"This Day in Collecting History" Published

978-0-7643-5341-3 copy.jpgAtglen, PA— Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., would like to introduce This Day In Collecting History, by Mike McLeod and Marla McLeod.

A calendar year's worth of historical events are presented along with auctions of related collectibles in this fun and informative compilation. The day-by-day historical entries and corresponding sales are arranged chronologically from January 1 to December 31. Many of the sales, both public and private, were for fabulous sums. The Cowardly Lion’s costume from The Wizard of Oz auctioned for $3+ million. Joan of Arc's ring sold for almost $425,000. The most expensive album wasn’t by the Beatles, but by Wu-Tang Clan, whose Once Upon a Time in Shaolin sold for a reported $2 million. More than 650 images further illustrate the antiques, artworks, pop culture memorabilia, and ephemera. Did you know the largest sum paid for an artwork by a living artist was more than $57 million? Turn to the November 12 listing to learn more. This Day In Collecting History should be considered an essential book for those both in collecting, and those with an interest for the astonishing facts and figures behind it. 

Size: 6" x 9" | 679+ color and b/w images | 272 pp

ISBN13: 9780764353413  | Binding: soft cover | $24.99

About the Author

Mike McLeod has been the editor of Southeastern Antiquing and Collecting Magazine for 16 years. His wife, Marla McLeod, inspired him to write this book and was the fact checker. They have been married for 36 years and are the parents of five children. Marla was born and raised in Idaho and Mike in Alabama. Before marriage, Mike served in the Marine Corps for four years, two in Spain. He also served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the Navajo Reservation, teaching in Navajo. Marla was raised on a potato farm in Idaho. She has mastered many handcrafts including tatting, chair caning, macrame, basketweaving, clay pot making, sewing, quilting, knitting, needlepoint, and the like. They have eight grandchildren.  

About the Publisher

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality books. Since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects that fuel our readers' passions. From our traditional subjects of antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts, and military history, Schiffer has expanded its catalog to publish books on contemporary art and artists; architecture and design; food and entertaining; the metaphysical, paranormal and folklore; and pop and fringe culture, as well as books for children. Visit www.schifferbooks.com to explore our backlist of more than 5,800 titles.

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