Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (October 2001)
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #2,957,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #91 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Advertising #654 in Books > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Commercial > Advertising #774 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Popular Culture
The photography in this book is of such poor quality that it is below "crime scene" standards. What a disappointment. I collect advertising paper weights and expected to see examples in colors and detail that would enlighten and entertain. This is a rich topic presented poorly. I was particularly disturbed to see the terrible, murky poorly lit photographs. The author should have wondered why the photos looked so unrepresentative of the original pieces. It isn't just poor printing (that is so as well) but the lighting of this difficult reflective subject is low grade. Any good pro "tabletop" photographer could have made these items sing. In this case, they have croaked.Also, it is apparent that the prices of the items are badly out of date, reflecting those of the early 1990's at best. In today's active paperweight market, these prices are just not representative. Any visit to eBay will confirm this.In short, this "guide" isn't much of anything and certainly doesn't offer the crisp detail of images or information that one would expect for this price.If I had seen this in a bookstore, I would have laid it back on the pile. I wish I could get my money back.---Disappointed In December
A brand new year 2002 delight of a book featuring 192 pages filled with very large, outstanding, beautiful, sharp full color photos to delight any ad paperweight collector. There are few collectibles books whose photography and printing surpass this guide. Collectors will be in awe of this work. There is a nice introduction to the collectible, a list of manufacturers, and a section on "questionable" paperweights. The book covers glass, celluloid, figurals and others. Pricing is current. A beautiful, beautiful book.
I have a Vintage 1927 Brass Paperweight depicting Charles Lindbergh whowas on the cover of Time Magazine as the "Man of the Year" January 2, 1928.This was not shown under any category.Please Advise.
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