New DVDs Aid in Identifying Antique Glass

The antiques group of F+W Media has made two new antiques identification and price guides available on DVD: Warman’s Fenton Glass Identification and Price Guide, Second Edition, and the Antique Trader Bottles Identification and Price Guide, Fifth Edition.
“At Antique Trader, we try to bring antiques enthusiasts information that will help enrich their enjoyment of the hobby,” says Antique Trader associate publisher Scott Tappa. “For so long that information has been delivered in print, and more recently via the Internet. Now we are offering digital products, and we think collectors of bottles and Fenton glass will enjoy the searchability, image-enlarging capabilities, and tutorials offered on DVD.”
With incorrectly-dated pieces presenting a challenge to collectors, the DVDs are a valuable tool to help make sense of the Fenton glass and bottles market. The products allow users to search by era, formal name, color, style, and price, and then select a page or category to print out, if so desired. On top of that, users can enlarge the pages on the screen by 400% –making descriptions easier to read, and providing close-up inspection of photos to help with identifying pieces and detecting fakes.
The Fenton glass DVD also includes tips for finding, buying, selling, displaying, and caring for Fenton glass; 1,100 striking color photos to assist with identification; a valuable tutorial for understanding Fenton markings; and an in-depth history of the Fenton Art Glass Co. With auction-quality photos and the authoritative analysis of noted appraiser and author Mark Moran, this DVD is every Fenton collectors’ new best friend.
The Bottles DVD offers 5,000 listings with current prices; in-depth history on bottles and trademark information; contact information for collector clubs, museums, and auction companies; and tips for finding, buying, selling, displaying, and caring for bottles. It’s all the bottle expertise of Michael “The Bottle King” Polak in a handy DVD, compatible with both Mac and personal computers.
Save $5 when you order one or both of these great new resources by September 30, at the Antique Trader section of the F+W Magazines Store.