Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 3rd Revised & Expanded ed. edition (October 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.8 x 11.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #478,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #122 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Americana #129 in Books > Arts & Photography > Other Media > Ceramics #153 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Glass & Glassware
This book is wonderful to look at and browse through! It has a great deal of information and MANY full color pictures. It is a delight to be able to see so many well photographed pieces in one volume. The price ranges are listed right with the picture and descriptions, so it is a quick and easy reference. This is a good book for those that are in search of a moderately priced volume for their personal reference, as well as for the dealer.Note: the author, Leslie Pina, has many other volumes on glass that may be of interest to you.
She LOVES it! My friend inherited family Fostoria and is always on the lookout for 'new' pieces to add to her collection.While visiting a nearby historical town, one store owner had this book and several lovely pieces of Fostoria. So I purchased this book for her. She was so excited!!Now, when we go 'shopping', my friend carries HER own copy and she's been amazed at all the pieces she now knows exactly what they are for. As our group travel to areas, we all pour over the book so we are beginning to recognize pieces to help in her collecting.THANK YOU for making this book available.
Fostoria AAmerican Line 2056 is a real neat book and I have really enjoyed looking it over for the idea of finding the pieces that I have and looking for additional pieces and the price listed for the pieces is a real help.The pictures are fantastic and the descriptions are good. I only wish that I knew how to measure the pieces of glass to match their measurements.It's great to have the individuals to share by allowing photographs of their collections to help us beginners. Such treasures!Thanks for a job well done to the author, Leslie Pina, Ohio.
I purchased this for a family member. He is in to collecting all sorts of things (and knowing how much they are worth versus how much he paid for them!) He loves this book. He often refers to it whenever he gets a new Fostoria piece. He only wishes there was a more current version.
I collect Fostoria American and have always used the Sidney Seligson books exclusively as a reference. I kept seeing references made to the Leslie Pina book on Fostoria American and decided to order it and see what all it contained. I am very happy to have this book also. It contains additional information about the different labels used for Fostoria, sketches of the original drawings for the pattern, and includes other informational not available in Seligson's books. It however make reference to his book and the information he provides. The book also contains very vivid pictures of the pieces in the pattern, and the prices are on the same page with the pictures. It is a definite to have for anyone who collects Fostoria American.
This book has excellent info and pictures of most of the American Fostoria crystal. Some of my items dates back to the original dates (early 1900's) and it was nice to be able to put an estimated price on these items.
If you're a Fostoria Americana Collector,this book is a must have.Gives you an idea of what your pieces are worth,what they officially are, and what pieces you don't have!I'm definitely keeping it around for reference.
The book is excellant reference for this style glassware. The pictures are clear and easy to compare the glassware object .The only problem I found is "I already have the book!" So always check your library before buying.
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