Collector's Encyclopedia of Electric online sale Christmas sale Lighting: Identification & Values online sale

Collector's Encyclopedia of Electric online sale Christmas sale Lighting: Identification & Values online sale

Collector's Encyclopedia of Electric online sale Christmas sale Lighting: Identification & Values online sale

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This unique collaboration between authors Cindy Chipps and Greg Olson has resulted in the largest, best, and most comprehensive study ever undertaken in the field of collectible Christmas lighting. Collector''s Encyclopedia of Electric Christmas Lighting is a double-size volume that showcases the transition of Christmas lighting from the 1890s into the 1960s -- everything from the first hand-blown lights used by an associate of Thomas Edison right up through the heyday of the Christmas lighting industry of the 1950s, when many companies were competing for an ever-growing post-war market. Shown are the unique design graphics used on the lighting set boxes of the 1920s and 1930s. Rare and unique figural lights are displayed. A vast representation of window candelabras and door wreaths is portrayed. The transition of wall hangings from the early plaster Santa heads of the 1920s to the intricate vinylite pieces of the 1950s is shown. Bubble lights and matchless stars are portrayed in their full glory. The wonders of Christmas motion lamps and other odd and unique Christmas lighting pieces are explored. This book makes a great Christmas gift, but is also the ideal present year-round for Christmas lighting lovers everywhere. 2005 values.

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Brian P.
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5 Stars, Best book out on antique christmas lighting.
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2012
This is a fantastic book on antique christmas lighting. Thousands of color photos, great descriptions of the items in this book. Lots of items that you will not find in any other book. This is a very well put together book and I give the authors my highest compliments on... See more
This is a fantastic book on antique christmas lighting. Thousands of color photos, great descriptions of the items in this book. Lots of items that you will not find in any other book. This is a very well put together book and I give the authors my highest compliments on putting this book together.

The cover of the book is really super with the photos of the fantastic lights. Overall I cannot say enough about this book. This is the best book out there on antique christmas lighting. I am hoping the authors put together yet another book on the same subject. I highly recommend this book, I am sure you will be pleased too. Very valuable tool for the collector and dealer of antique and vintage christmas lighting.

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RAM
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For advanced collector...but well worth it.
Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2014
Bought a "used" copy of this book at the suggestion of an eBay seller. Very interesting and well worth the "used" price however, the person who would really benefit from this book would be Bethany Lowe. Full of great ideas for recreating yester-years... See more
Bought a "used" copy of this book at the suggestion of an eBay seller. Very interesting and well worth the "used" price however, the person who would really benefit from this book would be Bethany Lowe. Full of great ideas for recreating yester-years vintage Xmas decor.
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Patricia J. Kenawell
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Great reference/information book
Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2013
I collect many different types of vintage Christmas lights and this book gave me a lot of information about the different companies that manufactured lighting and approximately what year they were made. The photographs were excellent and I take this book with me when I go... See more
I collect many different types of vintage Christmas lights and this book gave me a lot of information about the different companies that manufactured lighting and approximately what year they were made. The photographs were excellent and I take this book with me when I go to the antique shops/flea markets/yard sales that my husband and I frequent. I would highly recommend this book to any one who collects vintage lights and/or any other type of Christmas lighting!
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Carol Singer
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good but book is not well organized
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2014
This book is useful but could use more text and organization. We realize that it is not always possible to date items, but there must be a better way. Thanks for asking.
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Christopher Cuff
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A must have book for the serious collector
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2004
This book represents a major effort in the field of Christmas lighting collecting and research. Great pictures, perhaps a bit haphazard in the way they are laid out (no chronological order) but this will be many people''s only way to see some very rare and unique items. A... See more
This book represents a major effort in the field of Christmas lighting collecting and research. Great pictures, perhaps a bit haphazard in the way they are laid out (no chronological order) but this will be many people''s only way to see some very rare and unique items. A wonderful coffee table book!
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steven g.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2016
good reference book for a good price
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Louie
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Wonderful Book
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2013
I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in antique lighting! I has wonderful pictures of all kinds of christmas lights. Christmas tree lights, window lights, figurine lights, ect.
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rhencullen2
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Great Book, Full Of Information
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2015
Great Book , Full Of Information , Photo''s And Memories Of Christmases Past..
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Collector's Encyclopedia of Electric online sale Christmas sale Lighting: Identification & Values online sale

Collector's Encyclopedia of Electric online sale Christmas sale Lighting: Identification & Values online sale

Collector's Encyclopedia of Electric online sale Christmas sale Lighting: Identification & Values online sale

Collector's Encyclopedia of Electric online sale Christmas sale Lighting: Identification & Values online sale

Collector's Encyclopedia of Electric online sale Christmas sale Lighting: Identification & Values online sale

Collector's Encyclopedia of Electric online sale Christmas sale Lighting: Identification & Values online sale

Collector's Encyclopedia of Electric online sale Christmas sale Lighting: Identification & Values online sale

Collector's Encyclopedia of Electric online sale Christmas sale Lighting: Identification & Values online sale