Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading, Identification and Value Guide, 2nd Edition

Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading, Identification and Value Guide, 2nd Edition

Beginning and experienced collectors and even dealers sometimes have difficulty distinguishing a valuable piece of costume jewelry from less valuable jewelry. Two brooches, both signed by the same designer, can have vastly different values. This book provides beginning collectors with friendly one-on-one advice on how to begin a collection and how to recognize good quality costume jewelry. Background information for almost 130 different manufacturers, including the author's recommendations on which pieces from each designer are the most collectible, are provided. Over 200 new photos have been added to this edition, bringing the total to around 900 full-color photographs. A new section on miscellaneous makers is featured, and additional, up-to-date information about selling jewelry on eBay is provided. Once again, tips on how to upgrade a collection by selling to dealers and trading with friends; tips on how to catalog a collection; and tips on repairing, storing, and cleaning jewelry a
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Antique Glass (Starting to Collect)

Antique Glass (Starting to Collect)

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.
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Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: The Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading (Identification & Value Guide)

Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: The Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading (Identification & Value Guide)

This book provides beginning collectors with friendly one-on-one advice on how to begin a collection and how to recognize good quality costume jewelry. Background information for almost 130 different manufacturers, including the author's recommendations on which pieces from each designer are the most collectible, are provided. Over 750 color photographs of costume jewelry that is within the means of most collectors are featured. There are also tips on how to upgrade a collection by selling to dealers, selling on eBay, and trading with friends; tips on how to catalog a collection using a spread sheet or a notebook; and tips on repairing, storing, and cleaning jewelry. A glossary of jewelry terms and an index of patent and design numbers round out the book. 2004 values. REVIEW: This book is a companion to the Standard Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass, 9th Edition, but can also stand alone as a handy reference guide to take along on your glass searches. Thousands of patterns, from Absentee
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