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Collector's guide to ashtrays : identification & values
Wanvig, Nancy, 1933-
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Paducah, KY : Collector Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
287 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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NK3645 .W36 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Due to the popularity of Nancy Wanvig's first edition and the demand for ashtrays on the collectibles market, we are pleased to produce this new, expanded edition. This second edition of Wanvig's Collector's Guide to Ashtrays now showcases over 2,000 pieces in full color. This excellent reference guide is again presented in its easy-to-use, colorful format. Categorized by type for easy identification and reference, the ashtrays are carefully described, including size and value. Almost 300 color photographs illustrate all sorts of ashtrays -- china, glass, metal, plastic, wood, and more. All prices have been updated to reflect the ever-changing, growing market for these highly collectible containers. A brief history of smoking and ashtrays accompanies the various sections on functional, advertising, and novelty ashtrays. Over 300 new advertising ashtrays and over 200 smokers and nodders are included in the expanded novelty and advertising sections of the book. Readers will view specific styles of ashtrays, such as Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco, and those made by specific companies like Pickard, Schafer, and Vater. There are even European ashtrays from the turn of the century, fun and functional advertising items, and hundreds of other ashtrays in this colorful collector's guide.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Pricing Ashtraysp. 6
Brief History Of Smoking And Ashtraysp. 7
Abbreviationsp. 8
Section I Functional Ashtraysp. 9
Pottery and Porcelainp. 10
Americap. 10
Englandp. 16
England, Ireland, Polandp. 20
Francep. 22
Hollandp. 22
Germanyp. 24
Italy, Portugal, Spainp. 26
Japanp. 28
Leftonp. 32
Glassp. 34
Depressionp. 36
Elegant Depressionp. 52
1940s, 1950s, 1960sp. 64
Art Glassp. 72
Metalp. 82
Brassp. 84
Bronze and Copperp. 86
Chrome and Aluminump. 86
Cloisonn%e and Enamelp. 88
Lead, Pot Metal, and Pewterp. 90
Sterling and Silver Platep. 92
Plastics, Marble, Soapstone, and Woodp. 94
Section II Advertising Ashtraysp. 96
Alcoholic Beveragesp. 98
Casinosp. 116
Clothing, Groomingp. 118
Entertainmentp. 120
Educational Facilitiesp. 122
Financial, Fraternal, Servicep. 124
Food and Non-Alcoholic Beveragesp. 128
Health Fieldp. 132
Home Productsp. 134
Hotels and Motelsp. 140
Industrial Companiesp. 144
Restaurantsp. 150
Sportsp. 152
Tobacco Productsp. 154
Transportationp. 160
Airlinesp. 160
Cruise Shipsp. 162
Automotive Industriesp. 164
Fuel Companiesp. 166
Railroadsp. 168
Tire Manufacturersp. 170
Truck and Bus Companiesp. 174
Miscellaneousp. 174
Section III Novelty Ashtraysp. 178
Animals, Birds and Insectsp. 180
Big Mouth-Smokersp. 182
Big Mouthsp. 190
Smokersp. 192
Black Memorabiliap. 198
Buckets and Pailsp. 200
Elephantsp. 200
Card Table Usep. 202
Healthp. 202
Figuralsp. 204
Hands and Shoesp. 206
Hatsp. 208
Historicalp. 210
Indian and Western Americanap. 216
Militaryp. 218
Music, Theater, and Comicsp. 220
Noddersp. 222
New Orleans Themep. 224
No Dearth of Ideasp. 226
Odds and Endsp. 228
Royalty and Centennialp. 230
American Political Scenep. 230
Souvenirs from Statesp. 232
Souvenirs from Foreign Countriesp. 236
Sportsp. 238
World's Fairs and Exposp. 244
Miscellaneous and Late Arrivalsp. 246
Section IV Ashtrays From The Pastp. 254
Victorianp. 254
Turn-of-the-Centuryp. 258
Arts and Craftsp. 260
Art Nouveaup. 264
Art Decop. 268
Section V Ashtrays Without A Countryp. 280
Czechoslovakiap. 280
Germany, East and Westp. 280
Occupied Japanp. 282
Indexp. 284