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 2013” and “Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2013 Price Guide” are paired up.
“Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2013” by Zac Bissonnette (Krause Books, 2012, $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 just over 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 46th 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 more, all illustrated with more than 2,000 color images.
From Tiffany Studios and Lalique art glass to European ceramics to Modern and antique furniture, it’s a pleasure discovering some of the finest examples of memorabilia, antiques and vintage collectibles that have recently passed over the auction block.
At 816 pages and measuring a smaller 6 inches by 9 inches, “The Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2013 Price Guide” by Eric Bradley (Krause Books, 2012, $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 devices to collectible figurines by Lladro, Precious Moments and Holt-Howard, 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 this 29th edition include vintage and antique postcards, hooked rugs, quilts, garden antiques, railroad collectibles and more, while favorites like Red Wing and Rookwood pottery, depression and carnival glass and cookie jars return. Outstanding examples are included in select categories and are easily spotted thanks to their “Top Lot” designations.
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 December, KrauseBooks.com will be offering both the “Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2013 Price Guide” and “Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2013 Price Guide” for the unbelievable low price of just $24.99 — that’s 47 percent off the cover price!