Pickvet, Mark. The Encyclopedia of Shot Glasses. Antique Publications: Marietta, OH, USA 1998. 4to lg SC 336pp. Indent
In The Encyclopedia of Shot Glasses, author Mark Pickvet combines his two previous volumes into one comprehensive guide, adding new information & creating a much simpler method of referencing the over 4,000 shot glasses he has found. This third book in a series still employs the unique catalog number system, combining a three-letter code with a three-number code, & providing a quick-reference guide for shot collectors of any degree.
Pickvet features large, detailed line drawings of over 1,400 shot glasses, arranged alphabetically by catalog number in one continuous section. The catalog number below each glass gives clues as to type of ware, geographical origin, & date of manufacture, while guiding the reader to additional information in the main description & pricing guide. A brief caption is also included directly below each shot glass for searching at-a-glance.