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on 5 January 2013
I have to say that this is possibly the most disappointing book of the collection so far. Maybe because it seems to move away from the everyday collectables such as wade, beswick and wedgewood jasperware for example.
I just did not find it as useful has previous editions
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on 17 April 2012
I already have purchased former editions of this book and it is of the same high standard. If you (like me) had to clear a relatives house this book is very useful in sorting out many items that you may want to establish trhe value of. It details prices that the layman (or women) may want to finsd out.
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on 3 August 2013
Great collection of items, very informative and helpful in identifying certain marks and types of collectible. would recommend it to a friend - this book as well as the many others cited for the budding collector. Good series.
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on 15 June 2012
This is such a great book for collectors or dealers alike. It is set out in a clear and colourful style and is informative and very useful. Also the paperback is just as good as the hardback and much more reasonable price. Great :)
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on 12 October 2013
I an a fan of Antiques Roadshow. As for the other books in this series they are fascinating looking through and wishing and hoping you owned something that appears. Excellent reading when the weather is bad. I am keeping my fingers crossed
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on 13 January 2013
This new book by Millers on Collectables is mostly ceramics and collectables of other items are sparce, its amazing how many books can be made by plagirising items all from the Millers book on Antiques which appear each year, i would suggest its better just to buy the main book on Antiques instead of a copy of all the rest,I have never seen any books produced of real collectables of at least 100 years old, often wonder what Millers know about Victoriana for that I generally return to Lyles Reviews, who have been existing longer although their photos are B/W there is more of items that the man or woman in street will come accross more than Millers whom I think is for benefit of antique shop owners, another thing I suggest is refrain from buying Millers books brand new as seconds on Amazon are always first class condition and half the price if you look.

Come on Millers if you must produce books on collectables make it cover all collectables not just whats in your previous books and Ceramics and glass,, as for producing with others whose taste of collectables dont leave much to pointless quoting values that are obtained in London auctions there is more auction houses in rest of Britain,example Wemyss ware in Scotland and America gets high prices whilst in parts of England it doesnt. same with English items,,what about African,Indian, Afghanistan, Iraq, Cyprus collectables, places that most British soldiers have been and brought back antiques and collectables.
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on 16 December 2012
Collectables is a rather useful "quick guide" to prices you may have to consider when browsing Antique Fairs. Of course these things are always subjective and dependent on other factors and so on, but it gives a general "ball park" figure.
Because it covers such a wide range (and it is huge) it cannot be specialist, though it seems obvious that many stall holders probably use this as a guide themselves to marking up their prices.
It gives the buyer a very good idea if they are being overcharged and offered over-valued items.

As said, not specialist, but very useful indeed and a good book especially in this handy softback form, to have in your bag on your Antique hunt travels.
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on 9 May 2013
I bought this book on recommendation from a relative, they have a 2003 book which I found facinating.

However, I found this later version disappointing. The content seems mainly focusing on ceramics (the ceramics section takes up a good percentage of the book) with very little details in other sections. There are a lot of modern collectors items included and not enough focus on those of vintage or antique value. There was so much I hoped to find in this book, but it was not included - for example little was mentioned regarding kitchen/domestic memorabilia, toys were only included on a few pages.

I only hope that future issues may include a more varied collection of items.
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on 2 August 2013
A super and up to date Collectables Guide, with excellent illustrations. It is one of those books I feel I can pick up and browse through numerous times, as I become more familiar with the value of collectable items. It makes me more determined than ever to spot a bargain.Packed with useful advice and tips.
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on 30 November 2012
I have bought this as a christmas present for the man who has everything - apart from
inside knowledge into collectables. I am sure he will love it.
I paid much less than at WHSmith even with a discount, so quite a bargain
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