Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff now available Mixing Don Draper cool with Vin Diesel muscle - and a dose of grease, rust and nostalgia - Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff is a humorous, yet informative, guide to exceptional collections.
News-Antique.com - May 13,2014 - For Benny, it’s the taxidermy alligator head holding his TV remote. For Bill, it’s a broom carved from a solid branch of hickory. For Bob, it’s the 1946 Wurlitzer Bubbler Jukebox he bought when he was 18. These are a few of the favorite finds and family heirlooms collectors call their favorite ‘mantique.’ As Benny tells his guests when they step into his 1,000 square-foot apartment packed with oddities and tobacciana: “This isn’t Rooms to Go.”
Mixing Don Draper cool with Vin Diesel muscle - along with a healthy dose of grease, rust and nostalgia - Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff is a humorous, yet informative, guide to the world of antiques and collectibles sought out by a new breed of men eager to fill their homes with the funky, the unique, and - most importantly - the manly.
Mantiques takes you inside amazing lifelong collections, through more than 400 full-color photographs, and humorously surveys the weird and wonderful vintage stuff dudes like best. See why the country's top auction houses have launched Gentleman Collector auctions and why dozens of shops are opening across the country all under the name 'mantiques'.
Chapters include: Vintage Barware, Surfing, Curiosities & Oddities, Movie Memorabilia, Racy Art, Pulps & Novelties, Men’s Fashion, Guns & Knives, Rock & Roll, Vintage Video Games, Victorian Gothic, and Sports Memorabilia and more!
The media is fascinated by Mantiques. ALLURE.com says: "Here's your new word for the day: mantique." DALLAS Modern Luxury calls Mantiques, "a dude's fundamental field guide to Don Draper-esque vintage style," and InStash.com says Mantiques is a "salute to the ruggedly nostalgic male."
About the Author: Eric Bradley started collecting mantiques as a boy. His tramp art, whiskey nips, shooting gallery targets, and Kung-Fu Pomade are a constant source of fascination and history. He is Public Relations Associate at Heritage Auctions, the world's largest collectibles auctioneer, and the editor of the annual Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide. He has appeared as an expert on the collectibles market in The Wall Street Journal and will be a featured speaker at the Antiques & Collectibles National Association’s annual convention Sept. 28-30. He lives near Dallas with his wife and three children.
Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff by Eric Bradley
Krause Publications, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc.
May 2014, $26.99, Hardcover
176 pages, full-color photography throughout