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Flea Market Fidos: The Dish on Dog Junk and Canine Collectibles Hardcover – September 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584792531
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584792536
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,304,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Dog lovers and kitsch fans watch out: this goofy little giftbook-cum-photo album is stocked to the gills (or should we say whiskers?) with photographs of vintage pooch doorstops, salt-and-pepper shakers, paintings, books and toys. It's "always junking season" for Leiner and Moss, the former a freelance writer and publicist and the latter the author of Hello Kitty, Hello Everything, and they chronicle their flea market finds in chirpy, pun-laden and alliterative paragraphs. Think of items like "puppy potholders, terrier textiles," "woof woof wearables" and "Fido photographs"-and pronouncements along the lines of "no bones about it." For readers who can stomach the prose-or who just like the vibrant pictures-this book is a gold mine of secondhand canine treasures. The photo captions and bits of history (about Marguerite Kirmse, for example, an early 20th century illustrator) are more sedate, and a "Go Fetch" section at the end points readers to antique stores and flea markets around the country.
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About the Author

Authors and best friends Leiner and Moss have spent almost 20 years searching the world for canine treasures, discovering and photographing litter after vintage litter of flea market fidos - and defining the breed along the way. Barri Leiner is a freelance writer and publicist whose clients have included Revlon, Cynthia Rowley, Calvin Klein, and the Chicago Tribune Magazine. She is the former style reporter for WGN-TV/Chicago. Leiner shares her flea finds with husband Eddie, daughter Emma, and their Maltese, Bart. Marie Moss is a stylist and author of Hello Kitty's Little Book of Big Ideas and Hello Kitty, Hello Everything (both Abrams). She is the former fashion director for Seventeen and has appeared on Oprah, The View, CNN, and MTV. Moss has made flea market fans of husband Stephen, daughter, Maisy, and their mixedbreed terrier Twiggy.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 10, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Dog junk and canine collectibles haven't received their own collectibles guidebook before: enter Flea Market Fidos, a unique guide to canine collectibles which covers everything from dog drawings, to crafts and stuffed animals. Besides history and values, Flea Market Fidos also covers the best shops, flea markets, and web sites for locating canine valuables.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I just purchased this magical book. I couldn't put it down. The photos were amazing and the writing was so clever and unique. Each page brought a new smile and warm feeling. I am going to order one for each of my friends and family. I can't think of a nicer gift to send someone than this special book. In my home, it's my other "best friend ".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By flea fan on November 5, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Such a fun and witty little treasure. If you love dog collectibles and vintage treats, this is the book for

you. I received it as a gift, and have been giving it

as a gift to all of my fido friends ever since.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christine Calvin on September 22, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book explored the 'types' of canine collectibles one might find in the marketplace, but it didn't address the 'value' of these collectibles, which would have been much more insightful. The content was purely fluff with little substance to offer a true collector.
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