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Miller's Collecting Silver (The Facts at Your Fingertips) Hardcover – 16 Sep 1999

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; 01 edition (16 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840001437
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840001433
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 2 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 617,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Miller's Collecting Silver: The Facts At Your Fingertips is a lively introduction to this diverse, surprisingly affordable and enduringly popular area of antiques. It features all the main collecting categories such as candlesticks, dining silver, items for serving drinks, accessories for the dressing table and smoking equipment plus many other miscellaneous items including sewing equipment and card cases. The book is full of handy tips on how to read hallmarks, how to spot fakes and how to assess condition and value, and is packed with expert, practical advice on caring for, displaying and insuring your collection. It also features a glossary of useful terms, help with where to buy and suggestions for further reading. - The newest addition to the highly successful Facts At Your Fingertips series - All items shown are representative of silver readily available in antiques shops, auctions and fairs - A price range is given for every item shown

About the Author

Jill Bace is a freelance writer, specializing in the fine and decorative arts. She also works for a London antiques dealer, has planned events at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and has been involved in several fine art exhibitions in the USA. Alexis Butcher heads the Silver Department at Christie's South Kensington and is an expert on early spoons. He has also written for The Collector's Guide. Juliet Nusser is the head of the Silver Department at Christie's East, New York. Her television work includes appearances on The Antiques Roadshow in the USA.

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