Specs AppealSpecs Appeal

The jaunty, informative text includes identifying information, historical notes, and hints on how to adapt frames from the past for modern use.

Author: Donald-Brian Johnson

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0764314033


Page: 173

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The eyes have it in this colourful selection of outrageously whimsical eyeglass stylings from the fabulous 1950s and hip 1960s! Whether dotted with rhinestones, moulded into 'cat's-eyes', or built up into tiara-like proportions, eyeglass frames with "specs appeal" are among today's hottest and most collectible fashion accessories. The 450 colour photographs and vintage ads shown here offer a dazzling eyeful of the best these eras had to offer. From harlequins to earring glasses, French "girl-watchers" to the original "rose-colored glasses", these eye-catchers capture '50s and '60s eyewear design in all its swooping, glittery glory. The jaunty, informative text includes identifying information, historical notes, and hints on how to adapt frames from the past for modern use. A current price guide completes this "blast from the past", sure to be the apple of every collector's eye!
Once again, over 50,000 listings from reliable sources are included and carefully checked by an authority on the subject. More than 400 expert advisors make sure only the best and most accurate data remains. Hundreds of sharp photographs accompany the 500+ categories -- glass and porcelain, match holders, purses, cookie jars, jewelry, advertising, furniture, dolls, records -- you name it, Schroeder's has it! History and other pertinent facts complement the descriptive listings, which reflect the current market and developing trends.
In 2006, in celebration of our 25th anniversary, we brought Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide to you for the first time in full color. It was so successful, we decided to keep that format from year to year, and once again are bringing it to you in full color. It still contains over 50,000 listings from reliable sources, more than 500 categories from Advertising to Zsolnay, histories and pertinent facts, and representative full-color photographs. This year s edition will start shipping in August 2008 and is guaranteed to maintain its #1 bestselling status both at Collector Books and across the country. Dealers throughout the U.S. rave annually about Schroeder's, saying it just keeps getting better and better. Undoubtedly this year s edition will be the best! You will be pleased it has kept its new look, and even happier that it is available at one of the lowest prices you'll find for general antiques guides.

Collectables Price Guide 2005Collectables Price Guide 2005

Author: Judith Miller


ISBN: 1405305975


Page: 600

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The best all-new, all-colour price guide to help you identify and value your collectables quickly and easily. Clear and easy-to-use, with over 5,000 collectables featured memorabilia this is the surest route to getting real value for money. A nice little earner Judith Miller knows Collectables The Telegraph

Ceramic Arts StudioCeramic Arts Studio

"This is the first comprehensive book about Ceramic Arts Studio and it presents all the figurines released by CAS, detailed information on the firm's early years, and Betty Harrington's artistic pursuits after the Studio closed"--Cover p. ...

Author: Donald-Brian Johnson

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0764318268


Page: 272

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The top-selling ceramic figurines of the 1940s and '50s came from Madison, Wisconsin's Ceramic Arts Studio and their "outstanding designer," Betty Harrington. Over 1200 color photos show figurines of theatrical adults, children, and animals, vintage catalogs, advertisements, and original designs, with a complete inventory. Collectors will find this an indispensable guide.