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Replacements Publishes New Crystal Stemware ID Guide

New book billed as most extensive reference in crystal identification

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 27, 2013 – Crystal enthusiasts have a brand new tool for pattern identification. Replacements, Ltd. has added another valuable resource to the retailer’s publishing library with the Crystal Stemware ID Guide, Vol. 1, A–F. The first of three volumes, this initial guide includes nearly 6,000 patterns produced by 200 companies from A (AA Importing Company) through F (Furstenberg).  Replacements’ experts strived to create a guide that is user friendly for everyone: from curious consumers to diehard collectors.

“Our goal with this book is to provide an easy, visual way for anyone to identify crystal patterns,” says Chris Kirkman, Replacements’ vice president of product operations. “We arranged the patterns in a visually intuitive manner grouped by the manufacturer, then by stem or bowl shape to help readers narrow their search more quickly by first comparing like shapes. We’re also using line drawings rather than photographs, because photos often do not adequately capture some of the more intricate details. We believe this guide is by far the most extensive reference of its type.”

Along with the highly detailed black-and-white line drawing, readers will also find helpful information including factory name, stem, line, or assigned number; a brief description and known pattern variations. Also included is a useful section on makers who commonly sign their names on, or otherwise mark, their glassware.

This reference resource is listed at $29.99 MRSP, but can be purchased for $19.99 at the company’s retail store, www.replacements.com or by calling Replacements at (800) REPLACE.



About Replacements, Ltd.

Founded by Bob Page in 1981, Replacements, Ltd. carries the world’s largest selection of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles. The company’s 500,000 square foot facilities house an inventory of nearly 12 million pieces from over 400,000 patterns. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Replacements, Ltd. serves more than ten million customers worldwide.

Media Contact:
Lisa Conklin, Public Relations Manager
(800) 737-5223 ext. 2552
(336) 209-0951 mobile
lisa.conklin@replacements.com

 

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