Collector's Encyclopedia of Milk Glass: Identificaion & Value Hardcover – Dec 28 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
At first, I didn't like that the prices were in the back of the book. But upon further thought I've decided I prefer it that way, because then I'm not drawn to, or away from a piece just because of cost. For a dealer this might not hold true, but for a collector like me, it's not such a big deal.
The final thing I like is that it includes examples of colored milk glass as well. I will spend hours pouring over this book. And if another version comes out with different photos and updated prices...all the better for me!
The book is arranged by subject matter. Data on each item includes manufacturer, size, dates of production & current market value range. Some of my favorites are the kitchen utensils, lamps & beautifully decorated plates.
There is a wealth of detailed information for collectors here. The introduction has some general collecting tips plus how to get a feel for old glass vs. new. Detailed histories of all the major producers follows.
Finally, the catalog pages of more common recent lines by Westmoreland, Fenton and Imperial are reproduced with a value guide. This book really helped me understand and appreciate what milk glass is all about.
The only drawback was some pictures were not clear enough to carefully identify a pattern. This is only constructive criticism and should not keep you from using this book as part of a reference and identification guide for fine pieces of milk glass.
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I have over fifty antique/glass/collector/etc. books in my libarary, and this is unquestionably the overall best reference book among them. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2003 by Hillbilly1956
What is contained in this book is certainly good information. However, the problem I had with it is that it focuses mainly on very rarely seen pieces. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2002 by Hillbilly1956
Very complete book....a lot of photos and detailed pattern information. Would recommend highly.Published on June 2 2001
I find this book an invaluable tool. It is grouped in catagories and is a great assistant in hunting milkglass. Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2000 by Sissi Brandon
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