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Wednesday 14th January 2009

Another Collectables Book for Sharon

!! and make sure you scroll to the bottom of the page ... for the price details !!

2009 is Alan Carter's 50th Year
his Golden Anniversary
of being in the antiques / collectables industry

This includes twenty-seven years involvement
in producing books, magazines and price guides

To celebrate, the Carter Family is bringing you the finest
Five Piece Presentation Price Guide
ever produced

2009 Price Guide - A4 sized Hardback Gold Edition

With 768 full colour pages containing more than 9500 fabulous photographs, personally selected by Alan Carter, all with accurate descriptions and current values

Plus, as the 2009 Golden Edition is the culmination of fifty years of continual contributions, Alan and his family will personally sign a unique "Golden Plaque" on the interior of the book




2009 Price Guide - Mini Hardback Gold Edition

This is a special hardback edition of the A4 size edition
It has all the same photos, descriptions and values, with the added advantage of being easily portable, which means you can take it with you when you go exploring your favourite antique places
This Mini Hardback Edition only available with the Golden Set




Other features of these books
around 100 major categories and sections, dozens of sub-categories covered
expert editors for individual sections
'jump off the page' picture clarity
item highlights for pieces of special interest
new production methods allow better presentation and add to the unique, free-flowing artwork and it looks fantastic!!
unique "Golden Gum Leaf" cover design to celebrate this Australian milestone
easy to follow indexing

Fact Finder Volume Three

This follows on from the hugely successful Fact Finder Volume One and Volume Two
It's A5 size, has around 200 pages, all colour, is fine quality and is hardback
This Hardback Edition only available with the Golden Set

Features of this book
For this edition we've chosen fifteen popular areas of antiques and collectables, fully illustrated, each one of them covered in depth by a recognised expert
Plus, the experts also reveal some of the most important information of all - how to tell fakes and reproductions from the real thing
They also include charts of important dates, styles, reigns and dynasties
You'll be armed with all the information you need to avoid making expensive mistakes

Some subjects covered are
Porcelain Marks
Japanese Netsuke
Tin Toys
Pine Furniture
Australian Dolls
Australian Carnival Glass
Australian Jewellery
Retro Clothing
World War One Medals
Australian Sewing Machines
Nippon Porcelain


Clouds and Rainbows DVD

This covers a lot of ground!!

It begins with the departure of the Carter Family from England and their arrival in Australia in 1981 - five humans and a dog!
The DVD takes us through the amazing and turbulent intervening years to the present day

But it's not all about the Carter Family
It's about dealers, collectors, fairs, buying and selling, and all the swings and roundabouts of the antiques and collectables industry
There are interviews and appearances, stories and tales, wins and losses, adventures and horror stories, all brought together by the family that has been surrounded by it all for twenty-three years in England and twenty-seven years in Australia


How do you value all this?

If sold individually, the prices of the various components of "The Golden Set" would be:
$130.00 - A4 size, 768 page hardback Price Guide
$45.00 - hardback mini size of the Price Guide
$30.00 - hardback Fact Finder Volume Three
$20.00 - Clouds and Rainbows DVD
$25.00 - Golden Presentation Box

Total Value = $250.00

But that’s not including the individual signatures on the unique 'bookplate' that makes this set a truly desirable collectable
How do you really put a money value on it?

With this offer, you receive all of the above for just
$185.00 including postage
Or you can purchase the 2009 Anniversary Editions in A4 Hardback and Mini Soft Cover for
$130.00 including postage

The price we paid

We received this Five Piece Presentation Price Guide Set in a unique way

The parcel found it's way onto Sharon's desk at Australia Post
It had been returned by a customer who had purchased it from Alan Carter - BUT - it was damaged during delivery
The customer had claimed insurance ... so the parcel did not have a home to go to !!

Sharon saved it though ... and paid just $5.00 for the entire set, as shown in the receipt below
A REAL bargain!!

There is slight damage to the Presentation Box and the main Price Guide ... but we are happy with it at that price ... very happy !!


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