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.

 

A NUMBER OF THINGS: Stories of Canada
JANE URQUHART    Book Number: 85888
Published price: $32.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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A literary cherry tree, a famous skull, an Innu tea doll, a Sikh RCMP turban, a Cree basket, a Massey-Harris tractor, a canoe, ferry. The power of objects to speak of cultures and civilisations ha...
GOLD
ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST    Book Number: 86407
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Royal Gold, The Art of Gold and Sacred Gold with its lustre, and its warm yellow colour mirroring the sun, its rarity and its perceived purity, gold does not tarnish and has appealed to artists, go...
PEARLS BEFORE POPPIES: The Story of the Red Cross Pearls
RACHEL TRETHEWEY    Book Number: 88077
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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Before we commemorated with poppies, we commemorated with pearls. This was the campaign the 'Red Cross Pearls', an idea by Lady Northcliffe to raise money for the British Red Cross by collecting en...
CAR MARQUES
SIMON HEPTINSTALL    Book Number: 87794
Published price: $19.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'A Graphic Guide to Automotive Logos and Emblems', and endorsed by the A.A., here is an illustrated guide to iconic automobile badges of the last 120 years. Covering over 90 marques fro...
GUIDE TO WAR PUBLICATIONS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WAR
ARTHUR WARD    Book Number: 87807
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'From Training Guides to Propaganda Posters' here for the first time is a single volume entirely dedicated to a long-overlooked component of wartime collectables. It is designed to comp...
ANCIENT GREECE: Pocket Museum
DAVID MICHAEL SMITH    Book Number: 88249
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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A Thames & Hudson quality publication, beautifully designed with plenty of white paper space around hundreds of colour images of exquisite artifacts like golden cygnet rings, a belly-handled amphor...
ANCIENT ROME: Pocket Museum
VIRGINIA CAMPBELL    Book Number: 88250
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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The story of Rome can be told as much through its objects as it can be documented in a history book. There are complex works of art that represent the ideology of a ruler, functional tools to kill...
CEREMONIAL SWORDS OF BRITAIN: State and Civic Swords
LT. COL. EDWARD BARRETT MBE    Book Number: 88419
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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The ceremonial sword is a sign of status and will often be made of precious or rare metals, with a scabbard designed to display intricate craftsmanship and expensive materials. The author has visi...
ART OF VINTAGE
SERENA SUTCLIFFE    Book Number: 88608
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £4.75
Product format: Hardback

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'An Aesthetic Odyssey Through 20 Vintage Perrier-Jouët Champagnes' here is true 'liquid history' told through the most stunning pictorial images, one per huge page with delicate tissue paper overla...
CRAFTED IN BRITAIN
ANTHONY BURTON    Book Number: 88614
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The survival of Britain's traditional industries is celebrated through dramatic large colour photographs with a text describing the processes and history of different industries. We travel the cou...
POTTERY PANORAMA: Dudson Bicentenary 1800-2000
AUDREY DUDSON    Book Number: 88757
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Dudson Group, unique in the Staffordshire Potteries, has sadly gone into administration, hence the disposal of this now rare reference book. It celebrates the bicentenary of a company of potte...
ARTS & CRAFTS OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES
MICHAEL JOHNSON & BILL YENNE    Book Number: 88807
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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Covering both the United States and Canada, this beautifully illustrated encyclopaedia showcases regional decorative traditions in North America including such things as porcupine quillwork, beadwo...
LEGO BOOK: New Edition with Brick
DANIEL LIPKOWITZ    Book Number: 88826
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Own your own exclusive LEGO brick, a real life bright red commemorative brick "1958-2018" designed specially for this book and inserted into the front cover. Read about the LEGO Movie, LEGO Minecr...
MILLERS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD SILVER MARKS:
JUDITH MILLER    Book Number: 88833
Published price: £125
Bibliophile price: £45.00
Product format: Hardback

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Bibliophile is very excited to have found these individually boxed, two-volume glamorous hardback slipcased set, comprising Volume One A Visual Index and Volume Two The Geographical Index. The Vis...
VINTAGE PARTY GAMES
MARION PAULL    Book Number: 88845
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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We have never before seen a book that incorporates a satin pagemarker with a gift tag on the end To... From... as in this very stylish American import. It is a rose-tinted journey through the worl...
POCKET MUSEUM: VIKINGS
STEVE ASHBY & A. LEONARD    Book Number: 89132
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Medieval archaeologist Steve Ashby and Cambridge University Viking Age archaeologist Alison Leonard have brought together in the most visually exciting heavyweight hardback nearly 200 of the most r...
POSSESSION: The Curious History of Private Collectors
ERIN THOMPSON    Book Number: 88956
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Collecting is a curious behaviour. Collectors and their critics have always believed that classical art has special powers: to legitimate rule, to create identities, to express wealth, to enervate ...
POSTCARDS OF THE ARMY SERVICE CORPS 1902-1918:
MICHAEL YOUNG    Book Number: 89347
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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Postcards are a particular favourite in antique dealers' shops and at car boot sales and charity shops and the author's specialism is postcards of the Army Service Corps from the turn of the centur...
PATTERN AND THE SECRETS OF LASTING DESIGN
EMMA BRIDGEWATER    Book Number: 89612
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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The inside story of Emma Bridgewater's beloved pottery and homeware designs. Emma established her successful business in 1985 producing a range of mugs, jugs and teapots inspired by traditional sh...
MOBY-DICK: A Pop-Up Book
HERMAN MELVILLE    Book Number: 89694
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £16.00
Product format: Hardback

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Quite superb paper engineering by Gérard Lo Monaco and lino cut illustrations literally lift forward in 3D on every righthand page of Melville's abridged classic Moby-Dick or The Whale. The story ...
NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY STAMPS
HOWARD PILTZ    Book Number: 89991
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The author's two passions, for narrow-gauge railways and stamp-collecting, makes this book a revelation and a delight to read. Both hobbies lead him all over the world as he chases stamps ranging ...
POSTED IN WARTIME: Letters Home from Abroad
RICHARD KNOTT    Book Number: 89993
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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This fascinating and nostalgic book is based on the letters of six prolific correspondents in the war years. Three of them were famous members of the London scene: Noel Coward, Cecil Beaton and Fre...
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...
SCOOTERMANIA: A Celebration of Style and Speed
JOSH SIMS    Book Number: 90145
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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From 1916, scooters zipped onto the streets. The aviation industry developed this transport to be genuinely innovative by having a step-through body, unlike motorbikes. Learn how, during WWII, Volu...
OR & ARGENT
BRUNO BERNARD HEIM    Book Number: 87720
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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As a life-long heraldist and one whose own arms break this 'sacred' rule, Archbishop Heim had always been interested in where and when the rules of heraldry were made. The volume contains 24 full ...
FASHION PAPER DOLLS: Dress-Up Jane Austen
CATHERINE BRUZZONE    Book Number: 90239
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Fold along the dotted lines to stand the two cut-out dolls up, one male, one female, and dress them as a Regency bride and groom, warmly dressed for a winter walk, for a quiet morning indoors weari...
OPIUM: The Flower of Evil
DONALD WIGAL    Book Number: 90336
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Jean Cocteau said, 'Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing towards death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern one...