The first and only reference geared to the growing collector market of the former school strap. Countries covered include Scotland, England, Ireland, Canada, Australia and others. There are over 75 authentic examples and 250 colour illustrations with emphasis on auction prices realized, dealer estimates, specifications, maker history, regulation and practices formerly employed. As rarer pieces already obtain prices into the thousands, forgeries and deceptive copies have appeared. This guide provides examples and information to help identify these items.