Masonic Collectables

by George B. Spielman

This book is considered the Holy Grail to many Masonic collectors!  Its author, Brother George Spielman, is a long-time collector of Masonic artifacts and with the assistance of other private collectors George selected roughly 600 pieces that range in date from 1728 to 1940 to include in this beautiful coffee table edition.  The book depicts artifacts made in glass, china, porcelain, wood, metals, and other materials that were made as commemorative pieces for the various Masonic bodies i.e. the Blue Lodge, York Rite, Scottish Rite and the Shrine of North America.  Also, many items have been handcrafted by Masons for their own personal use and display.  Although it is not a complete reference of items, it will make collectors aware of the vast history that is available in these art forms.  When I began my stewardship as curator of the Florida Masonic Museum I spent many hours on the phone with George learning to identify the different makers and sources of the artifacts pictured in his book.  My copy has become a working reference manual with penciled in remarks of what what was in my own personal collection, when I got it, if I sold it and a wish list of what I wanted next!  I couldn't have built my personal Masonic collection without it as it trained my eye to spot these artifacts as I went to garage and yard sales, antique malls, trade shows and conventions.  If your serious about Masonic collecting and want this book, write George Spielman, Box 668, Middletown, MD 21769-0668.  Send $45.00 (US Funds Only).  Price includes shipping anywhere in the continental United States.  There are less than 300 copies left of the original 1,000 printed.

 

         

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