Cover image for Jewelry.
Publication Information:
Bothell, Wash. : Martingale & Co., [2000]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
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NK7304 .J48 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Both new and seasoned collectors are looking for an instructive yet fun way to learn more about their favorite collectibles. The distinctive new Collector's Compass "TM" series is their trustworthy companion -- an affordable, reliable resource for getting started in, learning more about, or just plain enjoying the romance, the adventure, and the many pleasures of collecting.

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Library Journal Review

Unlike the ubiquitous collectibles price guides, these handbooksDthe first titles in a new series for both novice and seasoned collectorsDdetail the nuts and bolts of starting and maintaining a collection. Consistently formatted, they show what you need to know before, during, and after you start to collect; a "Resources To Further Your Collection" section at the back of each features useful web sites and contact information for auction houses, clubs, collector publications, and more. A valuable history of each collectible is also provided. Contributors to these titles are expert collectors, and both primers are endorsed by the International Society of Appraisers. Other books in the series will highlight how to collect 20th-century glass and Barbie dolls. Highly recommended for public libraries.DJennifer Mayer, Univ. of Wyoming Libs., Laramie (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 4
Introductionp. 5
Jewelry as a Collectiblep. 7
Essential Background for Jewelry Collectorsp. 19
Before You Start Collectingp. 37
Jewelry Photo Galleryp. 49
Now That You're Ready to Start Collectingp. 73
Living with Your Jewelry Collectionp. 99
If and When You Decide to Sellp. 105
Resources to Further Your Collectingp. 111
Annotated Bibliographyp. 119
Glossaryp. 122
About the International Society of Appraisersp. 125
About the Contributorsp. 126
Indexp. 127