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Book Recomendations: Best Books on Figurines and Figurine Collecting
About Figurines has reviewed a number of books sold by The Official Hummel Price Guide: Figurines & Plates (Hummel Figurines and Plates) [Paperback]
Heidi Von Recklinghausen (Author)
Find all the information you need to identify and determine the value of your M.I. Hummel® collectibles with The Official M.I. Hummel® Price Guide, officially licensed by ARS AG, Baar/Switzerland, licensor of M.I. Hummel®. This book features: 2,000 full-color images. Special showcase of rare drawings by Maria Innocentia Hummel and the figurines they inspired. All your old favorites PLUS the newer “2000 Series” of figurines.
Listings arranged by Hum Number make finding your collectibles easy. Full index alphabetized by item name makes cross-referencing a snap.
About the Author
Heidi Ann von Recklinghausen’s family has collected M.I. Hummel figurines for three generations. An ardent Hummel aficionado and an active member of the international Hummel Club, Heidi is a former Region 1 Representative and is currently serving her second term as the on the Local Chapter Advisory Board.
The Official Precious Moments Collector’s Guide to Figurines, Fourth Edition [Illustrated] [Paperback]
John Bomm (Author), Malinda Bomm (Author)
Publication Date: April 27, 2010 Precious Moments® figurines, those endearing teardrop-eye children inspired by Sam Butcher’s drawings, still hold the hearts of collectors everywhere. This new fourth edition is an indispensable resource for anyone who finds themselves captivated by these delightful little creatures. It features approximately 2,900 bisque figurines, including 250 new pieces. Many new Disney items have been added along with one of a kind pieces from several presidential libraries including those of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Each figurine is pictured in color and includes item number, date of issue, availability, and current market value. Space is still provided to record purchase price and date for each piece. This book remains the most comprehensive guide on the market to these darling collectibles. 2010 values.
About the Author
John Bomm is a warranty technician for one of the largest insurance companies in the country. He and his wife Malinda collect Precious Moments figurines, dolls, plates, water globes, and more. They have co-authored two books, The Official Precious Moments Collector’s Guide to Company Dolls, and The Official Precious Moments Collector’s Guide to Figurines.
Malinda Bomm is a health claims examiner in Orlando, Florida. She and her husband John collect Precious Moments figurines, dolls, plates, water globes, and more. They have co-authored two books, The Official Precious Moments Collector’s Guide to Company Dolls, and The Official Precious Moments Collector’s Guide to Figurines.
No. 1 Price Guide to M.I.Hummel Figurines, Plates, Miniatures, & More (Mi Hummel Figurines, Plates, Miniatures & More 10th
Ed. (Mi Hummel Figurines, … to M. I. Hummel Figurines, Plates, More…) [Paperback]
Robert L. Miller (Author)
Series: No. 1 Price Guide to M. I. Hummel Figurines, Plates, More… | Publication Date: October 23, 2006, for the first time in full color, the latest edition of the most widely respected price guide to M.I.Hummel collectibles includes thousands of listings and a larger number of photos than ever before. Compiled by internationally known expert Robert L. Miller, the 10th edition of this classic provides the most up-to-date secondary market prices. Universally recognized as the most complete compilation of M.I. Hummel values, this book provides a numerical listing of all M.I.Hummel designs issued by W. Goebel, a history and explanation of back stamps and other marks, a profile of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel and biographies of the sculptors who bring her illustrations to three-dimensional life. Sharply detailed, full-color photos of every piece make this newest edition the most valuable guide ever.
Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2012 Price Guide (Antique Trader Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide) [Paperback]
Eric Bradley (Editor)
Series: Antique Trader Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide | Publication Date: October 4, 2011 America’s No. 1 Selling Price Guide For nearly 30 years, Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles has been the leading source for information on antiques and collectibles. Filled with expert advice, vetted values and 4,500 color photographs, Antique Trader provides the clearest and most dependable picture of this amazingly diverse and magnificent market. Inside you will enjoy a variety of new collecting areas, as well as old favorites. Including: Asian art, bottles, ceramics, Civil War collectibles, clocks, comic books, cookie jars, figurines, furniture, glass, Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, illustration art, kitchenware, perfume bottles, petroliana, toys, vintage clothing and Zippo lighters. Also new this year is Top Lots, a feature highlighting the bestselling results from some of the finest auction houses nationwide.
About the Author
Eric Bradley is the editor of Antique Trader magazine, AntiqueTrader.com and the Antique Trader Blog. In addition to writing hundreds of articles on antiques, collecting, and the trade, Bradley served as producer of the Atlantique City Antiques Show and is a lifelong student of antiques. Possessing a passion for country auctions and outdoor shows, Bradley is an avid American art pottery, WWII homefront collectibles, and folk art enthusiast.
Royal Doulton Figurines: A Charlton Standard Catalogue [Paperback]
Jean Dale (Author)
Publication Date: July 7, 2009 | Edition: 12th Edition The 12th edition of Royal Doulton Figurines will be released July 7th in North America and two weeks later in the United Kingdom. This edition contains the highest number of pages of any collectable book published by The Charlton Press. With only 15 months between the 10th and 11th editions, the indications were such that the collectable market was holding, but soon after the release of the 11th edition the market slowed. It is now almost three years later that we are printing the 12th edition,
Over this period of time a lot has happened in the Doulton world. Production of the standard figures has shifted completely to the Far East. Prestige figures are still produced in the U.K. in small limited edition sizes. Royal Doulton under the stewardship of Waterford Wedgewood has entered reorganization. Over the three year period (2007-2009) 488 new figures have been issued. The worldwide economic slowdown which began in 2007 continues through 2009, with signs it will continue into 2010. The Collectors Club based in the United Kingdom closed. A new Collectors Club based in Canada has just released its first Gallery Magazine.
The Doulton market, as with all collectable markets is changing. Thirty new series have been introduced since the 11th edition, a rather high number by any standards. Some of the morenotable are: Butterfly Ladies, Window Seasons Collection, Pioneers, Balloon Clowns, Family and Friends, plus three monthly series, Gemstones, Flower of the Month and Signs of the Zodiac, and a festive series Holiday Traditi ons.Two new Prestige figures have been introduced for 2009, the Samurai Warrior and Knight of the Crusades. New releases, discontinuation dates and up-to-date pricing have been revised for 2009, resulting in the most current edition of Royal Doulton Figurines that every collector must have.
Bing & Grondahl Figurines (Schiffer Book for Collectors) [Hardcover]
Caroline Pope (Author)
Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors | Publication Date: July 2007 Explore the broad range of beautiful, high-quality porcelain figurines manufactured by the Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Manufactory, of Copenhagen, Denmark, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, collectors worldwide appreciate the sculptors and decorators skills, as reflected in their charming figurines. More than 700 animal and human figurines are shown, along with date marks, shop signs, plates, dishes, bowls, and vases. Approximately 1,000 Bing & Grondahl figurines have been identified and described. The figurines are cataloged in numerical order with identification of the sculptor, size, price, and a guide to rarity Ideal for novice collectors, figurine addicts, and dealers, this book provides insight to the huge range of high quality porcelain figurines available both new (current production of Bing & Grondahl pieces by Royal Copenhagen) and vintage. It appeals especially to specialized collector-owners of dogs, cats, fauns, fish, etc.
The Lladro Primer: Buying Collectible Figurines [Kindle Edition]
Jack Louis (Author)
This is a wonderful guidebook and brief history of Lladro collectibles. This concise book gives an overview on the family roots of the Iladro artistry in Spain. It takes us through the vast global network of collectors and an explanation of the various editions. This book is a great primer for any new Lladro fan.
Collectible Figurines [Kindle Edition]
Lynn Smith (Author)
How to Make BIG Money & Have HUGE Fun Collecting Collectibles! Who Else Wants to Discover How to Determine Which of Today’s Bargains Will Be Tomorrow’s Hot Money-Makers?
Whether you are interested in collecting for fun or profit or both, this is sure to be one of the most exciting messages you read today! You see, with real estate values plummeting and with the stock market being as risky as ever, more and more people are turning to collecting as a wise investment for the future. And it certainly doesn’t hurt the collectible market’s growing popularity that collecting is a whole lot of fun as well! But to succeed at collecting, you can’t just jump on the bandwagon and try to make money on instinct. It just won’t work. You need guidance from somebody who has been collecting for years and who knows this multi-billion dollar industry inside and out.
You need to hear from somebody who knows where to get the best deals on collectibles and who knows what’s best to collect. You need to hear from somebody who knows all the tricks and who can teach you how to start making wise investments and earning profits faster than you ever dreamed it was possible!
Goebel Hummel Figurines: A Hummel Primer [Kindle Edition]
George Slade (Author)
The wonder, pricing and nostalgia of collecting Goebel Hummel Figurines. For generations these detailed and beautiful figurines have been bought and given as gifts. These cherished Hummel pieces are actively sold and traded on the secondary markets. This overview will provide a great primer for the history and collection secrets of Goebel Hummel works.
World of Wade: Figurines & Miniatures II [Hardcover]
Ian Warner (Author), Mike Posgay (Author)
Publication Date: March 20, 2011 This new resource is ideal for new and experienced Wade figurine collectors. Building on the success and scope of The World of Wade Figurines and Miniatures, this revised and expanded collector’s guide features hundreds of new and old figurines. Descriptions include current values, dimensions, markings, documentation, and, when known, the designer. New chapters include C&S Collectables, Wade Fair special issues, and the Goodie Box figurines and Christmas figurines. For the first time, this new edition includes many Limited Edition and one-of-a-kind figurines.
Bakertowne’s Price Guide To Precious Moments Figurines [Paperback]
Matthew Fennell (Author), Tammy Kahn Fennell (Author), Lou Kahn (Author)
Publication Date: March 9, 2009 Finally! A Precious Moments Price Guide with an eye on reality. Because this is not an ‘official’ guide, this list promises to be the most up to date, most ‘real life’ Price Guide on the market in an easy to use chart format.
About the Author
Tammy, Matthew and Lou own and operate Bakertowne Valley, Inc. Read more about us at www.VintageRareStuff.com and
A Collector’s Book of Retired Lladro: Genuine Figurines & Their Marks [Paperback]
Peggy Whiteneck (Author)
Publication Date: August 23, 2010 Ever since its founding in the 1950s and its subsequent, stellar rise to global prominence, collectors have been fascinated with the singular modeling and attention to detail in Lladró Spanish porcelain figurines. Eventually, collectors discovered that Lladró wasn’t just one brand but several. At the same time, other companies began to sprout up all over Spain, particularly around Lladró’s own region in Valencia, working “in the Lladró style” and hoping to catch a ride on the tailwinds of its popularity. This book is written to acquaint readers with retired figurines in all the Lladró and Lladró- affiliated brands and to help distinguish them from the work of other Spanish companies. The book features substantive chapters on the Lladró(r) “core brand,” NAO by Lladró, Zaphir, Golden Memories, Rosal, and Hispania, complete with representative photos.
About the Author
Peggy Whiteneck is the author of the poetry collection From These Earthly Parts, also published by Old Line Publishing. Her previous book on Lladró was Collecting Lladró; An Identification and Price Guide (now out of print, Krause Publications, 2001 & 2003). She is a devoted collector of Lladró porcelains and has done much of the research that has informed the growth of the secondary market over the last ten years. Her web site “El Portal Porcelana” (www.elportalporcelana.info) has an international following among collectors of Spanish porcelain. Peggy also writes feature articles on antiques and collectibles as well as a national syndicated column entitled Good Eye: A Collector’s View of the Antiques and Collectibles Trade. In addition to Lladró, her other collecting interests include Chinese and Japanese porcelains and Fenton Art Glass figurines.
Coalport Figurines and Collectables (Charlton Standard Catalogue) [Paperback]
Jean Dale and Alf Willis (Author), W.K. Cross (Editor)
Excellent Comprehensive Collectors’ Guide, November 4, 2011 By Brett H “pentangle” (Brighton) – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Coalport Figurines and Collectables (Charlton Standard Catalogue) (Paperback) This book is an excellent, comprehensive reference book of Coalport figures which will be invaluable to the collector. It is divided into three sections. The first section focuses on figurines produced by Coalport from 1891 to date together with full details including designer, dates of production and discontinuation, varieties etc. The second section covers Coalport cottages, which are my personal interest and of which over 160 are listed. The final section covers the childrens type figures such as Basil Brush and Wallace & Gromit. Only about 10% of the book is in colour which is a shame – I imagine that the powers that be at Charlton are very tight on print costs.
Do take the price guide with a pinch of salt. Charlton do have an unenviable task in collating information from many different sources – auctions, internet, dealers etc. and take an informed view as to what the current market value of any particular item is. However, that is not to say this is the ‘right’ price and you will find that a bit of patience and a lot of searching around will mean you can normally buy much more keenly. I know for a fact that there are some great bargains in Coalport cottages on Ebay to be got at present!
Swarovski Crystal: A Perfect Primer [Kindle Edition]
Jack Louis (Author)
This is a must read for new fans of Swarovski crystal and jewelry. It takes us through every ‘facet’ of these beautiful collectibles. From the making, history, pricing and care of Swarovski items. Learn about why many people prefer Swarovski crystal to diamonds.
Glass Trademarks And Brands, including: Pyrex, Waterford Crystal, Fire King, Baccarat (company), Borosilicate Glass, Vycor,
Burmese Glass, … Wood’s Glass, Murano Glass, Vitrolite [Paperback]
Hephaestus Books (Author)
Publication Date: September 10, 2011 Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on Glass trademarks and brands.
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