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Miller's Perfume Bottles: A Collector's Guide (The collector's guide) Paperback – February 18, 1999

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These colorful, compact guides contain a large amount of information for the beginning collector. Each tells where to start and provides brief introductions to various categories of the six types of collectibles. Arranged in chronological order to show major varieties, designers, manufacturers, and makers, each contains 120 to 150 full-color photographs that are necessarily small but are crisp and clear, well organized, and labeled to fit the text. Every page of each book has a boxed "Fact File" offering important additional details in support of the collectibles described. "Where To Buy" sections list major antique associations and dealers in Britain and the United States, and although the collectibles are British or from Europe, prices are given in American dollars. Additional reading appears in the "What To Read" sections. Except for Perfume Bottles and Advertising Tins, all the books have helpful glossaries, and Ceramics and Glass include makers' marks. Authored by either notable collectibles writers who worked with private collectors or by collectors themselves, these little books have a certain brightness and cheer that make them pleasant reading even if one is not a collector. Because the scope is limited to mainly British collectibles, this series is recommended for larger libraries where there is interest.ATherese Duzinkiewicz Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: The collector's guide
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Miller's Publications (February 18, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840000694
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840000696
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.3 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,692,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I found this little book very helpful with a wealth of information, on collecting all types of Perfume Bottles including non-commercials (scent bottles without perfume) as well as commercials (bottles sold with perfume). It covers the art of perfume bottle making & some history from ancient times thru todays avant-garde creations such as: Pomanders, Victorian Vinaigrettes, all types of materials that were used, some famous name commerical houses, novelities & minis just to name a few areas. Each area is covered with nice photo's of the period perfume bottle. The is also a nice chapter on collecting advice including what to collect, tips, care & cleaning. This would be a great book for those who want to start collecting perfume bottles or those who are already collectors. This book should be added to your Perfume or Vanity Items library.
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This book is a small book about perfume bottles. I feel that the author wrote as best as she could about the topic but the book is not extensive enough into history, etc. for it to be a true "guide". The book was intended to help a collector in purchasing perfume bottles but I felt there was not enough information on what to look for, how to tell if the bottle is truly an antique, how to value or grade a bottle, places to find bottles, etc. This book barely touches the surface of the knowledge that is needed for a person to be able to collect bottles without getting one that is not what the person really wanted or paid for.
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Love this book, Great pictures and price guide is good on the money!
I would say it is a must for any antique perfume bottle collector.
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I love it
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