Souvenir Commemorative Pottery China Glass / Rare Book

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 26, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Profusely illustrated in black-and-white, this early out-of-print book is a definitive guide to North American commemorative ceramic, glass, and metalware including Worlds Fair souvenirs. PICTORIAL SOUVENIRS & COMMEMORATIVES OF NORTH AMERICA by Frank Stefano, Jr., E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., NY, 1976.
"Pictorial souvenirs, those which carry a view of an actual scene or event, are a field of increasing interest to collectors. While still moderate in price, their value is rising steadily. In this book, the first to give necessary background information for collectors, Frank Stefano, Jr. has placed his major emphasis on ceramic pictorial souvenirs. These began to be manufactured in England and Germany.. and served as a vivid memento of a vacation spot, historic building, high school, college or church for the burgeoning middle class. The reader may well find at least one such souvenir under his own roof. The author also surveys world's fair souvenirs, beginning with the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. Other sections deal with postcards, ruby glass, paperweights, souvenir spoons, other metal souvenirs, and the pictorial souvenirs being marketed today." Attention is also given to American distributors, makers and their marks. Photography is in black and white and each plate is supported by an in-depth caption

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