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Sorry, but it's not all good
on May 22, 2007
The idea of putting a picture of an item together with its mark is admirable, and the book is useful in this regard. It is not a complete guide, but then again, no book of marks is.
However, the date information given for some pieces (for example, Syracuse China) is very inaccurate, and there are misidentifications that should not have happened in a book of this type. I would not rely on the dates shown in any way whatsoever.
The unfortunate part is that there are sources that could have been consulted to obtain the correct information (including titles from the same publisher).