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Are You Rich?: Hundreds of Household Items That Could Make You a Fortune Hardcover – 14 May 2009

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd (14 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847323421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847323422
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 1.6 x 25.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 474,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"I stopped serving my cat's meals on a tatty Woolworth's plate when I opened Are You Rich? and read that it is worth GBP 12." - The Independent "A decade by decade look at what you might have lurking in the coal shed that could be dusted down to secure your future." - The Guardian"

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The ultimate guide for everyone who loves collectibles.
How many times have you ventured into an antique shop and seen something that rang a bell in your head... something that you know you've seen before... something very like the item you consigned to the dustbin just a few years ago? Quite frankly it's happened to most of us and that's why I've written `Are You Rich?' to tell you which modern collectibles are worth keeping and what items from today are worth seeking out for the future.

Believe it or not Dinky toys and Barbie dolls that we played with as children are now worth hundreds even thousands of pounds; Pyrex our mothers used and threw out as old fashioned is now very much back in vogue and remember those terrible Sixties chairs? They're the height of fashion now.

As the Antiques correspondent for The Daily Express & Ideal Home magazine as well as the antiques face on Sky TV, I receive hundreds of letters every week asking for advice on what's what. So for everyone out there who's dropped me a line in the past, this is the book for you.

It's an easy to use guide packed with over 300 colour illustrations as well as up to date prices for every item. From the bedroom to the kitchen, the living room to the study, the nursery to the dining room it covers everything that you'd expect to find in the average household from teasets to food mixers. I take you through the Festive Fifties, Swinging Sixties, Disco Seventies and Yuppie Eighties right up to my tips on future collectables from the Retro Nineties - all things you can buy now for yourself or as inspired gifts that are tipped to be antiques of the future.

No other book - not even the Miller's Price Guides - cover this untrodden ground. And no other guide covers this period so throughly. If it's modern collectibles you're after this is for you.

Happy reading and Happy Hunting - You could be sitting on a fortune! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Leyshon on 5 July 2009
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This is a fascinating book which captures the memories anyone over the age of, probably, 40. You should read it before heading out to car boot sales and searching on E Bay. Would make a great present for Mother's Day or parent birthday if you are younger generation - great treat for yourself if you are the parent or grandparent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Aug. 2000
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An excellent review of the collectable items most of us have forgotten. It even covers old computers and telephones.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lourane on 4 Feb. 2011
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An interesting book if you like going to boot fairs, it shows items you might overlook yet could be worth something.It arrived quickly and was a good price to pay.
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I have just bought Are You Rich, by Katherine Higgins, after reading an article in The Independent and am just amazed at the value of some of the everyday things that I have in my house. I'm afraid that my poor cats won't be eating of those Homemaker plates any more! I would recommend this book to everybody, as you will almost certainly own something listed in it, and I will be going to my local car boot sale this weekend to see if I can find any more treasures. Well done Katherine!
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By A Customer on 21 May 1999
Format: Hardcover
Having read this book I was amazed to see that I actually had several items handed down from my parents which were quite valuable. Had it not been for a chance recommendation to read this book then I would almost definitely have discarded what I thought was worthless sixties tat. There are not many books that pay for themselves - but this is one.
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Katherine Higgins has captured some of the most fascinating items from recent history covering everything from fashion to electronics. It is particularly interesting for its mention of computers and calculators.
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