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Unauthorized Guide to Fire King Glasswares

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During the 1940s, the Anchor Hocking Glass Company, of Lancaster, Ohio, introduced a line known as Fire-King. This pocket-size guide offers a brief history, with over 200 full color photographs, current market values, and index. Colorful examples of dinnerware, mugs, a myriad of mixing bowls—from splash proof to Swedish Modern styles—a large selection of kitchenware, and ovenware are featured. Copper lustre, jade-ite, sapphire blue, and turquoise blue glasswares are all well ...
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Overview

During the 1940s, the Anchor Hocking Glass Company, of Lancaster, Ohio, introduced a line known as Fire-King. This pocket-size guide offers a brief history, with over 200 full color photographs, current market values, and index. Colorful examples of dinnerware, mugs, a myriad of mixing bowls—from splash proof to Swedish Modern styles—a large selection of kitchenware, and ovenware are featured. Copper lustre, jade-ite, sapphire blue, and turquoise blue glasswares are all well represented.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764308390
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2004

    Well done but not comprehensive

    This book is well written and has excellent photography, but is not a comprehensive list of the patterns and types of Fire-King. It's size is handy if you want to take it along to flea markets or garage sales. However there is much more to the Fire-King line and if you want to be a serious collector, a more comprehensive book would probably be necessary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2002

    Anchor Hocking sets the table with Fire King

    Simple yet beautifully designed, Fire King, glassware adorned with country or geometrical motifs....is durable, and useful as a kitchenware item, and also highly collectible (ie, Jadeite). It abounds in thrift as well as antique/collectible stores, and is found in abundance on internet auction sites. The book is a simple yet practical introduction to a variety of Fire-King designs and incarnations, from the omnipresent mug to the clear glass-topped casserole dish. Fire King was often the choice for advertising premiums, as evidenced in the famous 'Esso Tiger' mug from the early 1960's. The book is a more than sufficient primer for a beginning collector, but not for the collector looking for that one special piece. The guide is easy to follow, read, and its 4-color illustrations are brilliantly crisp. For the savvy dealer who wants more detail, it doesn't quite do the trick.

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