Glass is among the most widely collected of all antiques. Since ancient times, the delicacy and beauty of glass has delighted collectors and brought riches to the craftsmen who could transform melted sand into objects of art, function and mystery.John Sandon looks beyond the valuable rarities. Carefully chosen illustrations focus on available specimens, offering practical advice to novice collectors. Where should you buy? How do you recognize quality? How do you avoid the many clever fakes? This is the perfect introduction for the beginner.A mine of information, compact and easily portable, lavishly illustrated in color, this book is an unbeatable value for its modest price.
The updated edition of this guide provides a history and current pricing of the most notable duck and goose hunting decoys used over the past century, including both hand-carved and factory models.
Fishing Lure Collectibles: An Identification and Value Guide to the Most Collectible Antique Fishing Lure
Progressing from simple implements of bone, stone and wood to the elaborately feathered flies of the Victorian era, antique fishing lures are now sought as highly prized collectibles. Featuring over 1,000 color reproductions, as well as descriptions and current values of lures, this exciting new guide will meet the needs of lure collectors and fishing enthusiasts alike.