Classic American Costume Jewely (Classic American Costume Jewelry: Identification & Value Guide) by Jacqueline Rehmann

Classic American Costume Jewely (Classic American Costume Jewelry: Identification & Value Guide) Author: Jacqueline Rehmann
eBook Title: Classic American Costume Jewely (Classic American Costume Jewelry: Identification & Value Guide)
ISBN10: 1574325981
ISBN13: 978-1574325980
Language: English
Publisher: Collector Books; 1 edition (October 13, 2008)
Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Subcategory: Antiques & Collectibles
Size ePub vers.: 1288 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1733 kb
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Author Jacqueline Rehmann, a collector of vintage costume jewelry for over 40 years, features some 400+ pieces from her private collection, and describes each in detail. Her research has been exhaustive to ensure her descriptions are accurate and contain the most up-to-date information. She highlights selected pieces by companies which have had little or no exposure in other costume jewelry books. She describes her taste as eclectic and the photos certainly prove that. From World War II retro brooches to the mod 1960s to the revival of costume jewelry in the 1980s, her collection showcases pieces from many different eras. Included is an entertaining introduction in which she provides tips for beginning collectors. This section contains personal anecdotes that chart her collecting triumphs and mishaps. Also included is a brief history of costume jewelry as well as a reference chart of manufacturers' marks, dates, and brief descriptions of chief characteristics. 2009 values.

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