This book is an excellent, comprehensive reference book of Coalport figures which will be invaluable to the collector. It is divided into three sections. The first section focuses on figurines produced by Coalport from 1891 to date together with full details including designer, dates of production and discontinuation, varieties etc. The second section covers Coalport cottages, which are my personal interest and of which over 160 are listed. The final section covers the childrens type figures such as Basil Brush and Wallace & Gromit. Only about 10% of the book is in colour which is a shame - I imagine that the powers that be at Charlton are very tight on print costs.
Do take the price guide with a pinch of salt. Charlton do have an unenviable task in collating information from many different sources - auctions, internet, dealers etc. and take an informed view as to what the current market value of any particular item is. However, that is not to say this is the 'right' price and you will find that a bit of patience and a lot of searching around will mean you can normally buy much more keenly. I know for a fact that there are some great bargains in Coalport cottages on Ebay to be got at present!