'50s Decor (Collector's Compass)

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Whether you're just getting started with your collection, want to broaden your knowledge, or simply appreciate the clean lines and timeless appeal of the mid-century modern style, you've found the ultimate guide to collecting '50s decor--a category that has grown to symbolize the nostalgia for a more optimistic era.

This information-packed reference shares everything essential about '50s decor, including what determines the value of particular pieces, where to look for items on the secondary market, and how this experimental "furniture for the masses" has become such a popular collectible category. Buying, selling, appraising, restoring--both novices and experts will find this Collector's Compass a fun and fascinating guide to the world of '50s decor.

Collector's Compass™ is your affordable, reliable resource for learning how to value, purchase, and care for a range of popular collectible categories. Brimming with trustworthy advice from a panel of distinguished experts, the Collector's Compass series is your essential guide to learning more about your favorite antiques and collectibles.

Endorsed by the International Society of Appraisers, the leading association of professionally educated and certified personal property appraisers, auctioneers, and dealers.

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Unlike the ubiquitous collectibles price guides, these handbooksDthe first titles in a new series for both novice and seasoned collectorsDdetail the nuts and bolts of starting and maintaining a collection. Consistently formatted, they show what you need to know before, during, and after you start to collect; a "Resources To Further Your Collection" section at the back of each features useful web sites and contact information for auction houses, clubs, collector publications, and more. A valuable history of each collectible is also provided. Contributors to these titles are expert collectors, and both primers are endorsed by the International Society of Appraisers. Other books in the series will highlight how to collect 20th-century glass and Barbie dolls. Highly recommended for public libraries.DJennifer Mayer, Univ. of Wyoming Libs., Laramie
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