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Hardcover The Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass Book

ISBN: 089145554X

ISBN13: 9780891455547

The Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass

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Dealing primarily with the glass made from the 1920s through the end of the 1930s, this book contains color photographs, vintage catalog pages, updated values, and a special section on reissues and fakes. 8.5 x 11. 2002 values.

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Great reference book

This is a great choice for reference when collecting and identifying depression glass.

Don't Internet Shop for Depression Glass Without the Book

Gene Florence's many pictorial guides to collectible antique glass are all wonderful and this beautiful fifteenth edition on Depression Glass is no exception. It contains hundreds of pieces of Depression Glass with details on the glass companies that made them, the history, the availability, individual pieces, price ranges, colors, patterns, etc. The photographs are all clear and very useful for identification purposes. Some vintage photos of advertisements show a few of the collections in their entirety. This book is essential if you are planning to start collecting Depression Glass because you can see what pieces were produced and you can learn how feasible it will be to collect complete sets. There is valuable information about reproductions. Glass collecting today is often done over the Internet and some dealers sell Depression Glass with little knowledge of the particular patterns, their dimensions, or their distinctive qualities. It is easy to get similar looking pictures confused and end up with pieces that do not belong in your collection. Sometimes descriptions are in complete error. This book is an extremely helpful, professional guide that can prevent costly mistakes. It is also just plain fun to read up on the old historical pieces, such wonderful Americana art. Warning: You may get bitten by the Depression Glass bug just by paging through this lovely book. Have fun at the garage sales, antique stores and malls, antique shows, and auctions, but don't leave home without it! Check out Gene Florence's other great books, too. Another personal favorite of mine is Collectible Glassware from the 40s, 50s, 60s.

An excellent, exhaustive reference for the glass collector..

Florence is the acknowledged expert when it comes to glass. This book contains literally hundreds of patterns of depression glass, arranged alphabetically. Each pattern comes with a history of the company who created it, specifics on styles within the patterns, answers to common questions, and a price guide. The photographs are professional and well-lit and make it easy to identify various subtle differences from one pattern to the next. All in all the book is a real treat to read, and makes me want to run out and buy more depresson glass! Don't hesitate, buy this book!

this 14th edition is a must for every collector

The 14th edition has a new color column system that makes the price guide even easier to read. Whether you're a serious investor or have a casual interest in the beautiful depression era glassware, this is the book you will turn to first, and probably most often. Many patterns, nice descriptions, accurate market values, Mr Florence is considered THE EXPERT among the depression glass community in my area. A fine reference which is a visual pleasure. If you are considering investing in depression glass, invest in this book first. You will make the purchase price back: probably with your first transaction.

I have found this reference an INDISPENSIBLE tool.

I can't say enough about this reference. The pictures are Awesome, the prices are right on the mark and the patterns are WELL represented. I have used this book EVERY day since it arrived in my mailbox over a year ago. If you purchase only one book on the subject this is the one to buy.

Excellant tool for Depression Glass novice or collector

I am really impressed with the easy to read and understand profiles of each pattern & items. The book is very thorough, including what items, colors, sizes, prices and general availability. A must have for anyone with any interest in Depression Glass. Pictures are well displayed, so that patterns are recognizable when out looking. I especially reviewed the repro section which is very informative.
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