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Image for Toy Trains Magazine July 1954

Toy Trains Magazine July 1954

By: Penn, Charles A. (editor)

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Silver Spring, Maryland, Penn Publications: 1954

Edition: Volume 3, No. 9

Seller ID: 1256

Condition: Fine condition


These mid-century magazines about toy trains always remind me of Lionels circling a lit Christmas tree with little kids in pjs watching in wonder. But of course toy trains didn't just belong to kids and still don't. To pout together a great layout requires vision, knowledge and patience. I've never seen this particular magazine, but it's great fun if you love the subject. Articles cover trains of yesteryear, types of structures and how to use them, the construction of Centerville Cutoff, the birth of 342, reader lay-out designs, toy train travelogues, automatic crossing gates, tools and how to... View more info

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Practical Hooked Rugs

By: Rex, Stella Hay

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Persea Books: 1975

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2720

Condition: Very good condition


Very nice, clean book, part of a a tiny collection of hooked rug items. It's not a razzle-dazzle item with many color photos, but offers drawings and much information. Topics include: technique and equipment, choosing a pattern, color, dyeing, geometrics, flowers and leaves, scrolls, backgrounds, rug borders, tricks and secrets of the trade, originality, stair carpets, antique rugs, hooking your own heirloom, care and cleaning and "from hobby to hookery." Booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 71 pages. View more info

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Staffs of Life: Rods, Staffs, Scepters and Wands From the Coudron Collection of African Art (1994)

By: Roberts, Allen F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Iowa, The Project for Advanced Study of Art and Life in Africa and the University of Iowa Museum of Art: 1994

Seller ID: 3083

Condition: Very good condition


A very interesting publication centered on the use of staffs of all kinds -- staffs from Eastern and Southern Africa; heavy staffs from Chokwe and related peoples from Angola, Zaire and Zambia; the sculpted narratives of Luba staffs of office; staffs of Tabwas, herbalists, hunters and chief; Wes African staffs from the Coudron Collection; and an iron staff fr the Yoruba deity of farming. Text is expansive and there are manypicures in both color and back and white Catalog was issued for a 1994 museum exhibition held in Iowa, Michigan and Minneapolis. Catalog is crips and clean with no defect of... View more info

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Fun with Hieroglyphs Book, 24 Rubber Stamps, Stamp Pad, Alphabet Chart (1990 Like New)

By: Roehrig, Catherine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1990

Seller ID: 1550

Condition: As new


I do love a book in a box, but this one comes with more than a box, though excellent box that it is with a magnetic closure along the right hand side. Open it and you see the Alphabet chart on your left and then on the right 14 small stamps and a guide book. Pick up the book and -- voila! -- a stamp pad is underneath. Closed the whole thing measures 7-1/4" x 11-1/4". The booklet measures 5-1/4" x 6" and has 65 illustrated pages. Lots of pieces parts here make it VERY ephemeral! OVERSEAS ORDER WELCOME, but due to weight shipping will exceed amount quoted. Contact me with destination and I wil... View more info

Image for In Celebration of the Curious Mind: A Festschrift to Honor Anne Blinks on her 80th Birthday (weaving, textiles)

In Celebration of the Curious Mind: A Festschrift to Honor Anne Blinks on her 80th Birthday (weaving, textiles)

By: Rogers, Nora; Stanley, Martha (editors)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Loveland, Colorado, Interweave Press: 1983

Seller ID: 3041

ISBN: 09932946114

Condition: Very good condition


A festschrift is a book or booklet which a person is honored by his or her colleagues for excellence in their career over a lifetime. This one is dedicated to Anne Blinks and celebrates her enduring excitement for textiles, especially those woven. in all aspects, Blink showed her amazing knowledge. Eleven of her cohorts have added articles to this lovely book. Their contributions are these: A Matched Pair of Archaeological Looms From Peru; Rush Mats with Warp Movement as Patterning; Faugustinos Family -- Knitters, Weavers, and Spinners on the Island of Taquaile, Peru; Turkish Needlelace; Rese... View more info

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The Needlecraft Style Directory 50 Needlecraft Styles and Their Stitches

By: Sarah Whittle

Price: $18.00

Publisher: HaupHauge, New York, Barron's Educational Series: 2013

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 4251

ISBN: 1438001037

Condition: NEW


Imagine fifty different styles of needlework. Some are surface embroidery, counted thread work, quilting patchwork, applique needlecraft. echniques that caught my eye -- Bokhoura couching, Romanian couching, Pendant couching, turkey work, and eyelet wheels among many more. The book is clean as a whistle, measures 7-/2" x 10" and has 240 pages. This isnt really ephemera, but I liked it and it's just a bigger booklet!:-) Submit Save and Add Image View more info

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Muskingum Valley Gunsmiths (1961)

By: Schneider,Norris F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Zanesville, Ohio, The Muskingum County Gun Collectors Association: 1961

Seller ID: 1431


Booklet is crisp and clean as new with a small bit of light spotting to back cover only fault. No names or writing and pages pristine. Measures 6"x9". Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs which enhance a detailed text. Discusses Marietta gunsmiths, the Vincents, Applebay and Brooks at Lowell, The Humbergers of Perry County,Licking County gunsmiths, gunsmiths of Muskingum County and gunsmiths of Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan and Noble counties. 40 pages. View more info

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The Muzzleloader Magazine (Full Run 6 Issues 1991)

By: Scurlock, Bill (editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Texarkana, Texas, Rebel Publishing Company: 1991

Edition: Volume XVII, Nos. 6-12

Seller ID: 1191

Condition: Very good


Six clean magazines, a full run for 1991. Well kept with just minor wear. Lots of info on various aspects of muzzleloading guns and accoutrements, plus how-tos for re-enactment. Articles include, but are not limited to, these topics: working with sinew; Daniel Morgan, Continental Army general and rifleman; back woods fishing; running a knife and tomahawk range; breeches, leggings and clouts; the Mexican caretta; early powder flasks; the Battle of Nashville 1864; John Cuppy, frontier spy; the colonial military shoe; Sir George Simpson and the Hudson's Bay Company; and American-bred horses that ... View more info

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Spooner's Moving Animals

By: Spooner, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Henry N. Abrams Inc.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3931

ISBN: 0810923319

Condition: Very good condition


This oversized craft book begs to help crafters make some three dimensional stuff. The idea comes from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre in Convent Garden, London.The information is divided into three sections: Reasons Why; The Instructions; and The Works. The items you need to make are the smooth automaton, rough automata and the Zoo of Tranquility, the Goat, the Lion, The Woodpecker, the Wedding Cake, the Lawnmowers, the Horse, and the Anteater. All you need s an X-Acto knife, glue and wooden sticks. Especially addictive to jigsaw adicts, model makers, sand castle builders, engineers, architects... View more info

Image for Antonio Stradivari His Life and work 1644-1737 (1944)

Antonio Stradivari His Life and work 1644-1737 (1944)

By: Squier, Victor C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Battle Creek, Michigan, Victor C. Squier: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3394

Condition: Very good condition


This is a new one for me, so it was great fun to find it. The cover is made of heavy cardstock with a mottled paper overlay. You can see light brown, dark brown, reds and greens, especially on the back. I think maybe a couple of the dark ones on the front might be stains, but I'm not sure. The booklet is nicely illustrated and includes genealogical information in addition to the story of one of the most beautiful musical instruments every created. The booklet measures 6-3/4" x 9-3/4" and has 91 pages in quality paper with drawings and black and white photographs. View more info

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The Business of Cartooning; The Success of the World's Greatest Cartoonists (1939)

By: Thorndike, Chuck

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, The House of Little Books: 1939

Seller ID: 1617

Condition: Very good


Aside from a little toning to edges and a few errant marks to back cover book is clean as a whistle and tightly bound. No names or writing. Vintage comic fans will love this one, as it offers caricatures of the greats paired with their bios, plus a history of cartooning. You'll find the creators of Barney Google, Mutt and Jeff, Krazy Kat, Gasoline Alley, Bringing Up Father and more. There's also a full page devoted to Walt Disney. Measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 55 pages. View more info

Image for Jene-Art Dresden Craft (Costume Dolls) 1948

Jene-Art Dresden Craft (Costume Dolls) 1948

By: Tomeraasen, Jeanette M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota, self-published: 1948

Seller ID: 0187

Condition: Very Good


This is a very hard-to-find craft booklet of 53 pages with instructions for making costume dolls which resemble Dresden porcelain figures from Germany using plaster. This involves carving, sanding, undercoating, coloring. painting faces, making fabric clothing and turning dolls into boxes and bookends.Binding is spiral to lie flat and book is clean inside and out. Measures 7-1/2"x9-1/2". NOTE: Binbing is not missing the top spiral. It had popped out and I put it back in after seeing it in the photo. View more info

Image for The Art of Stick Dressing (Making Walking Sticks) 1978

The Art of Stick Dressing (Making Walking Sticks) 1978

By: Tulip, Norman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Frank Greham: 1978

Seller ID: 0299

Condition: Very Good


Not much is found on the art of making walking sticks, but this little booklet seems to do the trick. Because it was published in England most copies have to be ordered from there, but here we have on in the U.S.. The book measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" and is printed on quality coated paper throughout and illustrated with both black and white and color photographs. The author begins with the tools needed and goes through the process step-by-step. Book contains 56 pages. View more info