Thursday, March 29, 2007

A Chinatown in California

Victor G. and Brett de Bary Nee, Longtime Californ': A Documentary Study of an American Chinatown, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1986, pp423. Nice Used.

This is some serious stuff. I was given this nice used paperback recently by a good friend, who is also my loyal and regular customer at Yahoo! Auctions Singapore.

I think I need to spend some time grinding through the pages of this book.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

LEE KUAN YEW: The Man and His Ideas

Han Fook Kwang, Warren Fernandez, and Sumiko Tan, Lee Kuan Yew: The Man and His Ideas, Singapore: Times Editions Pte. Ltd., 1998, pp456 inc. black & white illustrations. Dust-jacket. Nice Used Hardback. As Good As New. SOLD!

This out-of-print heavy hard cover giant book weighs about 1.75 kilograms and it is a wonderful reference book for the serious reader who has some interest in Singapore politics. No problem if you're just a casual reader 'coz those photographs and large prints are easy on the eyes.

I would like to offer this hardback at a reasonable price to any serious or casual reader who appreciates the pleasure of owning a nice reference book like this.

The reader is strongly advised to collect this heavy book from me at Yew Tee mrt station because packing and mailing it by post is going to incur quite a substantial cost. Besides, I might not have the material to pack such a large and heavy book.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Selling these 5 Nice Used Books

In the afternoon of Saturday, March 10, a friend had driven a good distance to my place of residence and handed over to me these five interesting books, four hardbacks (with dust-jackets) and one paperback.

He'd asked me to help him to sell these nice used books at Yahoo! Auctions Singapore, and I am now thinking some descriptions to write about these books in order to create five auctions pages.

But first of all, I have to shoot some nice photographs of everyone of these books individually.

Meanwhile, I have to find some space in my bookshelf to stack up these books carefully 'coz it may take quite awhile to sell them on auctions.


Friday, March 2, 2007

Intermediate Numismatic Correspondence Course

American Numismatic Association, Intermediate Numismatic Correspondence Course, USA: Copyright 1978 ANA, 20 Chapters, inc 20 Question & Answer Sheets, and one blue hardcover folder.

Chapter 1: Numismatics As A Hobby.
Chapter 2: The Numismatic Panorama.
Chapter 3: Part 1 - Grading and Processing, Part 2 - Fakers and Fakes.
Chapter 4: General U.S. Coins.
Chapter 5: U.S. Patterns, Experimental and Trial Pieces.
Chapter 6: Part 1 - Errors and Minting Varieties, Part 2 - Introduction to Lincoln Cent Errors.
Chapter 7: Bits and Pieces.
Chapter 8: Coins, Currency and Economic History.
Chapter 9: U.S. Colonial Coinage and Paper Currency.
Chapter 10: Part 1 - What Makes A Coin Valuable, Part 2 - Learn To Take Advice.
Chapter 11: Civil War Tokens.
Chapter 12: Paper Money of the United States.
Chapter 13: Obsolete Paper Money and Scrip.
Chapter 14: World Paper Money.
Chapter 15: Medals.
Chapter 16: Part 1 - Ancient Greek and Roman Coinage, Part 2 - Ancient Judaean Coinage.
Chapter 17: Medieval Coinage.
Chapter 18: Part 1 - Modern Coins, Part 2 - Collecting Foreign Coins.
Chapter 19: Numismatic Exhibits and Exhibiting.
Chapter 20: Taxation of Coin Collections.

This is a compilation of 384 pages of numismatic knowledge that the collector of coins and paper money won't wanna miss. The ring-folder has aged somewhat for the past 26 years but this slight defect isn't a problem. Remember the old saying that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

I'd paid US$25.00 (about SGD$57.00 in 1980) to ship it all the way here from the USA, and thus this compilation might be the only copy around in Singapore after all these doggone years.