A Collector's Guide to Cast Metal Bookends

Gerald McBride

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An illustrated, full-color value guide covering a wide range of bookend types and styles, with a detailed look at the three main processes used to create cast-metal bookends, a tour through the history of manufacturers who pioneered this art form, a special chapter on cast metal bookracks, sample pages from actual company catalogs, and more than 40 photographs of company identification marks and trademarks. Plus, an extensive identification and buyers' guide examines original and copy pieces side by side and helps to separate the treasures from the trash. This will serve as an important reference resource for years to come, and a timely one now as bookends are quickly becoming one of the hottest new collectibles in today's market.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 573 color photos | Index | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764300400

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An avid collector of bookends for the past 8 years, Gerald P. McBride has lived in Tampa, Florida, with his wife Charlotte for the past 18 years.