Bid Pin Images are the property of Craig R.
Perlow and his internationally-recognized
website, OlympianArtifacts.com, and are being used with his permission."
The second edition of "The Perlow Guide to Olympic Bid Pins:
1960 - 2014" which was finished in late August of this year
is now available for purchase at the price of USD $40 plus shipping
and handling of $4 for U.S. buyers and $14 for overseas buyers.
It is the most accurate, detailed, and complete reference guide
ever published on the subject. Craig Perlow is the author and owner
of OlympianArtifacts.com from which much of the book's content is
derived, and this book represents the culmination of his 30 years
of collecting Olympic Pins and Memorabilia -- 18 years of which
were spent collecting Olympic Bid Pins -- and also represents thousands
of hours of painstaking research. In fact, there's a lot of information
in this book which is being published for the very first time. Also,
given the many pins listed on eBay which are often misrepresented
as Olympic Bid Pins, this book will be an invaluable aid in helping
prospective eBay buyers identify a REAL Olympic Bid Pin from every
other kind of pin that eBay sellers are actually offering! So, on
that basis alone, this is a "must-have" book!
Weighing in at 1 lb. 4 oz. and 314 pages -- 12 pages more than the
first edition, the second edition of "The Perlow Guide..."
covers its subject with a breadth and depth that even the most demanding
and critical collector will find impressive. For instance, in addition
to the almost 1,400 Olympic Bid Pins and 140 Olympic Bid Buttons
described and pictured in the last 240 pages of the book, the first
74 pages of the book are devoted to sections entitled "Introduction",
"How To Use This Guide", "Olympic Facts & Figures",
"The Bidding Process", "Missing Bid Pins", i.e.,
those pins that were unable to be included in the lists portion
of the book, "Bid-Related Pins", "Possible Bid Pins",
"Questionable Bid Pins", "Bid Pin Impostors",
and "Post-Bid Logo Pins". So, although this book's primary
focus is on Olympic Bid Pins, it also deals with literally every
other related topic -- making it an extremely comprehensive text.
For many years now, Craig has been considered the leading expert
on Olympic Bid Pins by the IOC's International Olympic Memorabilia
Federation ("FIMO"), but he wrote this book for novice
and experienced Olympic Bid Pin collectors alike. The first edition
of 52 copies came out in late June and sold out in just a few days,
and about half of this second edition's 68 copies have already been
sold via word of mouth.
For more information or to order the book, Craig may be contacted
via direct e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.