Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Antique Publishers; illustrated edition edition (November 1, 1996)
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.8 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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This is a must have book for what you are collecting. If you have collected salts in the past or present, this book has the best and the largest variety of salt(s), in picures! Love it!
I've already owned two copies of this book, myself,(one signed by one of the authors) and purchased this new copy for a fellow collector of open salts. It's the best reference for the money, and most of us would not be without it. There aren't many reference books for the specific collectible, open salts, and this one is the most comprehensive of all of them. Even the two authors of the beautiful "The Open Salt Compendium" a more modern and better presented book on open salts, would agree. Nina and Sandy developed their book to take up where "5000 Open Salts" left off.
This book is a thorough review of everything you need to know about "salts". My sister has a 200+ collection and found out extensive information in this book that I purchased for her when she was just beginning her collection. She now has an eBay business and has sold over 10,000 items.
Gave the history of salt cellars, big & small, and how and why they were used. The pictures were great and I was able to identify what ones I had. The variety of salt cellars was amazing! Master salts and individual salts & etc.
Very good "reference" book for any collector or antique dealer to have for valid identification of collectible open salts. Because it includes all types of open salts, i.e.porcelain (china), glass, silver, etc., it is invaluable for not only the beginning collector, but for the advanced collector wishing to positively identify their collection. It gives just enough "history" and information about this interesting little collectible to make the book interesting, but happily, the focus is on identifying individual salts for the collector. The photos are such a nice plus (as some guides have only line drawings). One needs to purchase another "guide" that gives values and rarity, but as an identifying source, "5000 Open Salts" is wonderful.
I have a small antique shop and have a lot of open salts. This collector edition has helped me identify many of my salts, both old and contemporary reproductions. Now I have a better idea of how to price them.
This book is a must for salt dip collectors. It is very comprehensive and really blows any other similar reference book out of the water. If you collect salt dips or are just curious about them, this is the "go to" book for you.
This is without a doubt the must-have reference book for serious collectors of open salt dishes. It is to be hoped that someone will come along and revise and update it someday since both authors are deceased.
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