Clearly structured by subject area, this all-color, all-new, specially-photographed guide includes 8,000 items, presented in catalogue-style layout with full description, size, date, measurements, and latest carefully verified price. Invaluable for bargain hunter and serious collector alike. 0-7566-0432-X$35.00 / DK Publishing, Inc.Clearly structured by subject area, this all-color, all-new, specially-photographed guide includes 8,000 items, presented in catalogue-style layout with full description, size, date, measurements, and latest carefully verified price. Invaluable for bargain hunter and serious collector alike. 0-7566-0432-X$35.00 / DK Publishing, Inc.Read Less
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I have breezed through several books of this nature, and this particular volume is the best of it's kind that I've ever encountered. Judith Miller has done a top notch job in compiling a vast and impressive listing of all kinds of antiques. The photographs are detailed, clear and sharp. The information is exactly what a novice or serious antique collector would need. I have a friend who operates a thrift store who has an earlier dated copy of this book. And, speaking from my own experience, it is something you will want to page through over and over again. A great and practical reference, whether you are buying or selling antiques, or simply browsing flea markets or yard sales in search of treasures.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-10-01 With its color photographs of everything from acajou wood boxes to Zsolny-Pecs ceramic figurines, Miller's whopper of a guide resembles a Sotheby's catalog, except it lists prices. The hefty book will be of use to collectors and buyers in need of a general pricing guide and is divided into categories such as "porcelain," "furniture," "toys and dolls," "film," "decorative arts," "lighting" and "American painting." Miller's prices are "ballpark figures" (for example, a Baccarat ruby cameo crystal vase may fetch anywhere from $1,000 to $1,300) and are based on actual prices checked by consultants. In addition to the many photographed entries, Miller (A Closer Look at Antiques) has included directories of auctioneers and specialists. This phonebook-like volume of over 8,500 antiques may be too general for collectors primarily interested American stoneware, Staffordshire dogs, or other specific kinds of antiques, and the full-page advertisements for auction houses may turn off some readers. Still, this comprehensive guide might be the perfect introduction amateur antiques enthusiasts need. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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