This practical, accessible guide is part of a series aimed primarily at the budding collector. The wide range of smoking accessories covered will give the collector an excellent overall picture of what is available. Wares are organised by type such as tobacco boxes, novelty vesta cases, cigarette packets, matchboxes, snuff boxes and Art Deco lighters. Invaluable information is given about what makes certain items particularly desirable, as well as what may reduce the value of the wares. This easy-to-use guide is a perfect starting-point for the enthusiast. Throughout the book Fact Files provide a wealth of hints and tips on collecting - topics covered include manufacturing techniques, condition and care, identification and how to pick out the best examples. - Features Fact Files highlighting key information on collecting - Includes full-colour photographs of over 150 collectable pieces, each accompanied by a price range - Packed with invaluable tips on how to price a piece and how to pick out the best examples
Sarah Yates is a freelance writer, editor and picture researcher, specialising in antiques and collectables, design and architecture. She has worked on a wide range of titles, including Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia, Miller's Collecting Silver and Architectural Glass Art.