Will the Antiques Road Show be coming to your
area? Check the tour schedule for cities and dates,
or browse the site for information on this popular
Krause Publications, a publisher of books on
collectibles, created collect.com. It provides links
to articles, shows, dealer information and price
Browse and enjoy Kovels Online Price Guide,
which covers hundreds of collectibles and antiques
including china, silverware and furniture.
Over 18,000 listings of clubs, dealers, museums
and more appear in this directory.
This is an interactive web site from the publishers
of Astronomy magazine. It features a special section
tonight’s sky by using Earth and Sky’s simple
Society of Appraisers
site can connect you to professional valuers in
your area, as well as appraisers who can value specific
types of merchandise.
Collectors.org is the official site of the National
Association of Collectors, featuring a show calendar
and directories of shows and flea markets.
Is it trash or treasure? Ask the experts at
the auction house Christie’s. See the web site
for details and restrictions on a complimentary
Internet auction sites offer access to images
and information on just about any item. Remember
that anyone may post items for sale
at auction prices. Bidders and sellers should exercise
caution by reading all conditions and disclaimers
when using these web sites.
Autograph Alliance lists upcoming local celebrity
appearances and autograph signings.
The “Authors on the Highway” link features
authors’ appearances and book signings.
There is a children’s page with activities
and projects. A directory of local chapters and
sanctuaries is also available, as well as information
on current conservation projects.
Guide for Southern New Jersey
There are tips for beginners, a list of birding
events, and birding hot spots for South Jersey.
Lab of Ornithology
Search here for information about your favorite
birds. Slides and sounds are available. See birds
live in their nests with the Nest Box Cam.
A popular site for outdoor enthusiasts, GorpBirding
caters to the novice birdwatcher.
even search for a birding vacation.
Take the beachcombers’ checklist with you
as you comb Ocean County’s beaches.
and appreciate our shore. The American Littoral
Society hosts guided field trips throughout the
Site for Conchoscopy and Molluscation
Identify your shells by emailing Mariah’s
staff of experts.
Founded in 1955, the Philadelphia Shell Club
meets regularly at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Information and applications are also available
for the Annual Shell Show, which welcomes all exhibitors
throughout the region.
Worldwide Conchology provides shell images for
artists, scientists and collectors.
Bottle Collectors Haven
This site assists the novice collector with
finding, classifying and identifying all types of
Photos, charts and children’s activities appear.
Try it the next time you’re at the beach.
The ANA is dedicated to the study and collection
of coins, paper money, medals and tokens.
Visit the Collector’s Corner to learn the
basics of coin collecting.
Professional Coin Grading Service provides a
daily price guide to rare coins. There are also
show and dealer directories.
You can search by publisher, title, character
and more. Over 9,000 thumbnail images are available.
Longbox has cover and interior scans of hundreds
of comic books. There are contests and current reviews.
Be sure to see the drop down menus at the top
of the page to connect to manufacturers, supplies,
clubs and kite flying know how.
Inside the Model Car Hub, you’ll find a photo
gallery, kits, buyer’s guides and more.
Model Railroad Association
The NMRA is the largest model railroad group
in the United States. The site has a special beginner’s
page. The World Wide Rail Sites directory features
links to local clubs, model manufacturers, railroad
historical societies, and others
Retail Hobby Stores Association
NRHSA is the trade association for model hobby stores.
The site has a store locator and a directory of
hobby associations. For those who are considering
starting a hobby store, there is a startup guide.
is an international list of sites for the scale
modeler. Directories include manufacturers, clubs,
retailers, and modelers themselves.
The Guild is a nonprofit association of people
who sew at home. Their site features sewing tips
and a list of their local chapters.
The Association is the trade association for
companies who serve people who sew at home. Their
site includes a projects page , sewing tips, and
directories of trade shows and retail dealers.
from the Heartland
Jorgenson’s site offers free online videos and
projects, and even recipes from the Quilter’s
Wide Quilting Page
Download patterns, consult the glossary and
check out the Trading Post where you can exchange
fabric and blocks with other quilters. There are
also quilting tips and techniques, and an online
The Room has knitting and crochet projects,
patterns and tips
A long list of how-tos for amateur photographers
only adds to the wide array of topics covered by
photographer Peter Marshall and About.com.
the amateur photographer, the online version of
Shutterbug magazine offers hints, product and book
reviews plus contest and club information.
IcollectPostcards.com lists collectors, clubs,
shows, and items wanted or for sale.
Ham Radio on the Net
has news, product reviews, message boards and more.
The Shop is an online magazine for mineral collectors,
lapidary hobbyists and rockhounds
Scrapbooking enthusiasts can find ideas, tips,
a retail directory, layouts, enhancers, and an event
Scrapbooking.com caters to beginners with detailed
basic instructions on creating your first scrapbook.
Beckett.com offers grading and appraisal services
for baseball, football and other sports cards
Collecting publisher Krause Publications produces
this online version of Tuff Stuff magazine.
The Society promotes the hobby via distance
learning and online mentoring. Members may buy and
sell stamps, or locate dealers, local chapters and
Stamp News Online
News, reference information, and a marketplace
Dolls at About.com
Author Denise Van Patten presents many topics
concerning doll collecting.
Dollyrama specializes in Barbie, celebrity and
Tips on Doll Collecting
Gary's tips cover grading and valuing, doll
repair and basic collecting.
commercial site has images of vintage toys, book
and magazine information, and more.
of Advertising Icons
Advertising agency CreatAbility presents this
virtual museum, featuring popular icons in advertising.
There are images and descriptions.
Archive covers popular action figures of the 1970’s
is the online version of the popular magazine Woodcarving
Illustrated. Access past articles for tips on designs
themes and patterns for your next project.
Chats is the official site of the National Woodcarvers
serves mothers writing at home.
Seniors writing their autobiographies can find
free workshops here.
The magazine presents their 101 best web sites
for writers, and a directory of publishers and others
who publish writers’ work.
There are articles on how to write, and also
how to sell what you write.
online journal writing workshop presents exercises
that explore concepts and techniques.
What’s your favorite bad fad, pogs, pyramid
power, or PacMan? Find them all at the Bad Fads
The site has pictures of its collection of Pez
dispensers, as well as collectors’ information.
you need salt and pepper shakers, head bobbers or
snow globes? Try Roadsideamerica.com to locate tourist
attractions that carry your favorite souvenirs.
you can connect with booksellers from across the
globe, for detailed information on millions of titles
with current market prices
The Home is brought to you by the International
Book Collector’s Association, whose purpose is
to inform, educate, collect and preserve.
access our books on collecting and crafts use
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Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide
R 745.1075 Anti
The Trader covers the traditional categories of
antiques such as furniture, glass, and ceramics
and also many other specialty collectibles. Prices
listed are for retail, but the editor reminds
us to take into consideration condition and rarity
of an item.
Art Reference & Price Guide
R 707.5 Dave
Davenport's includes almost 200,000 artists of
oil paintings, watercolors, tempera, pastels,
drawings, engravings, lithographs, and sculptures.
New to this edition are fine prints, posters,
Sale & Flea Market Annual
R 745.1 Gara
The subtitle of this book, “Cashing in on Today’s
Lucrative Collectibles Market” gives you tips
on how to accomplish this. Every kind of collectible
is covered with other very useful information
such as: learning to become a successful bargain
hunter, what’s hot in today’s market, and
how to sell your collectibles.
Bid, Buy and Sell Online
R 745.1 Kove
This guide gives you the basic information to
buy and sell using the Internet auction Web sites
such as eBay. Buying on the Internet covers topics
such as: registering to buy and sell, searching
an online auction, automatic bidding, reserve
prices, and fraud. Selling on the Internet covers
topics such as: preparing to sell online, choosing
an auction site, how to list your item, minimum
bids, how to include a photo with your listing,
selling on a large auction site such as eBay,
auction fees, and what to do after the sale. The
book includes Kovel’s list of helpful Web sites
for collectors and compares eBay, Amazon, and
Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory
R 745.1 Malo
This book is useful in the appraisal, authentication,
replacement, buying and selling of over 3,100
categories of art, antiques and collectibles.
Unusual categories are covered including: Cracker
Jack collectibles, barbed wire collectibles, swizzle
sticks, baby rattles, barber poles, JELL-O memorabilia,
spy equipment, calculators, sugar packets, and
many more interesting items.
International Antiques Price Guide
This guide has over 10,000 photos of antiques
that have sold in antique shops, auctions, flea
markets, and fairs. All major collectibles are
covered including: costumes, lamps, tapestries,
samplers, fans, lacquer items, musical instruments,
teddy bears, toys, dolls and doll furniture, arms,
militaria, and sports items.
User’s Guide to Buying, Selling, and Trade Collectibles
R 745.1075 Gull
This guide includes information on buying and
selling on the internet using collectibles companies’
and auction Web sites. Many Web sites are listed
in this guide.
Antiques Price Guide
R 745.1075 Schr
This guide includes more than 500 categories of
antiques and collectibles. Prices for items sold
are from auction results and dealer lists. The
publisher also consults with national collectors’
clubs, recognized authorities, researchers, and
appraisers. A sample of items in this guide includes:
beer cans, Christmas collectibles, decoys, marbles,
jewelry, musical instruments, occupied Japan collectibles,
Precious Moments collectibles, rock ‘n roll
memorabilia, salt shakers, and Tiffany collectibles.
Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide
R 745.1 Warm
Warman's provides reference information and detailed
descriptions for more than 50,000 antiques and
collectibles in more than 500 categories. Warman’s
is considered a buyer’s guide not a seller’s
guide, so prices suggested are those you would
have to pay to purchase an object.
questions? We have answers!
and Compiled by E. Parker
Contributions by K. Galya - Books on Collecting
Edited C. Paulson