A gold mine of information to help every collector strike it rich! It was an era of American history like no other: the wild, wild West. Fur trappers, cowboys, ranchers, and gold rush 49ers all had a hand at taming the great Western frontier -- and they left behind thousands of priceless items. If it was slung, strapped on, shot, or waved, it can be found here. * COMPREHENSIVE. This indispensable guide lists the current market value for nearly every imaginable collectible from the great American West, including barbed wire, badges, boots, branding irons, handcuffs, hats, knives, ropes, saddles, six-guns, spurs, traps, and whiskey saloon memorabilia. * SPECIAL FEATURES. Invaluable tips on collecting, including how to spot the fakes -- plus an extensive roster of museums in Western states that house the most historic pieces. * GLOSSARY. A glossary of Western collectible terms, from "apishamore" to "wagon-spoke rowel." * HISTORY. The colorful story behind this fascinating area of collecting. * FULLY ILLUSTRATED. More than 300 black and white photographs for quick and easy identification.House, R. C. is the author of 'Official Price Guide to Old West Collectibles', published 1994 under ISBN 9780876379028 and ISBN 0876379021.