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Wednesday 6th September 2006

Another book for Sharon

Miller's Collectables Price Guide
2006 Edition
By Madeleine Marsh

This best-selling guide includes 6,000 new photos each year
and highlights all the latest collecting trends

It reveals the hottest names in ceramics and glass

As well as the rise in price of children’s toys

Over 6,000 items shown in full colour

Hard cover

Review #01

This new edition of Miller's Collectables Price Guide marks the dawn of a new century with a peerless survey of collectables of every type and value
The best-selling guide includes 6,000 photographs (new each year) and offers expert advice in every field
This year we highlight all the latest collecting trends, charting the meteoric rise of the Beanie Baby and the grown-up prices fetched by children's toys
We explore the value of vinyl records and the market for rock instruments from guitars to synthesizers
We celebrate the history of weddings with a selection of vintage wedding dresses, and take a sober look at the high-spirited world of cocktail ephemera and breweriana
Other special features this year include World War II memorabilia and religious objects
We reveal the hottest names in ceramics and glass, and cautiously examine the world of collectable insects
Every item shown appears with a price range
There is a wealth of background information, as well as collecting tips and advice about where to buy and what to look out for
The guide includes directories of Specialist Dealers, Markets and Centres and Collectors' Clubs
The only annual price guide to the fascinating world of collectables
More than 6,000 new photographs of commonly found items
An up-to-date price range for every item

Review #02

The book is clearly divided into eighty subject categories and sub-sections, with sections devoted to automobilia, art deco, games, and money boxes for instance, along with the more traditional antiques categories such as ceramics, silver, and glass
This year's special features include dogs, computer games, sunglasses, vinyl records, denim, and sportswear
Pieces range in value, showing that there is something to suit every collector's pocket, from "Pocket Money Collectables" to "Record Breakers"
A thorough and accurate cross-section of the current international market is provided as all items have been sold or offered for sale at over three-hundred-and-fifty auction houses and dealers from around the world over the last year
Extra valuable collecting information is provided in boxes, covering factories, makers, care, restorations, fakes and alterations, market assessments, and buying tips
Further reading is also highlighted throughout, along with lists of collector's clubs, auctioneers, and specialist dealers