It's been very hectic in our offices, getting the Summer 2016/17 issue of Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure & Profit to the printers at the same time as our Exclusive 2017 Calendar - but we made it!
The 2017 Calendar is for our subscribers only, so if you fancy a copy click on the 'subscribe' link to order yours. (It not only looks gorgeous, but also contains the information on more than 150 antiques and collectables fairs being held around Australia in 2017).
But enough about that! We want to tell you all about the Summer issue of Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure & Profit.
The cover story looks at the locket and the secrets it holds, including the intriguing lover's eye locket... We take a walk through the history of the cat in the eyes of the collector, and Judith Dunn explores fashion's greatest disaster - the crinoline.
We look at the portrait as an engraving - reserved only for the Very Important - and Kevin Power delves into the history of the Australian pottery money box. There's a feature on Chinese export silver (it's selling up a storm in the silver market) and we let you know What's Hot and What's Not.
We introduce you to the ladies of Doulton Lambeth, and collector Nick Pezikian shares his story on collecting Australian fund-raising badges. Specialist dealer Shirley Richards takes us on a tour of Steiff (just love those pom-pom birds!) and we look at the market for collecting fossils.
Debra Palmen reveals the secrets of shopping for antiques in Istanbul, and Geoff Crawford tells us what dealers hate to hear. There's a feature on the art of straw marquetry, and Iain Norman introduces us to the takouba.
Plus there's even more.... Including the Services and Trades section, a four-month Calendar of antique fairs and events, Snippets, Movers and Shakers and seven pages of shopping in the Parpaphernalia section. It's a great magazine and it's packed with literally hundred and hundreds of items to buy.
If you can't find a copy of the Summer 2016/17 issue of Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure & Profit at your local newsagent, email us - firstname.lastname@example.org - and we'll tell you where you can buy it!
If you'd like to 'try before you buy', click on this link to see some pages from our Spring 2015 issue. We're sure you'll love it!
Don't forget - the Summer 2016/17 issue of Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure & Profit is on sale in newsagents across Australia now!
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