PYREX: The Unauthorized Collector's Guide (Schiffer Book for Collectors) ペーパーバック – 2008/3/1
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More popular than ever, Cornings PYREX(R) is one of the most recognized and collected of vintage kitchen glass. Ovenware, FLAMEWARE, colorful later additions, laboratory glass, and more are presented in an organized format in this revised and expanded 4th edition. New chapter includes pattern names, and there are more than eighty additional full-color photographs.\nEven owners of the previous editions will find this 4th edition indispensable.
Barbara Mauzy is an authority on glassware and kitchen collecting. She has written numerous books for Schiffer Publishing, including Mauzys Comprehensive Handbook of Depression Glass Prices and Mauzys Photographic Reference of Depression Glass.
However, I work in printing/publishing, and I was surprised that so many of the photos in the book are poorly lit or, worse, poorly toned. It makes it difficult to distinguish between prints and patterns, especially if you're a devotee of the Spring Blossom/Crazy Daisy pattern(s).
My largest criticism of the book, however, is the organization. Most of the people I know who collect Pyrex do it by pattern-type, not piece-type. This is a much better resource if you're interested in collecting Pyrex in general, instead of all the pieces in a particular pattern.
As a seller of antiques and glass collectibles I find the Pyrex "Unauthorized Collector's Guide" has a wealth of information, if you will, a cornucopia of Pyrex history, excellent pictures, descriptions and range of valuation, which should serve the most discerning individual.
I would prefer a hardcover book and that is my only complaint but that's being too snobbish. The glossy pages fill your eyes with cookware, flameware, ovenware, Pyrex colors, glassware and even takes on some unknown patterns. I discovered so much more about Pyrex than I ever expected.
Identification of merchandise is of utmost importance for my online store and the customer should expect that. I am a stickler for accuracy and in a very short time this book has help me merchandise my Pyrex inventory for sale and has encouraged me to look for much more and not be afraid to make future Pyrex investments for my store.
This book will now accompany me on my antiquing journeys and will come in handy when it's time to identify, value, and purchase. It should serve you well in your library for collecting your favorite Pyrex. Indeed!
Aside from the jealousy associated with the author, Barbara E Mauzy, ostensibly owning the pyrex products that are featured in the book, it is an excellent addition to any pyrex collectors library.
In my case, it made an excellent birthday gift !