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 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,...
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...
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...
CHURCH TILES OF THE 19TH CENTURY: A Shire Book
K. BEAULAH & H. VAN LEMMEN    Book Number: 81618
Published price: £4.50
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Paperback

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Inlaid tiles with fleur-de-lis motifs, designs with double-headed eagles (the device of Richard of Cornwall) and other fine medieval examples are showcased with details of how they were made, and w...
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...
READERS: Vintage People on Photo Postcards
TOM PHILLIPS    Book Number: 82017
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Like many artists, Tom Phillips is also a collector, and he has donated his vast archive of photo postcards to the Bodleian Library, which commissioned this selection of 200 reproductions on the th...
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...
VINTAGE LIGHTING: A Collector's Guide
BARTY PHILLIPS    Book Number: 82961
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Lighting is an essential part of interior design and home décor and recently there has been a resurgence in upcycling and polishing up old film studio lamps, art deco glass, brass, anglepoise and o...
POWIS CASTLE: The National Trust DVD
JOHN CASSY & BARBARA GIBBON    Book Number: 82862
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Unknown

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Seat of Welsh Princes, Powis Castle is set in the lush green countryside of mid Wales, famous for its garden which shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and Fren...
PAPER DOLLS HOUSE OF MISS SARAH ELIZABETH BIRDSALL OTIS
ERIC BOMAN    Book Number: 82943
Published price: £14.95
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Press out the eight models of little Victorian girls and a small boy and use the four further sheets of costumes to press out and dress Grace, Lady M, Kitty, Countess Jane and the others in their p...
COLLECTING CLASSIC GIRLS' TOYS
SUSAN BREWER    Book Number: 82892
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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...
BYZANTIUM AND ISLAM: Age of Transition
HELEN EVANS & BRANDIE RATLIFF    Book Number: 83127
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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The world was changing in the 7th century Byzantine remnants of the Roman Empire; Byzantium's southern provinces, North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, were already vibrant and diverse cultur...
SNOOPY TREASURES: A Celebration
NAT GERTLER    Book Number: 83198
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £16.00
Product format: Hardback

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Cowabunga! A player of many parts, including the World War I Flying Ace, Joe Cool, and the World Famous Author, Snoopy is at the heart of Charles Schulz's Peanuts comic strip. From his début in 19...
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...
TIM TO THE RESCUE
EDWARD ARDIZZONE    Book Number: 83224
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £1.90
Product format: Hardback

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Stephen Fry reads the book in a free audio download if you scan the QR code at the end of the book. Bored with his school work, Tim is longing to be at sea again but who should appear but his old ...
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: £25.00
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...
MILLER'S ANTIQUES HANDBOOK AND PRICE GUIDE 2016-2017
JUDITH MILLER    Book Number: 84133
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Hardback

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Utterly absorbing, pore over 8,000 antiques all beautifully photographed with brief description and US price guide (easily converted) together with the expertise and top picks of Judith Miller. Th...
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