Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (October 2000)
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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A brand new, year 2001 book that lunchbox collectors are sure to treasure. It contains 304 pages with more than 1000 very large, sharp, full color photos of every type of lunch box, from metal to vinyl to plastic. Everything is arranged alphabetically for easy location of items. Many of the photos include both the front and back of the lunchboxes to facilitate identification. Manufacturer data is also supplied. Prices appear to be realistic, and the authors have taken actual Internet sales into account when pricing the items. There is sufficient background information provided, of interest to seasoned collectors and the novice. Topics include a Timeline, Major Lunchbox Makers, Care and Cleaning, Artists, How Lunchboxes are Made, and Reproduction Lunchboxes. A glossary and bibiography add to the books usefulness. A very nice, useful reference work.
We collect vintage lunch boxes and needed a guide to use when we are purchasing . This book is just what is needed and has allowed us to recognize a good buy or when a lunchbox is over priced! If you collect lunch boxes you need this book!
This covers collectible metal, vinyl and plastic lunchboxes from all eras, including more modern issues, and includes identification and values with small but sharp color photos to aid in the process. Any enthusiast of lunch box collecting will view this as the 'Bible' of lunch box information, important as a desk reference.
Very nice book, lots of color photos of vintage lunchboxes with values. This book is a few years old but still a very valuable tool and reference guide. I find that the prices on items can vary from flea markets, antique mall, auctions, online auctions, etc. Pretty much depends on the seller and what they have invested in a lunch box and what they feel they need to get out of the item to make a proper profit for their investment. I use price guides just as a general guideline and find they more helpful with all the information they provide. This is a well put together beautiful book and I highly recommend it to the collector and dealer of vintage lunchboxes. Thank you.
My wife and I are new to collecting lunchboxes and we were looking for a guide to help us understand the collectability as well as the grading and comparative value of each item. We found this book to be very helpful as well as the standard by which many of the other collectors grade and value their collections.
As a newbie to the lunchbox collecting world (a few years), this is a great reference guide for lunchboxes. Great to see this vintage lunchboxes. Like most guides the costs are not very helpful but this is a well done book. Excellent photography. The history information and grading information is well done. Enjoyable and will reference for years to come!
Very imformative guide to how to collect lunchboxes and conditions of lunchboxes and how are there worth is determined and were to find them
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