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    Starting to Collect Antique Silver (Starting to Collect) (Hardback) By (author) Ian Pickford

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    DescriptionAfter an introduction to the full background of silver as a precious metal, Ian Pickford's guide offers a lively, authoritative survey of the diverse uses to which it has been put in decorative and practical objects throughout history. He examines the makers, their techniques, and the types of decoration used, and also gives clear coverage of marks and assay offices, an understanding of which is vital to the collector. There is coverage of fakes and altered silver, as well as advice on caring for silver. This is an ideal book for the novice collector who wishes to avoid pitfalls and ill-advised purchases. Existing collectors will find all titles in the series act as a handy and portable references, and beginners will welcome a reliable, accessible starting point from which their interests can develop.

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    Starting to Collect Antique Silver
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Pickford
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 195 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    ISBN 13: 9781851494507
    ISBN 10: 1851494502

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    BIC subject category V2: WCR
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15810
    BISAC V2.8: ANT041000
    Abridged Dewey: 739
    LC classification: NK7100
    DC22: 739.238075
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AB, WCR
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, bibliographical references , index
    Antique Collectors' Club Ltd
    Imprint name
    Antique Collectors' Club Ltd
    Publication date
    25 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Woodbridge, Suffolk
    Author Information
    Ian Pickford is the editor of the Antique Collectors' Club's standard reference work Jackson's Silver & Gold Marks of England, Scotland & Ireland, and the author of Silver Flatware: English, Irish & Scottish. He lectures and broadcasts extensively. He is one of the key experts who appears regularly on the BBC Television programme Antiques Roadshow.
    Review quote
    "This fascinating book describes, in an easy to read manner, the many problems and pitfalls which face the novice... It would be impossible for a beginner to read this book without learning" The Independent "An ideal book for the novice collector who wishes to avoid pitfalls and ill advised purchases" Antiques Info