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BISAC Subject Headings List, Antiques and Collectibles
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ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

Use subjects in this section for works about collecting the objects specified and/or for works on the history of these objects if they are not covered in other sections (such as ART).  For works discussing the techniques used to make the objects listed in this section, use subjects from the appropriate section (such as CRAFTS & HOBBIES).

Multiple subjects may be used to describe a work fully: for example, a book about the restoration of antique furniture could be assigned "ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Furniture" and "ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Care & Restoration"

ANT000000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / General

ANT056000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Advertising

ANT001000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Americana

ANT002000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Art

ANT003000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Autographs

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Automobiles see Transportation

ANT005000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Books

ANT006000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Bottles

ANT007000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Buttons & Pins

ANT054000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Canadiana

ANT008000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Care & Restoration

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Cars see Transportation

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Ceramics see Pottery & Ceramics

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / China see Porcelain & China

ANT010000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Clocks & Watches

ANT011000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Coins, Currency & Medals

ANT012000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Comics

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Costume see Textiles & Costume

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Dance see Performing Arts

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Disneyana see Americana

ANT015000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Dolls

ANT053000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Figurines

ANT016000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Firearms & Weapons

ANT017000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Furniture

ANT018000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Glass & Glassware

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Gold see Silver, Gold & Other Metals

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Hummels see Figurines or Popular Culture

ANT021000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Jewelry

ANT022000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Kitchenware

ANT023000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Magazines & Newspapers

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Medals see Coins, Currency & Medals

ANT024000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Military

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Movies see Performing Arts

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Musical Instruments see Performing Arts 

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Nautical see Transportation

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Newspapers see Magazines & Newspapers

ANT029000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Paper Ephemera

ANT025000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Performing Arts

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Pewter see Silver, Gold & Other Metals

ANT031000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Political

ANT052000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Popular Culture

ANT032000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Porcelain & China

ANT033000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Postcards

ANT034000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Posters

ANT035000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Pottery & Ceramics

ANT036000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Radios & Televisions (see also Performing Arts)

ANT037000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Records

ANT038000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Reference

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Restoration see Care & Restoration 

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Royalty see Popular Culture

ANT040000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Rugs

ANT041000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Silver, Gold & Other Metals

ANT043000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Sports (see also headings under Sports Cards)

ANT042000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Sports Cards / General

ANT042010    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Sports Cards / Baseball

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Stained Glass see Glass & Glassware

ANT044000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Stamps

ANT045000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Teddy Bears & Stuffed Animals

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Televisions & Television-Related see Performing Arts or Radios & Televisions

ANT047000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Textiles & Costume

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Theater see Performing Arts 

ANT055000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Tobacco-Related

ANT050000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Toys

ANT009000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Transportation

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Watches see Clocks & Watches 

                      ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Weapons see Firearms & Weapons

ANT051000    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Wine

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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