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Miller's American Quilts: How to Compare & Value (Miller's Treasure or Not?) Hardcover – July 28, 2006


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Product Details

  • Series: Miller's Treasure or Not?
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: MITCH (July 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840003812
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840003819
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,003,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

This new title in the groundbreaking Miller's Treasure or Not? series is unlike any other currently available guide to collecting American quilts. Much more than a pricing manual or an illustrated showcase of beautiful pieces, this indispensable volume is a master class in evaluating the amazing work of dedicated American quilters from Colonial times to the present.

A nationally known dealer and impassioned collector of antique quilts, Stella Rubin shows you how to look at quilts with a professional eye and identify those factors that add or subtract from value. Features that will guide both the novice and experienced collector include:

  • A unique compare-and-contrast format
  • Professional valuation secrets from a leading collector and dealer of antique American quilts
  • Full-color photographs of more than 120 quilts
  • Price ranges for every item
  • Detailed instruction on how to assess style, condition, authenticity, and value
  • Expert advice on how to store, maintain, and display quilts

About the Author

A native New Yorker, Stella Rubin is an avid collector and dealer of antiques. Ms. Rubin has specialized in American textiles since 1977. She has exhibited at major US antiques fairs and currently exhibits at the Delaware Antique Show (Winterther Museum) and the Chester County Antique Show. Ms. Rubin has sold quilts to many private collections and prestigious institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has also lectured on quilts at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of American Folk Art, and the International Society of Appraisers.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 23, 2001
Format: Hardcover
If you need a quick way to learn the styles and values of American Quilts, this book is for you. Though I don't agree with the comparison values on some of the quilts, I find that those new to collecting and identifying the quilts in today's market will find this book helpful. This book provides an overview, not a comprehensive study.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 29, 2004
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This is the kind of informtion I need. Brief history of the type of quilt, things to look for that make one quilt more valuable than another within the design catagory, interesting informative bits and realistic pricing guidelines (at least from what I know first hand). This is the kind of book for which I would like to see periodic updates. One of the best pricing guide books for quilts out there. THe only reason I did not give 5 stars is that I wish it were even larger !
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "charlottesweb59" on January 20, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Enjoyable format allows for either casual perusing or more serious study of quilts, their history, design and value. Good pictures and useful, easy to interpret information. Highly recommend.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 7, 2003
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This is a wonderful book. It shows you a lot of classic quilt styles and compares two excellent versions of each style. All the quilts are priced, and the reasons for the valuation of each quilt are explained with easy-to-understand call-outs. My only regret is that this book hasn't been turned into a series. Whether you're a experienced collector or a newbie, you'll love this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By quiltz on November 13, 2010
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A must have for anyone interested in this fabulous American art form. Photo comparisons are especially helpful. Well written; background information most interesting.
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