The Antiques Magpie (Hardback)

A Fascinating Compendium of Absorbing History, Stories, Facts and Anecdotes from the World of Antiques

Marc Allum

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From the mythical artefacts of the ancient world to saucy seaside postcards, The Antiques Magpie explores the wonderful world of antiques and collectables. With Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum as your guide, go in search of stolen masterpieces, explore the first museums, learn the secrets of the forgers and brush up on your auction technique. Meet the garden gnome insured for £1 million, track down Napoleon’s toothbrush, find out how to spot a corpse in a Victorian photograph – and much more. This book is for anyone who’s ever been fascinated by what relics of the past tell us about history – and what they are worth today.

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.

‘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


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ISBN: 9781848316034

Price: 12.99 GBP 22.95 USD 22.00 CAD 29.99 AUD 36.99 NZD 22.95 USD

Pages: 224

Publication date: 05/09/2013

Category: Lifestyle & Travel

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