This is the first collectibles book that provides over 900 color images in over 130 categories including: Figurines, Incense Burners, Ashtray, Bookends, Lighters and Paintings. Has virtually every major manufacturer and artist, past and recent, has one or more representative pieces here, including: Aronson, Bayre, Bratsoff, Goebel, Lladro, Meissen, Nast, Passman, Ronson, Royal Doulton, Royal Haeger, Shawnee, Swarovski, Vanderveen, Wedgewood, and many more. The breadth is amazing! For elephant collectors this is a book like no other, beautifully illustrated and comprehensive enough to satisfy the most avid pachyderm lover.
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N E W and UNIQUE - Everything Elephants: A Collector's Pictorial Encyclopedia by Michael Don Knapik
Everything Elephants: A Collector's Pictorial Encyclopedia is the FIRST collectibles book that provides images, information and a value guide about a wide range of elephant collectibles. Let's face it, elephants are in millions of homes, signifying their desirability. What the market has not had is a book like this compendium of elephant collectibles by an obsessed elephant lover and elephant collector. Published by Schiffer
Publishing LTD., it has over 1000 color images in 140 categories.
Most major manufacturers, artists and eras (spanning 450 BC to the present) have representative pieces here, including: L. V. Aronson, American Bisque, Arthur Court, Artesania Rinconada, Avon, Babar, Baum Brothers, Barovier, Belleek, Bayre, Beam, Boyd, Bolanger, Bradley & Hubbard, Breyer, Britains, Bratsoff, Capodimonte, Carnegie, Ciner, Cowan, Country Artists, Cybis, Dam, Dedham, Delft, Disney and Dumbo, GOP and Republican, Fenton, Frankart, Frankoma, Goebel, Harmony Kingdom, Heisey, Herend, Hubley, Imperial, J. Chein, Josef, Junghans, Kriess, Lalique, Lefton, Lenci, Limoges, Lladro, Loetz, Martha Carey Herd, Marilyn Monroe, Meissen, Murano, Nast, Neiman, Nicodemus, Nuart, Occupied Japan, Passman, Pelham, Princess House, Princeton Galleries, Radko, Red Mill, Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey, Religious Nativity and Ganesha or Ganesh, Ronson, Rookwood, Rosemeade, Royal Copenhagen, Royal Doulton, Royal Haeger, Royal Worcester, Rumrill, Sabino, Schoenhut, Shawnee, Stafforshire, Stangl, Steiff, Steuben, SylvaC, Swarovski, Ty Beanie Babies, Van Briggle, Vanderveen, Vernon Kilns, Wade, A.C. Williams, Wilton, Wedgwood, Zsolonay and hundreds more.
Plans for follow-on volumes: this book is structured for expansion via follow-on volumes; work on Volume 2 is already in progress. Michael plans to create the world's seminal pictorial reference series on elephant collectibles by depicting several thousand items. This is an all-digital project and Schiffer's first such all-digital project! In addition, Michael is building a website to house 100,000 digital images with information and values - the largest such database in the world.
If you know any elephant collectors - please pass this on to them!
I am also looking for other collectors to submit digital images for this project.
A JPEG flyer with an image of the front cover is available.
I am looking for creative ways to get the word out to fellow elephant
collectors. If any reader can help, I would like to:
- Write a story about how an obsessed collector turned his obsession into
an avocation to create the world's seminal work on elephant collectibles
- Write an article about elephant collecting or one focused on a particular category of elephant collectible for a targeted
E_zine, paper magazine or newsletter
- Announce my book to e_zines, discussion groups, magazines, newspapers and newsletters
- Have my book reviewed
- Write a story about how I am marketing my book physically and virtually
- Place my book for sale on collectibles and antique websites/stores
- Appear in a radio or TV show about collectibles or books, an interview etc.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to elephant conservation societies and groups. The Elephant Alliance is one of the groups to receive donations.
For more info contact me at:
Ordering Information: Order direct from the author at a 20% discount from retail.
He'll sign your copy and inform you about future volumes and an elephant
collectibles website he's building!
Retail price: $30 less 20% = $24 + $4 S&H = $28.00.
Insurance in USA (Optional) = $1.30 (Total = $29.30)
International buyers let me know your address so I can calculate shipping
to your location.
Volume discounts available!
Payment types accepted: Check, Money Order, Cashiers Check:
Send to: Michael Knapik, 15804 East Greystone Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ.,
Paypal, Yahoo PayDirect (Id = conscioussystems.mindspring.com).
I collect elephants. Or. I'm an elephant collector. To those of us who do collect; and for those of us who are collectors, we know the meaning of those two phrases. For whatever reason, you make your hobby: "elephant collecting". I share your interest. I have been involved in this diversion for some 30 years. I set out collecting "Collector Books" on whatever topic just for a reference library. Now the books in my library, almost number to the size of my elephant collection. This book, is overdue. Mike has put together an elephant collector’s guide to aid the starting collector or the "seasoned" collector, like no other book on the guide market. Future volumes will include more elephants and in-depth treatments of many particular categories like logo histories, trademarks, and the uses of the elephant image in many applications as well as - well - more elephants. These elephant reference guide books of which this is the first, will start a revolution in elephant collecting. Giving buyers and sellers alike an aid into values and information, the timing is perfect!
Randy V. Jackson