The Price Guide to Crested China - Nicholas PineMilestone, 1988, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Nicked at the top corner of the upper panel. Pages very gently age-tanned at the margins.
From the cover: “Crested china collecting became a craze in Edwardian times when the working classes joined the middle classes on holiday, and outings by steamer, train, charabanc or omnibus took trippers to places previously only dreamed about. Newly introduced paid annual holidays immediately created a demand for holiday souvenirs, and millions purchased a memento or gift to take home. W H Goss produced the first heraldic porcelain artefacts, but dozens of other factories joined the race to supply souvenir ware to lending libraries, bazaars, tearooms, kiosks and Post Offices as well as china shops across the country. Potteries such as Grafton, Shelley, Carlton, Savoy and Arcadian busily produced a wide range of miniatures from animals to First World War models, responding rapidly to changing tastes. But all were agreed on the basic concept that you could only purchase a particular coat of arms in its own locality. For example, you had to go to Lands End to buy a piece decorated with the Lands End arms. This guide is a newly updated listing of all shapes and variations known to exist, with height, inscription and value. Also included is a comprehensive easy-to-use section where nearly 1000 pieces from most themes and all major factories are illustrated and priced. The values quoted are the current retail prices of Goss & Crested China Ltd, the leading specialists. ”
Size: 8½" x 6"
Number of Pages: 377
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