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Heisey Glass- The Early Years: 1896-1924

This comprehensive guide to Heisey glassware covers the early years of the A.H. Heisey Company, from 1896 to 1924, the production period of primary interest to contemporary dealers and collectors. It contains more than 300 mainly colour photographs of rare and highly sought after pieces.

Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Krause Publications (May 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0873418859

ISBN-13: 978-0873418850

Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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This super 176 page, softbound volume is loaded with more than 300 large, full color photos and 50 black and white photos. All of the items are identified by number, including mold dates,pattern origins, and up-to-date, year 2000 market values. There is a wealth of interesting and useful information to meet the needs of the novice and experienced collector. Every pattern is so clearly shown in amazing detail, even hard to photograph clear glassware. You'll learn who A. H. Heisey was, the classes of glass, buying glass, care of glass, as well as Victorian Patterns, Bands, Grooves and Panels, Evolution of Style, Novelties and Rarities. There's a glossary of terms and much more. Heisey Glass collectors will really enjoy and refer to this book often.

this book is the first book on Heisey glassware to completely cover the early period from 1896-1924. It offers a complete history of the company and includes original color photographs of over 50 patterns along with explanations and dates of origin. It is NOT copies of sales catalogues, but rather an encylcopedia of photos of actual glass pieces. It is highly recommended for collectors of pattern glass, elegant glassware and fine glassware of this time period.

I inherited a Heisey punchbowl - the one on the cover but, sadly, not green - from my great-grandmother, and this book gave me its history and led to my completing it with the matching stand and cups.

For publication: November , 2001More news about the book Heisey Glassware: The Early Years 1896-1924 ---At the Mid-Administration Congress of the National League of American Pen Women on October 20th, 2001, in St. Augustine, Florida, a variety of literary competitions were held and Heisey Glassware: The Early Years 1896-1924 won FIRST PLACE in the non-fiction category.At the same time, The Florida State Association of the National League ofAmerican Pen Women awarded the book, again, in literary competition, FIRST PLACE for a Published Nonfiction Adult Book.According to reports, this book has become a "classic" for beginning collectors of Heisey Glassware because of its original photographic presentations of the early patterns

great book on Heisey glass, great photos and description of the patterns and the history of when they were made. The only thing i wish this had was a full collection of all the patterns including the colonial patterns. The author also mentions on her detest of the gold and ruby staining and how she prefers the clear better, honestly thats her opinion and it shouldnt have been in the book.

In this book author Shirley Dunbar shares with the reader her research on glassware produced by the A.H. Heisey Company, from 1896-1924.This book contains page after page of large, full color pictures of the different pieces. This is always joy to have as it makes identifying your piece so much easier. You can also find the market value of each piece which is another great plus.We are given a history of the Heisey Company and its founder and helpful tips for buying and caring for glassware.A well researched book that every collector would want in their library.Shirley Johnson

Loaded with photos to help with identification backed by lots of history and information for people who are looking for more than a price list!

Excellent illustrations, ads, and pattern information. Good historical reference material on the Heisey company. Well written and an excellent addition to any reference library.

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