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Antiques Collecting in Australia Books - Five Books

John Batterbee & Roy Williams
A Guide to Affordable Antiques and Collectables In Australia
Lothian Books
1994 PB 120pp wt404gms Paper A4 size, very good condition, colour/b&w photos, dictionary, biographical notes, index, 120pp. While the publication is dated, very useful for the beginning collector.This book is a brief overview of antique collecting, offering to teach you how to judge a piece by examining style, materials, construction, where there & marks and signatures. The book is illustrated with cartoons & black-and-white photographs and line drawings. Book does touch upon jewelry as well. (20)

Douglas Baglin and Frances Wheelhouse
Collecting Australia's Past
1981 !st Ed HB DJ GC 160pp wt926gms This book has chapters on household antiques; Australian flora & fauna in the decorative arts; silver, arts & crafts; clocks, lamps & bells; toys, games & musical instruments; agricultural equipment & tools; transport; commerce.includes bibliography, glossary and index, and illustrated throughout with part and full page black-and-white photography, and some colour plates. Colour illustrated dust jacket.A pictorial history of the memorabilia that is a record of our social history and past achievements. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall.(20)

Terry Ingram
A Question of Polish - The Antique Market in Australia
1970 1stED HB DJ VGC 192pp wt870gms. Australians have always venerated old things. Terry Ingram explains the reasons for this anomalous situation in a witty and informative manner. He takes a hard, sometimes irreverent look at the wheelers and dealers in old wares in Australia and discusses some of the 'finds' which have not lived up to their promise. 262 x 198mm., pp. 192, b/w and colour plates throughout, notes, index (15)

Toby and Julian Hooper
A Guide to Buying Antiques in Australia
1st Ed 1976. HB DJ GC 128pp wt565gms This book covers Australia's antique scene, restoration, hall furniture, antique prints, lights, dining room furniture, glass, sitting room, pottery & porcelain, jewellery, bedroom furniture, silver, art nouveau & art deco in Aust.(15)

Juliana and Tony Hooper
A guide to Collecting Australiana
1978 Revised Ed. HB DJ GC 117pp wt 821gms. "The collecting of Australiana, from the hobby level of badges & cigarette cards, to the more specialist & serious level of furniture or books, has become a fascinating & rewarding pursuit for thousands of Australians.....This book discusses each of the areas open to collectors, the range of material available, the historic background,prices, quality, condition, the best methods for collection. " Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.(15)

$35 the Lot

Total Weight 3.7kg      Postage in Australia $18


Millers Antiques Price Guides - Two Volumes 1982/83

Millers antiques Price Guide 1982
MJM Publications UK
669pp HB no DJ Illustrated covers VGC

Millers antiques Price Guide 1983
MJM Publications UK.
HB 710pp + adverts and index.marks on back cover see pics

Total Weight 2.25kg

$25 for both  Postage in Australia $18

Millers Antiques Price Guides - Three Volumes 1984,1985 & 1996/97

Millers Antiques Price Guide 1984
MJM Publications UK
HB 763pp VGC(10)

Millers Antiques Price Guide 1985
MJM Publications UK
HB 799pp VGC slight foxing(10)

Millers Collectables Price Guide 1996/97
MJM Publications UK
HB 497pp VGC(10)

$25 the lot

Weight 4.5kg                                            Postage in Australia $18


Book Collecting

Marcia Leiter

Collecting Comic books
Little Brown & Co Boston
hb 1983 1st Ed ex lib gc 200x130mmx500gms ISBN: 0316520306 Book in good condition, ex-library, first edition. good reference book from comic books, resource and refernece guide. 162 pages including index.



Coin Collecting

OMAN  Charles K.B.E

The Coinage of England
Pub. H. Pordes London. 1967 Reprint.1st Ed.c.1931.Reprint authorised by the Clarendon Press Oxford. see Pic.Black leatherette binding.As New Condition. Gilt on Spine. 440 pages inc Appendix and 45 pages of line drawings of coin\s See pic.Many Plates of coins see Pics 235mm x 155 mm Wt.800gms
$20  Bookfinder $42
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Albert Pick

Catalogue of European Paper Money since 1900
Pub.Sterling NY
 1972 2nd printing hb dj  320pp fp top rh corner torn off otherwise clean and firm.4to - over 9 3/4 " - 12" tall. Very Good, book in great shape, cover bright, text clean. Pick presents almost 5,000 entries, with valuable information and plenty of photo s. See the celebrated rulers and battle scenes of Europe on these enduring symbols of human wealth. wt 1.2kg


General Crafts


Cone's Book of Handicrafts
Frederick Warne
1961 1st Ed HB ex lib dj plastic cover gc binding a little loose some end paper marks  248p  215 x 155mm wt 800gms
$25     Bookfinder $37+

WALKER, Murray.

Macmillan. The Crafts Council of Australia. Melbourne. 1978. First Edition; 172, index; fully illustrated with historical photos and engravings; hardcover no dust jacket; large format;good conditionScarce. Explores a period of unparalleled crativity in Australia which ended when the handcrafts of life were replaced by mechanisation, when handcrafts became indulgences of leisure. covers marked and binding a litle loose but clean inside 290x270mmx1.2kg
$10   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $18
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R.M.Williams   ++

The Bushman's Handcrafts
1975 reprint. hb no dj illustrated cover faded and some water marks and crinkling of pages but clean . 208pages 225mmx145x470gms.  first few pages damaged (see scans) the rest are all crinkled but readable and clean. isbn 0959929908   Contains instruction on tanning and fur dressing, how to make a moccasin, bone and horn handcraft, plaiting, horse hair handcraft, greenhide handcraft & how to shoe a horse. Keywords: Australiana AUSTRALIA OUTBACK BUSH BUSHIE BUSH-MECHANIC HORSES LEATHER FUR TANNING MOCCASIN BONE HORN PLAITING HAIR GREENHIDE SHOEING HANDCRAFTS. Now a scarce book
$15   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $35
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Express postage $5 within Australia


Kite Making and Flying - two Volumes

Lee Newman
Kite Craft
Crown Pub
.1976 fifth printing PB 214pp ex lib usual markings Plastic reinforced covers. The history and Processes of Kite Making throughout the world. 10.25" x 7", with blue type to spine, 357 photographs, 84 drawings & 18 color plates, and dust jacket. With clear & concise instructions and invaluable step-by-step photographs, the authors explain kite building in detail. (15)

David Pelham
The Penguin Book of Kites
Penguin Books
PB 227pp FP page missing FC [partially detached from spine and some marks on covers overal clean inside. Kites have been in existence for 25 centuries or so.(10)

$12 for both books

Total Weight 1.08kg        Postage in Australia $14


Costume, Fashion & Dressmaking

Mary Lynch
Sewing Made Easy
Garden City Books
1950 HB DJ(torn) 400pp     All about dress making and sewing for the home. 100 easy step by step pictures wt1.06kg (10)




Akira Kasai

Essentials of Digital Photography
New Riders Publishing, 1997 sc GC ISBN 1562057626. GC complete with CD isbn1562057626cd
The comprehensive guide to digital imaging with Photoshop 260x200x1.2kg
Not listed in Australia new or 2nd hand - the new price ex USA is $54
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $22
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Express postage $10 within Australia





Nine Artist Potters
(Sydney, 1973) hardcover, pp176, profusely illus. in col. & b/w; sm. 4to, cloth. Owner name, else  good in dust wrapper - torn The potters are Colin Levy, Bernard Sahm, Peter Rushworth, Peter Travis, Les Blakebrough, Derek Smith, Ian Spraque, Victor Greenaway, Margaret Dodd.Numerous illustrations., mainly coloured. The diversity of contemporary Australian ceramic art. Provides technical notes, including detailed instructions for constructing a pottery kiln.
$8  Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $20
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Stamp Collecting

Stanley Gibbons

Stanley Gibbons' Simplified Stamp Catalogue 1957
Stanley Gibbons 1st Ed 1957 22nd Ed HB orange covers 1671 pages190mm x 130mm x 1.3kg GC All the world's Stamps
$10 Bookfinder $17+

Stanley Gibbons

Stanley Gibbons British Commonwealth Stamp Catalogue 1974
Stanley Gibbons
 76th Ed hb red covers 806 pages VGC Lists over 92,000 stamps with over 13,250 illustrations
$22  Bookfinder $44+




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