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Glass Hen on Nest Covered Dishes: Identification & Value Guide Hardcover – January 29, 2007
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However, be aware that there are many unknown manufacturing dates on many different colors as well as many different styles in the book (which is to be expected with the amount of this type of dish out there). Between the Internet and this book, I feel very confident about pricing the HONS that I picked up. I HIGHLY recommend this guide to anyone interested in collecting or selling.
One thing to keep in mind, though, the book can be a little tricky to maneuver around when you aren't familiar with the different styles of hen on nest dishes, as I was. It takes some time to study it and learn the different styles of hens. And for an untrained eye, you really have to read a lot in trying to identify different hens as there are quite a few that are made using the same molds or with similar style molds (yet by different companies).
All that said, this guide has been indispensable to me and I think it's a must-have for any hen on nest fan!! Shirley Smith is incredibly versed in the different styles and manufacturing processes and has done a fabulous job with this book!
Glass Hen on Nest Covered Dishes: Identification & Value Guide
I have it sitting in my front room on my coffee table. It makes a great conversational piece. Surprisingly how many men pick it up and comment their Mother or Grandmother collected these precious Covered dishes.
I highly recommend this book, despite the high price. The full color photos and good reference info makes it worth it.
For anyone interested in collecting hens, this is probably the best reference book on this topic.
Great coffee table book too! I leave it out and guests always pick it up.... such an obscure topic that everyone is interested.
THis book covers all of the known hen on nest dishes made in America and abroad from the 1800s through today. Photos are big, easy to see, and really helpful. If you buy this book, you will definitely be able to identify the maker of your hen on nest dish, and to learn a good bit about the manufacturer. I especially appreciated the sections on Atterbury, Challinor Taylor, Flaccus, and Portieux/Vallerysthal. Those who collect more modern dishes will appreciate the Westmoreland, Fenton, Hazel-Atlas, Indiana, and dozens of other sections.
Shirley Smith's book has been reviewed the National Milk Glass Collectors Society and has been endorsed as accurate and excellent. I personally found it to be exactly what I needed and incredibly helpful.
The only thing I would caution readers about it the "price guide" aspect. Antique prices fluctuate dramatically and regularly, and prices for hen on nest dishes have dropped in the age of online auctions.
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Excellent, clearly stated and organized info. Best I've see. A little priceyPublished 12 months ago by Allen W. Higgins
It's took me a while to find this book but it's saved me so much trouble and gave me so much info....ThanksPublished on August 11, 2013 by Linda L. Williams
Although I don't have this book I'd love to own it. My grandama had several of these and it brought back great memories of her!!Published on January 6, 2013 by bunn51
Lots of pictures and history about these collectibles. I highly recommend that you get this if you are a serious chicken collector.Published on September 8, 2009 by KathleenMN