasingly collectible antique guns.
Whether for the sheer pleasure of collecting or with an eye on investing, vintage firearms is
one of the fastest growing areas in the collectibles field with record sales and more collections becoming available at auction. Inside this easy-to-use field guide, you’ll find:
• Hand-picked items from an array of auction houses
• 400-plus color images of guns from the Old West to the mid-20th century
• Insight, information and values of the most sought-after antique guns.
“Warman’s Collectible Firearms Field Guide” ($14.99) is a wonderful resource to a fast-evolving hobby. Author James Card offers insight into the enthusiasm that surrounds the surge of interest in vintage guns, as well as an insider’s view of what to look for and what to enjoy in the hobby.
About the author: James Card is an editor of Gun Digest the Magazine, the foremost authority on firearms, and the author of This Old Gun, a blog about historical and vintage firearms (www.gundigest.com/gun-blogs/this-old-gun). As a freelance journalist, he has written for countless magazines including Foreign Policy, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic News and many other publications.
Goldmine Record Album Price Guide
IOLA, Wis. — After nearly two decades, “Goldmine Record Album Price Guide” ($27.99) remains the only value reference on the market dedicated to collecting record albums.
Listings in this seventh edition include artists, labels, formats, title, date of release,
variations, errors, fakes and values. The extensive listings are presented in an easy-to-use format, ensuring accurate identification of your vinyl.
• 100,000-plus vinyl album listings and values covering 1950-present
• An in-depth guide to grading and valuing collectible vinyl, including promotional records.
“The market for LPs, to me, is stronger than it’s ever been,” says John Tefteller, renowned record dealer and owner of World’s Rarest Records. “Interest in records has never been this high.
About the author: Dave Thompson is one of the leading authorities on all things music. He has published more than 100 books — including “1000 Songs That Rock Your World” — and is a collecting columnist and regular contributor to Goldmine magazine. A prodigious writer, Thompson was ranked as one of the Top 5 biographers by Mojo magazine. An avid record collector, Thompson is particularly fond of 1970s Glam Rock, British Prog Rock, Punk Rock and Cliff Richard.
These books are all available for purchase at booksellers nationwide, and directly from the publisher at www.Krausebooks.com or by calling 855-864-2579.
All three books are published by Krause Publications, a division of F+W Media, Inc., www.fwmedia.com.