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Odd facts and fascinating histories about products, people, characters, brand names, and companies that have created advertising or objects wanted by collectors are included in a very unusual new book, Made in the 20th Century: A Guide to Contemporary Collectibles by Larry R. Paul (Scarecrow Press, Lanham, MD, $34.95, c2005, large-format paperback, 344 pages). It pictures trademarks and logos, explains symbols like the UL label on electrical goods, lists corporate slogans, and includes hard-to-find information that helps date collectibles. Put it in your library next to your encyclopedias and dictionaries.

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