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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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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Ladies’ Vintage Accessories: Identification & Value Guide

Ladies

Featured are hats, purses, hankies, gloves, fans, parasols, hosiery, shoes, aprons, and capes. This book is a compelling photo study of the styles for each era - Victorian, Edwardian, Roaring Twenties, Depression, WWII, Fabulous Fifties, and Modern - and identification and value guide for collectors of vintage fashion. 2003 values. REVIEW: This book covers the accessories that women have used over the past 150 years, some pieces dating back even earlier to 1820, like a parasol from the Jackson-Decatur debates. A glimpse into the closets and trunks of the author, a private collector for over 30 years, reveals many parts of ensembles of ladies from the past.
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Fishing Lure Collectibles: An Identification and Value Guide to the Most Collectible Antique Fishing Lure

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.
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