For novices and longtime card collectors alike, here are two books in one: a thorough price guide featuring common to extremely rare items, and a well-researched history of playing cards and games. A wealth of mythology, literature, and history is found on playing cards. In addition to classic decks normally seen in the United States, find artistically designed European suits with, for example, Shakespearean characters on face cards. Read about the origins of some of the most popular card games, board games, and the card decks themselves. Learn how to date decks or individual cards using methods applied by dealers. This handy volume also includes tips on spotting reproductions, as well as valuable knowledge worth gaining in order to become a smarter collector.
A Very Vintage Christmas embodies the nostalgia and sentimentality associated with the holiday season. Vintage ornaments, lights, decorations, and cards all conjure up happy memories of Christmases past and serve as tangible mementos of holidays shared with family and friends. The book helps the everyday collector and enthusiast to build their own collection and offers tips on making the most of what they´ve got. A common thread runs through the chapters: the love of beautiful holiday decorations, and the interest in their history, value, and preservation.
Capture your family Christmas traditions and celebrations through the years with Our Christmas Story: A Modern Memory Book for Christmas, an heirloom-quality memory album created by author and artist Korie Herold. With an elegant linen cover, archival-quality paper, and hand-drawn illustrations, Our Christmas Story will be a family treasure for years and generations to come. With space to record: ? Meaningful traditions ? Holiday celebrations you hosted or attended ? Special gifts given or received ? Photos with Santa or annual family Christmas cards ? Cherished family recipes ? And so much more! Special features: ? Chic, timeless design ? Elegant linen cover ? Acid-free and archival paper ? Generous 9.75´´ x 9.75´´ trim size offers ample space for photos and cards ? Lay-flat design allows you to easily write in the book ? A pocket in the back to provide space to safely store letters to Santa and other Christmas keepsakes ? Lovingly designed artwork and thoughtful prompts encourage you to reflect and celebrate<