From art glass to Victorian furniture, entry level to advanced, the full scope of antiques and collectibles information is covered when “Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2016” and “Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2016 Price Guide” are paired up.
“Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2016” by Noah Fleisher (Krause Books, 2015, $29.99) is a lovely, 7-inch by 10-inch glossy four-color format that’s perfect for browsing through while relaxing in your easy chair. At 800 pages, it’s a substantial tome filled with large, clear images of antiques and collectibles ranging from American art pottery to vintage advertising. The jewelry sparkles with brilliant detail and the art glass shimmers across the glossy pages so clearly you can see the texture of the cameo glass.
Now in its 49th edition, the Warman’s guide has been a trusted source of information on antiques since 1948. It’s filled with exceptional and quintessential examples of the finest glass, pottery, perfume bottles, advertising, toys, war memorabilia, folk art, fine art, and the emerging eclectic, such as maritime antiquities and celebrity memorabilia, all illustrated with more than 2,000 color images.
At 816 pages and measuring a smaller 6 inches by 9 inches, “The Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2016 Price Guide” by Eric Bradley (Krause Books, 2015, $22.99) is loaded with even more information than the “Warman’s” guide.
With more examples on each page, it’s packed with more than 4,500 color images illustrating an even broader range of antiques and collectibles in both quality and quantity; values range from less than a hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. From surprisingly affordable one-of-a-kind glasshouse whimsies to early lighting and scientific devices to fine art and classic furniture, the color photos are clear and accompanied by helpful descriptions and real-time market values. And category introductions help give an overview and insight into each collecting genre as a whole.
New categories in the 2016 edition include hunting collectibles, luxury goods, Star Wars action figures and memorabilia, and oddities, while favorites like Rookwood pottery, carnival glass and country store collectibles return. Outstanding examples are included in select categories and are easily spotted thanks to their “Top Lot” designations. Plus, the new Insider Intel feature contains unique insights and trend reports about specific collecting categories from seasoned collectors, dealers and show managers.
With the “Antique Trader” guide packing a whole lot of information into a concise bundle, and the “Warman’s” guide delivering an elegantly presented overview of antiques and collectibles markets, it makes great sense to parcel the two together in one Antiques & Collectibles Value Pack.
That’s why, during the month of August, KrauseBooks.com will be offering both the “Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2016 Price Guide” and “Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2016” for a special price. Look for that offer soon!