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by Robert Block

  • Author: Robert Block
  • ISBN: 0764309706
  • ISBN13: 978-0764309700
  • ePub: 1619 kb | FB2: 1833 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd; 3rd edition (October 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 476
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Marbles Illustrated (A Schiffer Book for Collectors) ePub download

Series: A Schiffer Book for Collectors

Series: A Schiffer Book for Collectors. Paperback: 224 pages. There are just too many marbles in the world and variations of those marbles for any one book to be able to cover them all. should also be noted that even with a fine book such as we have here that marble identification can be and is extremely difficult at times. There simply are no "free lunches" when it comes to identifying these things. But all that being said, this is a wonderful book for those interested in such matters.

Schiffer Publishing Marble Collectors Handbook - Over 580 beautiful color photos display a stunning . Stanley A. Block and M. Edwin Payne. Marbles Illustrated: Prices at Auction.

Schiffer Publishing Marble Collectors Handbook - Over 580 beautiful color photos display a stunning array of contemporary handmade and design marbles by a variety of talented artists, along with handmade, and machine-made examples. Swirl, Clambroth, Banded Opaque, Indian, Lutz, End of Day, and Single-gather handmade marble designs are featured, along with machine-made examples by .

Stanley A. Marble Collectors Handbook. Antique Glass Swirl Marbles. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the actual selling prices of marbles during the past year. Marbles Beyond Glass. Utilizing a database of prices realized from over 6,000 marbles at auction during the past year, the author provides catalogue descriptions, pictures and values. Listings are categorized by marble type, allowing for easy reference for the collector.

He has written and coauthored several marbles books published by Schiffer Publishing. Mr. Block and his wife, Claire, live in Connecticut. Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors. Hardcover: 176 pages. Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (October 16, 2001).

Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors. Paperback: 160 pages About 50% of the book is pictures of typical marbles, and the other 48% gives additional info about them in Part II. It would have been better to have combined both. Paperback: 160 pages. Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd (August 30, 2002). About 50% of the book is pictures of typical marbles, and the other 48% gives additional info about them in Part II. It would have been better to have combined both sections because readers don't bother looking up things in the back. There are also some indices, the remaining 2%, about auction numbers, which can be used to check trends in prices on something called CyberAuction Lots. I'm especially interested in what Bob has to say about machine made marbles.

This book provides a comprehensive guide to the actual selling prices of marbles during the past year.

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Автор: Robert Block Название: Marbles Illustrated: Prices at Auction Издательство: Schiffer . Поставляется из: Англии Описание: This book provides a comprehensive guide to the actual selling prices of marbles during the past year.

Поставляется из: Англии Описание: This book provides a comprehensive guide to the actual selling prices of marbles during the past year.

This book provides a comprehensive guide to the actual selling prices of marbles during the past year. Utilizing a database of prices realized from over 6,000 marbles at auction during the past year, the author provides catalogue descriptions, pictures and values. Listings are categorized by marble type, allowing for easy reference for the collector.
Fenius
very good
Arcanefist
lots of colorful pics of marbles which I collect and am getting ready to display in antique mall. this book is really helpful to me. glad I ordered it.
Direbringer
The Block family are true marble gurus. They make learning all about the addicting glass balls easy.
Vonalij
Book is totally disorganized. Beautiful pictures, but no way of researching values. The price list is in the back organized by lot no & auction no. NO reference to the illustration of the marbles in the front of the book, no way to look it up. Starts out promising, then becomes a total jumble. Totally impossible to locate anything. Too time consuming, and then still no resolve.
Marad
Great history of the marble
Duktilar
Love it.
Inabel
If you like marbles (And who doesn't?) or more importantly if you collect marbles; big or little collections, it does not matter, then this is most certainly a book you want to add to your research library. Now I will tell you truthfully...not one book, or at least any that I know of, can be classified as the "ultimate only book you will ever need" marble identification book. There are just too many marbles in the world and variations of those marbles for any one book to be able to cover them all. should also be noted that even with a fine book such as we have here that marble identification can be and is extremely difficult at times. It takes work and takes a lot of research. There simply are no "free lunches" when it comes to identifying these things.
But all that being said, this is a wonderful book for those interested in such matters. The photographs in this work are some of the best I have seen and trust me, when it comes to identification, photographs; really good quality photographs, are an absolute must! This work provides them with over 580 beautifully clear and detailed plates.

Examples of contemporary marbles, hand made, machine made, old and new are all represented here. The text is quite readable and informative, enhancing and working well with the photographs.

I feel that this is a good work as it makes a wonderful foundation for further research. You can at least easily identify the category of marbles you are looking for and armed with that information you can then further your research into what every specially marble you are dealing with. There are a lot of books out there that narrow this process down, i.e. those devoted on one type and one type only whether it be antique, contemporary, hand or machine made.

On the down side...and yes, there is a down side to ever guide such as this I have ever read, is that this particular work is perhaps more suited for the advanced collector, someone who knows there way in the world of marbles. The second downer is that, and again, I tell you the truth...I have seen books of the nature that were a bit more organized...it can be quite confussing for the new user and quite time consumming as a research tool.

As to the price guide: This is good information but as with all books that deal in pricing any antique or collectable, the price stated by the author is rather transitory as prices chance over time and geographical location. Don't get me wrong...this is not bad information the author is providing...no, no, not at all, but just don't get into the mind-set that the prices here are written in stone.

Use this work and others. Collecting marbles is a fascinating hobby. One of the fascinations is that it can be rather difficult at times...if it were easy, everyone would be doing it.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks
Easier to use than some of the other marble "standards." It is well organized and the values, based on the condition of the marble, are with the marbles. Some of the other books have you constantly flipping from back to front to find a value. The different types of antique handmade marbles are logically grouped for the most part and the machine made marbles are divided by manufacturer.There is even a section with examples from contemporary marble artists. My one complaint would be that there should be an index to make finding of the great many types of machine made marbles easier. Until something better comes along, I carry this with me to auctions, flea markets, antique shows or anywhere else I think there might be an opportunity to buy, sell or trade marbles.
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