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The Collectors Encyclopedia Of Granite Ware: Colors, Shapes & Values, Book 2

This is the most informative guide for granite ware collectors. It features exquisite color photos and detailed descriptions of over 1,000 items: pitchers, coffee pots, cups, roasters, bowls, buckets, and more. There are also advertising pieces, catalogs, and other historical items as well as discussions on cleaning and preservation, pricing, and the future of granite ware. 2003 values. AUTHORBIO: Helen Greguire authored two volumes on Granite Ware, and was an active member of the National Graniteware Society for many years. REVIEW: Due to how well book I was received by collectors, Helen Greguire produced book II. A large selection of colors, shapes, and rarities are included, as well as cross collectibles along with various pieces of literature including catalogs, posters, and advertisements.

Hardcover: 384 pages

Publisher: Collector Books; 2nd edition (June 1993)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0891455345

ISBN-13: 978-0891455349

Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.7 x 1.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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My mother-in-law is an avid collector of graniteware, thus our whole family is and she has both of Greguire's graniteware books. I must say I like this second edition much better than the first. This edition lists the price along with the description, making it easier than flipping back and forth like in her last book. This edition is also better because it groups the pieces by color and description and I believe this is also easier. Our family has gotten a lot of use out of Greguire's book, and if you are a graniteware collector like everyone in our family, this book is a must have for reference.

I found this book very helpful as a new collector of Granite Ware. I especially appreciate the items being grouped by color for easy identification with the price values on the same page. Now I am searching to find some backgound information on the makers and enameling techniques.

A teriffic book. Clear and well organized. My only warning to you is, don't expect to get the prices the book suggests. I find that 1/3 to 2/3 of suggested prices are more realistic for all but the rarest pieces.

This is a must for the Granite ware buyers prices are great and great learning instruction of what to look for and how to tell if it is old or new I love this book and look at it often as I am looking on ebay alot. A must for the Granite people

I also purchased Book 1. I like both books, but I particularly like that Book 2 has the price value next to the picture of the graniteware. If you have pieces of graniteware or a collection, this book is the reference you need.

I have the first book. This was a nice compliment. However, I still have some pieces that are not in either book such as a Granite Ware pressure cooker. Both books are very much worth getting to get a good idea of what you may have in your collection as well as different pieces that you may not have.

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