Resources: Books


Date: 1971

Shalleck, Jamie. Tea. New York: Subsistence Press, 1971.

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Date: 1977

de Castres, Elizabeth. A Collector's Guide to Tea Silver 1670-1900. London, England: Frederick Muller Ltd, 1977.


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Date: 1985

de Castres, Elizabeth. A Guide to Collecting Silver. London, England: Bloomsbury Books, 1985.

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Date: 1988

Schwartz, Jeri. Official Identification and Price Guide to Silver and Silver Plate. New York: House of Collectibles, 1988. Includes a section on the estimated 1988 pricing for 25 varied tea infusers.

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Date: 1994

Venable, Charles. Silver in America 1840-1940 A Century of Splendor. Seattle, WA: Marquand Books, 1994.

Date: 1996

Osterberg, Richard. Silver Hollowware for Dining Elegance. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1996.


Date: 1997

Shapiro, Seymour and Dottie. Silver Tea Balls. Hobart, Indiana: The Great North Coast Tea Company, 1997. Written by the leading expert in the field, it is a must-have for tea ball and other collectors.

Note: This resource book is no longer available through this website.

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Date: 1998

Rainwater, Dorothy T. and Redfield, Judy. Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1998.