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How to Make Money Out of Antiques [Mass Market Paperback]

Judith H. Miller , Gray Jolliffe
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6 Feb 1995
Whether you are looking for a profitable pursuit, furnishing a new home, building up a collection, or simply clearing out the attic, Judith Miller tells you what to repair and restore, how, when and where to sell, where and what to buy, and how much to pay. Miller's How to Make Money Out of Antiques takes the fear out of buying antiques but none of the fun.


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Miller's Publications (6 Feb 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857325842
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857325843
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 11.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 409,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since become one of the world's leading antiques experts in the field. In 1979 she co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books. Judith Miller appears regularly on TV and radio. She is an expert on the BBC's 'Antiques Roadshow' and hosted the BBC TV series 'The House Detectives', ITV's 'Antiques Trail', and Discovery's 'It's Your Bid'. She has appeared on 'The Martha Stewart Show' and CNN. She is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including Financial Times, BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden. She has lectured extensively, including at the V&A in London and the Smithsonian in Washington.

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Judith Miller, the acceptable face of Dealing. 27 Aug 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book was given to me by a lady who advised me on matters of style and taste when I first started as a runner in low grade scrap, yet was always fascinated by the seeming discrepancy between the value of an item in it's component parts (usualy nil) and it's value as an object in the whole (often a three or even four figure sum). Whilst I would freely admit that Judith Millers little paperback is not the key to riches, it contains so many clues and helpful information that I have now read it and re read it over 100 times. Some of it is hard commercial fact (a good thing) some of it is simple homespun truth (a nice thing).
Except for one page on percentage profit calculations, where it wobbles a bit I can say without fear of contradiction that I now work full time in the antiques and collectables market, enjoy my work no end, have made some very secure friends and business relationship principly by following the advice and information in this charming little book. Providing you like hard work, long hours and a fair amount of risk, then this is the business for you and this is the book that will tell you why.
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If you want to make money out of antiques, this is the book to get, it is ideal for a newcomer to antiques as it details what antiques are, how to start, buying, selling, where and how to sell, and explains everything about using auctions to buy and sell it also gives you an invaluable reading list to help you help you learn more about antiques. If your interested in dealing in antiques this has to be the place to start.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars useful little book 6 Feb 2011
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Although this book is very outdated now you can still get lots of useful information on how to purchase and sell antiques of any kind.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not......... 3 Sep 2013
By Savi
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a good book, not a good read, not much information here, watch Dickinsons Real Deal, you'll learn more than you can from this book!
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