Candlewick, one of the most popular lines of glass produced by the Imperial Glass Corporation of Bellaire, Ohio, was introduced in 1936 and manufactured until 1984 Today this pattern, made in crystal and many lovely colors, attracts avid collectors of fine glassware In this beautifully photographed and newly revised book, nearly every item in the crystal line is shown and discussed The authors have carefully researched Imperials factory records, catalogs, and price lists to assemble extensive background information on these exclusively crystal Candlewick items Organized in easy to use categories, the book covers place settings, serving pieces, sets, and miscellaneous items such as ashtrays, candleholders, compotes, and vases This expanded second edition includes additional photographs and original factory material To further help with identification, undocumented pieces, reproductions, and similarities are shown as well Measurements for all of Candlewicks stem and tumbler lines are included, as well as many new facts Newly updated values are included in the captions and in an overall price guide organized by mold number This book is an essential reference for Candlewick collectors and all who enjoy beautiful glass nA separate companion volume presents the colored and decorated lines of Candlewick....
|Title||:||Candlewick: The Crystal Line (Schiffer Book for Collectors|
|Publisher||:||Schiffer Publishing 2nd Revised ed edition October 27, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||175 pages|
|File Size||:||993 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Candlewick: The Crystal Line (Schiffer Book for Collectors Reviews
I bought this for a friend who collects Candlewick glass. She loved it. I thought I had made an excellent choice of books for her because the photographs were gorgeous and the price guide was under each photo so one didn't have to search through a long list to put together the exact piece with the exact price. By far, the best book on Crystal Candlewick
Clearly, this is an outstanding reference for those who collect Candlewick. All we really wanted to do was to just purchase a few pieces to complete certain aspects of the set that had been given to us from my spouse's mother. However, when I went to Amazon, to e-Bay and visited several antique stores, I found myself in totally unfamiliar territory. It was obvious that I was going to need help to wade through all the options and the item choices that (1) looked very similar or (2) had either specific or several functions or (3) had sizes and characteristics for which I needed clarification. That is when I sought a resource book.
As a collector of Candlewick this is a book to have.
I had a different Candlewick book that was difficult to determine items from. Many of the items were from drawings and while it was an interesting history it wasn't really useful for determining if an item was genuine or what its worth. I pictures in this book are beautiful and show every detail. It also has more up-to-date pricing. It was definitely worth the money,
This book steps up to the next level from those worthy guides published in earlier decades by Mary M. Wetzel-Tomalka. Full color illustrations, beautifully executed, and a complete round up of the production line. If you are newly interested or a serious veteran collector, you'll find this volume an indispensable reference source. The valuation prices do seem a little high and perhaps ought to be regarded best for insurance purposes. Normal auction and most shop prices for commonly found items will be less than those presented here. However, as happened with Mary M. Wetzel-Tomalka's books, the piece costs may soon approach those shown in this book, so maybe the authors are only thinking a little ahead of the curve. Highly recommended for the reference shelf.
Great reference. This 3rd edition seems to be a truly complete review of the glassware. A must have for any collector. Great pictures.
I have a large Candlewick collection. This book i can identify each piece and get a range of value.
I have collected this line since my aunt died in the 80's and left me a good sized collection. I add pieces on occasion when I find something I don't have and that really appeals to me. I do use the pieces and plan on givinhg them to my daughter in the future. This is a great handbook to give an estimated value and illustrate all the pieces made!!