The Bottom Line
- Loads of Color Pictures -- Over 7500!
- Includes Series Indexes
- Large Book, Easy to Read
- Over 7500 full color pictures.
- Book includes all ornaments produced, including the 2006 pieces.
- Large size of book makes it easy to read and view the different ornaments.
Guide Review - Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Value Guide
This book boasts over 7,500 full-color pictures, each large enough to see the detail. Thirty five pictures are on each page of the book, arranged first yearly, then in alphabetical order. And if you don't know the year of the ornament, there's an alphabetical index in the back, complete with checkboxes, just in case you want to keep track of what's in you collection.
The book covers much more than just the Keepsake ornaments. Other sections include: Tree Toppers, Merry Miniatures, Miniature Ornaments, the Ambassador Holiday House Collection, Hall Family Ornaments (attached to their annual family Christmas card), Kiddie Car Classics, Legends in Flight and Mayor's Tree Ornaments.
At the beginning of the book is a lengthy chapter -- Hallmark Collecting 101, which gives the ins and outs of Hallmark collecting. A terrific primer for beginning collectors, but also useful for longtime collectors.
Another enjoyable section was profiles of a few Hallmark collectors, we all love hearing how others collect and this book was a fun read!