The new Pure Sea Glass Identification Deck is a fun, valuable tool for casual beachcombers and serious collectors alike. Author Richard LaMotte offers gems of glass history and scientific clues that can help determine the age, origin, and value of a shard. The deck includes 35 sturdy cards organized by color and type of glass and packed with facts and tips; more than 150 new images from Pure Sea Glass photographer Celia Pearson; and 2 foldout brochures that summarize three centuries of American glass-making history and showcase 30 common manufacturer marks. The ID Deck is the ideal addition to the Pure Sea Glass line of products, one that will benefit both the avid sea glass collector and the occasional beachcomber. Beautiful photography, professional design, attractive packaging, and reasonable pricing make this a true value and delight for anyone who loves nature and the shore.
Author Richard LaMotte has been at the forefront of sea-glass research since presenting his first lecture on the topic back in 2002. His book, Pure Sea Glass, Discovering Nature’s Vanishing Gems, is a master reference on sea glass for North American collectors, earning first place in nonfiction from the Writer’s Digest 13th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards.