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Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2014-2015 [Hardcover]

Judith Miller
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2 Sep 2013 Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide

"Miller's Antiques Price Guide has long been the market leader, offering not just prices but informed tips... Miller's is arguably the only price guide you will ever need." Antiques Magazine

Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide remains the essential and trusted guide to the antiques market. It has earned the reputation of being the book no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without.

It is compiled by Judith Miller, world-renowned antiques expert and co-founder of the book, who selects the guide's 8000-plus featured antiques.

The images in the guide are changed for every edition to keep the book up to date with collecting and buying trends. The antiques are shown in full colour with detailed descriptions and a current price range. Special 'Judith Picks' sections give fascinating background and valuation details for particularly interesting or unusual objects.

Special features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own valuer. Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects.

Contents Includes:

Ceramics

Furniture

Glass

Silver

Metalwares

Jewellery

Objects de Vertu

Clocks & Watches

Books

Oriental Antiques

Textiles

Toys

Decorative Arts

Modern Classics

And More!


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  • Hardcover: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (2 Sep 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1845337468
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845337469
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 20 x 4.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,017 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 extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques through international research, becoming one of the world's leading 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, which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers.

Judith Miller appears regularly on TV and radio. She is an expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and CNN in the US. She is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, The Saturday Telegraph, 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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Book Description

If you want to know the value of your antiques - or find out how the antiques market is faring - the world's best-selling antiques price guide is the place to look.

About the Author

Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques through international research, becoming one of the world's leading 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 which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers.

Judith Miller appears regularly on TV and radio. She is an expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and co-hosts the popular BBC 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 the 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly Presented 3 Oct 2013
By D. Elliott TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Over a period of 30+ years the Miller's antiques and collectables publications have become the most popular and trusted definitive price guides of their type, and this latest `Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2014-2015' reaches a peak of perfection. It is beautifully presented with thousands of superb illustrations of objects in full colour, neat informative text, and division into helpful sections with category headings to supplement an authoritative index. In addition to the wealth of advice and guidance on antiques and price ranges there numerous tips on valuing, dating and confirmation of provenance, with details of designers, consultants, specialists and auctioneers. Obviously this `Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2014-2015' is not for reading from cover to cover but it is a marvellous reference book, and it is for the pleasure of dipping into. It is itself a `work of art' and it will take pride of place on any bookshelf - preferably a Georgian or Victorian sécretaire, bureau or breakfront bookcase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miller's Antique Handbook 25 Sep 2013
By M. J. Hunter VINE VOICE
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The Wisden of the antique world Miller's Antiques Handbook seems to have been around forever so I got a bit of shock when I found out that it has only been published since 1979. I have perused a few earlier copies but the 2014-2015 edition is street ahead of it's predecessors.

Fractionally smaller than A4 the book runs to 648 pages and is extremely heavy! It is split into 24 logical divisions each one covering a particular genre of the antique business such as ceramics, clocks etc. In each section examples of items are given with pictures, description and valuation.Essential reference is given highlighting what to look for and how to spot fakes along with a closer look which points out why particular pieces are more desirable.

Although largely compiled and edited by Judith Miller contributions are also given by many more famous valuers, many of them familiar faces thanks to programmes such as the Antiques Roadshow.

Not a book that you would pick up and read from cover to cover but one that can be dipped into or consulted when the need arises. Very enjoyable, very well put together and much recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent, beautifully produced guide 25 Oct 2013
By Sid Nuncius HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
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This is a beautifully produced, authoritative guide to antiques, including some more modern items. Each page carries a wealth of photographs of objects and information, including price guides and is a pleasure to browse in as well as being an excellent reference work.

The book is divided into categories and sub-categories (e.g. Scientific Instruments - Globes) for easy reference and has a comprehensive index. Each section begins with a review of the state of the market and Miller also features panels of "Judith Picks" with descriptions of items she finds especially interesting. I've found it very interesting and often extremely useful when sorting out old "junk" (sadly, usually to find out that what I was looking at isn't a real antique).

This is recognised as an authoritative guide to antiques and their prices and is also a lovely book to own and enjoy. Very warmly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The new book of old 3 Oct 2013
By Robin Benson TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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A wonderful book that really can't be faulted and a real eye-opener when you see some of the prices in these pages. If you have a pristine copy of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' from the first run of only five hundred copies, you'll be 22,000 to 24,000 richer, or maybe you have a Chinese Yongle period cinnabar lacquer bottle vase gathering dust then accept nothing less than 65,000! I wonder if viewers of the Antiques Roadshow have a copy of this price guide to flip through and compare the printed price with the show's experts.

What I really like about the book is the very accessible editorial. Considering there are several thousand colour photos (all as cutouts) in 648 pages each has a thin strip of colour coding across the top and another reference strip in grey on the left and right side of each page plus a comprehensive index, all making finding something easy and efficient. I do have a very slight annoyance with the book: the handful of ads that appear throughout the book. Fortunately these are discretely placed on the relevant pages but I must say I didn't expect to see them

Judith Miller, in her Introduction, says that a new edition of the Antiques Encyclopedia complements this Price Guide and I think it's worth saying that both books are different though they both have the same visual format. The Encyclopedia looks at the subject in-depth and is less concerned with market selling trends.

This latest Guide continues the high standards one expects from Miller's books about antiques.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tried and tested 1 Oct 2013
By Elaine Simpson-long TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This Antiques handbook does not really need a review from anybody as it is a standard which sells year after year. However, it is worth repeating once more that it is a pleasure to read and roam through its pages. I am not an antique dealer or collector in any way but I do have the odd bits and pieces that one picks up, loads of old china and brassware and it is great fun to see if I own something wildly valuable. Of course I don't but the pages are filled with wonderful pictures and information and you can while away a happy hour or two just looking and marvelling at the super stuff and wishing it was yours!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended book. Very interesting read.
Best price guide for antiques to watch out for. Very well written and informative. Beautiful high quality pictures of antiques.Highly recommended.
Published 6 days ago by Thomas Gollogly
5.0 out of 5 stars Millers Antiques
My son for whom it was purchased says that it is far and away the best antique guide written for both professional and amateur guidance. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Roy Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars present
Bought this as a gift for a friend ,it came in good time . As an auction fanatic he loved this guide.All the items are well described with great photos too.
Published 24 days ago by dilly
5.0 out of 5 stars Miller's does it again!
Once again if you are looking to find out about almost anything that is antique you'll find it here. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Garry J. Pursell
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just a Coffee Table Book
Arrived on-time and in perfect condition. Made money within 5 minutes of reading it. Good Information to uncover lost treasure.
Published 1 month ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2014-2015 Judith Miller
Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2014-2015
Judith Miller, this is a great informative book if you enjoy
looking up antiques to see if you have any hidden... Read more
Published 1 month ago by diane
5.0 out of 5 stars Authorative and clear guide
Very pleased indeed with the Miller's Antiques Handbook and Price Guide though some of the prices look pretty ambititious. Beautiful clear pictures and sparkling text.
Published 1 month ago by Sarah Limbrick
5.0 out of 5 stars A very informative guide: Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide...
This book covered a large number of subject areas with some very informative articles about various selective manufacturers. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. M. A. SAULET
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done Judith Miller
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An excellent book well worth the money, good illustrations , something for every one interested in antiques. Read more
Published 2 months ago by sheila eardley wilmot
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas
Well packed item and arrived in plenty of time to be a Christmas antique . much larger than I expected but this was not a problem. Gift for antique enthusiat.
Published 2 months ago by Miss K T Owen
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