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Collectible Glassware from the 40's, 50's, 60's: An Illustrated Value Guide Hardcover – Bargain Price, July 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Collectible Glassware from the 40's, 50's & 60's
  • Hardcover: 253 pages
  • Publisher: Collector Books; 8 edition (July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574324608
  • ASIN: B00A179AG2
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #811,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This new, revamped version of Collectible Glassware - Ninth Edition is just as enjoyable to use as the previous publications and a few small, but effective changes have increased the ease in which you can access well researched information. Gene Florence and his wife, Cathy, know their glass after more than 30 years in the business and their books reflect this knowledge. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

A collector since childhood, Gene Florence's hobby of buying and selling glassware turned into a full-time career. First writing a book on Depression Glass, Florence has gone on to author many popular glassware titles including books on Depression Glass; Occupied Japan Collectibles; Kitchen Glassware; Very Rare Glassware; 40s, 50s, & 60s Glassware;Elegant Glassware; Stemware; Glassware Pattern Identification; Anchor Hocking's Fire-King; Glass Candlesticks; and Salt & Pepper Shakers.

Cathy Florence, graduated with honors and a coveted voice award from high school, attended Georgetown College where she obtained a French major and an English minor, then married her middle-school sweetheart Gene Florence. In the mid-80s she authored a book on collecting quilts, harking back to skills taught her by her grandmothers; and she has since co-authored many books on glass with husband Gene. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

A collector since childhood, Gene Florence's hobby of buying and selling glassware turned into a full-time career. First writing a book on Depression Glass, Florence has gone on to author many popular glassware titles including books on Depression Glass; Occupied Japan Collectibles; Kitchen Glassware; Very Rare Glassware; 40s, 50s, & 60s Glassware; Elegant Glassware; Stemware; Glassware Pattern Identification; Anchor Hocking's Fire-King; Glass Candlesticks; and Salt & Pepper Shakers.

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I really like the information in the book and the pictures are usually quite helpful.
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Pictures are great, showing very good detail.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Mark J. Desmond on December 21, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Numerous glass companies from the "good old days" are represented in this edition and this IS another "must have" for the serious Anchor-Hocking, Fire-King and EAPC collectors to carry around with them in the car! Most importantly the photography is, as with all of Florence's books, beautiful and extremely color accurate. Price guidelines are updated and in tune with prices at the auctions. You don't even have to be a glassware collector to enjoy this book, it would make an excellent gift to someone's mom!
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By "midaltongal" on November 15, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is another important addition to my library of collectible, kitchenware and depression glass books.
More than 40 new patterns are included and pricing and many pictures have been updated. I like the alphabetical listing because it is easy to find the patterns I'm looking for.
As an avid collector, I find this book invaluable in helping me pay reasonable prices for my collectible glassware.
I would give this book a 5 star rating if it had more information on Fenton's Hobnail pattern. This pattern is often wrongly identified with other similar hobnail glass pieces and it would help me immensely if the pictured pieces showed the manufacturer's number.
I heartily recommend this book to collectors and dealers.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 10, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I have absolutely fallen in love with Anchor Hocking's Fire King pieces, so I bought this book as a reference guide to begin my collection. I looked through about 8 books on glassware, but this is the ONLY one that had the best pictures and information. I did also buy another book by Gene Florence (mostly for a slightly different range in pricing), but this is the one that I keep going back to for reference. I am amazed at the number of pieces shown, and in color, which is extremely helpful for any new collector. I would recommend this book, as well as his Fire King book (minus the errors I keep hearing about!) to anyone who wants a couple of well-rounded guides to finding Fire King pieces.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 1, 1998
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As a collector of mainly milk glass, I am impressed with the amount of milk glass shown in this book, especially Petalware pieces. The author is very knowledgeable and wants comments from readers of the book. This is a must for milk glass collectors.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ken Mathews on July 31, 2000
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I just bought this book and the pictures are great and very detail. Gave a good amount of info about the company. Only thing I would like to see done is I have a problem knowing what the pieces are. It would be helpful if the were numbered so you could identify them easier. Would buy more book from this author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sandy on December 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I always find gene florence book the most helpful for research. I did find somethings that where discontinued I would have liked referenced. I still rely on his resources.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 9, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Love all of the books by this author. You will reach for this book time and time again. Well done. Lots of pictures and good information. Well done, Gene!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By positiveabby on February 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Gene Florance is, I think, the best person to go by, when it comes to depression glass and collectible glassware. his books are like the bible to me.
one of the best things about Gene's books, they are easy to follow and the pictures are AWESOME! I'm a better person to compare pictures than try to read what someone is telling me. so thats why, I dont leave home without him/it!
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