Personalized shaving mugs of barber supply catalog quality are what collectors want and what drives this exciting, interesting hobby. This new book concentrates on this beautiful pieces of folk art, in a way that collectors will love and historians will cherish. Filled with beautiful color photographs from some of the most wonderful collections in the world, this book captures and pleases the eye. Besides the mugs, there are examples of the barber bottles and cabinetry that made the historical barbershop one the centers of late nineteenth and early twentieth century America.Important tips for collectors are included, as well as a guide to values. These will help the collector avoid costly mistakes and build a collection of which he or she can be proud.