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If you're an antiques collector or would like to find out just what your collectables are worth, explore our range of great value antiques and collectables books and find yourself a new favourite.

  • Harry Potter: Collectible Quidditch Set

    Running Press

    Product Code: ARLJB
    Other
    Here is the first officially licensed "Harry Potter Collectible Quidditch Set" that includes: 1 Quaffle, 2 Bludgers, 1 non-removable Snitch, and 1 16x24" collectible poster all showcased in a decorative Quidditch trunk. Includes lock and key for trunk.
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  • LEGO NINJAGO Visual Dictionary New Edition

    Arie Kaplan

    Product Code: BZKXF
    Hardback
    Spin through the LEGO (R) NINJAGO (R) world with this fascinating visual guide. Discover NINJAGO City with Lloyd, Kai, Cole, Jay and Nya and meet their dragons and foes, including the Vermillion and Sons of Garmadon. Explore the amazing sets, vehicles, mechs and weapons. Look around the S.O.G. headquarters, examine the awesome Ninja Nightcrawler and Destiny's Bounty, and learn all about the art of Spinjitzu. Discover how the awesome LEGO NINJAGO sets and minifigures are created in the Expanding Worlds chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO NINJAGO design team. With the LEGO NINJAGO: Visual Dictionary, you will find out everything there is to know about the LEGO NINJAGO world. The book comes with an exclusive Teen Wu minifigure! (c)2019 The LEGO Group.
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  • LEGO City: Hospital Heist!

    Scholastic

    Product Code: CAWFE
    Other
    An interactive, humorous storybook that comes with two LEGO minifigures and two LEGO minibuilds! Build along with the story! This set comes with a book and perforated box that containsLEGO elements. When a patient checks into LEGO City hospital after falling out of a tree, he's quick to leave his room behind and start snooping around! This man with a bandaged head isn't hurt at all - he's looking for stolen loot left behind by a fellow crook! It'll take the clever eye of the hospital's best scientist to stop him. Packed with minifigures of a crook and doctor along with a wheelchair, a stretcher, and stolen briefcase minibuilds, kids will love reading along with this LEGO City story while being directed to build characters and accessories featured in the text. It's aone-of-a-kind reading and building experience!
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  • Diamond Doris

    Doris Payne

    Product Code: CBLDV
    Paperback
    "Doris Payne is an unapologetic badass." - Tessa Thompson, Actress This is the sensational and compelling memoir of the world's most notorious jewel thief - a woman who defied society's prejudices and norms to carve her own path, and live out her dreams. She stole diamonds from the people who underestimated her, she exploited the men who tried to domesticate her, and she consistently defied society's assumptions and prejudices to create a new life for herself, Doris Payne's life was like a movie and her story is in the ebullient spirit of Ocean's 8, The Heist, and Thelma & Louise. Growing up during the Depression in the segregated coal town of Slab Fork, West Virginia, Doris Payne was told her dreams were unattainable for poor black girls like her. Surrounded by people who sought to limit her potential, Doris vowed to turn the tables after the owner of a jewellery store threw her out when a white customer arrived. Neither racism nor poverty would hold her back; she would get what she wanted and help her mother escape an abusive relationship. Using her southern charm, quick wit, and light fingers as her tools, Payne began shoplifting small pieces of jewellery from local stores. Over the course of six decades, her talents grew with each heist. Becoming an expert world-class jewel thief, she daringly pulled off numerous diamond robberies whilst her boyfriend fenced the stolen gems to Hollywood celebrities. Doris's criminal exploits went unsolved well into the 1970s-partly because the stores did not want to admit that they were duped by a black woman. Eventually realising Doris was using him, her boyfriend turned her in. She was arrested after stealing a diamond ring in Monte Carlo that was valued at more than half a million dollars. But even prison couldn't contain this larger-than-life personality who managed to escape with various ruses. With her arrest in 2013 in San Diego, Doris's fame skyrocketed when media coverage of her astonishing escapades exploded. Today, at eighty-eight, Doris, as bold and vibrant as ever, lives in Atlanta, and is celebrated for her glamorous legacy. She sums up her adventurous career best: "It beat being a teacher or a maid." A rip-roaringly fun and exciting story as captivating and audacious as Catch Me If You Can and as honest and compelling as Hidden Figures - Diamond Doris is the portrait of a captivating anti-hero who refused to be defined by the prejudices and mores of a hypocritical society.
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  • Wonder Woman: Chronicles of the Amazon Princess

    Steve Korte

    Product Code: CAYOM
    Hardback
    Wonder Woman aficionado Steve Korte tells the adventures of the Amazon Princess in this deluxe box set of hardcover books, including: Amazing Amazon: The Legend of Wonder WomanGods and Mortals: The Enemies of Wonder WomanPowerful Princess: Amazonian Powers and ToolsParadise Island: Home of the Amazons Each book is hardcover, 48 pages and fully illustrated with full-colour artwork throughout. They come packaged in a handsome slipcase.
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  • Cacti and Succulents Handbook

    Gideon F. Smith

    Product Code: BOKTL
    Paperback
    Cacti and Succulents Handbook is your guide to the selection and cultivation of these diverse and fascinating plants. Appealing to both the novice and experienced gardener, this book provides comprehensive information on more than 140 common species and varieties, including their ideal locations, natural habitats, and care and feeding needs. Complete descriptions and color photographs make plant identification easy, and detailed care instructions will help make sure that plants thrive, whether they?re being grown indoors or out, in the city or in the country. Beautiful specimen plants are fully detailed from six garden collections around the world, from Zurich to Phoenix. Inside Cacti and Succulents Handbook Everything you need to know about cacti and succulents packed into one easy-to-use volume. Comprehensive well-illustrated plant directory of more than 140 popular varieties. Covers easy-to-grow choices suitable for beginners, as well as more difficult and desirable species. Color identification photos, botanical and common names, and essential advice. Simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming, and pest control. Features beautiful specimen plants from six garden collections around the world.
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  • Hythe the Postcard Collection

    Martin Easdown

    Product Code: BBBPJ
    Paperback
    The attractive seaside town of Hythe, on the south-east coast of Kent, is one of the famous Cinque Ports. With an illustrious history of guarding this vulnerable corner of England, Hythe blossomed into a quiet seaside resort famed for its Royal Military Canal, attractive old High Street and macabre collection of skulls and bones in the parish church crypt. The beauty and charm of Hythe was captured in the many picture postcards of the town issued from the beginning of the twentieth century when postcards were the principal form of communication. Through the author's beautiful collection of postcards, we can view the changes to Hythe through the years and see some of the buildings that have been lost along the way. The town's main attractions, such as the seafront, canal, parish church, High Street and light railway, are all featured on these attractive colour printed postcards. Other aspects of Hythe's history, including events and disasters, were issued on rarer monochrome postcards, a selection of which are included. Hythe's eastern suburb of Seabrook and the adjoining village of Saltwood complete the postcard history of this quintessential small English town.
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  • Doctor Who Memorabilia

    Paul Berry

    Product Code: BBBOO
    Paperback
    First appearing on our screens over fifty years ago, Doctor Who has not only been a television phenomenon, it has spawned more merchandise than any other British TV programme in history. Literally thousands of products have been produced since the series launch in 1963, with many of these items now being collectible and highly sort after by fans of the programme. Doctor Who has featured on virtually every conceivable product, from books and records to toys and games, breakfast cereal promotions to full-size prop replicas. The series merchandising has enjoyed many peaks and troughs from the heady days of Dalekmania in the 1960s to a drought in the early '70s, the rise of the collectible in the '80s to the nostalgia driven days of the '90s and then a huge resurgence following the Doctor's return to television in the twenty-first century. Whether you're looking for a full-size Cyberman or a pair of Dalek slippers, a Tom Baker scarf or a Doctor Who pinball machine, Doctor Who has produced something for every type of collector. Sit back and revel in nostalgia as we take a look at some of the more notable and unusual items that have been produced over the last half century.
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  • Britain's Toy Car Wars

    Giles Chapman

    Product Code: AUNBX
    Paperback
    Meccano was first on the scene with its die-cast Dinky Toys of 1933. Lesney's Matchbox series arrived twenty years later, at genuine pocket-money prices. And then in 1956 Mettoy's Corgi Toys appeared, packed full of astounding gimmicks. From incredibly humble beginnings - Lesney started life in a derelict north London pub - the British toy car industry grew into a lucrative world-beater, with fierce rivalry developing between the three main brands: Dinky, Matchbox and Corgi. For the first time, Giles Chapman reveals the fascinating story behind the battle to dominate Britain's toy car industry, and the decline that drove it into history. Jam-packed with nostalgic photographs, Britain's Toy Car Wars opens a particularly vibrant and cherished chapter in British cultural memory.
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  • Dolls' Houses from the V&A Museum of Childhood

    Halina Pasierbska

    Product Code: ALIZW
    Paperback
    This beautifully illustrated book celebrates some of the best-loved dolls' houses from the V&A Museum of Childhood. Published to accompany a new exhibition, Dolls' Houses presents specially commissioned photography detaling the astonishing skill and craftsmanship required to create these homes in miniature scale. The book invites you to take a close-up look at the most interesting and historically significant examples of this absorbing craft, from the exquisite Nuremburg House of 1673, to the brightly coloured twenty- first century Kaleidoscope House. From lavish country mansions to cosy suburban villas, it explores the houses' fascinating roles as both domestic teaching aids and records of contemporary lifestyle, and gives unique insights into the world of their owners.
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  • 1000 Record Covers

    Michael Ochs

    Product Code: AJPHN
    Hardback
    Not just a look at the art of record cover design Record covers are a sign of our life and times. Like the music on the discs, they address such issues as love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion. For music fans the covers are the expression of a period, of a particular time in their lives. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the music they stand for--Andy Warhol's covers, for example, including the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground. This edition of "Record Covers" presents a selection of the best '60s to '90s rock album covers from music archivist, disc jockey, journalist, and former record-publicity executive Michael Ochs's enormous private collection. Both a trip down memory lane and a study in the evolution of cover art, this is a sweeping look at an underappreciated art form.
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  • Diecast Model Buses

    Simon Stanford

    Product Code: CBRHP
    Paperback
    The first diecast model buses date back more than sixty years, manufactured by well-known names like Lesney, Corgi and Dinky. Few buses and coaches were initially produced, and early models were treated primarily as simple toys for children. The idea of collecting and preserving these models became more popular in the 1980s as Exclusive First Editions began to enter the market, and early models are today highly sought after. Today, many magazines, clubs and events exist as the hobby thrives. Here, Simon Stanford takes a look at model bus collecting over the years and shows the wide variety of models on offer.
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  • Pokemon Collectibles

    Lisa Courtney

    Product Code: CBRED
    Paperback
    In February 1996, two games were unleashed in Japan: Pocket Monsters Red and Pocket Monsters Green. A few years later, the UK received their own versions - Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue. Very few could predict how far these games would go, and just how many hearts they would capture. Now, more than twenty years later, the franchise continues to delight and entertain a brand new generation, whilst still keeping older fans hooked. Over these years, a huge amount of collectibles have been created, encompassing all 800+ Pokemon in some way or form. Catch `em all as you Join us on a journey across the various regions of the Pokemon World and take a look at the vast array of Pokemon merchandise from the UK and Japan, starting at Kanto and stopping at Galar for a glimpse into the future.
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  • The Avengers and New Avengers Collectibles

    John Buss

    Product Code: CBREB
    Paperback
    What can be said about what is probably `the' fantasy adventure series of the sixties? Beginning in 1961, the series ran until 1969. Most items of Avengers merchandise were issued in a two-year period, 1966-1967, coinciding with the show's most popular team up of John Steed and Emma Peel. This is a series that continues to influence even today. Cathy Gale and Emma Peel were the first in a long line of emancipated heroines with Influences being seen in many modern series, including Marvel's Black Widow. Steed returned to our screens, in 1976, a little older, but still losing none of his debonair style, joined by two new, younger companions, Purdy and Gambit. Merchandising for this follow up series was just as prolific as it had been for the original show. Both are covered within this volume.
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  • Shelf Respect

    Annie Austen

    Product Code: CBIOK
    Hardback
    Decluttering is all the rage, but what do you do when your preferred style of interior decor is miles of overstuffed bookshelves? If you can't bring yourself to KonMari your collection, SHELF RESPECT will validate your life choices. The perfect gift for the book lover in your life: a celebration of the humble but oh-so-wonderful bookshelf. Do you alphabetise your books or organise by genre... or (heaven forbid) colour? Have you merged your collection with your other half's? (And do you write your name inside the cover, just in case?) Do you keep all the books you've read, or only the most cherished? (Is there such a thing as too many books?) Are you a Billy aficionado, or are we talking library ladders and bespoke Oak shelves? Bound to provoke (good-natured) debate between Bibliophiles, SHELF RESPECT is a charmingly illustrated book in defence of towering TBR piles and overflowing shelves... no matter how you choose to organise them.
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  • Wrestling Action Figures of the Early 1990s

    Kevin Williams

    Product Code: CBHHF
    Paperback
    Step back into the ring and recapture the golden days of wrestling as we look back on the legendary action figures from the early 1990s. Check out the toy line that rocked the world, featuring wrestling legends such as Hulk Hogan, Rowdy Roddy Piper and Ric Flair. As well as lavish illustrations of the heroes and villains themselves, Kevin Williams follows the story of how these action figures developed a large number of dedicated followers who have turned these toys into highly collectible items. A nostalgic journey back to the heyday of professional wrestling and a golden era of action figures, this book is sure to delight fans and collectors both young and old.
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  • British Military Dinky Toys

    Alan Spree

    Product Code: CBGOK
    Paperback
    This book on British-produced Military Dinky Toys takes a detailed look at the popular Army, Naval and Aircraft models produced from 1933 until the closure of the Binns Road factory in 1977. The book includes sections on the history of the British-produced military models and on the different scales used. The book is intended to give an overall view of each model produced. The models are shown in numerical rather than chronological order. There is an image of each model with captions showing dates of production, scale of the model where applicable, particular features, information about whether it is a reissued model, and relevant dimensions. In many cases the issue price and the date of its first appearance in Meccano Magazineare shown. Most of the images show the boxes that the models were originally sold in and, where possible, the variants on the box. Packed with rare and interesting examples, this is an essential read both for enthusiasts and those who would simply like to be reminded of the Dinky toys of their youth.
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  • The Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in the USA

    Kim Rix

    Product Code: BZUKN
    Paperback
    Discover the thrill of the hunt...for gold and precious gems! This pocket travel guide is part of the Gemstone Detective series, created for those who want to discover and understand more about the magical world of gems! Written by Kim Rix, a gemmologist and professional photographer who has travelled to more than 50 countries, this book makes it easy to turn your trip into a gem-collecting adventure. Blessed with a plethora of gemstones and minerals, the USA's rich landscape makes it the perfect destination to immerse yourself in the world of gems. Experience the world's biggest gem show, explore museums dedicated to eyepopping gemstones, delve into America's mining history, learn how to dig for your very own treasure and discover gold in them thar hills! This travel guide will give the whole family a fascinating education and a holiday to remember. So, buckle up and enjoy the ride around Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Arkansas, North Carolina and New York State! Kim Rix is dedicated to visiting each country in the Gemstone Detective series to provide readers with up-to-date and trusted information to help navigate the complex world of gemstones and jewellery. Without this guide, you could make a very expensive mistake!
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  • Small Change

    Peter Johnson

    Product Code: BZNVJ
    Paperback
    Since the Greeks of Asia Minor invented coined money in the late seventh century BC, the emphasis throughout history has been to focus on minting higher value pieces, with the production of small denomination coins used by `the poorer sorts' often being neglected. Imagine trying to buy an 80p loaf of bread in the corner shop if our currency consisted only of GBP20 notes. Many people the world over in times past did not have to imagine - this was a conundrum they faced every day. Human ingenuity being what it is, this inconvenience was resolved in many different ways. Here, Peter Johnson explores these responses, from those which were eminently practical to others which, on first sight, appear somewhat bizarre, if not comical. The spotlight is on Britain, exploring both its official and unofficial coinages, though the dilemmas faced in other countries at points of their history are also covered in this, a social and often local history of small change.
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  • The Arisaka Rifle

    Bill Harriman

    Product Code: BZHYD
    Paperback
    Entering service in 1897, the Arisaka family of bolt-action rifles armed Japanese troops and others through two world wars and many other conflicts, including the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. Issued in long and short versions - the latter for cavalry and specialists - the Type 30 was the first main Arisaka model, arming Imperial Japan's forces during the Russo-Japanese War, though after the war it was refined into the Type 38, which would still be in use in 1945. The main Arisaka rifle of World War II though was the Type 99. Lighter and more rugged than the US M1903 Springfield rifle it would face in the initial battles in the Pacific, it was produced in four main variants, including a sniping model and a take-down parachutist's rifle. Featuring full-colour artwork as well as archive and close-up photographs, this is the absorbing story of the rifles arming Imperial Japan's forces, from the trenches of Mukden in 1905 to the beaches of Okinawa 40 years later.
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  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Collectibles

    John Buss

    Product Code: BYZWT
    Paperback
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was American television at its best. In the sixties, spy series just didn't come any cooler than this. Almost a direct result of the success of Bond in the cinemas, this series spawned a whole wave of copycat TV shows and its influence is still being felt today. The recent Kingsman films/comics owe more than a passing nod to the show for inspiration. A remarkable array of different products were issued in connection with this series - everything from bubble gum to wristwatches. Few other shows at this time came close to the range of products issued. There were quite possibly more U.N.C.L.E. products issued in America alone, during the sixties, than for any other TV series being produced at that time. In this book you will find a vast array of those items.
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  • Lion King Collectibles

    Lisa Courtney

    Product Code: BYNHC
    Paperback
    The Lion King roared into cinemas in 1994, where it instantly captured the hearts of millions across the world. With memorable characters, breathtaking animation, an award-winning soundtrack and a powerful storyline, the movie was a huge success, surpassing even Disney's expectations. The movie spawned sequels and spinoffs, all of which continued the legacy of The Lion King. And with every milestone for the franchise, a huge variety of merchandise and collectibles was produced. Join us as we celebrate twenty-five years of this grand adventure through the Circle of Life, taking a look at some of the most interesting and prominent pieces of memorabilia from the franchise and including items from The Lion King, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata!, The Lion Guard, Timon & Pumbaa, the Broadway show and more!
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  • Cabinets of Curiosities

    Product Code: BYKKS
    Hardback
    Unicorns' horns, mermaids' skeletons, stuffed and preserved animals and plants, precious metals, clocks, scientific instruments, celestial globes--all knowledge, the whole cosmos, arranged on shelves in a single room. Such were the cabinets of curiosities of the seventeenth century, the last period of history when man could aspire to know everything. The collectors were archdukes and kings--the Emperor Rudolf II was the prince of all collectors--rich merchants and scholars, and their collections ranged from a single crowded room to whole palatial suites. Cabinets of Curiosities traces the amazing history of these unique spaces, receptacles, and fascinating contents within, from their first appearance in the inventories and engravings commissioned by Renaissance noble families, such as the Medicis or the Hapsburgs, via those of the Dane Ole Wurm and the German polymath Athanasius Kircher, to the seventeenth-century scientist Elias Ashmole and Dutch collector Levinus Vincent. Author Patrick Maurie`s chronicles the amazing history of these rooms of wonders in this ingeniously erudite survey. Not many of the rooms survive, but there are pictorial records and their contents still exist and are among the treasures of museums all over the world.
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  • Weapons of the US Special Operations Command

    Chris McNab

    Product Code: BYLSG
    Paperback
    The units and formations of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) have privileged access to the finest weaponry in the world's arsenal. Whether Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, the SOCOM troops select weapons that match their mission requirements, but which also sit at the cutting edge of combat technology. This means that, while SOCOM troops frequently use standard-issue weaponry, they also adopt many specialist pieces of kit that are not so accessible to the broader armed services, including sniper rifles, battle rifles, and machine guns, as well as high-tech tactical accessories used to transform standard weaponry into something exceptional. Assessing the technology and capabilities of these combat weapons, as well as how they have been used in modern combat, this fully illustrated study lifts the veil on some of the most distinctive hand-held weapon systems of US special operations forces since 1987.
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