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Price Guide 2006" is the fourth annual edition of DK's
all-colour, all-new, specially photographed antiques price
guides. With her 30 years' worth of experience, Judith Miller
is the expert to advise readers on how to identify items accurately
and get real value for money in the antiques world. Over 8,000
antiques are presented in a catalogue-style layout, with prices
and sizes for each item, together with historical background
notes and tips on latest market trends. In addition, you'll
find special features on styles and techniques, plus profiles
of designers and makers to help build up your knowledge of
each subject. With each object displayed in full colour, the
risk of any ambiguity in identifying a particular item is
almost non-existent. Whether you want to identify and value
antiques already in your possession or simply get an idea
of what the market holds, Dorling Kindersley's "Antiques
Price Guide 2006" will answer all your questions.
is the 34th Edition of this indispensable guide. The fact-filled
book is in a large format and has colour throughout. The useful
colour maps are easy to read and it contains all of the information,
addresses, telephone numbers and speciality indices which
have earned it the title 'bible of the antiques trade'. Every
year the constant changes in the antiques trade are recorded
and as a result the guide will be found in car glove compartments
and on the reference shelves of enthusiasts and professionals
both in this country and abroad. As a saver of time and wasted
journeys the up-to-date edition is essential equipment for
anyone connected with the world of antiques, be they buyer,
seller or supplier of allied services. Information is easy
to find. The guide is arranged by area: London is divided
by postal districts while the rest of the country is split
alphabetically into counties, then towns or villages. In-depth
information about each shop includes not only the address,
email address and telephone number, but also the date established,
opening hours, type of stock and price range, details of location,
where to park, name of proprietor and membership of trade
associations. The guide also contains information on auctioneers,
packers and shippers, a specialist dealers' index as well
as a section on services to the antiques trade. Always reliable
and unfailingly accurate, this is the ultimate guide.
dealer and professional tour guide, Kimberly Jayne Gray is
an ideal escort around London - one of the world's richest
sources of antiques. Finding dealers and other outlets with
consistently interesting and high-quality items in this thriving
city can be a challenge. This refreshingly accessible, wonderfully
functional and superbly illustrated guide pinpoints the very
essence of antiques-hunting: knowing where to go for those
great buys. The London Antiques Guide offers an insider's
perspective on London's best dealers and shops, with over
350 of London's essential antiques sources, and many of its
best-kept secrets. The book is divided into seven sections,
designed to help the reader survey London's antiques quarters
by area and style. They contain information on all types of
outlet - from shops and auction houses to fairs and markets.
An extensive list of websites is woven into the text, and
a full glossary of general trade terms and phrases appears
at the end of the book, along with a quick price guide, two
timelines and various tips and tricks of the trade.
are beguiling because they can have the double delight of
an enticing exterior and the anticipation and satisfaction
of a fully fitted interior. This comprehensive guide to the
decoration, style, use and contents of all types of boxes
from diverse cultures is the first book to cover both these
aspects. The coverage of decoration and styles of boxes is
remarkably complete and includes the traditional, the exotic
and the eccentric. Folk art to Faberge, tea caddies to tinder
boxes, medicine chests to music boxes, ditty to document,
voting to vampire, painting, sewing and writing boxes are
just some of the topics that are included. The result is a
pictorial treat, the text lavishly illustrated with images
of nearly 2,000 boxes. It should be a most valuable reference
book for the dealer and collector alike.
which deals exclusively with the buying and selling of antique
British clocks, revealing commercial knowledge acquired by
the author over 25 years. The book shows how to distinguish
between the genuine and the fake, the good and the mediocre,
as well as looking at prices and where to buy.
pocket-sized guide to identifying and interpreting metal and
ceramic marks has been improved with the addition of the most
recent hallmarks, along with details of the new hallmarking
system. Do you attend car boot sales or browse in antique
shops in search of bargains? Have you ever wished you knew
more about grandma's silver spoon? Do you envy the experts'
ability to identify and date old hand-me-downs? If the answer
to any of these questions is yes, Collins Gem Antique Marks
is for you. Packed with thousands of clear illustrations,
the book shows hallmarks on silver, gold and platinum, as
well as those on Old Sheffield Plate, pewter, pottery and
porcelain. Complete with a history of hallmarks and how to
read them, Collins Gem Antique Marks is absolutely indispensable.
The book provides: Full hallmarks for silver from London,
Edinburgh, York, Norwich, Exeter, Dublin, Newcastle, Chester,
Glasgow, Birmingham and Sheffield, along with maker's marks
from these cities. Up-to-date hallmarks for gold and platinum.
Old Sheffield plate marks, showing the variety of maker's
marks. Pewter marks and a selection of pewter touch marks.
Pottery and porcelain marks showing both letter and name marks,
and symbol marks.
collecting began in the 15th century and has grown in popularity
ever since. Now collectors can pore over more than 5,000 listings
and check the value of their collection. Collectible books
written in English are organized in 12 categories, including
Americana, banned, fantasy, horror & science fiction,
mystery, occult & paranormal and philosophy & religion.
Each category begins with an explanation of which books and
authors are collectible and why. An invaluable introduction
discusses the world of book collecting, including detailed
information on identifying first editions and grading books.
This all-new reference and price guide is the most complete
resource available. Prices are given in US dollars.
are among the most popular and useful antiques and this all
new price guide provides a comprehensive reference to timepieces
from the 17th century through the 20th. Over 300 crisp photographs
highlight detailed descriptions of varied clocks produced
over the centuries. Each clock listing includes accurate pricing
information. Features a special 16-page colour section, as
well as an informative introductory report on clock collecting
basics, a glossary of terms, and a bibliography. With more
than 1,400 entries, this compact guide is an invaluable aid
to all collectors, dealers, and appraisers.
reference provides jewellery collectors with detailed descriptions
and reliable pricing for 3500 items dating from 1800 to the
present day. The book is divided into three sections: fine
antique; modern; and costume jewellery.
is brilliant guide to the trade for everyone from the boot
sale bargain hunter, to those who wish to earn their living
full time from antiques. It has so much information, yet it
is easily accessible on well laid out, medium print pages.
There are no gratuitous space filling and grainy images which
often spoil other guides. The paper is high quality, but not
glossy. There are decent margins, and wide spaces between
paragraph and sub-heading breaks. Why do I mention this? It
makes reading and annotating a fatigue free pleasure. The
information and insight into the trade is extremely valuable.
I am learning so much, and it is already earning me more income.
I would wholeheartedly recomend this book to all those who,
like me, are addicted to the thrill of the bargain hunt, get
high on the adrenaline surge at an auction, and get more pleasure
from the £10 profit made on that find at the bottom
of a box under the stall, than from a £1000 made on
the stock market.
are attractive, easily displayed, often affordable and consequently
popular items to collect. Pieces that have survived daily
use for years are now sought after by collectors. This book
covers a range of pottery and porcelain objects and provices
a practical reference work for new enthusiasts as well as
the experienced collectors in this field. It includes more
than 4000 examples of pottery and porcelain from the mid-18th
century to the mid-20th century are illustrated and described,
each with an up-to-date value. Special features include Clarice
Cliff, pot lids, Wemyss, blue and white ware, Mason's Ironstone,
Goss and Crested China, fairings and commemorative ware. There
is also a special feature on American ceramics. Within each
section, items are divided by type of ware (eg cups, plates
etc), with information boxes containing guidance on collecting,
what to be aware of when starting a collection, hints on how
to avoid making expensive mistakes, and the history of many
factories. A Directory of Specialists gives guidance on restorers
and details of collectors' clubs are listed.
all the advice needed to build up a collection of books. The
guide covers key collecting areas from modern first editions
to cookery, natural history to sport, illustrated books to
architecture. It contains information of binding techniques
and restoration and a glossary of specialist terms.
guide contains all the essential information needed by a budding
furniture collector, showing how to identify styles as well
as individual pieces, how to avoid fakes and how to spot a
bargain. It includes chapters on all major types of readily-affordable
furniture, a special section on 20th-century pieces, advice
on buying from a variety of sources, tips on care, restoration
and insurance, and useful listings of auction houses, antiques
centres and major antiques events.
with the basics, this manual offers a course on repairing
and restoring all types of furniture, from raising a dent
to turning a chair leg. It includes an easy-to-use guide to
identifying and dating your furniture as well as a directory
of the tools, materials and equipment necessary to restore
furniture yourself. Skills covered include turning, carving,
upholstery, marbling, gilding, marquetry and parquetry. Each
of the four chapters ends with one or two projects that encompass
many of the techniques described in that chapter and each
stage of restoration is shown in step-by-step format, from
assessment of the damage to final polishing.
updated guide lists furniture arranged by type and use - tables,
seating furniture, desks and so on - and each section contains
fact boxes with practical information on individual items
and guidance on changing design features during the period.
There is an illustrated key to recognizing different woods,
from native varieties such a pine, sycamore and birch to imported
species such as mahogany, kingwood and tulipwood. Special
features include children's furniture; details and decoration
of furniture; and how to care for your furniture, with tips
on how to restore damaged and discoloured wood. There is also
a directory of specialists and a glossary of terms.
book was given to me by a lady who advised me on matters of
style and taste when I first started as a runner in low grade
scrap, yet was always fascinated by the seeming discrepancy
between the value of an item in it's component parts (usualy
nil) and it's value as an object in the whole (often a three
or even four figure sum). Whilst I would freely admit that
Judith Millers little paperback is not the key to riches,
it contains so many clues and helpful information that I have
now read it and re read it over 100 times. Some of it is hard
commercial fact (a good thing) some of it is simple homespun
truth (a nice thing).Except for one page on percentage profit
calculations, where it wobbles a bit I can say without fear
of contradiction that I now work full time in the antiques
and collectables market, enjoy my work no end, have made some
very secure friends and business relationship principly by
following the advice and information in this charming little
book. Providing you like hard work, long hours and a fair
amount of risk, then this is the business for you and this
is the book that will tell you why.
an avid pottery and porcelain collector and have found this
book very informative and easy to understand. I use it regularly
to validate potters marks and symbols when I visit antiques
fairs. It is not a chunky book so it is portable, and the
marks are simply catalogued so that you can look them up quickly.
An excellent reference book.
book is superb - not only does it cover many techniques, but
has several practical projects that show exactly what can
be done, and the steps to achieve the very best results. It
covers what to buy and what NOT to buy, furniture repair,
veneering, gilding, upholstery, matching ironmongery and even
how to mould your own matching drawer handles! It covers what
materials to use and where to get them (in UK), restoring
wood, metal, leather, antique and modern furniture, expensive
and cheap(er) pieces. If I had to use one book alone, it would
be this! Whenever I read or browse it I get inspiration for
yet another project.
book is a valuable starting point for enthusiasts. It tells
you where to hunt for bargains and how to add rarities to
a growing collection. An important section offers tips on
what is available within any price range. It is filled with
invaluable advice. How do you spot repairs or re-polishing?
How can you avoid the proliferation of fakes while you learn
to distinguish fine glass from ordinary? John Sandon's sensible
guidance will prevent many costly mistakes. This book tells
the whole story of glass, from its discovery in ancient Egypt
right through to the fascinating world of the twentieth century
and post-war design. The text is concise, informative and
above all readable, written in the accessible style that makes
John Sandon's book so popular. His carefully chosen illustrations,
all in colour, provide stunning contrasts between fine old
Venetian and Art Nouveau masterpieces and quite ordinary decanters
and Victorian moulded bottles. Alongside costly rarities,
one of the strengths of this book is the inclusion of inexpensive
novelty glass anyone can find easily and cheaply. This book
is aimed at the beginner on a modest budget as well as at
is Faberge unique? What is champleve enamel? Why should emeralds
be regarded with suspicion? Which jewels contain miniature
coffins? Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery tracks the
progress of jewellery designs from early times to the twentieth-century,
assisting the professional jeweller, the collector and the
student in making informed and balanced judgments upon scores
of crucial topics - from the setting of old gems, to fakes
and forgeries. This book is superbly illustrated with hundreds
of colour photographs provided by auction houses, dealers,
leading shops and private collectors. From Castellani to Cartier,
from hair combs to cameos, Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery
represents a key companion which is relevant, readable and