It’s time to sit back and enjoy some lazy summer reading, and we’ve got plenty to keep you entertained with the Summer issue of Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure & Profit.
Our cover story is all about Royal Doulton figurines, their designer, Leslie Harradine, and the shape of the market since production moved from the UK to the Far East. We’ve also got 11 Top Hints for anyone thinking about buying antiques, and we present the second part of our Flocks of Pots feature.
There’s a collector’s view on the trials of buying on eBay, and an intrepid maps dealer lets us in on the secrets of successful treasure hunting. We take a tour around the grand design of James Harper, and you get the inside nod on what’s selling in the retro glass market.
We look at the market for vintage rocking horses, acquaint ourselves with the customs that went with using the card case, and are introduced to some amazingly talented women silversmiths.
There’s a story on mudlarking in the Thames (yes, it’s an English thing…), plus we delve into the history of the snuff box and Eric Knowles takes us on a cruise of the Caribbean. And to top it off, we’ve got a gorgeous feature on Santa silk postcards, along with a special Christmas gift section.
It's not hard to see why we truly believe we're producing the best antiques and collectables magazine in the world, but if you don't believe us, simply email us with your mailing address and we'll send you a FREE back issue.
The Summer 2012/13 (Issue 47) edition of Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure & Profit is on sale now at your local newsagent.
They might seem typically English, but fairings - the small, humorous china ornaments that were given away as prizes..
Gillows of Lancaster and London is perhaps one of the antique furniture world’s best-kept secrets. Renowned for..
Before anyone realised how incredibly toxic it was, lead was a common ingredient used in glazes on earthenware..
Notice: The opinions expressed on this web site are not necessarily those of the directors or staff of Speedie Graphics Pty. Ltd., publisher of Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure & Profit. Speedie Graphics Pty. Ltd., its directors and staff do not accept any liability for any financial or other loss incurred by reliance placed on the information contained in this web site. All rights reserved, Speedie Graphics Pty. Ltd. and Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure & Profit 2011. The information and editorials contained within the pages of this web site may not be transmitted or reproduced in whole or part without prior written permission from the publishers.