Organized alphabetically the book covers everything from amusement and slot machines to telephones, erotica, and bicycles. Feature boxes throughout highlight the most collectable items, or those with a fascinating provenance. There is also useful information on further reading and on where to look for these varied and intriguing collectables. There are nearly 60 categories in total, and over 1,000 items illustrated in colour.
Table of Contents
6 General Introduction; 8 Advertisements & Packaging; 11 Aeronautica; 12 Amusement & Slot Machines; 14 Architectural Salvage; 16 Autographs; 17 Automobilia; 19 Bicycles; 20 Books; 26 Bottles; 28 Breweriana; 30 Buttons; 31 Ceramics; 53 Cigarette Cards; 55 Cocktails; 56 Comics & Annuals; 58 Commemorative Ware; 61 Compacts & Cosmetics; 63 Corkscrews; 64 Dolls of the 19thC & 20thC; 71 Dolls Houses; 73 Ephemera; 74 Erotica; 75 Fashion; 82 Garden Collectables; 84 Glass; 100 Gramophones & Tape Recorders; 102 Handbags & Purses; 104 Jewellery; 111 Kitchenware; 117 Lighting; 120 Luggage & Travel; 121 Medals; 123 Metalware & Silver; 133 Militaria; 140 Money Collectables; 142 Newspapers & Magazines; 144 Photography; 147 Plastics; 149 Postcards; 151 Posters; 155 Radios; 157 Railwayana; 159 Rock & Pop; 166 Scent Bottles; 168 Science & Technology; 172 Sewing Tools; 174 Shipping; 176 Sport; 182 Teddy Bears & Soft Toys; 186 Telephones; 188 Televisions; 189 Textiles; 193 Tobacco & Smoking; 196 Toys & Games; 208 Treen; 209 Walking Sticks; 210 Watches & Clocks; 212 Writing Accessories; 214 Useful Addresses & Further Reading; 218 Index & Acknowledgments
Madeleine Marsh is a respected author and broadcaster specializing in antiques and collectables. She is editor of the annual Miller's Collectables Price Guide and author of numerous books including Miller's Collecting the 1950s and Miller's Collecting the 1960s. She is an expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and has contributed to many programmes ranging from ITV's This Morning, to Sky News, to BBC documentaries. Madeleine broadcasts regularly on radio and has written for many national newspapers and journals, including BBC Homes and Antiques magazine. Her hobbies are mudlarking, salsa-dancing, collecting vintage clothes, and shopping. Madeleine is joined by a team of 35 experts from auction houses and specialist dealers who contribute their knowledge and market expertise.