Antiques Collectables

Briefmarkenkatalog: Alliierter Kontrollrat 1946-48, Teil 3: by Albrecht Ostermann

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By Albrecht Ostermann

In diesem Teil three des Ostermann Briefmarkenkatalogs - Alliierter Kontrollrat 1946/48 - sollen nun die beiden Marken der Ausgabe 50. Todestag von Heinrich von Stephan vom 15. Mai 1947 und ihre Besonderheiten wie Plattenfehler/ Feldmerkmale betrachtet werden und zwar im Gegensatz zur 1. Auflage besser gekennzeichnet und für die Arbeit mit dem Katalog besser sortiert. Die Unterteilung in sekundäre und tertiäre Fehler wurde aufgehoben und durch eine einfache Kennzeichnung jeweils der Fehler deutlich gemacht. Ergänzt wurde zudem die Rubrik - auf short sowie mit einem Hinweis zu den möglichen Bezirkshandstempel-Aufdrucken

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Maynard (Postcard History) by Paul Boothroyd,Lewis Halprin

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By Paul Boothroyd,Lewis Halprin

Maynard used to be integrated in 1871 as a producing group. through 1880, it used to be the most influential cities in Massachusetts. because the inhabitants boomed from a ramification in company, postcards turned the giant approach to verbal exchange. neighborhood photographers took benefit of the occasions, pictorial venues, and inflow of immigrants and viewers to create many strange postcards of Maynard. via classic postcards, Maynard indicates how this city, as soon as a farming neighborhood, has retained its pleasant, small-town character.

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Spacesuit: A History through Fact and Fiction by Brett Gooden

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By Brett Gooden

The area swimsuit is an icon of house flight. it's the very image of interplanetary exploration – of pioneering event, of pleasure and risk, and of man’s quest to benefit extra of alternative worlds.

This ebook follows the extraordinary background of the gap go well with via technology fiction and truth. With an soaking up mixture of drama and aspect, Brett Gooden explains how this doubtless very unlikely dream steadily advanced into the advanced fits of this present day and the way the search keeps for the ‘Mars and past’ fits of tomorrow.

Man has dreamt of flying into house and jogging on different planets for centuries. however the dangers to the human physique serious about making this a fact in basic terms have been purely first well-known whilst, within the 1800s, an adventurous few climbed excessive mountains and took the 1st tentative steps into the sky lower than hydrogen stuffed balloons.

Gradually it grew to become transparent that to depart the earth’s surroundings and gravity, our frail our bodies would want defense from many risks. Jules Verne, in his epic novel round the Moon in 1872, well-known this desire and was once one of many first to signify that a few type of go well with, just like that utilized by deep sea divers, may perhaps permit his house voyagers to enterprise thoroughly into the vacuum outdoor their spaceship.

In the interval among the realm Wars, bold pilots, competing with one another, ventured greater and better into the thinner surroundings. They challenged the physiologists and engineers to supply them with detailed matches to accomplish this goal.

At an analogous time, reasonable pulp fiction magazines pumped out colourful adventures of people in house. Their crowd pleasing conceal illustrations grew to become the archetypical function of those ‘pulps’ and allowed artists to provide vent to their wildest delusion. however, their creative goals for house fits fed again to the clinical neighborhood. Fiction motivated truth.

Complemented by way of staggering and specified illustrations, this publication unlocks the doubtless impenetrable secrets and techniques of ways the gap swimsuit used to be made right into a functional and crucial equipment. How easy daily goods equivalent to the auto tire, the caterpillar and the concertina supplied serious clues that at last introduced the distance swimsuit to fact.

This is the interesting, notable and infrequently strange tale of the gap swimsuit – via truth and Fiction.

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100 Greatest U.S. Coins by Jeff Garrett,Ron Guth

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By Jeff Garrett,Ron Guth

within the 3rd version of the best-selling and award-winning a hundred maximum U.S. cash, numismatic writer Jeff Garrett takes the reader on a private guided travel of the nation's maximum coinage. "Each of the a hundred maximum was once voted into position through best coin purchasers, researchers, and historians," says Whitman writer Dennis Tucker. contained in the reader will locate prized and seldom-seen rarities - the original and high-valued items that creditors dream approximately, just like the 1913 Liberty Head nickel and the 1804 buck (the "King of yankee Coins"). The e-book additionally explores extra available and generally well known cash: items so attractive or with such unusual and facinating tales that everyone desires one.

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De witte weg (Dutch Edition) by Edmund de Waal,Jan Pieter van der Sterre

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By Edmund de Waal,Jan Pieter van der Sterre

In De witte weg verteld Edmund de Waal de geschiedenis van het materiaal dat hem als keramist al zijn hele leven fascineert. Door te reizen naar de plekken waar porselein werd uitgevonden, vervaardigd, verfijnd, verzameld en begeerd, probeert hij de aantrekkingskracht te doorgronden van wat ooit bekendstond als ‘het witte goud’. Hij bezoekt de drie landen – China, Duitsland en Engeland – die bepalend zijn geweest bij de ontdekking, de verspreiding en de popularisering van de techniek om uit klei keramiek te maken.

Zijn zoektocht voert hem ook verder de wereld over: hij doet de zijderoute aan, bezoekt de paleizen van Versailles en Venetië, strijkt neer in Delft, schrijft over de Cherokees in North Carolina, vertelt de familiegeschiedenis van de Wedgwoods en slaat de zwarte bladzijden van de twintigste eeuw niet over: Himmler leidde zijn gasten rond in zijn eigen porseleinfabriek in Dachau, die werd bevolkt door zorgvuldig geselecteerde kampgevangenen.

De geschiedenis van porselein, zo leert De Waal, is meer dan een verhaal van serviezen en beeldjes, van elegante gebruiksvoorwerpen en gewilde verzamelaarsobjecten. De witte weg is de meeslepende kroniek van een persoonlijke en alomtegenwoordige bewondering voor een procedé waarin alchemie, kunst, rijkdom, handwerk en schoonheid samenkomen.

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Ghostbusters Collectables by Matt MacNabb,Dan Aykroyd

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By Matt MacNabb,Dan Aykroyd

The movie Ghostbusters used to be published in June 1984 and have become a cultural phenomenon and an speedy vintage, attaining No. twenty-eight within the American movie Institute’s best a hundred comedies of all time and voted funniest movie of the prior twenty-five years by means of leisure Weekly in 2008. the discharge of the movie marked the start of a franchise that may contain a sequel (with a 3rd movie being published in 2016, greater than thirty years later), comics, tv sequence and motion figures. during this ebook, writer and collector Matt MacNabb takes a glance on the better of Ghostbusters collectables, together with motion figures of the 4 Ghostbusters themselves, essentially the most recognized ghosts from the flicks and versions of Ecto-1. The ebook additionally appears to be like at probably the most strange collectables in addition to what will be collectable within the future.

Covering collectables from 1984 to the current day, together with some of the wonderful toys produced by way of Kenner, this is often a vital learn for an individual seeking to personal their own iconic jumpsuit, Slimer or Ecto-1.

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Tri-ang Collectables by Dave Angell

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By Dave Angell

Many young children spend hours having fun with their first teach set – yet think that the pastime by no means runs out of steam and the teach set develops right into a lifelong pastime. That first set conceivably might have been made by way of Tri-ang, a member of the strains Bros staff of companies.

Following a short heritage of Tri-ang from its formation to the present-day Hornby, Dave Angell offers an stress-free account of the general variety usually, overlaying a few of the vintage types intimately, and delivering an summary of adjustments that have been remodeled the years, in addition to the types of information that creditors may still glance out for whilst sourcing rarer items.

This ebook takes a large examine accumulating Tri-ang, together with the instruments and components to be had from Tri-ang’s community of provider buyers, and a few of the suitable structures that Tri-ang made to counterpoint the railway process. study additionally the place to shop for goods and notice the wealth of recommendation and exuberance within the social neighborhood that has grown up round creditors, either on-line and ‘for real’; yet peculiarly, glance through those pages and revel in the satisfied youth stories they're bound to conjure up!

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British Dolls of the 1960s by Susan Brewer

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By Susan Brewer

This is the 1st ebook to be released at the renowned region of British dolls of the Nineteen Sixties which explores what’s worthy amassing and why and specializes in open air occasions similar to the expansion of the pop scene and the way dolls have been aimed toward the newly created ‘teenagers’, not only kids. those toy and dad dolls at the moment are very collectable, partially as a result of the nostalgia point as the various creditors could have grown up with them or needing them and appeals to different sorts of creditors e.g. social historians, style and pa creditors.

The booklet specializes in the doll brands, together with must-buy dolls, what to identify while procuring dolls, the right way to keep away from deciding to buy fakes, secure cleansing and incorporates a listing of doll hospitals and professional museums. the 1st booklet, British Dolls of the Fifties used to be additionally written via Susan Brewer.

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Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century by Teresa Barnett

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By Teresa Barnett

A piece of Plymouth Rock. A lock of George Washington’s hair. wooden from the cabin the place Abraham Lincoln used to be born. a variety of bits and items of the past—often known as “association items”—may seem to be eccentric odds and ends, yet they're valued as a result of their connections to trendy humans and occasions in American historical past. saved in museum collections huge and small around the usa, such gadgets are the touchstones of our renowned engagement with history.

In Sacred Relics, Teresa Barnett explores the heritage of non-public collections of things like those, illuminating how americans view the previous. She lines the relic-collecting culture again to eighteenth-century England, then directly to articles belonging to the founding fathers and during the mass gathering of artifacts that the Civil warfare. eventually, Barnett exhibits how we will be able to hint our personal historic accumulating from the 19th century’s assemblages of the cloth possessions of serious males and women.

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Mensch bleiben in der Politik: Zwischen Bühne und by Clemens Sedmak

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By Clemens Sedmak

Aus Idealismus in die Politik - nahe am Burnout die Notbremse ziehen. Ein intensives Leben zwischen Gestaltungswillen und Sachzwängen, Verantwortung und Wahlergebnissen. Politikerinnen und Politiker sind mächtig. Sie tragen Verantwortung, stehen als öffentliche individual im medialen Rampenlicht. Sie sollen glaubwürdig sein, mit Sachverstand agieren und Bürgernähe leben. Wie kann dieser Spagat gelingen?

Der Philosoph Clemens Sedmak legt mit diesem Buch eine kleine Ethik für den politischen Alltag vor und bietet damit allen an politischen Vorgängen interessierten Menschen Denkansätze, die gerade in Zeiten der Krise von hilfreicher Bedeutung sind.
Politikerinnen und Politiker brauchen eine dicke Haut und einen langen Atem. Sie kämpfen oft darum, nicht abzustumpfen oder dem Zynismus anheim zu fallen. Sie müssen sich Netzwerke schaffen und Aufstiegschancen nützen, um Zukunft gestalten zu können. Sie stehen auf einer Bühne und spielen eine Rolle in einem Stück, in dem es um "Macht" geht. Doch die Macht und der Druck, dem diese Politiker und Politikerinnen ausgesetzt sind, kann ihre Persönlichkeit verändern oder gar zerstören. Wie können sie "Mensch bleiben", wenn sie täglich weit reichende und fehlerfreie Entscheidungen treffen sollen und (fast) nie privat sind? Und was once heißt "Redlichkeit" im Politischen?
Auf der foundation von 15 Gesprächen mit Politikerinnen und Politikern kommen bekannte, aber auch bislang unbenannte Herausforderungen für ein aufrichtiges Leben in der Politik zur Sprache.

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