This book provides a comprehensive history, complete descriptions, and current value guide for objects that are romantic reflections of the past and present: ladies' compacts, vintage and vogue. The diversity of materials, styles, shapes, decorative techniques, and workmanship is described and shown for more than 2, 000 specimens in over 1, 000 full color photographs. Included are gadgetry compacts, cosmetic cases in combination with watches, compasses, music boxes, hatpins, canes, cameras, bracelets, pendants, and more. In addition, there are commemorative, premium, and souvenir compacts, important patent applications, original compact advertisements, dating by patent number, and a comprehensive list of American and foreign manufacturers. Included too are a glossary, bibliography, and an index. Vintage Ladies' Compacts 2nd Edition is an excellently researched picture reference guide for collectors, dealers, museums, jewelers, libraries, and students of costume. 2001 values.This book provides a comprehensive history, complete descriptions, and current value guide for objects that are romantic reflections of the past and present: ladiesa#39; compacts, vintage and vogue.
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