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20th Century Neckties: Pre-1955 (A Schiffer Book for Collectors) Paperback – January, 1999


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Product Details

  • Series: A Schiffer Book for Collectors
  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd (January 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764305786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764305788
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,300,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 17, 1999
Format: Paperback
As a price guide the quotes may have been relevant five years ago or reflect the rural Pennsylvania market,but they are not an accurate reflection of the hot demand on both coasts.The current revival is based on the resurgence of the retro tie and swing band culture. The author spends too many pages on the first forty years of neckwear, which few current tie collectors are interested in. Frankly, these ties are boring.The most unfortunate overriding failure of the book is the dismal photography which makes the few exciting ties muted and restrained in their presentation.Another shortfall is the paucity of any of the human interest stories associated with either the tie creators or wearers.The only real bright spot is the great forties advertising, which is a direct lift from much better books.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Shiptoski on January 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
The price of vintage ties is all over the board,...has been since the mid 1990s and continues to be even now (2007). The fact is, vintage ties, the desirable ones and the not-so desirable ones can be easily had for $1-20 dollars. Its not fiction, its fact, unless you're impatient and/or well-off in the world of greenbacks, then maybe you and your well earned pocket full of dough might part ways as it burns inside of your trousers. I personally own a collection of over 200 vintage ties from the 1930s to the late 1940s, all in wonderful condition and 99% have been purchased for under $20 dollars....all worn by myself and not just tucked away for no one to see and appreciate.

It was meant to be worn!

Roseann Ettinger does a good job in her book, and has quite the collection to boot!
Some photographs better than others, some other books better than hers in some ways, and vice versa. The revival is based on historical attire and dress repeating itself, with little to do with the resurgence that we've seen in the mid 1990s of modern day swing bands, though most if not all did no justice to the originatiors in the craft of that music such as the instrumental magic of Artie Shaw, the vocal stylings of Ella Mae Morse, and so on. Those who have been true to the style and swank of the 1940s have been and will continue to be far beyond any musical fads that pop up on the horizon from before the 1990s and well after!

I say Kudos to Roseann Ettinger and Kudos to many other authors who have written on the subject and can be found on Amazon, etc.
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