Series: A Schiffer Book for Collectors
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd; 1st edition (1994)
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 11.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,608,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #59 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Dolls, Toys & Figurines > Figurines #597 in Books > Arts & Photography > Other Media > Ceramics #3488 in Books > Reference > Encyclopedias & Subject Guides > Antiques & Collectibles
Josef Originals were figurines from my childhood and are a wonderful collectable to pass down through generations. This well illustrated book will delight any Josef collector. It begins with a short written history and jumps into many pages of clear pictures. Each page is a delight to view. This guide has a price listing in the back. Collect all three "Josef" books by the Authors Jim & K Whitaker. These books are indeed collectibles in themselves.
I love this book. The photos are very clear and sharp. It has a great and easy to read price guide and background on the artist. Invaluable book if you collect Josef Original figurines!
Good reference if you are looking to identify dolls, but very few of the dogs, mice, horses, and wildlife the company produced are listed, which included, unfortunately, none of the ones I was looking for. The pictures are very clear and the price guide is easy to follow, however.
The book is nice and colorful, big pictures and paper is nice and thick. It's not a flimsy book. Only disadvantage is that whenever you want to find a price for what you are looking at, you have to go to the back of the book for the price guide. It's very inconvenient. Otherwise a very helpful reference book.
This book features the young ladies of Josef Originals and since that is what I most like, I was very pleased with it. The photos are large and lovely. I love seeing the amazing number of designs of the figurines. This really is an art book with which to appreciate and enjoy the art of Muriel Josef George. The price list is all nice and tucked away in the index, so you can enjoy the pictures even if not a collector or seller. There are a couple of designs that are not pictured, though with such a prolific company that is understandable.
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