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Collecting Under the Radar

by Michael Hogben and Linda Abrams

9781933176239, Hardcover, 8 1/2 by 8 1.5 inches, 172 pp., $26.95



9781933176307, Paperback, 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, 172 pp., $24.96




In this uncertain economy, most of us look for hidden value or want ways to accumulate savings. Here, two experts on collectibles clue us in to the stuff we have stashed away in our attics, basements, or garages that may be worth more than we think, if not today, then tomorrow. Michael Hogben and Linda Abrams are also indispensable guides to finding the hidden treasures at flea markets, tag sales and community auctions. Unlike other books that deal with antiques and memorabilia, this one tells us exactly how to find treasures in the trash and where. Among the authors’ hundreds of recommendations: grandma’s old jet or bone buttons, dad’s fishing lures, Aunt Susan’s old watering can. Lucky finds might also include a 1920’s bureau, a 1960’s aluminum bowl, a snakeskin wallet or a matchbox car.

  Dime-store dinnerware, 1950s
Roseville Sunflower jars, 1938
  Marten Boas' chairs, circa 2000

“This book makes other books on collectibles look antique!"
Mid-America Books
“Tricks of the trade to help you build your confidence and achieve success.”
“How to find a bargain and how to build a collection of items ranging from McDonald’s toys to phone cards to novelty salt and pepper shakers.”
“An inside look at what really happens at auctions and antique fairs.”
Antiques and Collectables
Innovative suggestions demonstrate a keen appreciation of what will be valuable in the future. This illustrated reference is a great idea.”
Antiques Magazine