Gallina has included detailed histories about many of the major Christmas pin designers of past and present, including Beatrix, Hob, Trifari, Carolee, Monet, Stanley Hagler Anke, Bauer, and more. Over 400 new pins have been added to this edition, which now features over 700 of these glittering beauties in more than 325 detailed close-up photographs. There are Christmas trees, wreaths, Santas, sleighs and sleds, bells, reindeer, stockings, angels, candy canes, ornaments, candles, snowmen, and even a section on patriotic Christmas designs. A directory of Internet sites that specialize in Christmas pins is an added feature of the book, as well as a helpful bibliography and index. 2004 values. AUTHORBIO: Jill Gallina and her husband, Michael, have achieved national prominence as the country's foremost composers of musical plays and choral music for youth in elementary, middle, junior high, and senior high schools. Their chorals have sold millions of copies and their musical plays have thousands of performances across the globe each year. Jill's avocation is collecting antiques and costume jewelry with a special passion for Christmas pins. REVIEW: This edition includes information on dating, pricing, and designers past and present, but the photos are the best attraction. Every category is illustrated, with identification and prices. Anything you may have put on your Christmas list is here. Lovers of Christmas jewelry will treasure this volume.
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