A Collector's Guide to Cast Metal Bookends

A Collector's Guide to Cast Metal Bookends

by Gerald McBride


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An illustrated, full-color value guide covering a wide range of bookend types and styles, with a detailed look at the three main processes used to create cast-metal bookends, a tour through the history of manufacturers who pioneered this art form, a special chapter on cast metal bookracks, sample pages from actual company catalogs, and more than 40 photographs of company identification marks and trademarks. Plus, an extensive identification and buyers' guide examines original and copy pieces side by side and helps to separate the treasures from the trash. This will serve as an important reference resource for years to come, and a timely one now as bookends are quickly becoming one of the hottest new collectibles in today's market.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764300400
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 07/28/1997
Series: A Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

An avid collector of bookends for the past 8 years, Gerald P. McBride has lived in Tampa, Florida, with his wife Charlotte for the past 18 years.

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