About the Author
Phil Ellis holds a Masters degree in History and is an experienced antiques writer who contributes to several publications. For the past ten years he has been working as Assistant Editor on the weekly Antiques magazine. He is also a major contributor to Miller's Antiques, Art & Collectables on the Web (2000). Christopher Sykes began dealing in country antiques in 1949. In 1967 he moved to Woburn where, with Sally Lloyd and his wife. Margaret, he produced mail-order catalogues on scientific instruments, old pub and shop signs, and early metalwork. Since 1985 Christopher's Woburn shop has specialized in corkscrews and wine-related antiques; the items are also catalogued for sale to collectors worldwide Christopher is a regular consultant to the Miller's Antiques Price Guide.