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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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...
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...
MILLER'S COLLECTING: THE MOVIES
RUDI & BARBARA FRANCHI    Book Number: 77340
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
Product format: Hardback

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Newly updated in 2013, this guide to movie memorabilia is a go-to classic for both established collectors and also movie buffs wanting to follow their passion in an affordable way. Most of the book...
LITTLE BOOK OF SCHIAPARELLI
EMMA BAXTER-WRIGHT    Book Number: 77783
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Endowed with a strikingly imaginative and experimental approach to fashion, from her eccentric jewellery, shoe and hat designs to her collaborations with Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau, Elsa Schiap...
LAUNDRY BYGONES
PAMELA SAMBROOK    Book Number: 78738
Published price: £3.50
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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One of the excellent Shire introduction books, this one illustrates the simple, rare but often extremely beautiful traditional laundry aids - the glass calendars, washing bats, mangle boards and go...
MILLER'S COLLECTIBLES HANDBOOK AND PRICE GUIDE
JUDITH MILLER & MARK HILL    Book Number: 78816
Published price: $27.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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This is the must-have book for anyone who has 'things', and don't we all? We might not have a fantastic 1920s toy Marlin tinplate clockwork zeppelin with celluloid rear propellers, valued at $25,00...
MEYRICK'S MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS AND ARMOUR
SAMUEL RUSH MEYRICK    Book Number: 78770
Published price: $19.95
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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Since earliest times man has fashioned items for personal defence: shields, swords, crossbows, helmets and ornate suits of body armour for knights and their steeds. Captivated by military antiquit...
STORY CLOTHS OF BALI
JOSEPH FISCHER    Book Number: 75753
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The first major study of an unusual group of Balinese embroideries and their intricate connection between ancient folklore and expressive art form. Balinese textile artists have long adorned simpl...
FIFTY FASHION LOOKS THAT CHANGED THE 1980s
PAULA REED    Book Number: 79276
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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What does the 1980s mean to you? Were you prancing around in tiny pastel shorts just like George Michael and Andrew Ridgely from Wham? Or maybe you were sporting a military-styled sequinned jacket ...
TALK ABOUT TRIBAL ART
BERENICE GEOFFROY-SCHNEITER    Book Number: 79299
Published price: £18.95
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Colossal and towering, miniature, composed of perishable or durable materials, figurative or abstract, exuberantly baroque or spare and minimalist, tribal artworks are as complex and varied as the ...
LOST TREASURES: The World's Greatest Riches Rediscovered
DR JANE MCINTOSH    Book Number: 79532
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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This large book is literally a treasure trove - it's packed with photographs of the most wonderful riches from around the world. 'As his eyes adjusted to the dim light he was struck dumb by what he...
TREASURES OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: Book and CD
CATHERINE ALEXANDER & THE RSC    Book Number: 79394
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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King James I gave a patent to Shakespeare and his fellow actors and the right to perform plays throughout the country. This is one of 20 removable facsimile documents from this treasure trove alon...
JEAN MUIR: Beyond Fashion
SINTY STEMP    Book Number: 79679
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Joanna Lumley once famously stated, 'Every woman should have a Jean Muir in her wardrobe.' Fashion designer Jean Muir rose to starry heights during the swinging sixties, but unlike many other desig...
MILLER'S FIELD GUIDE ART DECO
EDITED BY JUDITH MILLER    Book Number: 80223
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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Would you know your Leslie Ragan poster from one by Adolphe Jean-Marie Cassandre? Stylised Art Deco advertising posters are collectable and iconic. Whether you are buying at auction, flea market,...
MILLER'S FIELD GUIDE PORCELAIN
EDITED BY JUDITH MILLER    Book Number: 80224
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Paperback

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Whether you are buying at an auction, flea market, antique shop or online, here is expert guidance to help you identify, date and value European and North American porcelain. With price codes thro...
GUIDE TO WARTIME COLLECTABLES
ARTHUR WARD    Book Number: 80504
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Military service is a thing of the past in Britain, but many people want to gain hands-on experience of militaria by collecting uniforms, insignia, battle-plans, field manuals and items of military...
DISCOVERING ANTIQUE PRINTS
RONALD RUSSELL    Book Number: 80642
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Prints can tell us much about the past and are works of art in themselves. From prints people learned what places were like, about natural history, architecture, costumes, transport, battles and t...
DISCOVERING ARCHAEOLOGY IN ENGLAND AND WALES:
JAMES DYER    Book Number: 80643
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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An excellent Shire pocket sized paperback which outlines the history of man in England and Wales from the earliest times to the Norman Conquest and explains the basic terminology of archaeology, me...
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...
ARCHITECTURE ON THE CARPET
BRENDA & ROBERT VALE    Book Number: 81018
Published price: £19.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'The Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings', this fabulous Thames & Hudson hardback has 111 illustrations, 97 of which are in colour. It is a novel view ...
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 ...
VISSCHER'S 1616 PANORAMA OF LONDON
PITKIN PUBLISHING    Book Number: 76362
Published price: £14.75
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Unknown

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In a scroll nearly three foot long by one foot deep is this most beautiful engraving reproduced on quality paper from the 1616 engraving by the Dutchman Claes Jan Visscher. It is a view of the Riv...
APOSTLES OF BEAUTY: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago
EDITED BY JUDITH BARTER    Book Number: 80779
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £11.00
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...
CONTEMPORARY BRITISH STUDIO CERAMICS
EDITED BY ANNIE CARLANO    Book Number: 80816
Published price: $80
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Published in association with America's Mint Museum of Art and Design, this large book depicts chosen items from a selection of British studio ceramicists alongside their biographies. Artists such ...
WATERLOO IN 100 OBJECTS
GARETH GLOVER    Book Number: 81253
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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The popular practice of telling of a story in 100 pictures is superbly adapted to the story of Waterloo, making it easy to visualize the scene by seeing the uniforms, musketry, artillery and field ...
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...
LANGUAGE OF ORNAMENT
JAMES TRILLING     Book Number: 81354
Published price: £8.95
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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From the much revered and heavyweight quality Thames & Hudson World of Art series, here is a decorative arts classic. Ornament, the art of decorative patterning, has given rise to some of the most ...
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 ...
REPAIRING POTTERY & PORCELAIN: A Practical Guide
LESLEY ACTON & PAUL MCAULEY    Book Number: 81686
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Many people assume that once broken a ceramic object may have come to the end of its useful life, yet ceramic restoration has a long history and as far back as 7000BC holes were 'drilled' into pots...
LURE OF GOLD: An Artistic and Cultural History
HANS-GERT BACHMANN    Book Number: 80265
Published price: £42
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Gold is a rare valuable metal, immortal in that it resists corrosion. For the god-kings of Egypt, gold was the flesh of the immortals. El Dorado the Gilded One, was the Columbian name for a ruler...
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