- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd; 1st edition (5 Sept. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848316038
- ISBN-13: 978-1848316034
- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.4 x 20.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 563,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Antiques Magpie: A Fascinating Compendium of Absorbing History, Stories, Facts and Anecdotes from the World of Antiques Hardcover – 5 Sep 2013
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'A delightful nest of insights from a professional who knows the game and can weave it into words.' -- Philip Mould 'An amusing romp through some of the most coveted antiques. Full of facts and surprising anecdotes, it's a compelling read that should raise a smile from both the enthusiastic amateur and the seasoned collector.' House & Garden 'Not only a very useful overall guide for collectors ... and a source of unlikely information, but a laugh a page. A perfect present for virtually everyone.' Country Life 'The perfect gift for all collectors' Choice Magazine
About the Author
Marc Allum is a freelance art and antiques writer and consultant based in Wiltshire. Marc has been a miscellaneous specialist on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow programme since 1998.
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Top Customer Reviews
For those wanting more traditional antiques information, there are many useful facts amongst the stories, such as a list of Monarchs (to identify style), a brief guide to periods and styles, information on the varying shapes of Grecian urns, gold purity, diamonds, and much more besides.
A truly eclectic book, which would appeal to most people.
Reviewed in exchange for a preview Kindle copy.
Very very enjoyable read and loved it immensely. Am going to get some more copies as presents for my friends.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not as insightful for those who are already well versed in antique knowledge.Published on 2 Feb. 2015 by Miss C M