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As I mentioned in a previous post. Kiss Memorabilia is on Harry Rinkers top ten list of hot collectibles for 2005.

From the House of Collectibles is another great collectible reference book from their indispensable series. And if you’re in New York on May 14th during the Annual KISS Expo, you’ll be able to meet the author, Ingo Floren:

KISS CollectiblesThe Official Price Guide to KISS Collectibles, 1st edition
By Ingo Floren

DON’T GO TO THE MAY 14 NY KISS EXPO WITHOUT IT!!

On Saturday, May 14, 2005, for one day only from noon to Midnight, the 19th Annual New York KISS Expo will take place at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey, (www.starzcentral.com/kissexpo/) (NOTE: House of Collectibles/Random House is not affiliated with the New York KISS Expo.)

On hand from Berlin, Germany to sign copies of his first edition of The Official Price Guide to KISS Collectibles released last year, will be KISS fan and collector extraordinaire, Ingo Floren. More than a rock band, KISS is a legend. After 30 years of performing, KISS concerts still sell out. They are a lifestyle, a brand, and a phenomenon, and KISS fans are devoted to everything and anything that is related to KISS. Ingo Floren’s book presents KISS collectors everything that they need to know about KISS memorabilia, with the most complete listing of prices ever compiled on everything from tour books to guitar picks.

With their wild face paint, elaborate costumes and larger than life personalities, KISS has created instantly recognizable imagery in the world of popular culture. According to lead singer Gene Simmons, KISS has licensed over 2,000 products since the band formed in 1972. The devotion that KISS fans feel for their idols has created a lucrative market for memorabilia associated with KISS.

These pieces are highly collectible and valuable. With The Official Price Guide to KISS Collectibles, any collector can know the value of their collection. This complete sourcebook has over 400 photographs of rare and never-before-seen items, with listings and prices for literally hundreds of KISS collectibles. While many of the items are widely available, one of a kind items, such as a pencil study for the cover art for the LP Rock and Roll Over can command as much as $6,000. This price guide includes listings for records, press kits, magazine ads, books, music, clothes/costumes, toys and one-of-kind items. Fans will see the best loved items that they might have in their collection, or that they might hope to collect.

KISS grosses $30 million in merchandise in one year alone, and has been in the Forbes Top 40. This is THE reference book and price guide for enthusiastic collectors, featuring extensive listings of everything KISS from around the world, including Australia, Europe and Asia, and America. The demand for merchandise featuring the KISS logo gets stronger year after year. The Official Price Guide to KISS Collectibles is the perfect price guide for a growing collector’s market.

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About the Author:
Ingo Floren has been collecting KISS memorabilia since childhood. Today, with a degree in business and economics, he works as a web-based marketing specialist in an international marketing agency. As a leading collector and dealer of KISS collectibles, he developed and now manages the KISS collectibles Web site www.flaming-youth.com. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

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