Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The House of Collectibles Price Guide to Star Trek Collectibles

The House of Collectibles Price Guide to Star Trek Collectibles
by Sue Cornwell and Mike Kott [745.1 qCor - 4th edition 1996]

This is a 260+ page guide to the world of Star Trek collectibles, covering 43 different categories of merchandise and products that were released to tie in to the classic Star Trek tv series (1966-69), and its later sequels, Star Trek the Next Generation (1987-94), Star Trek Deep Space Nine (1993-99) and Star Trek Voyager (1995-2001). This particular collectibles guide came out in 1996, and thus pre-dates the series Enterprise and the recent Star Trek reboot movie. Opening with a six-page brief history of Star Trek collecting, and a five-page guide to buying and selling Star Trek merchandise, the remainder of the book is a massive catalog to all things Trek -- including numerous black and white photos and an 8-page color photo insert in the middle. Each category of collectible merchandise provides a broad overview description, then detailed product lists identifying every authorized product released in that category. Categories range from the obvious -- Books, Model Kits, Puzzles, Puzzles and Toys -- to the odd and obscure -- Autographs, Blueprints, Costume Patterns and Jewelry. Keeping in mind that the price ranges mentioned in this 1996 volume are a bit of date, this is still an invaluable catalog for collectors wanting to identify all the authorized products put out up to that date. As a Star Trek collector, may you "Live Long and Prosper!" [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try A Trekker's Guide to Collectibles With Values (although it is older than the reviewed title!).] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ official House of Collectibles web site ]
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