Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Alvaro Publishing (2014)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
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As avid collectors and users of vintage Pyrex glassware my wife and I already had the other two Pyrex resource volumes (Pyrex by Corning: A Collectors Guide by Susan Rogove and Marcia Steinhauer & Pyrex: The unauthorized collectors guide by Barbara Mauzy). Both were lacking in many aspects. Michael Barbers book is by far the best and most comprehensive resource for information on normal and promotional patterns. The listings of all the various sizes available for each pattern as well as clear photos is amazing for finding information on that piece you find in the dusty corner of some thrift or antique shop. Michael has put a lot of effort and research time at the Corning Archives and Corning Museum and has included a lot of images of original advertising flyers which are an immense resource for accurate info for collectors, having these images available to the average collector who doesn't have access to Cornings records is just wonderful.I couldn't possibly recommend this book more! If you collect or use Vintage Pyrex then you should have this volume in your library.
We have just started to collect Pyrex in ernest, there was nothing available to determine what piece comes in what color or design. This book tells me all this and more like when it was introduced. You will see all the numbers for the pieces and for the series of pieces. Very worth the money to have a list of what all is available. Thanks for all the research that you did to write the book.
Great work by Michael Barber.Love the pictures and the way he describe each Set and patterns.Each page is a surprise .I have been collecting Vintage Pyrex for a while and this is theonly book I would recomend.A must have.
I don't collect Pyrex. My 30-something daughter and her friends are crazy for it. She has started frequenting vintage shops, estate sales and resale shops for dishes my generation just took for granted. I must admit, it is pretty charming stuff. She puts butter in the little rectangular fridge dish just like my Grandma did. Enough of my stroll down memory lane.This book is a gem. It lists the different patterns (there are way more than I was ever aware of) with color/close up pictures of the pattern, the sets it came in and when they were made. Sometimes the book talks about a pattern in terms of being rare or much sought after. Often there are vintage ads showing the latest set at the time which adds to the charm. This is not a book that places monetary value on the pieces for resale or collectors.I bought this for my daughter's birthday and she was delighted with it. Immediately she began to go through it. She is very happy with this book so I am.If you collect Pyrex, I guess this is THE book to get.
I enjoy having the color photos and info all in one handy place but I think the price was a bit high even for all the color photos. also I would have liked more discussion about the different pieces - that part could have been added in black and white IMO and would have added greatly to the book.there are lots and lots of color photos includign photos of old ads and pics of promotional pieces which is nice.
Informative for the novice collector, but once you become familiar with common patterns, it quickly becomes useless. Also, most of the book looks copied directly from the Corelle Corner website.
I'm a beginner collector and this book has been so helpful!! I love the colored pictures of all the different patterns , the info about years produced and the names of each pattern is so valuable to know. A lot of research went into this book and one book every collector of Pyrex should own. This is the Pyrex bible!!
Love this Pyrex Book. It's my Go To Guide for Pyrex. My only wish is that it would at least list some of the Hard to Find pieces even if the Author didn't have a Picture of the Piece, with a nice description.
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