Judith Miller Gives Thumbs Up to Castner’s & Kathenes’ New Book Antiques and Collectibles gurus applaud new book: Betcha Didn't Know That! 101 Antiques and Collectibles Trivia Tips That Can Make You Rich, Famous, and the Hit of the Party.
News-Antique.com - Dec 05,2008 - Judith Miller, antiques price guide publisher and collectibles expert, says; “Fantastic!” to new book: Betcha Didn't Know That! 101 Antiques and Collectibles Trivia Tips That Can Make You Rich, Famous, and the Hit of the Party.
“I am mainly known for producing antiques and collectibles price guides which appeal to those wonderful sentiments of nostalgia and the need to know how much something is worth. What Leon and Brian have reminded me is that what we also love is the colorful characters and the humor which are so much part of the reason we love this business."
Public Radio talk show hosts, TV personalities, and professional appraisers Brian Kathenes and Leon Castner share their sixty years of combined experience in this off-the-wall, fun-filled, 168-page journey.
Tim Luke, on-air appraiser from HGTV's Cash In The Attic, shares his thoughts on the book’s tricks, trivia, and secrets of the antiques and collectibles world. "The Grand Prize goes to Brian & Leon for a book filled with fun factoids, tumultuous trivia and hysterical historic information about collecting. This book is a big winner, a must read for all appraisers, auctioneers and collectors of STUFF!"
Kathenes adds: “This book is for the rest of us -- the people who don’t have a three million dollar table for the Antiques Roadshow.”
The Press notes: “It’s a quick read, presented in short blurbs, side bars, and articles that will expand your knowledge and give you plenty to talk about over the water cooler and at your next party. You’ll discover a few surprises in your attic, garage, or kitchen junk drawer…and find out which items you should have thrown out years ago."
"Castner and Kathenes cover the world of antiques and collectibles with topics including:
Baseball: The American Past Time
Autographs Collectibles and Memorabilia: The Eclectic Life
Presidential Artifacts: Hail to the Chief
Coins and Currency: We’re in the Money
Stamps: Post-it Notes
Ads and Advertising: Battle of the Brands
Americana: Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue
Furniture: Highboys, and Footstools and Chairs, Oh My!
Clocks: It’s About Time
Dolls: Play With Me
Pottery: Dishing It Up
Glass: NO Stone Throwing
Hollywood: Tales From Tinsel Town
Comedy & Comedians: Make ‘Em Laugh
Science & Technology: The Science of Science Collecting
Appraisal Tips From the Pros
How To Identify A Qualified Appraisal
Lessons In Diamonds
Spotting Fakes and Forgeries"
"They also included a special bonus section loaded with free reports, newsletters and coupons valued at more than five times the price of the book."
The book is available at Amazon.com. Autographed copies can be found at: www.BetchaBook.com