Books for Collectors

Antique Enameled Ware: American & European -
David T. Pikul

by Leigh Elmore

Before the age of Pyrex® and plastic, attractive, utilitarian, enameled metal wares adorned kitchens and homes throughout Europe and America. Decorative and durable, enameled ware was made for almost every household purpose – brewing, storing, food preparation, cooking, serving, toting, pouring, and washing.
This handsome book showcases, identifies and explains the myriad of uses that enameled ware provided from the 1880s to the 1940s. Decorations abound – from plain and simple to bold geometrics and lively florals. Many of the most desirable patterns and designs, including the highly collectible "End of the Day," "Chrysolite," and the coveted cobalt blue pieces are featured here.
Today, they provide charming vintage decoration
to brighten interior and garden spaces alike. This book will be cherished by beginning collectors and seasoned decorators familiar with two previous books on the subject by the same author. The book includes over 475 color photos with identifying captions and values for the collector, dealer, decorator, and designer.

About the author

David T. Pikul is the owner of the Chuctanunda Antique Company in Amsterdam, NY and has specialized in French and European enameled ware since 1982. This is his third book on the subject.

About the publisher

Schiffer Publishing is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality nonfiction books since 1974 located in Atglen, PA. Schiffer has published thousands of titles on diverse subjects with a deep catalog of titles on antiques and collectibles. More information can be found on schifferbooks.com.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ , 474 color photos, 3 b/w illustrations, Price Guide, 160 pp ISBN13: 9780764317330, Binding: hard cover, Price, $34.95

 

 

Fountain Pens and Pencils: The Golden Age of Writing Instruments - George Fischler & Stuart Schneider

by Leigh Elmore

This book is for all people using, owning, or collecting fountain pens and their matching pencils. It introduces the beginning pen collector to the hobby and answers questions asked by advanced pen collectors about the earliest and most rare pens. With more than 1,000 fountain pens illustrated in full color, it will identify pens
and provide the opportunity to examine many rare pens that were produced.

The examples represent the whole range of the history and production of fountain pens, from the earliest to the present, and from the most
common to the most rare. Included are L.E. Waterman, Parker, Swan, Sheaffer, Wahl-Eversharp, Mont Blanc, Crocker, Chilton, Moore, A.A. Waterman and many other companies. A large representation of company advertising has been gathered. This volume is a must for collectors, dealers, and all those who appreciate the ingenuity and creativity of industry.

About the authors

George Fischler and Stuart Schneider are well-respected leaders in the antique pen world. They bring their love and knowledge of these works of art to this book. Stuart Schneider is an attorney in Englewood, NJ who has been collecting pens since 1975. He is the author of several books and articles. George Fischler is a senior research microbiologist with Colgate-Palmolive Co. and an avid collector since 1977. With his wife, Michelle, Fischler sponsors the annual New Jersey Pen Show, and he is the repair and restoration editor for Pen World magazine.

About the publisher:

Schiffer Publishing is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality nonfiction books since 1974. Located in Atglen, PA. Schiffer has published thousands of titles on diverse subjects with a deep catalog of titles on antiques and collectibles. More information can be found on schifferbooks.com.

Size: 9″ x 12″, 320 pp, ISBN13: 9780764328398, Binding: hard cover, $89.95


Contact Leigh Elmore at editor@discoverypub.com