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Essential Handbook for Collectors
on 19 February 2011
Although called "Beswick Collectables", for the ranges it covers, it also includes figures produced under the Royal Albert and Royal Doulton brands.
The problem with a publication like this is that by the time it hits the streets, the prices are already out of date and, as this 10th Edition was first published in December 2008 (although the copyright date is 2009), changes in fashion and the continuing growth of online purchasing means that, whereas some pieces have increased in value, many are now available for much less than quoted in the book - for a more up-to-date guide to how much they are selling for, check out the "completed" listings on ebay (this shows the actual price that was paid for something), go to the websites of more traditional auction houses or browse round your local antique shops.
BUT...don't let this put you off. I didn't buy this book to look at the prices; I bought it because I wanted a comprehensive and detailed listing of the collectables I'm interested in, so I can first choose the figures I want and second research the current market.
This extraordinary little gem gives me exactly what I need.