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on 25 October 2002
Get ready to start raiding your granny’s kitchen cupboards once you've read this book. For some, the ceramics featured will bring back memories of first setting up home, or of meals eaten together as a family, but to others this book provides a great reference point to start collecting those car boot sale bargains.
Too often, publishers of antique and collectibles guides have ignored these everyday ceramics that brought food to the table during the post-war years. However, in its aim of making antiques and collectibles accessible to all, Millers have added this book to its expanding library of titles in its Collector’s series. In doing so, they have highlighted an area of ceramics that has largely gone unnoticed, often laughed at in the ‘trade’ as being kitsch and worthless. Nevertheless, these period ceramics provide an excellent opportunity for those who want to start collecting items that are still affordable and easy to find.
For well-established collectors of 50s and 60s ceramics, this book covers patterns and manufacturers that are standard within collecting circles, such as Troika, Wade, and Jessie Tait’s simple, yet stunning designs for Midwinter. However, it is a worthwhile addition to the collector’s library, not only for its summary of the principal patterns to look out for, but also for the inclusion of price guides, which is a welcome addition to all, especially as these ceramics are steadily growing in attraction and price.
Primarily, this book is best suited to the novice collector who wants to find out more about such ceramics, especially those who, perhaps having brought their first piece of Ridgway’s Homemaker, are bitten by the collecting bug. Moreover, it is also an excellent reference book for others within an interest in the period, for example: the fifties and sixties enthusiast who is seeking to achieve an authentic feel to their home, or even the magazine stylist focussing upon a retro trend. But whoever you are, this book will help fire any addiction for 50s and 60s ceramics.
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on 9 July 2010
I would recommend this to anyone is a newcomer to collecting this period of ceramics. The little book (64 pages), breaks down by key producers of the period (two pages each); a brief "history", plus 3-5 examples of designs and in some instances example back stamp marks.

This type of post-war ceramics reflected a new consumerism enabled through more deposable income and peoples desire to reflect modernity in their homes. Whether you lived with this stuff or just have childhood memories, here is a starting point.....
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on 5 March 2010
I bought quite a few of these books as gifts for my siblings one Christmas. It's a trip down memory lane. Ceramics of the 60's and 70's were zany shapes, sharp colours and stylish. If you fancy collecting ceramics from this period this is the book for you too. This book features ceramics from a range of factories in Britain, Europe and the US. Includes photos of over 125 collectable pieces.
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on 27 January 2013
Up to Millers usual standards and covers a lot of this period. Good graphics and an easy format to read.
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on 19 November 2015
Safe and quick delivery for Denmark, item as described
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on 20 February 2015
I. bought for a friend as a present and he loves it
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on 1 August 2014
Spot on
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on 11 March 2015
Great little book, just what I wanted thank you.
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on 5 January 2015
Arrived on time and as described
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on 23 June 2016
Excellent
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