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Guide to Toy Collecting

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ISBN-10: 006134141X

ISBN-13: 9780061341410

Edition: 2008

Authors: Harry L. Rinker

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From America's leading experts, your ultimate Guide to Toy Collecting If you've ever dreamed of displaying a spectacular toy collection or if you're just looking for a fulfilling new hobby, here is the expert guide you need to become a topnotch toy collector. You'll receive priceless advice on the history of toys, becoming a garage sale master, spotting a fake, and recognizing an investment, as well as: Finding and identifying toys Caring for and exhibiting your collection Understanding collecting terms Verifying authenticity Using internet resources And much more!
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Donald G. Dutton is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He has served as an expert witness in domestic violence cases and worked with the police to develop a teaching program for them. He has also provided group therapy for wife assaulters and has worked with battered wives.Harry L. Rinker is a leading national expert and co nsultant on toys, antiques, and collectibles and the author of numerous books on collecting. He writes a weekly news column, hosts a radio call-in show, and has appeared as an expert on several national television shows. Rinker's personal collection of over 50,000 objects contains approximately 7,000 toys.

Introduction
The History of Toys
Beginning a Collection
Six Additional Approaches to Collecting Toys
Tools of the Trade
Finding Toys
What's It Worth?
Is It Genuine?
Managing Your Collection
Places to Find Toys of Distinction
You Are a Toy Collector!
What's Next?
Glossary
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits