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Staff Reviews: Adult collectibles

Check out these reviews written by the staff of the Marathon County Public Library, featuring books DVDs for adults! (For reviews of books for all ages, visit our main Staff Reviews webpage.) Staff book reviews are also published at Goodreads.com; follow us for the latest updates. The book reviews on this website represent the personal opinions of the individuals who created them and do not represent any official views of the Marathon County Public Library.


Cover: 'The Instant Coin Collector'

"The Instant Coin Collector" by Arlyn G. Sieber

★★★★★ Arlyn Sieber's THE INSTANT COIN COLLECTOR is an excellent, informative beginner's guide to the fascinating world of numismatics, the so-called 'Hobby of Kings.' In 238 well-illustrated pages, Sieber supplies the reader with easy-to-understand information on how to get started collecting coins, coins to watch for, how coins are graded, how they need to be...

Audience: adults | Genre: nonfiction, collectibles

Cover: 'Toy Time: From Hula Hoops to He-Man to Hungry, Hungry Hippos'

"Toy Time: From Hula Hoops to He-Man to Hungry, Hungry Hippos" by Christopher Byrne

★★★★★ Revisit your childhood with this charming, full-color chronicle of toys from decades past. Among the toys described and illustrated are Play-Doh, Barbie, Gumby, Uno, Rubik's Cube, Etch-a-Sketch, Teddy Ruxpin, Silly Putty, G.I. Joe, the Star Wars Action Figures, Care Bears, Dungeons and Dragons, Tonka Toy Trucks, NERF Ball, View-Master and the Frisbee....

Audience: adults | Genre: nonfiction, history, collectibles