Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery tracks the progress of jewellery design from early times up to the twentieth century. It will assist the professional jeweller, the collector and the student in making informed and balanced judgments upon scores of c
Making Money from Antiques, Coins, Stamps, Wine, Woodland and Other Alternative Assets
Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
What is 'superhobby investing'?Superhobby Investing is at the intersection of investing, collecting and other serious hobbies. It's about examining how you can ratchet up a hobby or a collecting passion into an investment option.If you are a stock market investor, this book will show how you can use the tangible assets that are normally part and parcel of collecting as a means of diversifying your portfolio. Or maybe you already own, or have inherited, some superhobby assets - a stamp collection or a set of first editions, say - but never thought of them as potential investments.Using this book, you can find out how to assess their value and how to convert them into a durable and profitable portfolio. This book shows you why developing one or more superhobbies can be a good idea, and looks at various forms this tangible asset investing can take.In each case the book explains how the markets operate, what the risks are, what returns can be expected, and what knowledge and skills are required. Each asset profile includes: - The history of investment in the asset- The basic characteristics and features of the market- The examination of long term returns, with detailed figures- The tax angles (if applicable)- The major issues- How to buy and sell, including major dealers and auctioneers- Sources of information
Georgian Jewellery is a celebration of the quality and style of the eighteenth century and the endless ingenuity in design and workmanship which produced so many pieces of unique and unparalleled beauty. Until now academic approaches have been taken in exploring the jewellery of the 114 year period - this book illuminates the subject in a more colourful and accessible way. Information on Georgian jewellery has always been difficult to gather and here it has been carefully assembled and divided into six unique groupings. The period comes alive with enlightening text and over 280 close-up colour photographs of exceptional jewellery; portraits and character sketches of famous Georgians in their finery, fashion tips, gossip and some rather outrageous cartoons of the time. Along with the revelation of some interesting newly discovered facts, this book also advises collectors and dealers how to recognise Georgian jewellery, buy and repair it, and how to separate the real thing from the plethora of reproductions on the market.
Containing more than 7,000 entries, an annually updated directory of British antique shops listed by county, town and village. Information is provided on the stock that each outlet carries, together with address and telephone numbers, opening hours, price range and tips on parking.
The Most Famous British Sleuths & Investigators, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, P. C. Lee, Martin Hewitt, Dr. Thorndyke, Bulldog Drummond, Max Carrados, Hamilton Cleek and more
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
This unique collection of "THE BRITISH DETECTIVES COLLECTION - 270+ Murder Mysteries, Crime Stories & Suspense Thrillers (Illustrated)" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Sherlock Holmes Series: A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes His Last Bow The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes Father Brown Stories: The Innocence of Father Brown The Wisdom of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown The Secret of Father Brown The Scandal of Father Brown Inspector Furnival Series: The Abbey Court Murder The House in Charlton Crescent The Crow's Inn Tragedy Inspector Stoddart Series: The Man with the Dark Beard Who Killed Charmian Karslake? The Crime at Tattenham Corner The Crystal Beads Murder Martin Hewitt Series: Martin Hewitt, Investigator Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Adventures of Martin Hewitt The Red Triangle Dr. Thorndyke Series: The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession The Cat's Eye The Mystery of Angelina Frood The Shadow of the Wolf The D'Arblay Mystery A Certain Dr. Thorndyke As a Thief in the Night Mr. Pottermack's Oversight Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke When Rogues Fall Out Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke The Stoneware Monkey Mr. Polton Explains The Jacob Street Mystery Percival Bland's Proxy The Missing Mortgagee Dr. Thorndyke's Cases The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook Hamilton Cleek Series: Cleek, the Master Detective Cleek of Scotland Yard Cleek's Government Cases Max Carrados Mysteries Thorpe Hazell Mysteries P.C. Lee Stories Paul Campenhaye – Specialist in Criminology Eugéne Valmont Mysteries...
Over 500 entries tap every vein of opportunity in book and magazine publishing, newspapers, poetry, radio, theatre, TV, video and film, as well as giving information on agents, prizes, writers' circles, associations, festivals and much, much more
This is the essential book for all those who work in or around the antique trade, whether they be buyer, seller, or supplier of allied services. The shape of the trade changes annually: new faces appear, old ones disappear. For a small annual investment, you can be confident More...that you have the most up-to-date guide available and plan buying trips with confidence. Of the 7,000 establishments listed, well over half the entries change from one year to the next; over 1,000 dealers will open or close. The Guide is easy to use. Information is arranged by area: London is divided by postal districts and the rest of the country is split alphabetically into counties, then into towns or villages. In-depth information about each shop includes the address and telephone number, date established, opening hours, type of stock and price range, details of location, where to park, name of proprietor and membership in trade associations. It also contains information on auctioneers, packers and shippers, a specialist dealers' index and services to the antiques trade. An indispensable directory for the antiques business, and for the truly dedicated antique buyer - the one book to keep on hand.
For the past 28 years this chunky fact-filled book has established itself as the bible of antique collectors and dealers. Well-thumbed copies are to be found in the glove compartments and the reference shelves of enthusiasts and professionals in both the UK and overseas. A new edition of the guide is issued annually. In-depth information about each shop includes not only the address and phone number, but also the date established, opening hours, type of stock and price range, details of location, where to park, the name of the proprietor, and membership of trade associations. The Guide also contains information on auctioneers, packers and shippers, a specialist dealers' index as well as a section on services to the antiques trade.
This text is aimed at collectors starting out. It covers the different sources of porcelain - auction houses, markets and dealers as well as venues to visit where porcelain may be seen and appreciated.
Following the great success of our Gothic Fantasy deluxe edition short story compilations, including Agents & Spies, Murder Mayhem and Lost Worlds, this latest in the series is packed with armchair detectives, murders in the vicarage, family secrets unravelling in gossipy ears, and the ingredients of a genteel bloodbath in an otherwise delightful village. Contains a fabulous mix of classic and brand new writing, with contemporary authors from the US, Canada, and the UK. Classic authors include: Arnold Bennett, Ernest Bramah, Anton Chekhov, Arthur Conan Doyle, Andrew Forrester, R. Austin Freeman, Anna Katherine Green, Maurice Leblanc, Arthur Morrison, Baroness Orczy, Catherine Louisa Pirkis, Edgar Wallace, Israel Zangwill, G.K. Chesterton.
Campana, a businessman from Rome, formed one of the most important private collections of antiquities of the 19th century yet it has been little studied. This thesis examines Campana's private life, his role as patron of the arts, archaeologist and collector and his trial for fraud, ending in exile. Much of the volume aims to reconstruct the collection, sold off by the papacy, that included Etruscan, Greek and Roman ceramics, jewellery, coins, glass, paintings, sculptures and medieval and Renaissance art. The list of objects, many of which are illustrated, includes current locations.