Series: Warman's Depression Glass
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Krause Publications; 6 edition (March 14, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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I have a number of books by author Ellen Schroy and this is one of my favorites. Beautiful photography and well researched. The Publisher worked with the National Glass Museum and the National Depression Glass Association on this new edition and it shows. Very nicely done. What separates this book from any other book on Depression glass is the pattern silhouette identification guide in the front of the book and the exquisite hand-drawn illustrations used throughout. They are priceless. Depression glass patterns can be confusing but the detailed larger drawings help clarify things. I've correctly identified -- and valued -- the entire Depression glass collection I inherited from my mother using this book. Very pleased and highly recommend.
This is exactly what it says it is. This book is to help you ID the pattern and gives the basic info on that pattern. I looked at quite a few books on depression glass before settling on this one. No book does it all. This book does not show lots of examples of each pattern and in all the colors. If you are wanting that, get a book that is more encyclopedia. This book has for each pattern a drawing that clearly shows the pattern, and then an excellent picture of at least one example for the pattern. Many of the books I looked at had lots and lots of pictures....you got lots of examples to look at, but the patterns didn't show well at all on the dishes. In this book, you can clearly see the pattern on the dishes...which really helps me ID quicker. It gives the dates and locations the pattern was produced and in what colors. It also gives a short listing of reproductions that have been made of the pattern (if there has been reproductions made). This feature I really really appreciate. So...good clear drawing and pictures and good info for each pattern. Excellent ID book. Prices are listed for the different pieces as well. I find prices to be pretty regional, so I always take a price guide with a grain of salt. Excellent book. Worth the money.
I am used to Gene Florence's books and while I know those aren't written anymore, the Warman's leaves a lot to be desired as far as telling about reproductions. I like to know how to identify the reproductions and don't see that in the Warman's unless I missed it. I know it does list reproductions on the beginning page of each pattern, but no way to identify them.
Great book, a little confusing at first to read through and find out how the order is that it's wrote, but excellent pictures and examples. Has great price guide. I doe like the kindle unlimited version so I can enlarge the pictures but it was too hard to navigate. Great resource and reference overall!!!
With hundreds of new images plus updated values and historical information, Warman's Depression Glass is the very best resource on this well-known collectible. Author Ellen Schroy is "the" expert on Depression glass and proves it with this brand new edition. All the new pictures are stunning, thanks to the National Glass Museum in Kansas. I also love the drawings of each pattern, which make identification a breeze. If you have Depression glass but don't know what patterns you have, this book will help you figure that out. Glass lovers--you need this new book. It's dazzling.
This book was not very helpful in identifying the reproductions of depression glass patterns or what the differences are between the original and the reproduction. Very, very basic depression glass book, not useful for collectors. Save the time and order the last edition of Gene Florence's book from 2009 and you will be much better served.
The pictures in this book are wonderful. The information for the different patterns is lacking. In other books, the history of the pattern along with other information was available.
It's a nice book- great photos. Bought it as a gift (yet to be given) so can't speak to how easy it is to use when trying to find specific glass patterns.
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