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Nipper Collectibles: The RCA Victor Trademark Dog Hardcover

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Audio Antique; First edition (April 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932433821
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932433821
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.6 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #697,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Just FANTASTIC! The pictures are great,the information is very helpful and to the point. What I like about the book is all the infomation is located almost always next to the picture not one or two pages ahead or behind the picture. R.M. (Wisconsin) It is wonderful, it just arrived and I want to stop working and read it from cover to cover but unfortunately work pays for all my Nipper things so I can't do that. S.S. (Pennsylvania) Your book is absolutely incredible. It is really nicely done with wonderful photographs. This is a must for any Nipper collector's coffee table. R.M. (New Jersey) Wow what a great book! I really enjoyed looking through it and I'm sure will appreciate it even more as I read through it more carefully. R.C. (Oregon) I can unbiasly recommend the Rolfs' new book! S.R. (Pennsylvania) The book is a marvel and you should be extremely proud of it. Another in the high quality collector books for our hobby. I am so excited to spend more time and find more new things. I have looked through it 3 times just for the pictures and I keep finding pictures I didn't notice on previous passes. This will bring hours of fun to many. D.M. (Oregon) Robin & Joan, I received the very very wonderful Victor book today. WOW! what a great job. C.G. (Michigan) There are not enough superlitives to describe this publication. Have not put it down all night, I want to take tomorrow off from work to read it. M.D. (England) Both my husband & I are really enjoying your book. It is great. Much better than any of the other books I have bought on Nipper collectibles,and it is giving us some additional history we didn't know. D.B. (Nevada) --Readers Response

About the Author

Nipper has been part of our family for over thirty years. Joan's parents placed an old Victrola in her bedroom when she was two years of age. The old music from the Victrola became part of her life. Every time she lifted the lid, she saw this cute little dog looking into the gramophone. As years passed, Joan went to college and her younger brother played with the Victrola until the spring broke. Her husband Robin was intrigued by the technology of the music machine and the rest is history. They began collecting phonographs and when Joan saw her first papier-mâché Nipper at an auction, she knew it had to be adopted for their home. The Nipper family grew and our knowledge broadened with each new Nipper item that came into our home. They have written several articles on Nipper for local and state newspapers and have co-authored a book with Bessie and Floyd Seiter in 2001 titled, Phonograph Dolls that Talk and Sing. They are also authors of the resource book: Phonograph Dolls and Toys. The authors have written articles relating to the phonograph hobby for AntiqueWeek, Antique Phonograph News, The New Amberola Graphic, In The Groove, Fox Cities Magazine, The Sound Box, Yesteryear, and are editors of the Badger Talking Machine, the Wisconsin MAPS chapter newsletter. They received the MAPS Founding Fathers Award in 2006 for their contributions to The Michigan Phonograph Society. Joan has a BS degree in Business/Interior Design. Robin has his BS and MS degrees in Technology Education. They are owners of Audio Antique LLC, a business that specializes in phonographs, Nippers, dolls, and related antiques from the Victorian period to the 1940 s. Joan enjoys collecting the Nipper trademark dogs and Robin is enthralled by the technology of phonograph mechanisms and mechanical sound reproduction. Together they make a great team to present information on the Nipper trademark and the many Nipper collectibles.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Gruver on June 27, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I was very excited to receive this book in the mail. I was expecting a softback book with just prices in it. What I received was a hardback book with a few hundred pages of detailed information of each RCA Nipper available and the stories behind them. There is an index in the back of the book that will help you find your collectibles alot easier. Each piece listed will have an low-high value price listed. If you are like me, you will find yourself flipping through the book several times in the beginning not believing how many Nipper things there are available. You will not be dissapointed with this book. It is well worth the price that is on it. Trust me.. I was worried about paying the price I did and when I received it, I couldn't believe it wasn't selling for twice as much.
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Tons of color photographs with short informative descriptions of items. A number of genuinely rare items shown, along with prices for each. Well-organized, hard-bound book. Better than I thought it would be. The early history articles/essays of Berliner/RCA/Nipper are excellent. Not as many RCA albums/45's/78's, etc themselves pictured as I thought there would be, but that's a small quibble. As others have said, every time you look through the book, you find something new that you hadn't seen before. Outstanding reference bibliography & alphabetical index of items in the back. Top-notch quality, duly informative, authoritative, & quintessential--this book fills the bill on Nipper. You will be pleased!
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This book is a "must have" for anyone interested in Nipper and the history of the Victor Talking Machine Company (which later merged to become RCA Victor). It is beautifully printed on high quality paper with most photos in full color. It also offers a price grading system using letters ( a,b,c etc.). It is fascinating to see all the ways that company logo was reissued.
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