Collector's Guide to Antique Chocolate Molds with Values
Remember getting that chocolate bunny for Easter? It was probably mass-produced in a factory, but during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, intricately detailed chocolate molds were used to create everything from common rabbits to clowns and children. Many even mirrored our nation's history as chocolate molds were created in such recognizable shapes as trains, dirigibles and political figures. From candy shops at the turn of the last century to today's antique shops, these highly detailed molds are becoming increasingly popular as collector's items.
With over 250 color photos and illustrations, the beautiful and rare chocolate molds pictured in this book will be invaluable for identifying and valuing your own collection. It may well start many new enthusiasts on the road to an exciting chocolate mold collection. This book will guide you through the early history of chocolate makers and delve into the most popular manufacturers of chocolate molds such as Anton Reiche as well as the lesser known American master Eppelsheimer Company. It also gives today's market values for antique chocolate molds. Whether you're an expert collector or a novice, this book is a definite must have for your library.