Ashes to Ashtrays
As they disappear from Daily Life, ashtrays have Become Smoking Collectibles
Neil A. Grauer
From the Print Edition:
Vince McMahon, Nov/Dec 99
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Neil A. Grauer, a Baltimore writer and caricaturist, is the author of Remember Laughter: A Life of James Thurber.
SOURCES TO TAP INTO
ASHTRAY COLLECTORS CONNECTIONS
by Chuck Thompson
10802 Greencreek, No. 703
Houston, Texas 77070-5367
An annual directory of ashtray collectors nationwide, providing information on who buys, sells and trades ashtrays. $9.95 postpaid.
CASINOS AND THEIR ASHTRAYS: A COLLECTORS GUIDE
by Art Anderson
P.O. Box 4103
Flint, Michigan 48504-0103
More than 1,000 casino ashtrays described and 780 of them pictured on 208 pages. $22 postpaid.
COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO ASHTRAYS: IDENTIFICATION AND VALUES
by Nancy Wanvig
P.O. Box 3009
Paducah, Kentucky 42002-3009
The first full-color price guide devoted exclusively to ashtrays, with more than 2,000 pictured. 225 pages. $19.95, plus $2 shipping. (The first edition is out of print; a new edition was due out in September.)
GREAT CIGAR STUFF FOR COLLECTORS
Jerry Terranova and Douglas Congdon-Martin Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
4880 Lower Valley Road
Atglen, Pennsylvania 19310
Covers a wide range of cigar collectibles, although ashtray coverage is limited to six pages. Available at bookstores for $29.95, or from the publisher, adding $3.95 for shipping.
by Philip Collins
85 Second Street, 6th floor
San Francisco, California 94105
A 1992 book on smoking collectibles, featuring many colorful ashtrays. $17.95 postpaid.
SMOKING COLLECTIBLES: A PRICE GUIDE
L-W Book Sales
P.O. Box 69
Gas City, Indiana 46933
Features almost every smoking-related item, including many ashtrays. 202 pages. At bookstores for $24.95, or from the publisher; add $3 for shipping.
TIRE ASHTRAY COLLECTOR'S GUIDE
1810 West State Street, Suite 427
Boise, Idaho 83702
Featuring a history of tire ashtrays, with more than 600 depicted. $12.95 postpaid.
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