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If you're an antiques collector or would like to find out just what your collectables are worth, explore our range of great value antiques and collectables books and find yourself a new favourite.

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If you're an antiques collector or would like to find out just what your collectables are worth, explore our range of great value antiques and collectables books and find yourself a new favourite.

  • Harry Potter: Collectible Quidditch Set

    Running Press

    Product Code: ARLJB
    Other
    Here is the first officially licensed "Harry Potter Collectible Quidditch Set" that includes: 1 Quaffle, 2 Bludgers, 1 non-removable Snitch, and 1 16x24" collectible poster all showcased in a decorative Quidditch trunk. Includes lock and key for trunk.
    • £13.69
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  • Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2020-2021

    Judith Miller

    Product Code: BZJXL
    Hardback
    Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide remains the essential and trusted guide to the antiques market. It has earned the reputation of being the book no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Compiled by Judith Miller, world-renowned antiques expert and co-founder of the book, the guide features more than 8,000 antiques. Comprehensive sections cover ceramics, furniture, glass, silver and metalwares, jewellery and objets de vertu, clocks and watches, books, Oriental antiques, textiles, toys, decorative arts and Modern Classics. Special features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own valuer. Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects, while special 'Judith Picks' sections give fascinating background and valuation details for particularly interesting or unusual objects.
    • £28.00
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  • LEGO NINJAGO Visual Dictionary New Edition

    Arie Kaplan

    Product Code: BZKXF
    Hardback
    Spin through the LEGO (R) NINJAGO (R) world with this fascinating visual guide. Discover NINJAGO City with Lloyd, Kai, Cole, Jay and Nya and meet their dragons and foes, including the Vermillion and Sons of Garmadon. Explore the amazing sets, vehicles, mechs and weapons. Look around the S.O.G. headquarters, examine the awesome Ninja Nightcrawler and Destiny's Bounty, and learn all about the art of Spinjitzu. Discover how the awesome LEGO NINJAGO sets and minifigures are created in the Expanding Worlds chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO NINJAGO design team. With the LEGO NINJAGO: Visual Dictionary, you will find out everything there is to know about the LEGO NINJAGO world. The book comes with an exclusive Teen Wu minifigure! (c)2019 The LEGO Group.
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  • LEGO Star Wars: Awesome Jedi Tales

    Ace Landers

    Product Code: BZJQL
    Other
    An epic collection of LEGO Star Wars stories PLUS buildable Mace Windu minifigure! Blast into hyperspace in this journey through the Star Wars universe. With six stories starring the galaxy's greatest heroes (and villains) - from Anakin Skywalker to Rey and Kylo Ren, this collection has it all! LEGO Brick Adventures are funny, easy-to-read, full-colour stories.
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  • Cacti and Succulents Handbook

    Gideon F. Smith

    Product Code: BOKTL
    Paperback
    Cacti and Succulents Handbook is your guide to the selection and cultivation of these diverse and fascinating plants. Appealing to both the novice and experienced gardener, this book provides comprehensive information on more than 140 common species and varieties, including their ideal locations, natural habitats, and care and feeding needs. Complete descriptions and color photographs make plant identification easy, and detailed care instructions will help make sure that plants thrive, whether they?re being grown indoors or out, in the city or in the country. Beautiful specimen plants are fully detailed from six garden collections around the world, from Zurich to Phoenix. Inside Cacti and Succulents Handbook Everything you need to know about cacti and succulents packed into one easy-to-use volume. Comprehensive well-illustrated plant directory of more than 140 popular varieties. Covers easy-to-grow choices suitable for beginners, as well as more difficult and desirable species. Color identification photos, botanical and common names, and essential advice. Simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming, and pest control. Features beautiful specimen plants from six garden collections around the world.
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  • The Auctioneer

    Simon de Pury

    Product Code: BLLBG
    Paperback
    In the glamorous and secretive world of art, Simon de Pury is the ultimate insider. Having elevated the auction into performance art, he is the most famous of all auctioneers. He has been chairman of the global auction house Phillips de Pury, challenging the duopoly of Sotheby's and Christie's. Before that, he was director of the Thyssen Collection, one of the world's greatest private art collections, then the chairman of Sotheby's Europe. For his style, his longevity and his unprecedented success as an auctioneer Simon has been called the Mick Jagger of the art world, but he is also a major collector and dealer in his own right, and a consultant to heads of state and heads of corporations. The Auctioneer gives us a brilliant behind-the-scenes look at the multi-billion-pound international art dealing world - where on a single night a major auction can rack up sales totalling more than GBP100 million; artists rub shoulders with some of the wealthiest and most powerful people on the planet; and sometimes the buyer really should beware.
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  • LEGO City: Hospital Heist!

    Scholastic

    Product Code: CAWFE
    Other
    An interactive, humorous storybook that comes with two LEGO minifigures and two LEGO minibuilds! Build along with the story! This set comes with a book and perforated box that containsLEGO elements. When a patient checks into LEGO City hospital after falling out of a tree, he's quick to leave his room behind and start snooping around! This man with a bandaged head isn't hurt at all - he's looking for stolen loot left behind by a fellow crook! It'll take the clever eye of the hospital's best scientist to stop him. Packed with minifigures of a crook and doctor along with a wheelchair, a stretcher, and stolen briefcase minibuilds, kids will love reading along with this LEGO City story while being directed to build characters and accessories featured in the text. It's aone-of-a-kind reading and building experience!
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  • LEGO Ninjago: Legends of the Ninja

    Scholastic

    Product Code: BZJQK
    Other
    An epic collection of easy-to-read LEGO Ninjagostories PLUS buildable Lloyd minifigure! Join Lloyd in this awesome assembly of 6 original stories! With appearances from Kai, Nya, Zane, Jay and more - these action-packed adventures feature some of the ninjas' most harrowingface-offs. LEGO Brick Adventures are funny, easy-to-read, full-colour stories.
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  • An A to Z of Football Collectibles

    Carl Wilkes

    Product Code: BYXQK
    Hardback
    An illustrated history of football trade cards, an epic saga of 1,000 brands and myriad collections. The A-Z traces the earliest cards and stickers - British inventions, both - through a century of sports cards from tobacco cards to Panini stickers, via everything that came in between: footballers issued with chewing gum and sweet cigarettes, lucky bag mementoes, football teams cut from packets of tea, and many more. It chronicles the epoch of our forefathers and the very first football cards, dating back to the 1880s, followed by the era of their children and the earliest stickers - and so the rise of cigarette cards and paper soccer star adhesives. These days, along with our Panini stickers and trading cards, we appreciate these vintage treasures not only for their beauty but also for their value. Fond recollections of childhood passions past and present will warm hearts, while enchanting galleries of rarely seen cards will captivate football fans and collectors alike. Incorporating a guide to values, the A-Z is priceless.
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  • The Book of Rolex

    Jens Hoy

    Product Code: BUYZC
    Hardback
    An exhaustive appraisal of the Rolex watch, including studies of vintage models, current designs and special editions. Learn how to spot fakes using the same clues as the experts. Invaluable to any watch-lover, especially aspiring Rolex collectors. Horological trends flit by faster than ever in today's fast-paced society. But Rolex does not rely on gimmicks; theirs is a more perennial allure, with a reputation built on traditions and hard-earned skill. A company that innovates while paying homage to their roots, every Rolex is the culmination of centuries of watchmaking expertise. Within this book you will find explanations of the making process, descriptions of the materials involved and expert commentary on what makes each Rolex wristwatch unique. The Book of Rolex demonstrates how each model fits its social milieu, present and past. It also addresses the multitude of fakes on the market, including the so-called 'Frankensteins' - watches made from a mixture of real parts and forgeries, which are notoriously hard to spot - imparting all the skills needed to pick counterfeits out of a line-up. A holistic view of Rolex watches, this book promises to be as timeless as the brand itself. Should you be considering a Rolex, this book will convince you of its worth as an investment.
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  • The Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery Worldwide

    Kim Rix

    Product Code: BUBHQ
    Paperback
    Prepare to shop for gemstones and jewellery on your next holiday Going on holiday and fancy buying a piece of jewellery? Are you planning on making a romantic gesture, but your lack of knowledge makes you uneasy about parting with your hard-earned cash? What should you look out for? How do you know it's real? How do you bring it home safely? This handy little guide answers these questions and many more. It's an easy read without any gem jargon, and is packed with useful tips and priceless information that could save you a fortune! Whether you are shopping for an engagement ring or special anniversary gift, or perhaps for a souvenir of your trip, Buying Gemstones and Jewellery Worldwide will guide you through the experience. An integral part of the `Gemstone Detective' series, this unique book provides the essential knowledge you need to buy with confidence. Written by Kim Rix, a gemmologist (GIA) and professional photographer who has travelled to over fifty countries in her lifetime.
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  • Scalextric Collectibles

    Jonathan Mountfort

    Product Code: BSWHM
    Paperback
    Remember setting up your Scalextric set on the carpet? The excitement of trying to get the layout to fit the room, then seeing if it still worked when you plugged it in? You probably still have your set in the loft... This book will take you back in time, to the cars that you owned and loved, and probably smashed to pieces against the wall. It will show you how, without spending a lot of money, you can build a collection of the originals from whatever era - 60s, 70s, 80s etc - and you can obtain them in almost perfect condition, even in their original boxes. The book tells you what to look out for when buying, and what is a reasonable price to pay. Of course, some cars are very rare - usually because they are in strange colours, often made by the factory in Calais. These are a lot more expensive, but you can enjoy seeing these too.
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  • Bestiary

    Christopher Masters

    Product Code: BQWVA
    Hardback
    Bestiary is a wonderfully visual, thematic exploration of animals - real, surreal and imaginary - as depicted on beautiful ritual objects and works of art. Famous artworks mix with little-seen artefacts from every age and around the globe, offering a fresh perspective and new comparisons to stimulate the mind. Art historian Christopher Masters is a clear and informative guide, illuminating familiar masterpieces and bringing lesser-known treasures into the light. Arranged thematically into five chapters, his book depicts animals in intelligent pairings and groupings of images that encourage the reader to find and learn the cultural context and connections between the origins of many different civilizations. An ancient Egyptian bronze divine cat sits next to a 19th-century print of English domestic feline bliss; a miniature Ice Age mammoth faces an ancient engraved drawing of a horse; the royal lion hunt is played across the walls of Ashurbanipal's palace in Assyrian Nineveh; a Minoan acrobat leaps onto the back of a 3,500-year-old bull; while a Roman marble gives vivid life to the Persian legend of Mithras and the Bull.
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  • The Little Prince

    Running Press

    Product Code: BOGFR
    Other
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Princeremains one of the most treasured books of all time. This commemorative kit includes: * 3" light-up collectible of the Prince's cherished rose, set under a clear dome and on a base bearing the story's most famous quote: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." * 32-page book of quotes and full-color artwork from The Little Prince
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  • Toy Story Collectibles

    Holly MacNabb

    Product Code: BKKXH
    Paperback
    Disney/Pixar's Toy Story has been a magical part of our lives for over twenty years now. The film put Disney back on track and ushered in a new era in animation. John Lasseter's brainchild about Andy's toys that come to life when he's not around has given us beloved characters like Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bullseye and Jessie. The trilogy about toys naturally spawned immense amounts of collectible toys for fans to collect and enjoy. Toy Story Collectables features highlights from the past two decades of Toy Story fandom!
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  • Buy, Keep, or Sell?

    Judith Miller

    Product Code: BGMFT
    Paperback
    Written by antiques expert Judith Miller, this is the only indispensable guide to modern collectables. If you're aiming to make money from your attic, have been in the antiques game for years, or are a new collector looking for your first profit, this guide teaches you how to squeeze out those hidden gems with confidence and ensure you never lose money to a 'fake' again.With over 50 years of experience, Judith Miller offers specialist advice on key antique manufacturers and designers, including a comprehensive directory of specialists, dealers, markets and collectors clubs to help you become an antiques expert. This invaluable antiques guide includes over 1,500 incredible colour photographs to help you identify a diamond in the rough. Providing fascinating cultural and historical context for featured collectables, Buy, Keep, or Sell? is the ultimate guide to sorting the treasure from the trash.Previous edition ISBN 9781405305952
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  • Goldmine's Essential Guide to Record Collecting

    Dave Thompson

    Product Code: BGIRX
    Paperback
    Your Vinyl Answer Goldmine's Essential Guide to Record Collecting celebrates some of the finest vinyl ever pressed by music's greatest artists. You'll find the royalty of Rock (Elvis, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones), the pioneers of Punk (The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones), Motown's movers and shakers (Berry Gordy, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight), Jazz kings (Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon), Disco queens (Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Deniece Williams), the first couple of Folk (Joan Baez and Bob Dylan), and a host of others from Psychedelia, Classical and the Eighties. Filled with record art, concert posters and artist profiles, as well as lists and values of the best rarities, 45s, 78s and albums from across the musical spectrum, Goldmine's Essential Guide to Record Colleting isn't the reason you'll love vinyl. But it just might be the reason your love affair will last.
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  • The Encyclopedia of Matchbox Toys

    Charlie Mack

    Product Code: BDBQF
    Paperback
    It's all here! Pictured and listed in this massive volume, now in its fourth edition, are fifty-four years' worth of toys produced between Matchbox's founding in 1947, and 2001, including their popular diecast vehicles, playsets, dolls, plastic kits, robots, and ephemera. The international scope of Matchbox toys is illustrated in catalogs and on boxes and labels printed in a dozen languages. Certain toys have been made for sale in specific countries or to promote specific companies or products. In 1982 the international numbering system on miniatures changed. The result of all these variables is a fascinating and infinite variety of Matchbox toys. In the largest volume about Matchbox Toys ever published, 2,447 color photos illustrate nearly all of Matchbox's vast line. Helpful captions and a price guide make this an essential part of every collector's library.
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  • Hythe the Postcard Collection

    Martin Easdown

    Product Code: BBBPJ
    Paperback
    The attractive seaside town of Hythe, on the south-east coast of Kent, is one of the famous Cinque Ports. With an illustrious history of guarding this vulnerable corner of England, Hythe blossomed into a quiet seaside resort famed for its Royal Military Canal, attractive old High Street and macabre collection of skulls and bones in the parish church crypt. The beauty and charm of Hythe was captured in the many picture postcards of the town issued from the beginning of the twentieth century when postcards were the principal form of communication. Through the author's beautiful collection of postcards, we can view the changes to Hythe through the years and see some of the buildings that have been lost along the way. The town's main attractions, such as the seafront, canal, parish church, High Street and light railway, are all featured on these attractive colour printed postcards. Other aspects of Hythe's history, including events and disasters, were issued on rarer monochrome postcards, a selection of which are included. Hythe's eastern suburb of Seabrook and the adjoining village of Saltwood complete the postcard history of this quintessential small English town.
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  • Peranakan Chinese Home

    Ronald G. Knapp

    Product Code: AYDHB
    Hardback
    Discover the rarified Peranakan (native-born Chinese of Southeast Asia) aesthetics that are today highly sought-after for their beauty: distinctive furniture and ceramics, textiles and jewellery, and many other art objects. Peranakan Chinese Home displays these extraordinary objects, visible markers of a highly developed culture. The broad range of beautiful objects which the Peranakan Chinese created and enjoyed in their daily lives is astounding. Each chapter in Peranakan Chinese Home focuses on a different area and presents objects used or found in those spaces. Each piece is described in the context of their utility as household objects, as part of periodic celebrations to mark the Chinese New Year and other holidays, or in important life passage rituals relating to ancestor worship, birth, marriage, mourning and burial. The meaning of the rich symbolic and ornamental motifs found on the objects is discussed in detail and key differences are highlighted between Peranakan objects and similar ones found in China. A fascinating mix of Chinese, European and Southeast Asian influences, the distinctly Peranakan identity of a people and their culture is beautifully portrayed through objects and archival photographs in this lovely and exotic book.
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  • LEGO Minifigures

    Ed Maciorowski

    Product Code: AWFCI
    Paperback
    Since their debut in 1978, LEGO minifigures have become the most iconic piece of the wildly popular toy line. Although small in stature, minifigures stand particularly tall as hot collector items. How hot? Consider the rare Mr. Gold (shown on the front cover), who has sold for $1,500 on the secondary market. Beautifully illustrated and amusing to page through, The Collectible LEGO Minifigure reveals why these pint-sized plastic powerhouses are the driving force in the LEGO Universe, whether collected for fun or profit. Featuring:* Up-to-date secondary-market prices for new and used minifigures from 2000 to present* Hundreds of the most significant and valuable minifigures priced and highlighted* More than 20 top categories of valuable LEGO minifigures organized by theme, including Adventurers, Batman, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Super Heroes* Hundreds of full-color photos* Useful tips for collecting, investment, and detecting counterfeits
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  • Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide

    Dave Thompson

    Product Code: AVOGY
    Paperback
    All that Jazz--and more! Backed with a rich history and appreciation for the genre, and featuring nearly 50,000 vinyl albums covering some 50 years of recorded music, Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide, 3rd Edition is the only identification and value guide on the market dedicated solely to collecting Jazz vinyl pressed in the United States. Record collectors and enthusiasts will enjoy wide-ranging artist coverage, extensive discographies, descriptions and vetted secondary market values in this new edition. Jazz, of course, is a voyage of discovery, a journal into musical unknowns and delights. As with any journey, a good companion makes the trip that much more rewarding. Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide is such an asset. Inside you'll find:* More albums than ever before from all eras* Alphabetical listings by artist name, including record label, catalog number, title of album, release year, values in Near Mint condition and recording notes* An extensive record label identifier* The industry standard Goldmine Grading Guide* Hundreds of album cover photographs
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  • Miller's Antiques Marks

    Judith Miller

    Product Code: AHZEY
    Paperback
    Whether you are buying at auction, flea market or antique shop this is the book you need to identify and date what you find. More than 6,000 marks are organized for quick, at-a-glance reference with full-colour sections on silver, Sheffield plate, bronze figures, ceramics, glass, costume jewellery, toys and dolls.
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  • Diamond Doris

    Doris Payne

    Product Code: CBLDV
    Paperback
    "Doris Payne is an unapologetic badass." - Tessa Thompson, Actress This is the sensational and compelling memoir of the world's most notorious jewel thief - a woman who defied society's prejudices and norms to carve her own path, and live out her dreams. She stole diamonds from the people who underestimated her, she exploited the men who tried to domesticate her, and she consistently defied society's assumptions and prejudices to create a new life for herself, Doris Payne's life was like a movie and her story is in the ebullient spirit of Ocean's 8, The Heist, and Thelma & Louise. Growing up during the Depression in the segregated coal town of Slab Fork, West Virginia, Doris Payne was told her dreams were unattainable for poor black girls like her. Surrounded by people who sought to limit her potential, Doris vowed to turn the tables after the owner of a jewellery store threw her out when a white customer arrived. Neither racism nor poverty would hold her back; she would get what she wanted and help her mother escape an abusive relationship. Using her southern charm, quick wit, and light fingers as her tools, Payne began shoplifting small pieces of jewellery from local stores. Over the course of six decades, her talents grew with each heist. Becoming an expert world-class jewel thief, she daringly pulled off numerous diamond robberies whilst her boyfriend fenced the stolen gems to Hollywood celebrities. Doris's criminal exploits went unsolved well into the 1970s-partly because the stores did not want to admit that they were duped by a black woman. Eventually realising Doris was using him, her boyfriend turned her in. She was arrested after stealing a diamond ring in Monte Carlo that was valued at more than half a million dollars. But even prison couldn't contain this larger-than-life personality who managed to escape with various ruses. With her arrest in 2013 in San Diego, Doris's fame skyrocketed when media coverage of her astonishing escapades exploded. Today, at eighty-eight, Doris, as bold and vibrant as ever, lives in Atlanta, and is celebrated for her glamorous legacy. She sums up her adventurous career best: "It beat being a teacher or a maid." A rip-roaringly fun and exciting story as captivating and audacious as Catch Me If You Can and as honest and compelling as Hidden Figures - Diamond Doris is the portrait of a captivating anti-hero who refused to be defined by the prejudices and mores of a hypocritical society.
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