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Teach Yourself Collecting by Marc Allum
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Designed for all those who've been captivated by the upsurge of television programmes about the world of antiques and collecting, this is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to why we collect, what we should collect, how to buy, sell, store and even display our treasured collections. Offering tips and techniques for buying at auction, avoiding the popular pitfalls, spotting the fakes and with full resources on the key venues and events, it covers every aspect of the antiques world, from precious china to children's toys and even the more eclectic or modern items. The author, 'Antiques Roadshow' expert and former auction-house director Marc Allum gives insider strategies and all the latest information helping the reader to become a budding Lovejoy in no time at all.

Author Biography

Former Director of a major London auction house, Marc Allum specialises in such collectables as scientific items, pop, militaria, ancient pottery and glass, works of art and various other eclectic genres. He has appeared as a miscellaneous expert on 8 series of the Antiques Roadshow and is also part of the team on the new 20th Century Roadshow. Other credits include Going for a Song, Discovery TV, The Gloria Hunniford Show, Cash in the Attic, Bargain Hunt, Channel Four News, Life Laundry and Moving Day. Marc also writes for various magazines including BBC Homes & Antiques and has contributed to several books including The A-Z of 20th Century Antiques.
Release date NZ
June 30th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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