Hand-painted and photographic occupational, fraternal, and decorative shaving mugs were a common feature in barber shops in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, costing only a few dollars. Now they are valued antiques, often bringing several thousands of dollars.
As you read through these pages, you will see over 1,000 of the best shaving mugs, from some of the leading collections around the world. The mugs are organized alphabetically by subject, and each mug is fully described along with a current estimate of its market value. Each is illustrated in a beautiful color photograph that enables readers to appreciate the artistry.
This book will be both treasured and consulted by collectors because the mugs are each of great quality and the variety here is exceptional.