COLLECTOR'S CABINET: Tales, Fact and Fiction


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COLLECTOR'S CABINET: Tales, Fact and Fiction

MARC ALLUN    Book Number: 82606    Product format: Unknown

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 secrets of the forgers, track down Napoleon's toothbrush, meet the garden gnome insured for one million pounds, learn the history of hallmarks, meet Backstairs Billy, Star Wars crazy priced collectables, find out where to seek out the Guy Fawkes' lantern, or teeth pulled by Peter the Great. Find out all about the gold standard with a table of gold purities with the carat number, when a clock is not a clock (when it is a time piece), all about plastics like casein, bakelite and shellac, what is Art Deco and that auctioneering falls within the top ten most stressful occupations. Will raise a smile from the enthusiastic amateur and the seasoned collector. 230pp in illustrated paperback.
Published price: £8.99
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ISBN 9781848319110
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