Chalkboard Dust: Twenty-six True Stories about Students as Remembered by Their Teachers
Eileen Birin, 1996 - Education - 223 pages
Why a book on collectors, what they collect and why? Then again, why not a book about these interesting, somewhat quirky, but always fun and fascinating individuals who describe themselves as indefatigable collector. In these pages meet collectors of 3,500 toys, 6,000 license plates, 50,000 pencils, 100,000 beads, 500,000 postcards plus jukeboxes, branding irons, decks of cards, Blue Willow, swizzle sticks, even mice and old tins. And along the way discover the history of Juke Joints, Ribot cards, dippy eggs and soldiers, mocking kachinas, Doc Savage, a 1910 Reo, African trade beads, Cattail, graphite, the game of faro, and things called cumberlandite and maximartinezii, hear stories about a runaway quail, a mouse named Chester Thistlehorn, river lore, and so much more. For the seasoned collector, the beginner, or even those who don't give a hoot about someone else's stuff, WHATNOTS! will hold you captive from start to finish. But beware-without warning the collecting bug bites hard--you may be next! Plus an entire section on valuable resources for collectors, suggestions for getting started and ways to display those precious treasures!
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