Pictorial Guide to Christmas Ornaments and Collectibles: Identification and Values

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This easy to use, new pictorial Christmas ornament guide will be the ideal book to take on trips to antique stores and flea markets. The captions of the almost 2,000 color photographs include the title of the piece, size variations, where made, reproduction information, rarity rating, and current collector value. A brief introduction, history, and collector notes are included. Glass ornaments of all types are featured: animals, beads, Santas, trees, buildings, crosses, food, patriotic items, and much more. There ...

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This easy to use, new pictorial Christmas ornament guide will be the ideal book to take on trips to antique stores and flea markets. The captions of the almost 2,000 color photographs include the title of the piece, size variations, where made, reproduction information, rarity rating, and current collector value. A brief introduction, history, and collector notes are included. Glass ornaments of all types are featured: animals, beads, Santas, trees, buildings, crosses, food, patriotic items, and much more. There are not only fabric ornaments, but wax, metal, Sebnitz, and others. There are also many miscellaneous Christmas collectibles featured, including lighting, candy containers, plaques, dolls, and other figures and decorations. 2010 values.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781574323481
  • Publisher: Collector Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George W. Johnson has been collecting antique Christmas decorations for over 30 years, and is a member of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past, a club for enthusiasts of Christmas memorabilia. He is an elementary and middle school teacher who specializes in working with talented and gifted students in Southern Local Schools near Logan, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Dedication & Acknowledgements 4
Preface 5
About this Book 5
Glass Ornaments 7
Animals 9
Chains of Beads 47
Flowers 50
Fruits and Vegetables 56
Hearts 60
Heavenly Bodies 61
Houses and Buildings 63
Household Items 68
Kugels 78
Mushrooms 83
Musical Instruments 84
Nuts, Acorns, Pine Cones, and Walnuts 87
Patriotic Items 88
People 89
Santas 142
Transportation 153
Trees 163
Miscellaneous 164
Dresden Ornaments 172
Paper Candy Containers 208
Paper Ornaments 217
Fabric Ornaments 253
Sebnitz Ornaments 270
Wax Ornaments 275
Metal Ornaments 280
Plastic Decorations 290
Pre-Electric Lighting for the Tree 308
Electric Lights for the Tree 324
Tree Tops and Tree Stands 359
Miscellaneous Collectables 370
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  • Posted January 19, 2012

    Very nice book

    Very nice book if your a collector or if you just love Christmas ornaments like I do.
    LOTS of wonderful pictures.

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