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METAL DETECTING

 

REF TITLE  PRICE
New  ADVANCED TREASURE HUNTING WITH THE FISHER "QUICKSILVER" SERIES METAL DETECTORS.  S/C  (Andy Sabisch) 1995.   88pp.  This book is devoted to the operation of the Fisher range of Quicksilver metal detectors including the models: CZ-5; CZ-6; CZ-6a & CZ-20. It gives much information on coin and treasure hunting on land or in the water. Learn the secrets of competition treasure hunting too plus a lot more. Excellent condition.   17.50
 
New  AN INTRODUCTION TO METAL DETECTORS. S/C - Pocket-sized Booklet (Charles Garrett) 1990. 80pp. This guide answers three simple questions - How does a metal detector operate?; How can a metal detector be used to find treasure?; What are its other uses?  Special.  2.00
 
DETECTING AUSTRALIAN TREASURE: A Field Guide to Metal Detecting. S/C (H. K. Garland & D. J. Jones) 1st Edition 1982. 156pp. This book covers an introduction to metal detectors and the techniques for use. The various types of detecting and the treasure which can be found. Techniques in gold prospecting. The final chapter provides general information plus general maps showing the gold producing areas in Australia. Now scarce. Good condition.  30.00
 
DETECKNOWLEDGEY: Theoretical aspects of metal location. Photocoped booklet (W. Poel - Ambit International) 18pp. No date - Circa 1980. This is comprehensive but technical analysis and survey of all metal locator techniques and principles published from the results and reports of research and development by AMBIT International. 3.00
 
New  DETECTOR OWNER'S FIELD MANUAL. S/C  (Roy Lagal)  Revised Edition 1978. Reprint 1979. 214pp. This book was once called the "bible" of metal detecting. It still contains a lot of useful information which is still relevant today.

  

15.00
 
New  EFFECTIVE GROUND SEARCHING - Industrial Metal Detection.   S/C   (Charles Garrett) 1992. 128pp. This is a basic guide to the benefits of ground searching metal detectors in law enforcement which are ideal to locate clues and suspicious objects which is the goal of every crime scene investigator. The primary purpose is in most cases is to search the grounds of jails and prisons to keep the facilities weapon free.  FREE
 
New  EFFECTIVE SECURITY SEARCHING - Industrial & Security Detection.   S/C   (Charles Garrett) 1990. 96pp. This is another basic guide, this time for organizing a successful screening system as well as a manual for the effective use of screening for weapons, contraband and stolen merchandise. FREE
 
New  FIND MORE TREASURE WITH THE RIGHT METAL DETECTOR. S/C - Pocket-sized Booklet.  (Charles Garrett) 1st Edition 1988. 53pp. This guide answers three simple questions: What sort of features should I look for in a metal detector?; Why are these features important?; Which features are important for my kind of hunting?.  Special.  2.00
 
New  FINDING GOLD NUGGETS WITH A METAL DETECTOR. S/C  (Jimmy "Sierra" Normandi)

You will find this title listed under the GOLD PROSPECTING page.

 
New  FOLLOW THE DRYWASHERS  - Volume 3: The Nuggetshooter's Bible"    S/C (Jim Straight)   Revised, 1994.  240pp.  This book just about covers everything you wanted to know about using various metal detectors for gold prospecting. Signed by author.  22.00
 
New  FOLLOW THE DRYWASHERS  - Volume 3: The Nuggetshooter's Bible"  S/C (Jim Straight)  Revised, 1996. 265pp.   25.00
 
FOLLOW THE DRYWASHERS  - Volume 3: The Nuggetshooter's Bible"  S/C (Jim Straight)  Revised, 1996. 265pp. Display copy. Special.  20.00
 
GARRETT'S COMPLETE MINERAL / METAL DETECTOR OPERATING MANUAL. S/C (Charles Garrett, Garrett Electronics)  Volume 17, June 1977. 86pp. This is one of the earlier books printed on the subject of metal detectors. In this book, which can also be called and owner's manual, covers the correct operational procedures for the BFO and T R and discriminator instruments, including mineralized ground operating techniques and treasure hunting tips. Good condition. Scarce and collectable.   SOLD 
 
GOLD DETECTING FOR THE MORE EXPERIENCED. A4 size - Spiral Bound. (Stephen Barnham) May 2002 23pp. This Australian booklet provides a manual for those persons having basic metal detecting skills. It enables you to build upon those skills. Tells how to avoid mental ruts and ways of working to a plan. Mint condition. 5.00 
 
HOW TO BUILD GOLD & TREASURE DETECTORS. Booklet  (Electronics Today International)  June 1981. 66pp.  This booklet provides practical, simple, step-by-step instructions that show you how to build metal detectors and even a geiger counter. Good condition.   SOLD
 
HOW TO BUILD METAL / TREASURE LOCATORS.  S/C (Robert & John Traister)  1st Edition 1977. Reprint 1978.  139pp. This book provides practical, simple, step-by-step instructions that show you how to build and operate your own metal detector - regardless of your electronic experience. Good condition.  17.50 
 
HOW TO TEST: BEFORE BUYING - DETECTOR FIELD GUIDE. S/C (Roy Lagal) 1st Edition 1973, Second printing 1976. 62pp. In this book, the author discusses the BFO (Beat Frequency Oscillator) and TR (Transmit-Receive) and discriminator metal detectors. Complete explanation of sensitivity, stability, total response, wide scan, soil conditions, coils, Faraday shields, frequency drift and much, much more. Fully illustrated. Excellent condition. Extremely hard to find and collectable.  30.00 
 
New  HOW TO TEST: BEFORE BUYING - VLF / TR / BFO METAL DETECTORS.  S/C  (Roy Lagal)    Revised Edition 1978.  This book relates to the things to 'look out for' when purchasing a BFO / TR / VLF-TR metal detector. 5.00
 
  HOW TO TEST: BEFORE BUYING - VLF / TR / BFO METAL DETECTORS.  S/C  (Roy Lagal)  Revised Edition, 1978. 52pp.  New copy with a badly scuffed cover.    Special. 3.00
 
HOW TO USE: AFTER BUYING - DETECTOR FIELD GUIDE. S/C (Roy Lagal) Revised  Edition 1975. This book contains complete short courses in prospecting, metal vs. mineral identification, ore sampling identification; pocket, field and mine searching for gold; ore vein locating and tracing; nugget hunting; coin hunting, ghost-towning and treasure hunting. It gives you secrets previously known only by a few professionals. Fully illustrated. Excellent condition. Extremely hard to find and collectable.  SOLD
 
INTRODUCTION TO GEB COINMASTERS: A Field Manual. S/C (James "Jimmy Sierra" Normandi) 1981. 38pp. This manual provides much information on the set up and use of the White's original / first models the Coinmaster 5000/D; 6DB and the 6000/D and the 4000/D; 5000/D and the 6000/D models in the Series II. It also includes specific details and searching techniques for both gold prospecting and treasure hunting. Good condition.   8.00
 
New  INTRODUCTION TO GEB COINMASTERS (Including the 6000/Di Pro and Professional Series.  S/C  (Jimmy "Sierra" Normandi) 2nd Revision, 1984. 57pp. This book covers information and the use of the following White's metal detector models: Coinmasters 1000, 2000/D, 2900/D, 3000/D, Series 3;  Coinmasters 4900/D, 5000/D, 5500/D.     Explanation of the controls, tuning, discrimination, searching, hot rocks, black sand deposits and much more are included.  9.50
 
New  MASTERING THE MINELAB  EXPLORER XS  & S  METAL DETECTOR. S/C (Andy Sabisch)  2000. 124pp.  For those persons having a Minelab Explorer metal detector this is an invaluable guide in getting to know the detector properly. It explains thoroughly the full instruction on its use as well as the operation of the controls and the adjustments that can be made for effective treasure hunting. 

Mastering the Minelab Explorer XS     

12.50
 
New  MASTERING THE MINELAB  QUATTRO  METAL DETECTOR.   S/C  (Andy Sabisch) 2004. 105pp. This book has been specially written for those persons having a Minelab Quattro metal detector and is an invaluable guide in getting to know the detector properly. It explains thoroughly the full instruction on its use as well as the operation of the controls and the adjustments that can be made, again,  for effective treasure hunting. 

  

12.50
 
METAL DETECTING FOR GOLD & RELICS IN AUSTRALIA. S/C ( Douglas Stone, Bob Sargent & Sharman Stone) Reprint 1980. 175pp. This book is the complete guide to metal detecting in Australia. It teaches you the techniques necessary for finding gold, coins and relics on the goldfields. it shows you exactly where to go and what to do with your finds. The 40 maps provides details to the Australian goldfields together with historical information on the gold nugget producing areas. This book also details the actual operation of the following models of metal detectors: C-Scope VLF/TR 2000-d; Compass Coin Magnum; Fisher 552-D VLF; FortuneFinder 8000; Garrett ADS Deepseeker; Bounty Hunter Red baron RB7 VLF SPD; White's Coinmaster 6000/D. Excellent condition.  40.00 
 
METAL DETECTING FOR GOLD & RELICS IN AUSTRALIA. S/C ( Douglas Stone, Bob Sargent & Sharman Stone) Revised Edition 1985. 175pp. This book is the complete guide to metal detecting in Australia. It teaches you the techniques necessary for finding gold, coins and relics on the goldfields. it shows you exactly where to go and what to do with your finds. The 40 maps provides details to the Australian goldfields together with historical information on the gold nugget producing areas. This book also details the actual operation of the following models of metal detectors: D-Tex Search King; Garrett A2B Groundhog; Fisher 1260X; Garrett Master Hunter ADS 7; Goldseekers 3D 12000 VLF/TR; White's Goldmaster Series 3. Excellent condition.  40.00 
 
METAL DETECTING FOR GOLD & RELICS IN AUSTRALIA. S/C ( Douglas Stone, Bob Sargent & Sharman Stone) Revised Edition 1991. 182pp. This book is the complete guide to metal detecting in Australia. It teaches you the techniques necessary for finding gold, coins and relics on the goldfields. it shows you exactly where to go and what to do with your finds. The 40 maps provides details to the Australian goldfields together with historical information on the gold nugget producing areas. This book also details the actual operation of the following models of metal detectors: Fisher Gold Bug I; Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger; Garrett GTA 1000; Minelab FT 16000; Minelab Sovereign; Tesoro Lobo; Tesoro Diablo II; White's Goldmaster II. Inscription and signed by: Douglas Stone. Excellent condition.  40.00 
 
New  METAL DETECTING FOR GOLD & RELICS IN AUSTRALIA. H/C (Douglas Stone)  New Edition 2009.

   

This ever popular title has been out of print for many years …. however since then the author Doug Stone, well known Australian author, prospector, geologist and gold-field tour guide has devoted the interim 30 years or so researching, prospecting and field mapping Australia's goldfields.

The first edition released in July 1980 was at the time when two local high school students from Wedderburn in Victoria found the 'Beggary Hill Nugget' weighing 2.65 kg when gold reached a peak of $800 per ounce in Australia .... now it's double that !

A lot has changed since those days with gold now reaching over AUD $1,600.00 per ounce and still rising. It is predicted that gold will most likely hit $2,000.00 per ounce within the next 12 months. Coupled with this, Minelab Electronics with their research, development with current technology have produced the world's best gold prospecting metal detectors.

This massive new hard cover edition of "Metal Detecting for Gold & Relics in Australia" which measures 280mm x 210mm with 424 colour pages weighing 1.75 kg is crammed full with over 300 pages devoted to detailed maps covering all mainland states.

Many new maps have been added to this new edition covering the "Top End" such as Barkly Tableland and East McDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory; the Pilbara in Western Australia; additional maps for Victoria's 'Golden Triangle'. A large section on the Tibooburra and Milparinka goldfields in north-west New South Wales is also included as well as many of the important goldfields of South Australia from Echunga in the south to Teetulpa in the north just off the Barrier Highway from Broken Hill..

Other chapters in "Metal Detecting for Gold & Relics in Australia " include an excellent history of metal detecting in Australia , information on the current models of metal detectors presently available in Australia , excellent instructions on their use as well as some of the pitfalls and differences on detectors. Also included are hundreds and hundreds of colour photographs.

This book is arguably one of books which should not be missed by the serious prospector.

125.00
 
New  METAL DETECTING: THE HOBBY.  S/C  (Dick Stout) 1993. 100pp. In this book the author explains the full workings of a metal detector and the questions that are usually asked by someone entering into this fabulous hobby. He then follows it up with fundamentals and the basic operation of a detector and then going out into the field. Here, he details the type of places that should be searched in order to find treasure. he explains the benefits of research and where to find possible hunting areas. He then devotes a full chapter to coin hunting - everything you wanted to know is answered here. Finally, he discusses other methods and areas which is also beneficial in finding more treasure.  19.50
 
New  METAL DETECTOR OPERATOR'S FIELD GUIDE.  S/C  (John Rule)  1st Edition 1988. 78pp. For anyone that possesses an early VLF / TR metal detector this book tells you how to set, use, apply and understand your detector exactly with many other tips and techniques in operation as well as searching in the field. 

Metal Detector Operators Field Guide  

15.00
 
New  METAL DETECTORS CAN HELP YOU FIND WEALTH. S/C - Pocket-sized Booklet  (Charles Garrett)  1st Edition 1988. 44pp. This guide answers three simple questions: What is a metal detector?; How does a metal detector operate?; How can a metal detector be used to find treasure?.  Special. 

    

2.00
 
New  MODERN ELECTRONIC PROSPECTING. S/C   (Charles Garrett)  

You will find this title listed under the GOLD PROSPECTING page.

 
New  MODERN METAL DETECTORS.  S/C (Charles Garrett)   Revised 2nd Edition 1995.  444pp.  This massive book has complete information on using any kind of metal detector. It contains 4 main sections which includes: History and development of detectors; Detectors and their features; Computerized detectors; Selecting a detector and accessories; using a detector. Illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Special. 

Modern Metal Detectors  

15.00
 
PROSPECTING FOR GOLD WITH A METAL DETECTOR. Photocopy (James A. McCulloch) The complete guidebook to Electronic Prospecting.   FREE
 
New  REAL GOLD IN THOSE GOLDEN YEARS: Let metal detecting enrich your life.  S/C (Charles Garrett) 1st Edition 1995. 140pp. This book has been written for those persons who are possibly approaching retirement which is sometimes referred to as "The Golden Years" - the years of slowing down a bit - the years of relaxing - the years of enjoying the pleasures of life without all the day-to-day pressures. You will find within the pages of this book the type of hobby you have been possibly wanting for a long time. The author explains what this hobby is all about, the equipment required and how to use it plus a lot of other helpful information. 

Real Gold 

8.00
 
New  SCHOOL SECURITY SCREENING. S/C (Charles Garrett) 1st Edition 1991. 121pp. This book provides a basic guide for organizing a successful and effective screening system for any school to locate weapons, contraband and other banned objects.  FREE
 
New  TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT METAL DETECTOR DISCRIMINATION. S/C   (Robert C. Brockett. Compiled by: A. Keith Zorger) Circa 1990.132pp. This is a book which is mainly devoted to operators of White's metal detectors. It contains all the information you need to know (and more) and learn about the Discrimination control on a metal detector what it does and how to use it properly and how to interpret its signals. It also contains diagrams, pictures, and displays of information, which have never been published before.  12.00
 
THE ADVANCED HANDBOOK ON MODERN METAL DETECTORS. S/C (Charles L. Garrett) 1st Edition and printing February 1985. 524pp. This massive (35mm thick) book, sometimes referred to as the "bible" of metal detectors complete with 31 chapters with numerous illustrations, provides the reader with just about all the information relating to metal detectors. You will be amazed when you see the tremendous quantity of knowledge presented. Signed by the author. Very good condition.   

SOLD

 
  THE COMPLETE VLF - TR METAL DETECTOR HANDBOOK.  S/C  (By: Roy Lagal & Charles Garrett) 1st Edition 1979. 182pp. This book, a treasure hunting applications manual provides much information about Ground Cancelling metal detectors. It also explains how to understand, select and use your VLF / TR (Very Low Frequency - Transmit Receive) metal detector and includes technical information on the history, theory and development of these high performance detectors. Good condition. 

  

8.00
 
New  THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO USING YOUR BOUNTY HUNTER TRACKER METAL DETECTOR. S/C  (Mickey Cochran)  1st Edition 1994. 80pp.  This is a step-by-step handbook in how to use the Bounty Hunter Tracker series as well as giving much information on treasure hunting. Illustrated.  9.50
 
THE ELECTRONIC METAL DETECTOR HANDBOOK: For Serious Beginners and Inquisitive Professionals.    S/C    (E. S. Le Gaye)   1st Edition 1969.  Book Number: 6430. 230pp. This is now a rare book which has become a collector's item was one of the very first books published on metal detectors. It discusses as to how metal detectors work; How to select the best one for your particular needs; How to use it correctly. Illustrated. Very good condition.  50.00
 
THE MASTER HUNTER MANUAL: A Metal Detector Book. S/C  (Karl von Mueller) 1st Edition 1973. 88pp. This is one of the first books that was printed on metal detectors by this famous treasure hunter. It covers the use of detectors in treasure hunting, coin hunting, prospecting, nugget shooting, building searching, bottle hunting, law enforcement, public utilities, medical applications plus many other situations. It is also interesting to note the illustrations of the early metal detectors in this book. Good condition. Scarce and collectable.   50.00
 
New  THE MINELAB   EXPLORER   &   E-TRAC   HANDBOOK. S/C  (Andy Sabisch)  1st Edition 2008. 188pp. This book was written specially for these two (2) Minelab models. To most people, these detectors appear rather confusing and difficult to operate. With the addition of this manual which is written in easy-to-understand "language" will guide you through in a very easy way. 

  

19.50
 
THE WORLD ATLAS OF TREASURE. S/C - Large format. (Derek Wilson) 1982. 256pp. This book tells the story about buried treasure of all kinds, land and sea. Archaeological and "pieces of eight", from ancient civilisations to Nazi loot  - in its way a definitive book of the subject, every page in fascination. It also covers the wonders of Bronze Age tombs, Egyptian tombs and treasures from America and the Far east. It also includes shipwrecks around the globe. Good condition.  25.00
 
TIPS FOR SUCCESS USING THE MINELAB   SOVEREIGN XS   &   EXCALIBUR.  Spiral bound booklet. (Dick Noel)  2nd Revised Edition 1995. 36pp. This scarce booklet provides information and the instructions for use for these two Minelab models plus other helpful information. Excellent condition. 12.00 
 
New  TREASURE AND HOW TO FIND IT: Using your Bounty Hunter Metal Detector.  Paper covers. (Mickey Cochran)  1995. 56pp. This booklet covers the operation of the Bounty Hunter range of metal detectors in general. A lot of these tips are applicable with any metal detector but is aimed at the early Quick Draw and Sharp Shooter models. 8.00
 
TREASURE HUNTER'S GUIDE TO METAL DETECTING.  S/C  (Jim Coplen)  1980.  60pp. This is a guide to: How to; Where to; What to use. An ideal book for the beginner and the experienced treasure hunter alike. By reading books such as this, there is always something you can learn. The cover is rather scuffed but otherwise the book is in good condition.  7.00 
 
TREASURE UNDER YOUR FEET: Adventurers' Handbook of Metal Detecting. S/C (Roy Volker & Dick Richmond) 1st Edition 1974. 126pp. This early book on metal detecting provided the reader with a compendium that contained the latest in electronic detecting devices available at the time of publication. The authors relate many stories of their treasure hunting activities. Good condition. This book is now a collector's item. 35.00 
 
New  USE THE SUPER SNIPER TO FIND MORE TREASURE.  S/C - Pocket-sized Booklet (Charles Garrett) 1989. 46pp. This guide answers three simple questions: What is different about a Super Sniper search coil?; When should I use a Super Sniper?; How can a Super Sniper help me find more treasure?.  Special.  2.00
 
  USE THE SUPER SNIPER TO FIND MORE TREASURE.  S/C - Pocket-sized Booklet (Charles Garrett) 1989. 46pp. Good condition. 

This copy is  FREE  with any other book/s purchased from this page 

FREE
 
New  YOU CAN AVOID DETECTOR PROBLEMS.   S/C - Pocket-sized Booklet.  (Charles Garrett) 1989. 47pp. This guide answers three simple questions: What difficulties have others experienced?; How can I avoid or easily overcome them?;   What field repairs can I successfully make?.  Special.  2.00
 
  YOU CAN AVOID DETECTOR PROBLEMS.   S/C - Pocket-sized Booklet.  (Charles Garrett) 1989. 47pp.Good condition. 

This copy is   FREE   with any other book/s purchased from this page   

 FREE
 
New  YOU CAN FIND GOLD WITH A METAL DETECTOR.  S/C  (Charles Garrett & Roy Lagal) 140pp. 

You will find this title listed under the GOLD PROSPECTING page.

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TREASURE HUNTING 

 

REF TITLE  PRICE
New  A GUIDEBOOK FOR BETTER TREASURE HUNTING. S/C  (H. Glenn Carson)  1999.  117pp. My old friend Glenn in New Mexico, U S A   provides the reader with much information to ponder upon in the field of treasure hunting from his experiences. The things you need to know and think about as to whether you are an actual treasure hunter in the field or dreaming in an armchair.  19.95
   
BRITISH TREASURE HOARDS …. And how to find the.   Booklet  (Edward Fletcher) 1996. 109pp. This delightful book tells and shows the reader with magnificent photographs of some of the hoards that have been found in Great Britain mainly found with the aid of metal detectors. Covers the Bronze Age, Celtic, Roman, Saxon as well as medieval and Civil War and not forgetting the hoards found in modern day times. Good condition.  10.00 
   
BURIED TREASURE OF THE UNITED STATES: How and Where to Locate Hidden Wealth.   H/C + Damaged D/W   (Robert F. Marx)  1st Edition,  1978. 401pp.  This book gives an historical background of treasure hunting; How to tell treasure from trash; All about coins, gems and gold treasure; Laws; About metal detectors and how to use them; What other equipment you need; Finding a treasure site to suit your purpose; Thousands of treasure sites in the USA. Also includes 10 useful appendices. Good condition.  19.50
   
  BURIED TREASURE OF THE UNITED STATES   < How and Where to Locate Hidden Wealth >   S/C   (Robert F. Marx)  1986. 401pp. Very good condition.  18.00
   
New  BURIED TREASURES YOU CAN FIND.  S/C   (Robert F. Marx)   7 th Edition 2005  366pp. This book provides a general run-down on treasure hunting, detector operation and many different kinds of treasure that can be found. Also included is a massive list of over 7500 sites where you can still find treasure in all 50 USA states.

  

17.50
   
CACHE HUNTING.  S/C  (H. Glenn Carson)  1st Edition 1984.  112pp. This now "out-of-print" book provides a lot of tips and suggestions to anyone who is interested in this special line of treasure hunting. Good condition.  16.00
   
DETECTOR FINDS. S/C - Booklet (Gordon Bailey) Greenlight Publishing, U.K.  1992. 98pp. This is a guide to dating and identifying: buckles, buttons, Crotal bells, brooches, slurs, pipe tampers, lead weights, book clasps, lead tokens and hook fasteners. Good condition. 10.00
   
DIGGING UP ANTIQUES.  H/C + D/W  (Edward Fletcher)  1975. 120pp. This book gives an insight of treasure hunting activities within the U.K. and the type of objects recovered. Good condition.  12.00
   
DIGGING UP ANTIQUES. H/C + D/W (Edward Fletcher) 1975. 120pp.  Ex lib.   Good condition. Special. 5.00
   
  GHOST TOWNS OF AUSTRALIA.   (George Farwell)  Contains much detail and numerous photographs on many ghost town sites around Australia.

Please see:            AUSTRALIANA - LOCAL HISTORY - Australia      at the top of this page.

 
   
New  HANDBOOK OF TREASURE SIGNS & SYMBOLS.  S/C  (Mary Carson) This book covers those symbolic signs which relate to buried treasure. These symbols have been used world-wide which represents identity or superstition or even religious meanings. These signs will give you the basics for your own research.  9.50
   
  HIDDEN TREASURE.  H/C + D/W  (S. C. George)  1972.  73pp.   A fascinating little book on some early treasures which include Tutankhamen, Troy, the Incas, Davy Jones's Locker and others. Good condition.  2.00
   
HUNTING FOR TREASURE: The Complete Metal Detectorist's Guide. Booklet  (John Castle. Joan Allen Electronics, U. K.) 1st Edition 1996.This book covers many subjects including: How to buy; How to use; Where to search; How to research; What you can find ... and much, much more.  Inscription and signed by author - 9/5/97.  Good condition.  10.00
   
New  HUNTING THE GHOST TOWNS.  S/C  (H. Glenn Carson)  1977. 84pp. In this book Glenn takes you on a ghost town trail with interesting information and facts in some of the U S A southern states.  9.50
   
New  LETS TALK TREASURE HUNTING. S/C  (Charles Garrett) Reprint 1994. 235pp. In this volume the author puts forth a complete understanding of treasure hunting to the reader from: How metal detectors work; Selecting a metal detector; Research; How to search; Coin & cache hunting; Relic, beach, surf, underwater hunting; Ghost-towning plus many other related subjects such as: Gold panning and hunting as well as hunting for rocks and bottles and more. Special. 

  

15.00
   
New  LOST TREASURES IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND. S/C  (Kenneth W. Byron)  Facsimile Edition, Hesperian Press 1980. 232pp. This is a well documented book that covers the whole "treasure" subject in fascinating detail. Many extraordinary happenings and unsolved mysteries come under examination here - stories of the Dutch treasure ships of the 17th century wrecked off the coast of Western Australia; of lost gold reefs said to exist in Australia, and the caches bushrangers like Ben Hall and Thunderbolt; of two famous treasure ships New Zealand waters, the Elingamite and the General Grant; of treasures that have actually been found and many, many others still awaiting discovery for some lucky treasure hunter to find it.  27.50
   
LOST TREASURES IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND. H/C + Damaged D/W  (Kenneth W. Byron)  1st Edition 1964. 232pp. Good condition. SOLD
   
New  METAL DETECTING FOR GOLD & RELICS IN AUSTRALIA. H/C (Douglas Stone)  New Edition 2009.

Please see above in the   METAL DETECTORS   listing.

 
   
RING HUNTERS HANDBOOK. Card covers.  (John Jurkowski)  1st Edition, May 1982. 32pp. This rare book gives you information on where to look for hot-spots, types of metal detectors used, the basic equipment required plus methods of search and recovery plus information on what your rings are worth. Good condition.   12.00
   
ROMAN ARTEFACTS FOUND IN BRITAIN. Booklet  (Nigel Mills)  Greenlight Publishing, U K. 1995. 102pp. This book with text,  black & white and some colour photographs show many Roman finds found in England with metal detectors. Good condition except with a damaged cover and a few pages which happened in transit by post direct from England. Special.  10.00
   
SUCCESSFUL TREASURE HUNTING.  H/C  (Roger Johnson)  1st Edition 1978. 144pp. This is a most interesting piece of work which describes some of the finds found in the United Kingdom. It also provides details on the use of metal detectors accordingly. Good condition.  7.50 
   
THE ARTIFACT HUNTER'S HANDBOOK. S/C (Michael Hudoba)  1979. 163pp. This book is about searching for artifacts (artefacts) - Indian arrowheads and pottery, objects fashioned by colonial-era craftsmen, Civil war battlefield items, etc - things unearthed from American history that very often tell much about our ancestors' culture, or group of cultures, and where they were heading. This book takes you on a guided tour through the history of artifacts in America as well as going treasure hunting in the most (.? ) places !.   25.00
   
THE CODE BOOK: All about unbreakable codes and how to use them. S/C  (Michael E. Marotta)  3rd Edition 1987. 106pp. This is a most interesting book which provides details on codes used throughout the world and how to break them. Good condition.  15.00
   
THE INTERNATIONAL TREASURE HUNTER: World-wide Treasure News. S/C  (International Treasure Hunting Society, Inc.) 1979 - 1980  Being offered FOR SALE here are the only 3 volumes that were produced for this special event. (Volume 1, Number 1; Volume 2, Number 1 and Number 2. There are many stories related here including a 17 page article on Australia's electronic gold rush starting in 1978. 

Also included is an limited edition original bronze 50 mm medallion with a ribbon and pin in a plastic case which was produced for the International Treasure Hunt.  Collector's item. 

SOLD
   
New  THE MISSING NEZ PERC GOLD. S/C  (Charles Garrett)  1989. This Indian legend is about when the Nez Perce began their tragic flight to Canada in 1877, a fortune of gold coins disappeared. So - this bold tale of the Indian warriors and the fictional account of a metal detector search that was actually made for this missing gold. 

This copy is FREE with any other book/s purchased from this page.

FREE
   
New  THE POOR MAN'S TREASURE HUNTER. S/C (Bob Trevillian & Frank Carter)  1st Edition 1985. 184pp. In the main, this book relates to the two treasure hunters / authors experiences who have emerged in America as folk heroes in the world of the Poor Man's Treasure Hunter. They will amaze you with their found treasures even in so called worked out areas. Good reading.  12.00
   
THE SEARCH FOR TREASURE: Volume 2. S/C (Thomas P. Terry) 1st Edition, 1977. pages 134 to 250. This is the second volume in the continuation of a series of books written by the author on the treasures found and those yet still to be found within the USA. This title is very hard to find.  Good condition.  9.50
   
THE SEARCH FOR TREASURE - Volume 3.  S/C (Thomas P. Terry) 1st Edition, 1977. pages 259 to 375. This is the third volume in the continuation of a series of books written by the author on the treasures found and those yet still to be found within the USA. This title is very hard to find.  Good condition.  9.50
   
New  THE SEARCH FOR TREASURE - Volume 4.  S/C (Thomas P. Terry) 1st Edition, 1980. pages 384 to 500. This is the final volume in the continuation of a series of books written by the author on the treasures found and those yet still to be found within the USA. This title is very hard to find.  Good condition.  12.00
   
New  THE SECRET OF JOHN MURRELL'S VAULT.   S/C  (Charles Garrett)  1st Edition 1988. 117pp. This is an exciting story of Louisiana bandit John Murrell, whose life is history and whose buried treasures are legendary. 

This copy is FREE with any other book/s purchased from this page 

   

FREE
   
THE TRAVELS OF "HARDROCK" HENDRICKS: Treasure Hunter, Prospector … Extraordinary !  S/C 1st Edition 1976. 182pp. This now "hard-to-find" book recounts the life and experiences of this well known American treasure hunter with his wife Faye.  She wrote and signed this book where she revealed as to how they learned how to travel as well as recapturing the real excitement and treasures to be found in their kind of life. If you think you'd like to travel the open road, moving as the seasons and events may prompt you - read this book. Faye and Hardrock tell it like it is as they share their many experiences with you. Excellent condition.  40.00
   
TREASURE:  Richard Knight's.   H/C + Damaged D/W  (Glenys Roberts)  1st Edition, 1986. 198pp. This is the true story of Richard Knight's extraordinary quest for Captain Kidd's cache. He went to many parts of the world in quest of this treasure. This book tells the tale of Richard Knight's obsession - an obsession which is shared in part by everyone. Although Richard pinpointed the treasure through satellite readings and careful research on ancient maps, he was also drawn to his quest by a sense of romance and a strong personal love of adventure and danger. Good condition.  7.50 
   
New  TREASURE HUNT FOR FUN AND PROFIT.  S/C  (Michael Paul Henson) 1972. 50pp. This United States produced book provides you with different ways in how to treasure hunt and how to make money - not using a metal detector. 3.00 
   
TREASURE HUNT FOR FUN AND PROFIT.  S/C  (Michael Paul Henson) 1972. 50pp. Shop soiled cover. Special. 2.00
   
TREASURE HUNTER'S BUYERS GUIDE.  S/C - Booklet  (Edited by: Rosemary Anderson. Western & Eastern Treasures Magazine, U.S.A.)  1993. 128pp. The contents of this publication include full details of land and underwater metal detectors and charts, Manufacturers' Listing, Treasure hunting accessories plus a Glossary of terms. Excellent condition.  10.00 
   
New  TREASURE HUNTER'S GUIDE. H/C + D/W  (R. I. Nesmith & J. S. Potter)  1968. Reprint, 1975. 152pp. This  book details the various ways to which treasure hunting can be applied. You will be delighted to read the stories of how a sunken Spanish treasure fleet containing over $2 million worth of gold and jewels was recovered off the coast of Florida; The Lost Dutchman mine and the 44 luckless men and women who have paid with their lives for trying to find it; Port Royal, the West Indian town, rich in pirate loot that sank into the sea and was found 300 years later. This book also includes information as to where treasure can be found in certain States of the United States of America.

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TREASURE HUNTER'S GUIDE.  H/C + Damaged D/W  (R. I. Nesmith & J. S. Potter)  1968. Reprint, 1975. 152pp.  The book itself is in very good condition.

 8.00

   
New  TREASURE HUNTING: A MODERN SEARCH FOR ADVENTURE.  S/C  (H. Glenn Carson)  1st Edition 1973. 82pp. This book provides all the information that you need to know about starting out to be a treasure hunter. It gives good advice as to what treasure hunting is all about and the various facets of the hobby. Glenn then sets out to list some of the most important places that can be hunted after much research has been previously applied. Every newcomer to this hobby will find that this essential book a great help. Special.  5.00 
   
TREASURE HUNTING: A MODERN SEARCH FOR ADVENTURE.  S/C  (H. Glenn Carson)  1st Edition 1973. 82pp. Good condition.  Special.  3.00
   
TREASURE HUNTING ANNUAL - Volumes 1 & 2.  S/C  (H. Glenn Carson, USA)  1979 / 1980. 323pp. This scarce publication was produced for 2 years and contains many articles by top treasure hunters, product write-ups, profiles, Dealer and Club listings and events. Other interesting articles include: Ghost towns, Bottle pricing guide, Dowsing, Coin-shooting, Gold recovery, Research & recovery plus other interesting treasure stories. Good condition. 20.00 
   
New  TREASURE HUNTING PAYS OFF.  S/C  (Charles Garrett)  88pp. 1989.  204pp. This book explains how truly simple it is to find coins, jewellery, money caches, gold nuggets and countless other items of value by using a modern electronic metal detector. This is possibly one of the most popular books sold over time which provides valuable information for the new treasure hunter. Special.

Treasure Hunting Pays Off

 7.50
   
TREASURE HUNTING PAYS OFF. S/C  (C. Garrett) Revised Edition, 1978. 82pp.  Special. Good condition 5.00 
   
New  TREASURE ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. S/C  Bob Trevillian & Frank Carter) 1983. 86pp. This book revolves around the Chesapeake Bay area in Maryland, U.S.A. which over much time, it is believed that much treasure lies both inland and the coast. Read about these two well known treasure hunter's experiences and their finds. Limited edition.  19.50  
   
New  TREASURE SIGNS, SYMBOLS,  SHADOW & SUN SIGNS. S/C - Large format.  (Charles A. Kenworthy) 1991. 63pp. This book contains the commonly used signs used by the Spanish and Mexicans in times past to conceal treasure. These signs were possibly used too by the Spanish whose treasure ships came within the islands of Torres Strait in Northern Australia. We know they came here because of some artefacts which have previously been found. All it needs is a serious treasure hunter to follow this up.  14.00 
   
TREASURE SIGNS, SYMBOLS,  SHADOW & SUN SIGNS. S/C - Large format.  (Charles A. Kenworthy) 1991. 63pp.  Good condition.  Special.  10.00
   
WORLD TREASURE ATLAS. S/C - Large format. (Thomas P. Terry) 1st Edition 1978. 144pp. This is a complete world map guide to lost, buried and sunken treasure - in nearly every country. A massive and resourceful book for the treasure hunter which is now extremely hard to find. Good condition. Scarce.  SOLD
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COIN  HUNTING  

 

REF TITLE  PRICE
For books available on:  

Coins,  Coin Price Guides,  Medals, and other collectable items

Please see:    AUSTRALIANA & LOCAL HISTORY   at the top of this page

Then "click" on to:    Antiques & Collectables 

 
   
ADVANCED COIN SHOOTING….Or .. "How to get the edge on the competition".  S/C  (Patrick Fahey) 2nd Printing 1982. 68pp.  In Patrick's book he describes the various types of metal detectors, coil sizes, accessories and recovery techniques. He further describes the VLF (Very Low Frequency)  and TR (Transmit - Receive) followed by the Motion VLF detectors. He devotes a chapter with various problems encountered whilst detecting and the unusual things that can happen. Near mint condition.   14.00
   
ADVANCED COIN SHOOTING….Or .. "How to get the edge on the competition".  S/C  (Patrick Fahey) 2nd Printing 1982. 68pp.  Good condition except for a marked cover. Special.  5.00
   
COIN HUNTING IN DEPTH.   S/C  (Dick Stout) No date - Circa 1995. 160pp. This is an invaluable book for the coin & treasure hunter as the auth or describes the operation of the White's Spectrum XLF metal detector together with other helpful information.  Near new condition.  22.50 
   
New  COINSHOOTING I : How and where to do it … Using a metal detector effectively. S/C  (H. Glenn Carson)  Revised Edition, 1979.  64pp. This book is devoted to coin hunting as a relaxing and lucrative hobby. Here, Glenn gives you a tremendous insight to the many places where you find lots of valuable coins plus other possibilities and information.  6.50 
   
New  COINSHOOTING II : Digging deeper coins. S/C  (H. Glenn Carson)  1982. 98pp. This book is a collection of Glenn's articles which have been published in various treasure hunting magazines the the United States. As usual, the information contained here applies no differently if applied to Australia. (I have detected in many countries around the world so I can vouch 100% accuracy on that statement ...David) 7.00
   
New  COINSHOOTING III.     S/C  (H. Glenn Carson)  1994. 64pp. In this third volume, Glenn gives more treasure hunting tips as well as reminiscing the past and wonders about the future of coin hunting. His remarks should touch you in some way.  15.00
   
HOW TO COINHUNT OLDER YARDS.  Card covers. (Nathan Bussey, U S A) 1980.  15pp.  This booklet provides some interesting information and techniques the author has used in coin hunting which are now all revealed in this limited edition. Good condition.   SOLD
   
METAL DETECTORS CAN HELP YOU FIND COINS. S/C - Pocket-sized Booklet   (Charles Garrett) 1st Edition 1988. 51pp. This guide answers three simple questions: How does a metal detector find coins?; Where can I find coins with a metal detector?; What else should I know to begin the hobby properly?.  Special. 

  

 2.00
   
New  METAL DETECTORS CAN HELP YOU FIND COINS. S/C - Pocket-sized Booklet   (Charles Garrett) 1st Edition 1988. 51pp.  

This copy is  FREE  with any other book/s purchased from this page

FREE
   
New  MONEY CACHES ARE WAITING TO BE FOUND.  S/C - Pocket-sized Booklet (Charles Garrett) 1988. 45pp. This guide answers three simple questions: How does cache hunting differ from other types of treasure hunting?; What equipment and basic techniques are used by successful cache hunters?; How are certain techniques and other treasure hunting factors unique to caches?.  Special.    2.00
   
MONEY CACHES ARE WAITING TO BE FOUND.  S/C - Pocket-sized Booklet (Charles Garrett) 1988. 45pp. Good condition. 

This copy is   FREE   with any other book/s purchased from this page.  

 FREE
   
New  THE COIN SHOOTER'S MANUAL: Professional Secrets for Profitable Treasure Hunting.  Paper covers  (Karl Von Mueller) 1984. 47pp. Learn how the most successful treasure hunters do their coin hunting with or without a metal detector and whenever they are so inclined. Learn how the author, and others, have amassed huge hoards of coins of premium value the easy and economical way without the fanfare of trespass, permission, or digging. Anybody can do it.  This booklet has never before been available for sale in Australia.    5.00
   
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BEACHCOMBING / UNDERWATER METAL DETECTING

 

For more books on Maritime, Shipwrecks etc ... Just go to the top of this page and click on to AUSTRALIANA BOOKS and you will see this category listed there.

New  ADVANCED WATER WORKING TECHNIQUES. S/C (Andy Sabisch)  1995.  109pp. This book  provides you with so much  information on how to recover lost coins, jewellery and artifacts with a metal detector. Some of the topics covered include: Equipment - What to use and where to buy it.  Finding sites most treasure hunters have overlooked. Search techniques that will produce more finds in less time. Cleaning and preserving your finds & How to maximize your return when liquidating your finds.

  

17.50
   
BEACHCOMBER'S HANDBOOK. Photocopy of booklet. (Warren Merkitch. Introduction by: Karl Von Mueller) 1976. 47pp. A booklet with much information for recovering jewellery, coins and valuables from ocean beaches, lakes and rivers. Complete with plans on how to make the "Merkitch Sand Sifting Machines". 

  

4.00 
   
New  BEACHCOMBING WITH A METAL DETECTOR.  S/C  (Keith Hetherington)  1st Edition 1980. 80pp. This Australian-written book gives much information for the treasure hunter who likes detecting on the beach. Here, the author gives the tips he uses to become a successful detector operator. 

Beachcombing with a Metal Detector  

5.00
   
  DEEP SEA TREASURE.  H/C + D/W  (Mark Williams)   1981.  180pp.  This book which is profusely illustrated, deals with wrecks located in American and Caribbean waters and the coastal depths of Ireland, Britain and Spain. T he author examines the work of team leaders and divers such as Roland Morris, Robert Stėnuit, Rex Cowan and Robert Marks, with an important side-look at the original discoveries of the late Kip Wagner off the coast of Florida. This exciting story as the treasure hunter must trace his wreck carefully searching old documents for clues about cargoes, crews, destinations and the circumstances of the wreck. Good condition.  12.00
   
DIAMONDS IN THE SURF. S/C (Bob Trevillian & Frank Carter) 1982. 51pp. This book gives you the information you need for recovering lost valuables from swimming beaches which includes the equipment, tide and weather conditions, research and more. Mint condition.  18.00 
   
  FINDERS LOSERS. H/C + D/W (Jack Slack) 1st Edition, 1968. This is a story with a sad ending when a treasure party located a sixteenth century ship in the Bahamas loaded with coral encrusted pieces of eight which was estimated at three million dollars. However, the party lacked the capital and business know-how - the experts moved in - the sad tale of how the treasure turned to ashes makes a fascinating and revealing chronicle. Good condition.  14.00
   
New  H 2 O   Oh !  : A Field Guide to Water Hunting. S/C  (Mike Brighty)  1990.  40pp. This is a most interesting and informative book regarding the techniques used in the use of metal detectors at the beach, inland lakes, dams and ponds and such-like. Explains the instruments used and the various control set-ups required for such searching.     SOLD
   
IN THE WAKE OF THE GOLDEN GALLEONS. S/C (Roy Volker & Dick Richmond)  1976. 151pp. This early and now collectable treasure hunting book is the true story of one man's willingness to risk diving in a sea infested with sharks and poisonous snakes in pursuit of Spanish gold. A most exciting story.  Excellent condition.  22.50 
   
SUCCESSFUL METAL DETECTING IN THE WATER.  Card covers.  (Rev. Michael Bresciani, USA)  1982. 40pp. This book provides information on how to recover valuable jewelry and coins in beaches, lakes and ponds with or without diving. It includes the basic equipment required and its use; Finding beaches; Waders and flotation devices; Conditions of salt and fresh water; Searching under rafts; Diving tips and what to do with your finds. Good condition.  Special. 15.00
   
New  TREASURE FROM BRITISH WATERS. S/C - Small Format. - Pocket-sized (John Howland) 1st Edition April 1991. 159pp. The information contained in this book enables the reader to dream or go out into the field or by the sea or under the water to find treasure - all kinds from pirate hoards, from shipwrecks and right down to modern days treasures by using modern day treasure-finding equipment.

  

 9.50
   
New  TREASURE HUNTING WITH A METAL DETECTOR:  IN, AROUND AND UNDER WATER.  S/C  (Steve Blount, Lisa Walker and the editors of Pisces Books)   1987. 64pp. This is an excellent book relating to this specialized field of treasure hunting. It includes the basics of choosing a metal detector, the effective techniques for searching in shallow or deep water, the ethics of treasure hunting, how to plan and use a search grid, discriminating between ferrous and non-ferrous metals plus fast, easy probing and digging techniques.  Information on the following brands are included: Fisher, Garrett, J. W. Fishers, Treasure Ray, Turtle and White's.  22.00
   
New  TREASURE HUNTING WITH MINELAB METAL DETECTORS - Volume 1: Successful Beach Hunting, Shallow Water Hunting & Treasure Diving.    S/C   (Andy Sabisch) 1997. 92pp. This book covers all the aspects of how to find  your share of this lost wealth including: (a) How to select the right metal detector for your specific needs.  (b) How and where to search for lost valuables. (c) Cleaning and preserving what you find. (d) Keeping your equipment in top-operating condition. (e) Where to find the accessories that help you find more .... and much more. It mainly concentrates on the Minelab Sovereign and Excalibur models. 

  

15.00
   
TREASURE LIES BURIED HERE. H/C - Cloth cover.  (Frank H. Goldsmith) 1946. 224pp. This scarce,  fascinating and exciting book deals with the shipwrecks and lost treasure mainly lost and/or found off the coast of Western Australia. Also included at the end of this book is what is believed to be the near-complete record of losses on the Western Australian coast from 1622 to 1945, including those during World war II. These records have been compiled from Government, shipping and private records. Flyleaf missing but is in good condition. Scarce. 50.00 
   
TREASURE ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. S/C  Bob Trevillian & Frank Carter) 1983. 86pp. 

Please see above listed under:  TREASURE HUNTING

 
   
New  YOU CAN FIND WEALTH IN THE SURF.  S/C - Pocket-sized Booklet.  (Charles Garrett) 1988.  64pp. This guide answers three simple questions: How can I find treasure in the surf with a metal detector?; How is hunting in the surf different from beach hunting?; Where can I find treasure in the surf?.  Special. 

  

2.00 
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COLLECTABLES

 

Just "click" on to any of the following headings to view the list of books available:

 

Antiques

Bottles

Cigarette Cards

Coins & Medals & Tokens

Collectables - Miscellaneous Items

Postcards

Stamps

 

 

ANTIQUES

 

REF TITLE  PRICE
  A GUIDE TO AFFORDABLE ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES IN AUSTRALIA.  S/C   (John Batterbee & Roy Williams)  1st Edition, 1994. 120pp.   Ex lib. 15.00
   
  THE AUSTRALIAN ANTIQUE BUYER'S COMPANION.   H/C + D/W  (Peter Cook) 1982. 208pp. These are only a few of the 40 categories of antique items which the author covers in this his second fully illustrated book. As a companion volume to The Antique Buyer's Handbook which dealt with the major categories of glass, silver, ceramics and furniture, this volume covers a much more comprehensive range of items, all of which have the imprint of a particular style. The author shows how to identify period by style, and demonstrates how constantly changing but recurring motivations have changed the styles of the last few centuries.  He also includes a section on Australiana which examines those areas of Australian life and history which have produced particularly Australian antiques: the early potteries and silversmiths, scrimshaw, carved emu eggs. Complete with over 160 illustrations, many outstanding colour plates and full descriptive captions. Very good condition.  SOLD
   
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BOTTLES

 

REF TITLE  PRICE
  AUSTRALIAN ANTIQUE BOTTLE COLLECTOR - Volume 1 Numbers 1 & 2.  Magazines  1982. These two (2) magazines have 39 pages each.  This title replaces the earlier magazine "Australian Bottle Review" of which these copies are the first two of the new series. It provides interesting reading with stories of bottle hunting, types of bottles and their prices. Collectable. Good condition.  SOLD
   
  AUSTRALIAN BOTTLE PRICE GUIDE - Number 2. Oblong - Spiral Bound  (Ross & Christine Roycroft) 1979. 58pp.This particular guide is devoted mainly to Australian found bottles. These of course, some are imported from overseas as well as those manufactured in Australia.. Chinese ware is also included. The types of bottles shown are beers, bitters, salad oils, vinegars, pickles, chutneys, ginger beers plus ointment jars and pot lids plus many other types.. All of these have valued price shown at the time of printing. An interesting article is included regarding diving for bottles.  Good condition. SOLD
   
  AUSTRALIAN BOTTLE PRICE GUIDE - Number 3. Oblong - Spiral Bound  (Ross & Christine Roycroft) 1979. 58pp. This another guide in the series which again is devoted mainly to Australian found bottles. The types of bottles shown are beers, castor oils, sauces, cordial, Jam & Fruit jars, medicine, stonies / ginger beers, , vinegars, pickles, chutneys plus ink bottles, ointment jars and pot lids plus many other types.. All of these have valued price shown at the time of printing. An interesting article is included regarding inland diving for bottles.  Good condition. SOLD
   
  BOTTLES: A Guide for the Beginning Collector.  S/C  (Regina Stewart & Geraldine Cosentino) 1976. 128pp.  This basic guide for the beginning collector provides detailed information on over a dozen collectable bottle categories, among them beer, bitters, fruit jars, historical and pictorial flasks, milk, ink, and patent and proprietary medicines. Also included are chapters on the history of bottle making in America and the various manufacturing methods used, plus tips on obtaining, dating, caring for, and displaying bottles.  Good condition 8.00
   
  ENGLISH GLASS BOTTLES 1650 - 1950 FOR THE COLLECTOR.  H/C + D/W  (Geoffrey Wills) 1974.  82pp.  This book covers information on early glass making plus bottles of the 17th, 18th, 19th & early 20th Century. Good condition. 7.50
   
  INTERNATIONAL BOTTLE COLLECTORS' GUIDE.  H/C   (Edward Fletcher)  1st Edition, 1975. 140pp.  An excellent book providing the reader with an insight on bottle collecting.  Heaps of information. Includes a section on the Australian bottle scene as well as other parts of the world.   9.50
   
  SEALED BOTTLES: Their History and Evolution.  (1630-1930) with Rarity Guide.  S/C (By: Roy Morgan. Researched by: Roy Morgan & Gordon Litherland. Edited by: Andy Payne. 2nd Edition, August 1980.  102pp. This now scarce book is devoted solely to sealed bottles of this period. It updates and expresses ne ideas on many points raised by many respected researchers. UK produced. The book is good condition, but the cover is rather creased.   Special ! 8.00
   
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CIGARETTE CARDS

 

REF TITLE  PRICE
  CIGARETTE CARDS - Australian Issues & Values.   H/C   (Dion H. Skinner)   1st Edition,1983   245pp.  This book is based on research by the author, The Cartophillic Society of Great Britain and collectors throughout Australia between 1897 and 1934. Over 2,000 coloured illustrations identifying every series front and back are catalogued in this edition. More than 12,000 listings with captions and individual cards with three values according to condition. Presented in the sets as issued by the cigarette companies in Australia.  Good condition.

   

19.50
   
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COINS & MEDALS & TOKENS

 

REF TITLE  PRICE
  AUSTRALIAN COINS, NOTES AND MEDALS.  H/C + D/W  (Bill Myatt & Tom Handley)   1st Edition, 1980.  256pp.This now highly collectable book provides much information from how to start a coin collection and taking care of it to knowing everything about the coinage first used in Australia as well as many different types of tokens used: tradesman, milk, bread, communion and more. Sovereign and half sovereign coins are also discussed. Other varieties of "coinage" include the famous "shinplasters" which were early forms of banknotes as well as pre-decimal and current decimal coins. Other items of interest which are mentioned include medallions, decoration and commemorative medals, military medals, medalets, advertising pieces and checks. A special chapter on the coins from New Guinea is also included. All in all, this is a great reference book for anyone that have an interest in collecting these items. Very good condition.  15.00
 
  AUSTRALIAN COINS, NOTES AND MEDALS.  S/C  (Bill Myatt & Tom Handley)   Revised Edition, 1982.  256pp.Very good condition.  12.00
 
BANKS OF ISSUE IN AUSTRALIA. S/C (Michael P. Vort-Ronald) 1st Edition, 1st October 1982. 331pp. This valuable reference book provides a brief history of paper currency used in Australia from 1788 plus a detailed history of the banks and Governments which issued notes in Australia from 1817 to 1910 plus a detailed history of the Australian Government Superscribed Notes issued from 1910 to 1914.  Does not show market prices. Good condition.  SOLD 
 
  COINS - MARKET VALUES. S/C (Link House Publications, U K) 1984. 138pp. This book provides information on both English, Scottish and Ireland coins together with Medieval to modern plus Island coinage and their market value as at 1985. Compare those at that time with today's prices and will notice the trend for the coin types and value. Good condition.  4.00
 
  COINS OF ENGLAND & THE UNITED KINGDOM - Seaby's Standard Catalogue of British Coins Parts 1 & 2. H/C (Seaby's Numismatic Publications) 13th Edition, 1974. 296pp. The first part of this edition starts from the 1st Century B C until 1816 which are priced in as Fine condition. It is followed by the second part which takes in coins from 1816 to 1973 which in this case they are priced in variable conditions. Good condition.  20.00
 
COLLECTING AND INVESTING IN AUSTRALIAN COINS AND BANKNOTES.  H/C (Greg McDonald)  1st Edition 1990. 382pp. This book will help the reader to either save money or make money. It soon becomes apparent  that every conceivable aspect and question has been covered. There are chapters on how to enjoy; how to learn, how to collect and invest as well as what not to do. The extensive price guide at the back of the book will guide you as to which direction the values have gone in the past 20 years if they are compared with the prices of today. All in all - everything you need to know !       Excellent reading !    Good condition. Inscription and signed by author.  20.00
 
COLLECTING AND INVESTING IN AUSTRALIAN COINS AND BANKNOTES.  H/C (Greg McDonald)  1st Edition 1990. 382pp. Very good condition.    SOLD
 
COLLECTING AUSTRALIAN COINS: A comprehensive guide to the fascinating world of numismatics. H/C + D/W in plastic cover. (Tom Hanley & Bill James)  Circa 1966.  223pp. This book provides factual information on every known Australian coin and token, detailed advice on coin care and coin investment, guidance on how to collect and how to buy, either from dealers or at auctions. Proofs, patterns, re-strikes, upsets ... the meaning and importance of every term used by collectors is fully and simply explained. The book does not neglect any details of the rarest and most valuable coins and medals and is unique in the fact that is a comprehensive book which also includes lengthy and informed chapters on lesser interests such as bank notes and medals. Included is information on Australia's neighbours, New Zealand, New Guinea and Fiji as well as on the ivory coins of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Ex lib. Good condition.  22.00 
 
COLLECTING AUSTRALIAN COINS: A comprehensive guide to the fascinating world of numismatics. H/C + Damaged D/W  (Tom Hanley & Bill James)  Circa 1966.  223pp.  Ex lib. Good condition.   9.50
 
  COLLECTING COINS. S/C (C. W. Hill) 1980. 109pp. This book provides a complete guide for the young person interested in this intriguing hobby. It describes coins and how they are made from the earliest times of known coinage to the present day. It instructs in how to judge the relative conditions of coins and how to read a coin catalogue. Ideas for starting a collection are suggested and unusual coins are decribed and illustrated. Good condition. Special.  2.00
 
  HOW TO BUY AND SELL AUSTRALIAN COINS AND BANKNOTES: For Pleasure and Profit. S/C 1985. 196pp. An excellent reference / reading copy for the collector as it provides a listing of all coins and notes both pre-decimal and decimal. The book also contains chapters on the acquisition and care of a coin and banknote collection plus other essential information one needs to know. Damaged and worn cover but the pages are in good condition. Special.  5.00
 
  COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS AND TOKENS OF QUEENSLAND SINCE 1962. S/C  (The Australian Numismatic Society, Brisbane) 1962.  111pp.  This extremely scarce book is the only one that deals with the medals and tokens of Queensland.  It also includes a 20 Year History of the Australian Numismatic Society branch in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.  Ex lib. Good condition. 15.00
 
  PRIOR'S PRICE GUIDE TO AUSTRALIAN NOTES. S/C - Pocket-sized (Stephen C. Prior) 1st Edition 1982.This handy catalogue also couples as a reference guide for the bank note enthusiast. It also provides topics and information on collecting banknotes, caring for them, discusses the conditions of notes, plate letters on early banknotes, the gold standard, buying and selling of notes, signatures, watermarks, forgery f course, a general guide to the value of both pre-decimal and decimal notes. Excellent condition. Special.  2.00
 
  RENNIKS AUSTRALIAN COIN & BANKNOTE GUIDE.  S/C (Dion H. Skinner)  12th Edition, 1980.   280pp.  This book provides information on all pre-decimal & decimal coins and banknotes together with values as at 1980.  Also includes a full listing of the 19th Century Australian Tradesman's tokens. A cheap reference copy in good condition except for some notations. Special. 5.00
 
New  RENNIKS AUSTRALIAN COIN & BANKNOTE VALUES.  S/C (Edited by: Ian Pitt)  20th Edition, September 2002.   216pp.  This book provides information on all pre-decimal & decimal coins and banknotes together with values as at 2002.  Also includes a full listing of the 19th Century Australian Tradesman's tokens.  12.00
 
  RENNIKS AUSTRALIAN COIN & BANKNOTE VALUES.  S/C (Edited by: Ian Pitt)  20th Edition, September 2002.   216pp.  Good condition 7.50
 
  RENNIKS AUSTRALIAN COIN & BANKNOTE VALUES.  S/C (Edited by: Ian Pitt)  21st Edition, September 2004.   232pp.  This book provides information on all pre-decimal & decimal coins and banknotes together with values as at 2004.  Also includes a full listing of the 19th Century Australian Tradesman's tokens. Very good condition. 14.00
 
New  RENNIKS AUSTRALIAN COIN & BANKNOTE VALUES.  S/C (Edited by: Ian Pitt)  22nd Edition, June 2007   222pp.  This book provides information on all pre-decimal & decimal coins and banknotes together with values as at 2007.  (No 19th Century Australian Tradesman's token listing printed in this edition)  17.50
 
New  RENNIKS AUSTRALIAN COIN & BANKNOTE VALUES.  S/C (Edited by: Ian Pitt)  23rd Edition, May 2009.   240pp.  This book provides information on all pre-decimal & decimal coins and banknotes together with values as at 2009.  (No 19th Century Australian Tradesman's token listing printed in this edition)  20.00
 
  ROMAN COINS AND THEIR VALUES.  H/C + D/W   (David R. Sear) 3rd Revised Edition 1981. Reprint 1983. 376pp plus 12 Full Plates.  This is a compact and comprehensive guide to all of the Roman coins with over 4,300 Roman coins listed together with over 900 photographs  Mint condition with previous owner's name 17.50
 
  ROMAN SILVER COINS - Volume 3 - Pertinax to Balbinus and Pupenus. H/C + D/W  (H. A. Seaby. Revised by: David R. Sear) 2nd Revised Edition 1982. 164pp.  17.50
 
New  THE POCKET BOOK GUIDE TO AUSTRALIAN COINS AND BANKNOTES. S/C (Greg McDonald) 1st Edition, April 1993.  148pp.  This book provides information on all pre-decimal & decimal coins and banknotes together with values as at 1993. Some notations. Good condition.  SOLD 
 
New  THE POCKET BOOK GUIDE TO AUSTRALIAN COINS AND BANKNOTES. S/C (Greg McDonald) 11th Edition, 2003.  432pp.  This book provides information on all pre-decimal & decimal coins and banknotes together with values as at 2003. 10.00
 
  THE STANDARD AUSTRALIAN COIN CATALOGUE.  Card covers. (John Gartner)  4th Edition 1970. 25pp. This book provides the coin collector with a bit of nostalgia. For example: the 1930 penny in uncirculated condition sold for $1500.00 … or the 1946 penny sold for $50.00 also in uncirculated condition   and there's more !     It also includes a listing on Fiji, New Guinea and New Zealand coins. Excellent condition. Bargain ! 5.00
 
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COLLECTABLES   -    MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

 

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A GUIDE TO AFFORDABLE ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES IN AUSTRALIA.  S/C - A4 Format (John Batterbee & Roy Williams)  1st Edition 1994. 120pp. This book provides information on various items such as antique and estate jewellery, wristwatches, perfume bottles, clocks, silver-ware, glass, embroideries and a selection of gifts costing less $500 as well as a dictionary and other notes. Ex lib. Good condition. Special.   

7.50

   
  AUSTRALIAN TINS VALUATION GUIDE.  S/C  (Ken Arnold)  Crown Series.1988.  64pp. This book provides a history of the Australian tin can manufacturers as well as a listing of the various named cans that were sold over years past together with an estimation as to their market / collectable value. There are many nostalgic names here !  Good condition.  4.00
   
  AUSTRALIAN TINS VALUATION GUIDE.  S/C  (Ken Arnold)  Crown Series. Revised & Updated 1993.  64pp.  Signed by author. Good condition.  7.50
   
New  BYGONES OF YESTERYEAR.  H/C   (Ken Arnold) 1988. 152pp. This most interesting book shows shows a lot of items which were available for sale in the late 1800's onwards. They include: cast iron household general and kitchen-ware including grinders, mincers, scales, implements, irons, pots and pans. There is a section on money boxes, pottery, glassware, smoking requisites, bottles, jugs and more.  SOLD
   
  CHRISTMAS COLLECTABLES.  H/C + D/W  (Lissa and Dick Smith) 1993. 128pp. A guide to selecting, collecting and enjoying the treasures of Christmas past.  This book starts by giving a history of Christmas with the origins followed by the changing image of Santa Claus in figurines plus his various modes of transport . The Christmas Tree section shows the various decorations that were used on the tree followed by nativity persons and animals used in decoration. The next main section provides the reader with all the other things that were used at Christmas-time which are now collectable. Ex Lib.  Good condition.  10.00
   
  COLLECTORS WORLD - Incorporating "Auction Room News & Antique / Collector Fairs. Magazine. Volume 1, Number 9 - May 1984. This U. K. produced magazine has some interesting articles on teddy bears, post boxes and collecting thimbles. Also includes another magazine entitled "New Collecting Lines" another U. K. publication. Special.  1.00
   
  GARAGENALIA AND VALUATION GUIDE.   S/C  (Ross  "Rosco"  Kennett)  Crown Series.   1994. 64pp. This book shows products such as: motor oil / spirit tins & bottles, signs, wooden boxes, coupons and even promotional items that were available in times past at the old motor service station / garage. Very good condition. 7.50
   
  KITCHENALIA AND VALUATION GUIDE.   S/C  (Ken Arnold)  1993. 64pp. This book shows the items used in the kitchen in the last 100 years or so - mainly late 1800's to 1950"s. Items such as bottles, tins, irons, jugs, glass, mincers plus many, many others which is too long to list here. Mint condition.  Signed by author. Mint condition.  7.50
   
  MORE AUSTRALIAN TINS AND VALUATION GUIDE.   S/C  (Jean Taylor)  1993. 64pp. This book shows many more tins that were around in times past. This book is an ideal companion to the first volume "Australian Tins and Valuation Guide" (above).  Much nostalgia here.  Mint condition.  7.50
   
  PEOPLES PARAPHERNALIA.   H/C  (Trevor Flett, Lynette Kelly & Rick Milne)     1987.  128pp.  This book which also provides estimates of values of many collectables detailed within this book are: Aboriginal art, Kookaburras, money boxes, hardware, ink pens & blotters, Camels, militaria, pocket knives and more. Excellent condition.  18.00
   
  TRUE BLUE AUSTRALIAN AND VALUATION GUIDE.   S/C  (Ken Arnold)  1997. 56pp. This book shows many collectable Australian items referring to animals such as: kookaburras, koalas, kangaroos and emus. Other subjects include: aborigines, bottles, coat of arms, flora & flags, Olympic Games plus many other miscellaneous items.  Ex lib in good condition.  4.00
   
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POSTCARDS 

 

REF TITLE  PRICE
AUSTRALIAN POSTCARD CATALOGUE - 1984.  Card covers.  (Paul Kornan)  1983.  112pp. This book contains over 3000  postcard prices which were issued from the early 1900's onward to 1983 in some cases. Illustrated. Good condition. 10.00
   
COLLECTING AUSTRALIAN POSTCARDS - Includes - A Guide to values.  Card covers. (Nick Vukovic) 1st Edition 1983.  88pp. This book is set out in an easy-to-read style, allowing quick and easy reference to an extensive range of postcards and information. Great attention has been made to detail in the valuations listed but they only provide a guide only as actual prices are subject to varying factors. Good condition.  10.00
   
PICTURE POSTCARDS IN AUSTRALIA: 1898 - 1920.  H/C + D/W  (David Cook)  1st Edition 1986. 215pp. A tremendous amount of information can be found in this specialized book. Firstly, it deals with the history of postcards and collecting followed by Thematic subjects that are depicted on postcards, Postcard Publishers and artists. It then discusses the production processes. A chapter on how to collect postcards as well as one  that deals with the value of postcards. very good condition.  25.00
   
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STAMPS

 

 

THE AUSTRALASIAN STAMP CATALOGUE:  All Australian stamps to January 1990.   S/C   (Seven Seas Stamps) October 1989. 176pp. This 24th Edition lists all of the stamps that have been released from Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Pre-Independence Papua and New Guinea, Independent Papua New Guinea up to January 1990. Slightly water damaged, notations and some loose pages.  FREE
   
THE AUSTRALASIAN STAMP CATALOGUE: Volume 2 - Oceania.  S/C   (Seven Seas Stamps) 2002. 224pp.  This 29th Edition lists all of the stamps and postal stationery that have been released from Nauru, Norfolk Island, Pre-Independence Papua and New Guinea, Independent Papua New Guinea and Pitcairn Islands up to September 2002.  Good condition. 9.50
   
THE WORLD OF MINERALS THROUGH POSTAGE STAMPS. S/C (Text by: Jean-Michel Autissier. Photographs by: Nelly Bariand) 1st Edition 1987. 121pp. This book is printed in 2 languages - English & French. It shows coloured photographs of minerals, gems etc., that were released on stamps world-wide. An excellent reference book. Very good condition.  20.00 
   
POCKET AUSTRALIAN STAMP CATALOGUE. Pocket-sized Booklet  (Stamp Publications, Dubbo, NSW) 1978. 73pp. Lists all Australian stamps up to 1977.  FREE
   
POSTAL PIONEERS: A History of Post Offices in Queensland - Volume 1, 1987. S/C (Australia Post, Queensland) 1987. 94pp. This book provides the history and tales of "yesterday" and "today" of the following Queensland Post Offices: Barcaldine, Burketown, Chinchilla, Cooktown, Gympie, Laidley, Maroochydore, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Toowong, Texas & Torrens Creek. Very good condition.  15.00 
   
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 Don't forget to check our LOCAL HISTORY BOOKS.

Just go to the top of this page and click on to AUSTRALIANA  BOOKS   &    LOCAL HISTORY BOOKS

There are quite a number of books listed  that contain information on gold prospecting and treasure hunting areas.

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