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  1. Wow, I just drove through there a few weeks ago from Niagara Falls on my way to VT.
  2. Yep, I checked as well and while they are an option, they are not an inexpensive option. Each book must be labeled and the total weigh of the M-bag cannot exceed 66 lbs. Shipping the box of JSS/US Newsletters to Germany would cost $250 with no tracking or insurance via M-bag. Whereas Priority mail is $150.
  3. Cool, I will look into it tomorrow.
  4. Ed

    Sword Stands

    Stands #4 & #5 are sold.
  5. Brian, There is a media mail option within the US, which is downright cheap with what shipping costs these day. I guess they did away with the option you refer to or at least for something so heavy. I went to the counter and asked if there was any way to ship these books overseas any cheaper and was told yes and no. Yes, there was an option but it had a weight restriction of 4 lbs. So no, due to the weight. Even Priority International "Flat Rate" has a weight limit of 20 lbs. and is $100. I wish I could find a cheaper option.
  6. Now offered Worldwide. Recently there was an inquiry on this set of books from Europe and I was asked to provide a shipping quote. Price options were checked for the three major carriers USPS, Fedex, and UPS. USPS was by far the cheapest. Both online and counter options through USPS were explored, looking for the cheapest option. USPS offers a “first class mail” option but unfortunately it has a weight restriction of 4 lbs. The only option is USPS priority mail due to the weight (42 lbs/105 kgs). The quote for Priority mail insured to Germany was $150 ($149.70). I presume these newsletters could be shipped worldwide for approximately the same price. Therefore, I have decided to lift their sale being restricted to CONUS and will now offer them worldwide. I realize the shipping is not cheap however, if you consider what these newsletters cost with a membership to the JSS/US, they are still a bargain even with the added cost of shipping. When these were issued a membership in the JSS/US was $40 ($60 foreign), that included 6 issues of the newsletter. Therefore, at the time each issue cost $6.66. (foreign $10.00 each). These newsletters, including shipping costs, are being sold for approximately $2.14 each. Considering the amount of information contained within these 140 newsletters, $2.14 apiece is still a great bargain.
  7. A friend made a few Kake or sword stands and asked me to see if there was any interest in them. The are $200 each, except the Antler stand which is $250. You can see them here: http://yakiba.com/misc.htm If you are interested in one of them please contact me via my email address (not pm): Yakiba1@yahoo.com or yakiba.com@gmail.com Ed
  8. Offering a large group of JSS/US newsletters. This lot covers from 1980-2010. *NOTE, typo at the bottom of list should read 2020. There are a few issues missing, please see the following list for complete details. Japanese Sword Society of the United States Newsletters: Box size = 17” x 10” x 12” Weight 42 lbs. This group of books weighs 42 lbs., therefore I will restrict this lot to CONUS only as shipping outside CONUS would be cost prohibitive. Within CONUS shipping via "media mail" will cost approximately $30. $150 plus S/H *** No pm's please. If interested please contact me at: Yakiba.com@gmail.com Like Comment Share
  9. UPDATE: Please note, having issues with my web site and can't log in to update this list, so here is what is left; Listed a few books: http://yakiba.com/books.htm 1. Nihonto no Soe Kogatana by Suenaga Masao. 1975. Clothbound with original slipcase, The most comprehensive book on Kogatana, 7 ¼ x 10 ½”, 257 pages Japanese Text $250 2. Swords of Imperial Japan: 1868 - 1945 by Jim Dawson. 1996. Softbound, 1st edition. Much needed information for collectors of Japanese military edged weapons. 8 1/2 x 11", 160 pages. $25 HOLD 3. Swords of Imperial Japan 1868 – 1945: Cyclopedia Edition by Jim Dawson. 2007. Hardbound, the most comprehensive treatment of the subject Japanese military edged weapons to date. : Excellent photographs, illustrations, detailed descriptions, charts, & time-lines. 8 ¾ x 11 ¼”, 448 pages in English. SOLD 4. Nihonto Swords of Japan a Visual Glossary, Zusetsu Nihonto Yogo Jiten by Kajihara Kotoken. 1989. Clothbound in 2 volumes with slipcases, 10 ½ x 14” each, 600 and 250 pages respectively. This set thoroughly illustrates, identifies, & explains all facets of Nihonto. It boasts a 49 page table of contents. The larger volume has the illustrations and text in Japanese, with titles in English. The smaller volume is a complete English translation. Condition is Excellent. SOLD 5. Arms and Armor of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan by Bottomley & Hopson. 1988. Hardbound with dust jacket. A well rounded presentation of all things Samurai, with color and black & white photos and text. 192 pages in English. $30. 6. The Hartman Collection of Japanese Metalwork published by Christie’s, 1976. Cloth bound. With each listing a short description in Japanese is included. Almost all of the 676 lots are sword furniture. Photos are black & white for iron and mostly color for kinko. 9 ¼ x 12 ¼”, 163 pages $50 7. Samurai Warfare Turnbull, Stephen 1997. 158p., printed double-column with sidebars on coated paper stock, b&w and color period images, diagrams, maps, 9.5x7.5 inch glossy color wraps. Price: $25.00 8. Samurai Warriors Turnbull Stephen 1988 . Hardback in black, gilt to spine, with printed end-papers, in full color pictorial jacket. 9.5x7.5 inch. 160 pages i$ 25 9. Battles of the Samurai Turnbull Stephen 1987 . Hardback in black, gilt to spine, with printed end-papers, in full color pictorial jacket. 9.5x7.5 inch. 125 pages $ 25 10. The 'Kinuko' Manuscript, detailing the ancestors of Hizen Tadayoshi 1598-1871. Translated by Roger J. Robertshaw. Newsletter vol. 41 no. 4, August 2009. Special Edition [ of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States ]. NP [ USA ]: Japanese Sword Society of the United States, 2009. First Edition Thus. Soft-cover 58pp. Magazine format, stapled illustrated wrappers, b&w illustrations. signed by the translator at the end of the introduction. Special issue of the newsletter of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States devoted to the facsimile reproduction and translation of the Kinuko Mss. Facsimile of the Japanese mss. text opposite English translation. The condition is excellent with minimal shelf wear. $25 HOLD 11. The Code of the Samurai by Inazô Nitobé 2013, Hardcover 96 pages 7 5/8" x 10 1/2" Beautifully produced in traditional binding with cloth cover and string, and with a timeless design, this book includes the classic Inazo text with a new introduction. $25 HOLD 12. The Japanese Sword by Kanzan Sato. 1983. Hardbound with dust jacket. A great beginner’s book, 210 pages in English. $20 HOLD 13. The Book of the Sword Tom Buttweiler (Ten Monographs On Japanese Swords) 1979 Hardbound, 159 pages, Divided into 3 sections: Sword as History, Sword as Steel (practical aspects), and Sword as Art (including an article on tsuba by Dr. Homma). In a pocket inside the back cover are 3 foldouts, printed both sides, of “Oshigata of a few of the many fine swords found in western collections”. Edited by Randolph B. Caldwell. $20
  10. Guys please, if you are interested in a book contact me through my email Yakiba.com@gmail.com
  11. Listed a few books: http://yakiba.com/books.htm 1. Nihonto no Soe Kogatana by Suenaga Masao. 1975. Clothbound with original slipcase, The most comprehensive book on Kogatana, 7 ¼ x 10 ½”, 257 pages Japanese Text $250 2. Swords of Imperial Japan: 1868 - 1945 by Jim Dawson. 1996. Softbound, 1st edition. Much needed information for collectors of Japanese military edged weapons. 8 1/2 x 11", 160 pages. $25 3. Swords of Imperial Japan 1868 – 1945: Cyclopedia Edition by Jim Dawson. 2007. Hardbound, the most comprehensive treatment of the subject Japanese military edged weapons to date. : Excellent photographs, illustrations, detailed descriptions, charts, & time-lines. 8 ¾ x 11 ¼”, 448 pages in English. $100 4. Nihonto Swords of Japan a Visual Glossary, Zusetsu Nihonto Yogo Jiten by Kajihara Kotoken. 1989. Clothbound in 2 volumes with slipcases, 10 ½ x 14” each, 600 and 250 pages respectively. This set thoroughly illustrates, identifies, & explains all facets of Nihonto. It boasts a 49 page table of contents. The larger volume has the illustrations and text in Japanese, with titles in English. The smaller volume is a complete English translation. Condition is Excellent. $485 5. Arms and Armor of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan by Bottomley & Hopson. 1988. Hardbound with dust jacket. A well rounded presentation of all things Samurai, with color and black & white photos and text. 192 pages in English. $30. 6. The Hartman Collection of Japanese Metalwork published by Christie’s, 1976. Cloth bound. With each listing a short description in Japanese is included. Almost all of the 676 lots are sword furniture. Photos are black & white for iron and mostly color for kinko. 9 ¼ x 12 ¼”, 163 pages $50 7. Samurai Warfare Turnbull, Stephen 1997. 158p., printed double-column with sidebars on coated paper stock, b&w and color period images, diagrams, maps, 9.5x7.5 inch glossy color wraps. Price: $25.00 8. Samurai Warriors Turnbull Stephen 1988 . Hardback in black, gilt to spine, with printed end-papers, in full color pictorial jacket. 9.5x7.5 inch. 160 pages i$ 25 9. Battles of the Samurai Turnbull Stephen 1987 . Hardback in black, gilt to spine, with printed end-papers, in full color pictorial jacket. 9.5x7.5 inch. 125 pages $ 25 10. The 'Kinuko' Manuscript, detailing the ancestors of Hizen Tadayoshi 1598-1871. Translated by Roger J. Robertshaw. Newsletter vol. 41 no. 4, August 2009. Special Edition [ of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States ]. NP [ USA ]: Japanese Sword Society of the United States, 2009. First Edition Thus. Soft-cover 58pp. Magazine format, stapled illustrated wrappers, b&w illustrations. signed by the translator at the end of the introduction. Special issue of the newsletter of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States devoted to the facsimile reproduction and translation of the Kinuko Mss. Facsimile of the Japanese mss. text opposite English translation. The condition is excellent with minimal shelf wear. $25 11. The Code of the Samurai by Inazô Nitobé 2013, Hardcover 96 pages 7 5/8" x 10 1/2" Beautifully produced in traditional binding with cloth cover and string, and with a timeless design, this book includes the classic Inazo text with a new introduction. $25 12. The Japanese Sword by Kanzan Sato. 1983. Hardbound with dust jacket. A great beginner’s book, 210 pages in English. $20 13. The Book of the Sword Tom Buttweiler (Ten Monographs On Japanese Swords) 1979 Hardbound, 159 pages, Divided into 3 sections: Sword as History, Sword as Steel (practical aspects), and Sword as Art (including an article on tsuba by Dr. Homma). In a pocket inside the back cover are 3 foldouts, printed both sides, of “Oshigata of a few of the many fine swords found in western collections”. Edited by Randolph B. Caldwell. $20
  12. Great story, dreams do come true. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. Ed
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