She is us—and we are her. That affinity—that strong emotional connection—is likely the main reason the Barbie doll has become a successful global brand and a cultural icon for more than 50 years.
Another book in the Shire Classics line, “Model Steam Engines” describes how model steam engines work, outlines the development of the tools used to build them and investigates seven different categories of model engines.
Why do people collect rocks and minerals? There are as many reasons to collect them as there are types of collectors: for their beauty or rarity, for their monetary value, for lapidary or jewelry-making uses, metaphysical purposes, for scientific study, and for fun.
What are rocks and minerals, and what is the difference between the two? A mineral, by definition, is any naturally occurring inorganic substance generally characterized by a definitive crystal structure that is classified according to the way the atoms of the mineral are arranged.
“Writing Antiques” is the latest in a series of reprints (in the Shire Classics line) of a manuscript originally published in 1980, signifying the popularity of this genre of antiques and the demand for information on it.
The first two “Trash ’n’ Treasures” mysteries in a series by “Barbara Allan,” a pseudonym used by the husband and wife mystery writing team of Barbara and Max Allan Collins are a delight for antiques buyers and sellers as well as mystery lovers who enjoy being one step ahead of the...
For a very long time now the “Complete Price Guide to Watches” has been an excellent resource for most anyone involved in buying, collecting, or selling small timepieces.
The year 1962 was a big one for John Lennon, both personally and professionally. In addition to the untimely death of one of his best mates, Stuart Sutcliffe, and his band scoring a recording contract, the year also saw Lennon tie the knot with girlfriend, Cynthia Powell, on Aug. 23.
The 2010 edition of “Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies” contains 18 in-depth original research articles, reviews and topical discussions relating to personal property appraisal.