Indispensable reference for serious jewelry lovers! This is the 2006 soft cover edition, in excellent condition.
From the publisher: The much anticipated sequel to Collecting Costume Jewelry 101 is finally here! Collecting Costume Jewelry 202 will take students through another phase of jewelry collecting - the basics of dating jewelry, 1935 - 1980. This beautiful and informative volume simplifies the complex process of dating vintage costume jewelry into six easy-to-understand methods. Over 650 colorful photographs of vintage jewelry illustrate these methods. Beginning and experienced collectors will appreciate the large reference section featuring dozens of well-researched charts cataloging over 4000 design patent numbers and over 550 carefully chosen original patent illustrations. More than 160 intriguing and attractive vintage advertisements are scattered throughout the text. To round out this valuable reference, several useful appendices archive pertinent data needed to date costume jewelry designs in a clear, easy-to-reference format.
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