|This is a great book with descriptions, pictures and prices for all of those kitchen gadgets of yesteryear.
||Of course, not all glass is marked, but this book has hallmarks for many of the manufactures you will find if they are marked.
||No mater how many jewelry books I buy, this one remains one of my favorite references for antique jewelry. It is well illustrated with lots and lots of period example.
This is a standard identification reference book for depression glass, showing patterns, colors and companies that produced depression glass.
|For more contemporary jewelry, this book is well researched with useable historical profiles on many costume jewelry manufactures. It has has information on a few obscure designers you won't find anywhere else.
||This book is all line drawings taken from museums and historical pieces accross the United States. No prices, but an indispensable identifcation guide for furniture. |
|You can use this book not only to identify prints on paper, but print process on pottery, glass and tin, too. It has magnified pictures of each print process. There are many books about prints, but this one is the most useful one we have found for in-depth indentification techniques.
||This is a perfect book to carry around in your car for quick identification, price guides and tips on various categories.
||If you buy one book on pottery marks, this should be it. The marks are set up by the type of symbol which allows you to find marks quickly.
||This is a great general reference for Oriental Antiques with information on ceramics, metals, prints and ivory to name a few. Lots of charts with dynasty information and a section on marks.
Antique stores seem to prefer this price guide over many of the others available. It is similar to Kovels' in that it gives a short description with each category. Both are useful to carry around with you.
This is a great book for paper collectables, like bank notes, slave papers, land grants and the like.