Postmarked Yesteryear: Art of the Holiday Postcard

Postmarked Yesteryear: Art of the Holiday Postcard

Postmarked Yesteryear: Art of the Holiday Postcard

by Pamela Apkarian-Russell

Collectors Press

Over 160 pages of beautiful, full-color reproductions of the most extraordinary postcards. Everyone’s favorite holidays are here, including Halloween. But you will also learn of such exotic holidays as Walpurgisnacht and Krampus.

Price: $29.95 + shipping  

 

Salem Witchcraft and Souvenirs

Salem Witchcraft and Souvenirs

Salem Witchcraft and Souvenirs

by Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell

ARCADIA PUBLISHING

A review of the many artifacts that can be found in Salem, MA, the site of the witch trials. More visitors come every year, and return home with something to remind them of this unique place in American history.

Price: $19.00 + shipping  

 

The Tastes and Smells of Halloween

The Tastes and Smells of Halloween

The Tastes and Smells of Halloween

by Pamela Apkarian-Russell

Trick or Treat Trader Publications

A Cook book / Bogie Book. This is our first attempt at self-publishing. We are delighted to bring you a full color book designed by Todd Johnston. 50 Recipes, 3 Ghost stories, tips on how to celebrate, a short history of Halloween, and many pictures of both vintage items and works done by some fine artists that are evolutionizing the Halloween art. Jack Roads, Debbee Thibault, Christine Gambione, Rick Connant, Rebecca Venable and others will enchant you. All this for $25.00.

Price: $25.00 + shipping  

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Halloween: Collectible Decorations and Games

 Halloween: Collectible Decorations and Games

Halloween: Collectible Decorations and Games

by Pamela Apkarian-Russell

A Schiffer Book for Collectors with price guide

Halloween, an American holiday and tradition, is a night of magic and romance and fun. The simple items that have been used over the years for Halloween decorations or entertainment have become coveted and collectible nostalgia – and a wonderful assortment is featured here in over 600 exciting color photos. Separate chapters highlight noise-makers for scaring away ghouls and ghosts, Winsch Publishing postcards, arcade machines and mechanical figures, table decorations for that perfect Halloween party, folk art, fortune telling games, and much more. Those who wax poetic over a full harvest moon, or find their dreams cloaked in orange and green will revel in the color and fantasy found within the pages of this festive book. The author provides values for all items, tips for what to include in a Halloween collection, and helpful hints for researching and documenting information.

Price: $29.95 + shipping

 

The Armenians Of Worcester

The Armenians Of Worcester

The Armenians Of Worcester

by Pamela Apkarian-Russell

ARCADIA PUBLISHING

A pictorial review of the first Armenian community in America in Worcester, Mass. This is where the Armenians founded the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Armenian Protestant Church, the first Armenian churches in America.

The book takes a look back to the old country. The Armenians left behind religious persecution and the suffering of two genocides. The Turks still do not acknowledge the murder of 2 million people. This denial of the Armenian Genocide persists due to strategic and economic reasons.

They journeyed from Armenia to America where they worked, played, and tried to make sense of what had happened to them. In Worcester they were free to make a new life. Through illustrations such as family photos, postcards, sheet music, ephemera, and personal possessions like a beaded bag this book chronicles over 100 years of a people who suffered, came to a new land, and adapted to new ways. Trolley rides, picnics, plays: it is a journey back to when our grandparents were young.

Price: $19.00 + shipping

 

Collectible Halloween – with Values

Collectible Halloween - with Values

Collectible Halloween – with Values

by Pamela Apkarian-Russell
With Photography by Todd Johnston

A Schiffer Book for Collectors

Halloween, the ultimate fantasy holiday, is much like the autumn foliage, full of riotous colors, memories of seasons past, and the enjoyment of the beauty of the moment.

Behind every falling yellow and red leaf is not a gust of wind but a mischievous woodland sprite, a sprite you might see on a Halloween night, or in the pages of this book. Collectible Halloween offers a peek into a small corner of the author’s thirty-year collection and archive of collectibles, artifacts, and related items.

Over 850 color photographs, a history of Halloween, concise captions, and an informative price guide make this the perfect book for Halloween collectors and all who live this fanciful holiday. The author has been studying, archiving researching, and writing about the subject for many years and is the accepted authority in the field.

Price: $30.00 + shipping

 

More Halloween Collectibles

More Halloween Collectibles

More Halloween Collectibles

Anthropomorphic Vegetables and Fruits of Halloween

by Pamela Apkarian-Russell
With Photography by Christopher J. Russell

A Schiffer Book for Collectors

Turning these pages, the reader plunges deep into a fantastic and spooky world inhabited by all manner of lively, animated vegetable and fruit folk that caper and dance under the Halloween moon. These figures, led by the ever-popular jack o’ lanterns, are shown in over 580 color photographs in their many collectible forms, including Halloween figural candy containers, lanterns, and postcards.

Price: $30.00 + shipping

 

Washday Collectibles

Washday Collectibles

Washday Collectibles

by Pamela Apkarian-Russell
With Photography by Christopher J. Russell

Washday collectibles will take you back to the first washday when mother eve got to wash adam’s fig leaf along with her own! Soap powders, bleaches, signs, the social history of laundry day and its effect on women. The advertising will knock your clean socks, clean off the clothes.

Price: $30.00 + shipping

 

Around Swanzey: Swanzey, Ashuelot, Winchester, Richmond, Fitzwilliam, And Hinsdale

Around Swanzey: Swanzey, Ashuelot, Winchester, Richmond, Fitzwilliam, And Hinsdale

Around Swanzey: Swanzey, Ashuelot, Winchester, Richmond, Fitzwilliam, And Hinsdale

by Pamela Apkarian-Russell

Arcadia Publishing, 1996

A volume in the “Images of America” series. Presents a photographic history of six communities in the southwestern part of the state. Swanzey was the home of the playwright, Denman Thompson, whose play, “The Old Homestead”, was performed annually by local residents.

Price: $10.00 + shipping