This book is still a useful resource, and certainly helps to fill in some gaps! There is a handy pattern guide in the back of the book, with photos of many patterns. I am ordering the newer one expected to come out in October too. Mauzy Number Of Pages 192 pages Edition Description Revised Format Paperback Publication Date 2014-07-28 Language English Publisher Schiffer Publishing, Limited Publication Year 2014 Additional Details Number of Volumes 1 vol. I wouldn't say that this is completely comprehensive, I think the internet is still the best place to find a lot of identifying information, especially if it's a promotional or rare piece. This expanded edition explores those colors along with the clear ovenware, Flameware, laboratory glass and now for the first time, restaurantware.
There was no guide to understand the makers marks. I found the crazy daisy print in a thrift shop not too long ago and I fell in love with it. The focus of this book is on the earliest decades of their history, particularly as it relates to the vintage American kitchen. Payment is one of several factors used to rank these results. Identification of merchandise is of utmost importance for my online store and the customer should expect that.
Author Barbara Mauzy missed the opportunity to create a 'must-have' supplemental with new information identifying unknown patterns, including dates of production for known patterns, and updating values, for example. How the company that made Pyrex started, what they made originally and how they evolved to eventually make the colored Pyrex that is so collectable. This book is a huge help for research in Pyrex dishes. First, I want to point out that except for one other of the 7 reviews before mine, all were written previous to 2008--the copyright date of this book. I discovered so much more about Pyrex than I ever expected. Stores are responsible for providing correct and current prices. This guide has a lot of great information about the history of Pyrex, and the price guides have been invaluable when haggling with dealers at flea markets and antique malls over the price of a particular piece.
It was published by Schiffer and has a total of 160 pages in the book. I am a stickler for accuracy and in a very short time this book has help me merchandise my Pyrex inventory for sale and has encouraged me to look for much more and not be afraid to make future Pyrex investments for my store. It is a decent book and she also has the very early clear pyrex in it. Over all would recommened this book for Pyrex collectors or sellers. Though i can say it is loaded with good photos. It's been a while since I acquired any Pyrex, but I was gifted a piece at Christmas this year! She found it to be accurate so far, and the pictures and descriptions work well for her. This was a wonderful disappointment.
This book is full of lovely color pictures of Pyrex ware. I assume the prices are updated, although I can't really tell because I can't compare them with the old edition which was from the library. I would prefer a hardcover book and that is my only complaint but that's being too snobbish. It should serve you well in your library for collecting your favorite Pyrex. After all, pieces are only worth what the market is willing to pay for them.
That being said, there is a lot of interesting information in this book. This book is definitely worth more than its price and a wonderful supplement in a Pyrex collector's library. The glossy pages fill your eyes with cookware, flameware, ovenware, Pyrex colors, glassware and even takes on some unknown patterns. This expanded edition explores those colors along with the clear ovenware, Flameware, laboratory glass and now for the first time, restaurantware. Most of the people I know who collect Pyrex do it by pattern-type, not piece-type.
Find great deals on ebay for pyrex collectors guide shop with confidence skip to main content ebay logo 3339 from united kingdom buy it now free shipping pyrex unauthorized collectors guide schiffer book for by barbara e mauzy vg excellent condition quick free shipping. Sadly, it is not organized very well, and lacks solid information about things such as history, trademarks, years of production, glass composition, etc. A lot of times when I'm given Pyrex it's something I already have, or had at one time. I am very glad I bought this book! This book was good for a guide. Even though I got the book on sale, it was a big disappointment and not worth my money--I can go back to the library and get the same old thing! But it looks like that's about all that's changed.
It must have had some magical powers or something, because Michael proposed a few weeks later. The identifying part has been one of my favorite parts of collecting Pyrex. Although we make every effort to present accurate information, we are not responsible for inaccuracies. I purchasd the new 4th edition only to be disappointed. I didn't know the name of it at the time, but I figured it out a little while later. Some of the patterns were not known in this book hoping they are in the new one. My largest criticism of the book, however, is the organization.
This book will now accompany me on my antiquing journeys and will come in handy when it's time to identify, value, and purchase. For instance, she attributes the Butterfly Gold pattern to the 1960's, when it wasn't released until 1972. I think the most enjoyable thing about it is all of the background on the history of Pyrex. This expanded edition explores those colors along with the clear ovenware, Flameware, laboratory glass and now for the first time, restaurantware. Although Flameware was produced then, the Flamingo Pink and Limeware weren't produced until 1952.