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Collecting Classic Horror Books—Tales that Scared Our Great-Great-Grandparents (10/26/09)
Illustration by Christina Rossetti’s brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, for the first edition of “Goblin Market and Other Poem,” 1862.  “Morning and evening Maids heard the goblins cry ‘Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy’ ” Thus begins Christina Rossetti’s 1859 … More >>

The King of the Macabre: Edgar Allan Poe Offers Various Avenues of Collectibles (10/26/09)
Edgar Allen Poe offers various avenues of collectibles.As the undisputed father of terror and the grotesque, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) wrote more than 150 poems, essays and … More >>

What Did You Read As a Child? Collecting Memories (8/19/09)
1962’s “A Wrinkle in Time”Avid readers and book collectors all have one thing in common—they were inspired by their childhood favorites. We learned to … More >>

Collecting Juvenile Book Series: Our Little Cousins (7/7/09)
Our Little French CousinMany people like to collect vintage juvenile series books. Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, The Hardy Boys and The Bobbsey Twins … More >>

Dating Your Vintage Photographs (1840 – 1900) Part 2: Women’s Clothing Styles (6/8/09)
1840s fashion with side ringlets, full bonnets, bare shoulders, tight forearm sleeves and long pointed bodices. “Graham’s Magazine,” 1841Many people inherit photographs of ancestors from generations past and often struggle with the frustrations of identifying the age of … More >>

Dating Your Vintage Photographs (1840 – 1900) Part 1: Image Formats (6/2/09)
photo1Many people inherit photographs of generations of ancestors and struggle with frustrations of identifying exactly who is in each photo. … More >>

Get Cracking on Collecting Eggs (4/6/09)
Hand-etched Polish ostrich egg with four panelsThe egg has always been a universal symbol of renewal and rebirth—a perfect symbol for the celebration of Easter. And … More >>

Collectible Book Terminology Part 6 – Recognizing First Editions (3/23/09)
The first illustrated edition of Frankenstein did not appear until 1831. This is the first artist interpretation of the monster.Vintage books offered for sale by individuals are very often misidentified as first editions. In fact, online auction sites are … More >>

Collectible Book Terminology Part 5 – Illustrations (3/10/09)
Dancing with the devil. A tipped in color plate by Arthur Rackham for The Ingoldsby Legends, 1920. The illustration is lightly affixed to the background cardstock at the very top edge. The cardstock itself is glued into the book along its inner left edge. This book also contains tissue guards that protect each illustration.Dealer catalogs often contain confusing words or phrases to describe the books that are offered for sale. The terms may … More >>

Collectible Book Terminology Part 4 – Condition (2/23/09)
This is an example of a paste-on illustration in fine condition for the cover of “The Family Friend,” 1878. No scratches, fading or wear. Bright and crisp.Dealer catalogs often contain confusing words or phrases to describe the books that are offered for sale. The terms may … More >>

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