This practical, accessible guide is part of a series aimed primarily at the budding collector, featuring Staffordshire figures from the late 1830s through to the early 20th century. The book explains how these figures were often collected as souvenirs of a favourite play or a member of the royal family, thus serving as a record of the events and people of the time. The figures are divided into type, such as portraiture, animals or theatrical figures, and informative descriptions are given on the condition and history of each piece. Throughout the book Fact Files detail the main characterisitics of the wares and provide a wealth of hints and tips on collecting - such as spotting fakes and display. - Features Fact Files highlighting key information on collecting - Includes full-colour photographs of over 150 collectable pieces, each accompanied by a price range - Covers major areas of collecting and information on places of manufacture and identifying features
Brand: Mitchell Beazley
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As an amature collector of Staffordshire Figures, I was looking for an inexpensive book to help with my collecting. In the City where I live, one can rarely find Staffordshire figures for sale. I started collecting on ebay and through that site I ran across Miller's book that Kit Harding and A. & N. Harding, who listed Staffordshire figures, consulted in writing. I cannot say enough good things about this book for the novice such as myself. It was a great quick reference book. The descriptions of the figures and excellent color photos helped me with the basic knowledge of the figures. This book listed prices and what factors to look for in distinguishing the authentic from fake. I highly recommend this book for any serious collector.
I just purchased and read the book "Staffordshire Figures of the 19th and 20th Centuries". I chose this book because, compared to the other Staffordshire books, this one is affordable at [money amount]. Any concerns I had about quality were dispelled when I received the book. It is a richly illustrated visual guide. The images, though smallish (1.5 in. horiz. x 2.5 in. vertically) are clear and colorful. The commentary is nicely chunked for easy comprehension, and the prose is enjoyable. A small 'fact-file' section on each recto page introduces useful tips and tidbits for collectors. Buy this one first. You'll be pleased.
Colourful illustrations, a good degree of information offered. I found a lot of material in the book that was very interesting
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