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Avon Collectible Fashion Jewelry & Awards (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Paperback – June 1, 1998


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Avon Collectible Fashion Jewelry & Awards (Schiffer Book for Collectors) + Identifying Avon Jewelry + Sarah Coventry Jewelry (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
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Product Details

  • Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors
  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (June 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764305239
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764305238
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Monica Lynn Clements is a teacher, a writer, and an antiques dealer specializing in rare books. Her mother and co-author, Patricia Rosser Clements, is a longtime collector of antiques and an antiques dealer herself. Her other interests include art and design as well as photography.

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Jill Trade on December 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
When a person purchases a book at the book store, they may thumb through the pages to judge the qualifications of the book, the authors, and whether it fits their need or not. I am slowly learning who the good authors are in the collectible field to know whether to purchase their books on-line or not. This was definitely not the case with this book nor another book I purchased by these authors. I wanted an Avon book to help me identify and describe the collectible Avon Jewelry that I have found at various estate sales, and thought this book could help. I was definitely mistaken. Anyone can state, "Christmas Tree Pin with red stones, circa 1990" as stated on page 62, instead of Avon's description of "Victorian Tree Pin" with the actual date of 1992. Or on page 39, authors wrote "Abolone (sic - spelled wrong) set includes necklace with 14-inch silver metal chain, silver bracelet trimmed with gold, and ring set in silver, circa 1990s," when there is nothing gold or silver about the set, except maybe washed in gold or silver, but definitely not true silver or gold; Avon advertised this set in their 1975 catalog, much earlier than 1990s. Then, the last straw for me is the beautiful set that Avon sold in 1971 (page 37); even though the authors got the date correct, they simply ignored the title to the set, but instead wrote, "pearl and gold set" when this set is Avon's "Evening Creation" set. Did the authors do any research? I think not. Will I ever be so stupid as to purchase another one of their books? No way! I would resale this book, but I don't want another person to be as disappointed as I was when I purchased this book on-line; not to mention that at the same time, I also purchased their waste of writing book entitled, "Sarah Coventry Jewelry."
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 3, 2004
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Any reader inevitably judges a book through his personal tunnel vision. My own tunnel vision is costume jewelry so I was disappointed that information and illustrations on Avon realia occupied so much space to the detriment of the costume jewelry. I bought the book because I needed information on Avon jewelry which appears with increasing frequency at estate and garage sales. Although the photography was excellent as in the authors' Sarah Coventry book, I think that attempting to cover such divergent topics may have been too much of a stretch.
Even dilettante collectors such as I want as many pictures to increase their familiarity with collectible name brand jewelry--especially with manufacturers whose products are not promoted in magazines or newspapers or department stores.
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By molly on March 15, 2014
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Didn't find what I was looking for in this book but did enjoy reading about certain pieces and looking at the pictures. Was fun to
recognize some of my own collection. Nice book for those interested in Avon in general.
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By joMo on November 1, 2013
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I picked this rating because I had never seen a book to describe Avon collectibles. It did not have all the info I wanted. I did enjoy the pictures and what info I could gather. I just got a tissue box almost full of Avon Bottles plus some 78 rpm records. Some awards that I had never seen before and that was the reason I had ordered the book.
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By Debbie on March 21, 2013
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The book is a little old but still gives you an idea of what things might be worth. There doesn't seem to be any other books out there with more current information.
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