Collecting toothpick holders is about to become easier and more rewarding than ever! Here is the only publication to focus exclusively on toothpick holders made of porcelain. Over 600 beautiful color photographs showcase toothpick holders from around the world, including major ceramics manufacturers from Austria, Bavaria, Czechoslovakia, England, Germany, and the United States. A large section on Prussian toothpick holders shows the many different molds used by the manufacturers located there, and includes line drawings to show mold details. The section on Royal Bayreuth shows examples of nearly every shape and decoration known from that company, and the Japanese (Nippon) section shows the wide range of shapes, hand-painted decorations, and quality that originated there. Many manufacturers' marks are included. Information on contemporary and reproduction toothpick holders is also included, as well as tips on collecting, displaying, and insuring your collection. The book is organized to be easy-to-use and is an indispensable reference for everyone interested in ceramics from the late Victorian period through the 1930s. Current value ranges are given for all items pictured.
Judy Knauer founded the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society in 1973 and has served in many positions with that organization including newsletter editor. Sandra Raymond has been active in the National Toothpick Holders Collectors Society since 1976. She currently serves as Publicity Chairperson.