Vintage Christmas Ceramic Collectibles

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Krause Publications, Oct 11, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 192 pages
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The nostalgia of the Christmas season seems to touch everyone - especially collectors! Author Walter Dworkin, a collector for 20 years, has compiled this one-of-a-kind reference of the unique ceramic creations from Christmases past, focusing on items from the 1950s and 60's, the "Made in Japan" era of Christmas ceramics.

&break;&break;Over 800 listings include market values, descriptions, trademarks, signatures, and histories for the most popular Christmas ceramics from the period. Readers will find delightful Christmas lady planters and other holiday planters, festive candle holders, holiday bells, salt and pepper shakers,&break;Spaghetti Art Santas, angels and other favorite Yuletide figurines, giftwares and much more, in over 1,000 vibrant color photos! Manufacturer profiles for Christmas ceramic companies large and small are included as well. More than just a cut-and-dried reference guide, this book brings to life the wonderful Christmases of yesteryear.

  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
About the Author
7
Introduction
8
Holiday Planters
12
Christmas Lady Figural Planters
33
Festive Candleholders
39
Angel Holiday Bells
65
Memory Lane Salt Pepper Shakers
79
Mr Mrs Claus Salt Pepper Shakers
97
Spaghetti Art Santas
102
Holiday Giftware
113
Vintage Choir Boys Girls
133
Favorite Yuletide Figurines
141
Collectible Sets
169
United States Importers Their Identification Labels
184
Bibliography
192

Let It Snow Pepper Shakers
92

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About the author (2004)

Walter Dworkin is considered one of the world's leading experts in ceramicwares of the 1950s and 60s. He has been an enthusiastic collector of these nostalgic items for the past 20 years. This is his second book on ceramic collectibles.

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