Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide

Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide

by Leigh Leshner

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Overview

Art plastic jewelry is beautiful, fun and highly collectible. This unique and flamboyant jewelry was made from various types of plastics: Bakelite, Lucite, thermoplastic, celluloid, vinyl and hard plastic, and can be difficult to identify and price without the help of this detailed reference - Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry.

This colorful book gives readers a detailed look at 600 pieces of collectible art plastic jewelry, complete with current pricing, descriptions and history behind each piece. Featuring tips on collecting, art plastic jewelry enthusiasts won't find a more comprehensive reference on the market!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440225246
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/03/2005
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 558,885
File size: 9 MB

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Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
juglicerr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is both a lovely and informative guide to plastic jewelry. The pictures are in themselves reason enough to buy the book: large and in full color. Each is accompanied by a typical price. Prices, of course, can become rapidly obsolete but this book is very informative. There is an explanation of types of plastic, tips on identifying the composition of a pieces, advice on collecting, and a list of both vintage and contemporary designers. There is also a bibliography and index.In terms of the amount of information, I would prefer Lillian Baker's Plastic Jewelry of the Twentieth Century, although I am happy to have both, especially for the pictures.A couple of books that complement this with other types of high-quality costume jewelry are: Fabulous Fakes by Carole Tanenbaum (which focuses more on glittery stuff), and Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures by Ginny Redington Dawes and Corinne Davidov (which cover things like pebble jewelry, aluminum and iron jewelry).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago