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Miller's Costume Jewelry: How to Compare & Value

Steven Miners and Tracy Tolkien

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ISBN 10: 1840007788 / ISBN 13: 9781840007787
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2006 Copyright Date, 160 pages, 8 x 10.5 in size, Hardcover with dustjacket in protected mylar cover (removable). Nice Color Photos. Book and Dustjacket are in Unused Condition. Inside pages are in Excellent Condition with no tears and with no notations (no pencil marks, no underlining, no highlighting, etc.). Bookseller Inventory # JY - OFFF71

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Title: Miller's Costume Jewelry: How to Compare & ...

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Once considered the gaudy stepchild of "real" jewelry, costume jewelry is enjoying explosive growth in popularity and respect among collectors. This illustrated guide uses 70 color photographs and expert appraisal techniques to explain why similar-appearing pieces can have markedly different values, and provides professional advice for finding and buying affordable pieces that should appreciate over time. The jewelry ranges from Celtic-inspired Victorian era brooches through the innovative Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco movements, and continuing onto the big-flash, big-attitude styles of the 1980s. Potential auction values for representative and signature pieces are provided, along with concise histories for many of the great designers, such as Trifari, Ken Layne, Haskell, and Chanel, as well as the major schools.  

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Dr Steven Miners runs Cristobal, selling antiques, decorative objects, furniture, and period costume jewelry. He has travelled extensively sourcing exquisite examples of costume jewelry as required by his customers and works with many dealers, and even the designers themselves, from around the world. Costume jewelry is his expertise and his passion. Tracy Tolkien is an a vintage clothing and accessories expert and owns Steinberg & Tolkien, on the King's Road, London.

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