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Standard Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass Hardcover – January, 2006

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Product Details

  • Series: Standard Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass
  • Hardcover: 383 pages
  • Publisher: Collector Books; 10 edition (January 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574324861
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574324860
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,376,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 1999
Format: Hardcover
For a first time purchase of a reference book on Carnival Glass, this book is a must, due to the volume of color photos. (It loses one star due to a few out of focus color photos.) Even the black and white photos are a valuable aid to identifying pieces. Photos, photos, photos!
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Bill Edwards and Mike Carwile's Standard Encyclopedia Of Carnival Glass, 7th Edition is packed with small but clear color photo examples of glass collector's pieces, with paragraphs of discussion lending insights on makers and products. Insights on the influences of value - such as better color for glass pieces - are present throughout.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This Edwards & Carwile Encyclopedia is an excellent reference book for the "Carnival Glass" enthusiast. It has clear color photos, large print, is alphabetically listed, has informative descriptions, and a detailed price list. I never go shopping for carnival glass without taking this book; it's a necessary shopping guide. I always find the piece shown, described, and priced in this book. SM
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 29, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book is excellent for identifying patterns and the makers of carnival glass. I have found that there are a few errors in the pricing guide in the back of the book so I would only use it as a guide, not the final word on the price of a piece of carnival glass. So many other factors are involved, such as color, quality of the iridescence, and whether the piece has any flaws.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 23, 2002
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The color pictures are numerous and nice....the price guide in the back is a pain...it would be much better if the prices were on the same page as the picture. I think the price paid for this book was more than fair.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bernie HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on January 22, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is what it says and encyclopedia. I t was not designed for any group beginner or expert. It is well organized and packed with descriptive color pictures. This encyclopedia tells how when and where the glass was made and more important shows patterns to help you recognize what you are looking at. The "Marks" section is worth it in its self.
My two favorite objects in the book (of which I am not sure I would want in my house) are:
Purple Pickle Paperweight:
"Of All the oddities I've come across in carnival glass, this is probably the oddball of all time."
Scottie
"Surly there isn't a collector that hasn't seen these in the flea market in Scotties, poodles, dear, duckies, or rabbits. They are all covers powder jars, all marigolds, and made near the end of the carnival glass heyday. Still the coloring is usually respectable, and they are cute little things"
Personally I do not think they are so cute; but my wife has the "Dear" that was handed down from her mother.
Again this book is worth just being aware of the diversity in Carnival Glass.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Agustin R. Vidal Valls on December 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is un important and complete carnival glass book.

Really first class information,and a good table of prices.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Derrill G. Wood on December 15, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This shows more "hard to find" very unique items rather than the every day pieces I collect. I was looking for information to identify pieces I see at estate sales and local auctions. The information in this book is interesting, but not very helpful to me personally.

I would not recommend this book as a "Collector Guide Book" for the average collector.
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