The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Antiques & Collectibles

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Based on the last eight weeks of sales from over 300 independent bookstores across America.

Thanks to all the stores that report, the new expanded electronic reporting options, and the software our team here has built to sort and slice a ton of data according to BISAC categories, this is the latest of many subject category lists to run in BTW each week. These are intended as inventory checking tools for booksellers, alerts to publishers as to what's selling, and lists that the media can run.

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Antiques and Collectibles Bestsellers

The Top 50 for the Last Eight Weeks

(All are paperback unless otherwise noted.)

1. A Guide Book of United States Coins 2003, R.S. Yeoman (Whitman, $11.95, spiral, 1582381909; pb, 1582381976; hc, $15.95, 1582381887)
2. Statehood Quarters #2, Whitman Coin Products (Whitman, $2.99, 1582381119)
3. Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List 2002, Ralph Kovel (Three Rivers Press, $16.95, 0609808419)
4. The Official 2003 Blackbook Price Guide to U.S. Coins, Marc Hudgeons (House of Collectibles, $7.99, 067660174X)
5. 50 States Quarter Folder (Scholastic, $5.95, 043920822X)
6. The Official Beckett Price Guide to Baseball Cards 2003, Dr. Beckett James (House of Collectibles, $7.99, 0609809024)
7. Handbook of United States Coins 2003, R.S. Yeoman (Whitman, $9.95, 1582381895)
8. Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide, Bob Huxford (Collector Books, $14.95, 1574323105)
9. Warman's Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, Ellen T. Schroy (Warman, $18.95, 0873419758)
10. 2003 American Guide to U.S. Coins: The Most Up-to-Date Coin Prices Available, Charles French (Fireside, $8.99, 0743214994)
11. Good Things from Tag Sales and Flea Markets, Martha Stewart Living (Clarkson Potter, $22, 0609808885)
12. The Official 2003 Blackbook Price Guide to U.S. Postage Stamps, Marc Hudgeons (House of Collectibles, $8.99, 0609809490)
13. Official Whitman Statehood Quarters Folder: Complete 50 State Set 1999-2008 (Whitman, $4.99, 158238097X)
14. The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, Robert M. Overstreet (House of Collectibles, $22, 0609808214)
15. Statehood Quarters #3, (Whitman, $2.99, 1582381127)
16. A Guide Book of United States Coins 2002, R.S. Yeoman (Whitman Coin Pub., $10.95, 1582381658)
17. Kovels' Bottles Price List, Ralph Kovel, Terry Kovel (Three Rivers Press, $16, 0609806238)
18. Betty Doll, Patricia Polacco (Philadelphia Patristic, $16.99, 0399236384)
19. Lyle Official Antiques Review 2002, Anthony Curtis (Perigee, $17.95, 0399527222)
20. The Official 2003 Blackbook Price Guide to World Coins, Marc Hudgeons (House of Collectibles, $7.99, 0676601774)
21. Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass, Gene Florence (Collector Books, $19.95, 157432246X)
22. Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide, Sharon and Bob Huxford (Collector Books, $14.95, 1574322583)
23. The Official 2003 Blackbook Price Guide to United States Paper Money, Marc Hudgeons (House of Collectibles, $6.99, 0609809482)
24. The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values 2002, Scott A. Travers (Dell, $6.99, 0440237181)
25. Warman's Depression Glass Field Guide: Values and Identification, Ellen T. Schroy (Warman, $12.95, 0873494032)
26. Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2002, Kyle Husfloen (Antique Trader Books, $16.95, 0873492234)
27. Goldmine Records and Prices, Tim Neely (Krause Publications, $17.95, 0873494148)

2002 Handbook of United States Coins: With Premium List, R.S. Yeoman, (St. Martin's Press, $8.95, 1582381674)

29. Official Directory to U.S. Flea Markets, Kitty Werner (House of Collectibles, $14, 0609809229)
30. 30. Kovels' Depression Glass & Dinnerware Price List, Ralph M. Kovel, Terry H. Kovel (Crown, $16, 0609806408)
31. Antiques Source Book 2002-2003: The Definitive Annual Guide to Retail Prices for Antiques and Collectables, Martin Miller (Carlton, $34.95, 1842224972)
32. Jewelry and Gems at Auction: The Definitive Guide to Buying and Selling at the Auction House or on the Internet, Antoinette L.P.G. Matlins (Gemstone, $19.95, 0943763290)
33. Pocket Guide to Depression Glass and More, Gene Florence (Collector Books, $12.95, 1574323091)
34. 2003 North American Coins and Prices: A Guide to U.S., Canadian, and Mexican Coins, David C. Harper (Krause Publications, $17.95, 0873494776)
35. Antiques Roadshow Primer: The Introductory Guide to Antiques and Collectibles from the Most-Watched Series on PBS, Carol Prisant, Chris Jussel (Workman, $19.95, 0761116249)
36. The New York Times Guide to Coin Collecting, Ed Reiter (Griffin, $12.95, 0312291264)
37. The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New, Margot Rosenberg, Bern Marcowitz (Dunne Books, $21.95, 0312300670)
38. 2002 Baseball Card Price Guide, (Krause Publications, $16.95, 0873493966)
39. Complete Price Guide to Watches, Cooksey Shugart (Collector Books, $29.95, 1574322915)
40. Garage Sale and Flea Market Annual: Cashing In on Today's Lucrative Collectibles Market, Sharon Huxford (Collector Books, $19.95, 1574322788)
41. Standard Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass, Bill Edwards (American Quilters Society, $29.95, 1574322729)
42. Bud Hastin's Avon Collector's Encyclopedia: The Official Guide for Avon Bottle and CPC Collectors, Bud Hastin (Collector Books, $26.95, 1574322095)
43. 2002 Guide to U.S. Coins: Prices and Value Trends, William T. Gibbs (Signet, $6.99, 0451204654)
44. The Official Ebay Guide to Buying, Selling and Collecting Just About Anything, Laura and Michael B. Kaiser (Fireside, $13, 0684869543)
45. Goldmine Record Album Price Guide, Tim Neely (Krause Publications, $24.95, 0873493168)
46. The Art of the Automobile: The 100 Greatest Cars, Dennis Adler (HarperEntertainment, $45, 0061051284)
47. Standard Guide to American Muscle Cars: A Super Car Source Book, 1960-2000, John Gunnell, Ron Kowalke (Krause Publications, $24.95, 0873492625)
48. This Old Quilt: A Heartwarming Celebration of Quilts and Quilting Memories, Margret Aldrich (Voyageur Press, $29.95, 0896585514)
49. Coin Collector's Price Guide, Robert Obojski (Sterling, $9.95, 0806941553)
50. Coin Collecting for Dummies, Ron Guth (Hungry Minds Inc., $21.99, 0764553895)