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Florence's Big Book of Salt & Pepper Shakers: Identification & Value Guide Paperback – Illustrated


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Collector Books; 1 edition (July 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574322575
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574322576
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #508,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

You'll find all kinds of shakers in this excellent reference. They're grouped alphabetically, from Animals to World's Fair. There are listings by subject matter and by material. There is an excellent section on glass shakers, including Depression, Elegant, and kitchenware examples. Altogether, over 3,000 different shakers have been pictured. Dealers and collectors alike should find it a very useful book. The pictures, in full color, are excellent and the format is easy to use.

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.

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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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 14, 2004
Format: Paperback
The monetary valuations of Salt & Pepper Shakers in this book are virtually useless to either a collector or seller. I have never seen a book so totally unresearched on both pricing and product description. The majority of the photos of the S&P's do not describe the material utilized in their construction, so one is left wondering if they are looking at plastic, metal or other material.
No person interested in Salt & Pepper collecting should buy this as their first book. If you do, you'll be in for a big surprise when you try to buy an S&P that has been valued in this book for $12, but is belling for $48.
For the more seasoned collector, it does have some decent pictures, but is more or less a rehash of better produced S&P Collecting books.
If you've been collecting S&P's for over 6 months, you'll realize that this is a piece of utter tripe; execpt for the photos of the S&P's.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tara on September 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
The book has tons of pictures. Some of the sets shown are not "true" sets. It is a great book to get a general idea of all the many themes of salt and pepper collecting. High end and low end are all well represented. It was fun to see sets I never knew existed that I would like to have. It gave me more stuff to look for in auctions. It's always fun to add to collections!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl B. Moore on August 25, 2008
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I almost didn't buy this book since the reviews were fairly low, but thumbed through it twice upon receiving it...I think it one of the best books in my collection. It covers most materials used in making S&Ps, identifies a lot of the makers, (Shawnee, Occupied Japan, Hazel Atlas, etc.), the photography is good, & I'm very pleased with the information it has given me. I know it will become a well thumbed book for searching.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Montag on January 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
Book was a big hit with a growing collector - some shaker's categories could be expanded upon with more detail and photos - but overall a success...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Randi Long on May 7, 2012
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i collect salt and pepper shakers and i wanted a book. I am very happy with my choice to get this book. it makes me want them all
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