First Reader for Antique Collectors Author:Carl W. Drepperd The author of the highly successful Primer of American Antiques throws out another signpost in this practical guide to America's growing army of antiques collectors. — Like its predecessor, this book is written expressly for the layman. With his usual light touch and clarity, the author, after a thorough inventory of antiques centers and antiques... more » shops and dealers throughout the country, tells exactly what you may expect to find in stock. So careful is he about this that he includes a list, apart from the general discussion of the book, in which he states percentages and locations of shops carrying each specific item.
But if this book is directed primarily to the layman, the expert cannot remain immune to Mr. Drepperd's witty yet logical consideration of the whole fascinating business of collecting antiques. There are anecdotes to summon the collector's chuckle and stimulate his pride of ownership, and there is a very lucid explanation of how and why fads change.
Full of explanations, every item in every shop worth a browsing is listed in order of usefulness and demand. And there is the usual abundance of illustrations accompanying the text.« less