May Book Review by Sam Mitchell
Title: Vintage Jewelry A Price and Identification Guide 1920 - 1940s
Author: Leigh Leshner
Type of Book: Soft Bound
Average Price: 24.95
In or Out of Print: In print
Number of Pages: 205 pages
Brief Description of Book: Book is supposed to be a pricing and Identification guide about white metal and rhinestone jewelry of the 1920s to the 1940s
NOTE: Reviews Based on the following Scoring Measure:
1 Being "Forget It" and 10 Being "Must Have"
QUANTITY OF PICTURES:
Comments: The book says that there are 400 pictures of 1000 pieces of jewelry. Lots of repeat pictures of the same jewelry through out the book
QUALITY OF PICTURES:
Black and White Pictures? No
Color? All pictures are in color
How good are the pictures? Average quality to poor quality pictures.
Are there close ups of the marks? No pictures of any marks
Comments: Nothing special about the pictures in the book. All the pictures are against a black background and are too dark.
QUANTITY OF INFORMATION:
Range of information offered? Very little information at the start of the book only
Is information thorough? No
Comments: There are 11 pages of small bits of information at the start of the book and nothing after.
QUALITY OF INFORMATION:
Accuracy (are there mistakes?): There is not enough information to make a mistake with!
Comments: The information in the book is common information that can be found anywhere
Are they helpful or realistic? Everything is way over priced
Comments: The book doesn*t help much on pricing.
Is the book easy to read and follow? Well I guess you say that the book is easy to read since there is not much to read.
Are things easy to find (table of contents/index)? Yes
Comments: Since there is not much worth finding in the book, I guess you could say that its user friendly.
TOTAL AVERAGE SCORE 2
Is this a must have book? NO
Overall Comments: I thought this book was supposed to be a price and Identification guide??? where is the Identification????? There are 400 pictures of 1000 pieces and only about 50 pieces are identified. What a rip off........Don*t waste your money on this book. Take the money and go see a movie or buy yourself a nice piece of jewelry. The book isn*t worth starting a fire with!!!! If you like looking at over priced unidentified pictures of rhinestone jewelry then the book is for you..
Why do I have a copy you ask? I bought it for .50 cents at a yard sale. The seller didn*t think it was worth anything either.
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