ISBN10: 1892145227 ISBN13: 9781892145222 Publisher: Little Bookroom Published: Sep 1 2002 Pages: 240 Weight: 2.40lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 10.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
From vintage travel posters to Walker Evans photographs and Art Deco martini shakers to Swedish country furniture, collecting has become a national pastime, with more than 30 million registered users on eBay and a viewership of more than 15 million for the Antiques Roadshow. The Collector's Journal is designed to help collectors of all levels and interests organize important information pertaining to their antiques and collectibles. The Collector's Journal provides three easy-to-use pages for each of 36 objects, with space to record: • VITAL STATISTICS: date of purchase/acquisition, price, appraisal value, insurance value, and value criteria, including authenticity, rarity, condition, historical significance and provenance. • DESCRIPTION: including dimensions, medium, artist/maker, country of origin, date or period, signature or mark, distinguishing characteristics, and a place for photographs. • RESOURCES: contact information for dealers, auction houses, appraisers, restorers, art and antique fairs and other collectors. The journal also features quotes about art and collecting from notables including Oscar Wilde, Helena Rubenstein, J. Paul Getty, Solomon Guggenheim, and Frank Lloyd Wright. The Collector's Journal also includes listings of major American museums and highlights of each collection.