Collectables/Antiques

Collectables/Antiques

Collectables/Antiques

Collectables/Antiques

Collectables and Antique books to judge quality and design of collectable items, including books! Miller's antiques price guides to oddities.

 

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DISCOVERING FRIENDLY AND FRATERNAL SOCIETIES:
VICTORIA SOLT DENNIS    Book Number: 71302
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Aprons and medals sometimes turn up in car boot sales or are found in an attic or shop selling bygones. Many of these objects are decorated with arcane symbols and their inscriptions such as Guard...
STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURINES 1835-1880: A Shire Book
FRANCES BRYANT    Book Number: 80676
Published price: £4.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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Staffordshire figures (1835-1880) were made in great quantities by Victorian pottery factories expressly for working people and sold for just a few pence each. By the standards of quality factorie...
LIFE AND TIMES OF THE REAL WINNIE-THE-POOH
SHIRLEY HARRISON    Book Number: 81084
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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A permanent memorial to a national icon, we can visit the Farnell Factory in Acton where Pooh bear was 'born', and Harrods Toy Department in 1921 where he was bought over 90 years ago as a present ...
APOSTLES OF BEAUTY: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago
EDITED BY JUDITH BARTER    Book Number: 80779
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Arts and Crafts movement was a rebellion against the uninspired machine-made or factory produced items. Inspired by the writings of John Ruskin, people such as William Morris here in Britain an...
COLLECTIBLE PIPES
JEAN REBEYROLLES    Book Number: 81277
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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After Sir Walter Raleigh, legend has it that his last act as he climbed the scaffold was smoking a pipe. Pipe smoking clubs appeared throughout England in his day where women and even children wer...
EUROPEAN CERAMICS
ROBIN HILDYARD    Book Number: 81552
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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Some of the names are as swirly and beautiful as the objects they describe - Sgraffito, Palissy, Minton and Piccolpasso. Published by the Victoria and Albert Museum for it Ceramics galleries, the ...
ENGLISH WINDSOR CHAIRS: Shire Album
IVAN SPARKES    Book Number: 81620
Published price: £2.95
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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Few pieces of furniture kindle the affection that is bestowed upon the Windsor chair by owners and collectors. Originating at the beginning of the 18th century, they have been produced as veranda ...
NUTCRACKERS: A Shire Book
ROBERT MILLS    Book Number: 81632
Published price: £4.50
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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There is nothing more satisfying than the crack of a nut as your hand squeezes the prongs of a nutcracker. Over many decades, some most beautiful examples have been made for different types of nut...
COLLECTOR'S CABINET: Tales, Fact and Fiction
MARC ALLUN    Book Number: 82606
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Unknown

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A regular on BBC's Antiques Roadshow, here is a delightful nest of insights from a professional who knows the game and who can weave it into words. Go in search of stolen masterpieces, learn the s...
COLLECTING ORIGINAL PRINTS: A Complete Guide
ROSEMARY SIMMONS    Book Number: 82476
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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This informative guide to collecting prints made from 1900 onwards explains what prints are, how they can be recognised and the various techniques that are used in the making. Artists have always b...
FRAMES AND FRAMING
TIMOTHY NEWBURY    Book Number: 82487
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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Frames fulfil a variety of functions, from protection to decoration. They can indicate ownership or assert the importance of the paintings they enclose. When a painting retains its original frame...
COLLECTING CLASSIC GIRLS' TOYS
SUSAN BREWER    Book Number: 82892
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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This nostalgia-packed offering is sure to include at least some of the toys that you played with as a child, and maybe those that your parents and grandparents loved as well. Although it concentrat...
BOOK OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY
MICHAEL LEAPMAN    Book Number: 83322
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Owing its origin to the generosity and far-sightedness of a handful of 18th century scholars and booklovers, the British Library's extensive collection incorporates not only books and manuscripts, ...
TIM ALL ALONE
EDWARD ARDIZZONE    Book Number: 83223
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £1.90
Product format: Hardback

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Stephen Fry reads the book aloud if you scan the QR code at the end for the free audio download. Tim arrives home after a long voyage to find his parents have vanished. He is determined to search...
RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Case Notes
EDITED BY JOEL JESSUP    Book Number: 83777
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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"Beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a Freemason and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you." In a dramatic return from his faked death, Holmes is on classic for...
CARTIER TIME ART: Mechanics of Passion
JACK FORSTER    Book Number: 83850
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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A showcase for the Cartier fine watchmaking collection, this gorgeous book features iconic pieces in which there is a perfect fusion of mechanics and design. The Astroregulateur leads the field, wi...
J. SMITH A Miniature Treasure From Queen Mary's Dolls' House
J. SMITH AND FOUGASSE    Book Number: 83446
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Measuring just 3.6 x 4.8cm or 1½" x nearly 2" and ½", this teeny weeny satin miniature book has regal gold decorations on the cream satin cover, satin bookmark and gilt-edged pages and inside, even...
TALK ABOUT TRIBAL ART
BERENICE GEOFFROY-SCHNEITER    Book Number: 84143
Published price: £18.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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A troupe of African, American, Asian or Oceanic masks and ancestor effigies stare out at us, often sporting threatening snarls, bristling beards, lolling tongues and pointed canines. Are tribal so...
AURELIAN LEGACY: British Butterflies and Their Collectors
MICHAEL SALMON    Book Number: 84489
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Tragically, changes in land management and the environment have contributed to the seemingly irreversible decline of butterfly species in Britain. It is probable that we shall never again see many...
STAMPS OF THE WORLD
SANDRA FORTY    Book Number: 84494
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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The appearance of the first modern stamp, the Penny Black in 1840, marked a decisive step in the modernisation of telecommunications. It was the culmination of a series of reforms introduced by Si...
FERDINAND COLUMBUS RENAISSANCE COLLECTOR
MARK MCDONALD    Book Number: 84344
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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A big beautiful British Library and British Museum UK first edition 2005 paperback with 20 colour and 178 black and white woodcut illustrations, this beautiful book catalogues 110 of the most impor...
A CELEBRATION OF BEATRIX POTTER: Art and Letters
BEATRIX POTTER    Book Number: 84201
Published price: $25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Ingrained into our psyche since infancy, the delicate, ethereal watercolours of Beatrix Potter are very special. This celebration of her art and letters contains many examples of her work, with ext...
MANUAL OF HISTORIC ORNAMENT
RICHARD GLAZIER    Book Number: 84218
Published price: £13.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Paperback

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Originally published in 1899, this compendium of over 700 of the author's own drawings is a delight for the eye, particularly if you are a designer or a student of artistic styles. The early chapte...
VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN FURNITURE AND INTERIORS
JEREMY COOPER    Book Number: 84233
Published price: $34.95
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Paperback

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The furniture designs of the greats of the period such as William Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh are even more popular today than they were in their creators' lifetimes. Figures such as Willi...
AUCTIONEER: ADVENTURES IN THE ART TRADE
SIMON DE PURY & W. STADIEM    Book Number: 84437
Published price: $25.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Flamboyant television auctioneer Simon de Pury, nicknamed "the man with the golden gavel", tells his own diamond-encrusted story. Realising he will never make a creative artist himself, he finds em...
FRENCH POSTERS
ISABELLA ALSTON & K. DIXON    Book Number: 76367
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Art Nouveau and Art Deco posters created at the turn of the 20th century advertised everything from soap to chocolate, bicycles to cars, coffee to cordials, department stores to nightclubs, lux...
BAYEUX TAPESTRY
DAVID M. WILSON    Book Number: 84655
Published price: $50
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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A remarkable publishing achievement, Thames & Hudson, art publishers known for their quality of design and production, have produced a 10½" x 13½" luxury volume in which the complete Bayeux Tapestr...
CHINESE ART BOOK
INTRO BY COLIN MCKENZIE    Book Number: 84847
Published price: £39.95
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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The unprecedented and often provocative juxtapositions of the 300 works represented here echo the complexity, diversity, richness and modernity of Chinese art. For more than four millennia, dynast...
HER MAJESTY: A ROYAL EDITION A
Christopher Warwick    Book Number: 73173
Bibliophile price: £550.00
Product format: Hardback

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Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Edition by Vivienne Westwood is limited to 500 copies with special cover and clamshell case designed by British fashion legend Vivienne Westwood. Comes with the number...
HER MAJESTY VIVIENNE WESTWOOD EDITION ROYAL DEPARTURE
CHRISTOPHER WARWICK    Book Number: 81198
Bibliophile price: £550.00
Product format: Hardback

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Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Edition by Vivienne Westwood limited to 500 copies with special cover and clamshell case is designed by British fashion legend Vivienne Westwood. A hand-crafted coutur...
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