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A Guide to Carters Guides to Antiques and Collectables

CARTER'S GUIDES to Australian Antiques and Collectables

Since 1985 Carter's annual Price Guides to Antiques in Australasia have been keeping buyers, collectors and sellers up-to-date on current  trends and prices of antiques, collectables, retro and vintage items in Australia and New Zealand. The books themselves are highly collectable and keenly sought-after, with buyers and collectors adding new and missing editions to complete their set of (currently) 25 editions.

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measuring 25 x 20 cm RRP $ 85. 4th Edition 416 pages An yearly publication because the initially edition was published inside 2006 this really is the 4th edition of Australasia's ideal classic retro plus collectables publication. 416 pages virtually 4 000 goods with pictures plus descriptions from dealers throughout Australia plus New Zealand it's simple to find why these books are thus popular. There is not a overlap or duplication of products with all the Antiques Price Guides. This really is the must-have pricing guide for all collectors customers plus sellers. Carter's Everything Vintage is Australasia'a just devoted post 1950 cost guide with collectables retro kitsch mid 20th century shape and more. Since the 2008 edition it has equally been the the official ABC cost guide with collectables. Carter's Everything Vintage 2009 earned a Bronze medal inside the Popular Culture category at the 13th Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards inside NY held inside May 2009 To see more books about Collecting click here Carters Everything Vintage 2009 extra info

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Century New hardcover book 240 pages with full-colour plus B W pictures throughout. The 1950s plus ’60s are considered by numerous with become the many exciting plus influential shape plus décor years ever. In Australian 50s:60s Décor William plus Dorothy Hall popular writers for the antiques 'modern' plus collectables trade explain the factors for which belief whilst providing many samples of 50s/60s fashion together with décor strategies plus alternative info. Australian 50s:60s Décor hyperlinks themes like color consistency pattern plus form over a range of topics plus whilst global inside range it really is created from a uniquely Australian attitude. The interviews including many with leading designers like Mary Featherston Babette Hayes Pamela Walker plus Penelope Seidler are carefully researched plus supply plus demonstrates how they can sit effectively together inside modern homes - when avoiding often-impractical shape purism Ultimately this book is a surprisingly well-researched plus very useful celebration of 50s/60s fashion inside Australia. It shows how it may be loved by all plus full details

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pictures plus descriptions from dealers throughout Australia plus New Zealand it's simple to find why these books are thus popular. This really is the must-have pricing guide for all collectors customers plus sellers. Brand hot big hardcover book measuring 20 x 21.5 cm RRP $ 125This book is today accessible plus is posted because shortly because payment is received. link here

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pages virtually 8 000 goods with photos plus descriptions from dealers throughout Australia plus New Zealand it's effortless to find why these books are thus popular. This really is the must-have pricing guide for all collectors customers plus sellers. This book plus Carter's Everything Vintage 2009 are today accessible plus both are great magazines - much better than ever! CARTERS PRICE GUIDE TO ANTIQUES IN AUSTRALASIA 2009 click here.....

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cover damage - creasing/bumping. The kids of the 1960s are the collectors nowadays plus their toys are amidst the hottest products inside the collecting planet. Warman's 101 Best Baby Boomer Toys brings the previous alive with historical details surrounding the creation plus development of timeless childhood favorites of the 1950s '60s plus '70s. More than 300+ detailed color pictures accompany creation history plus background regarding the toy industry the year every toy appeared about shop shelves. From Barbie Mr. Potato Head plus Rock' Em Sock'Em Robots with The Beatles Flip The Wig game Twister plus Hot Wheels this book has unparalleled understanding with the number one Baby Boomer toys. -Features 300+ color images of listed toys for simple reference -Contains a toy cost guide section for up-to-date values -Covers over 20 years of toys Addams Family Game Batman Toys Japanese Battery Toys Space People Beany-Copter Johnny Astro Speed King Billy Blastoff Klackers Spirograph Bop Bags plus Punchos Krazy Ikes Spoonmen Bozo Lamb Chop Sputnik Bubble-Topped Coupe Liddle Kiddles Spy Toys Bugs Bunny Magic Pictures Life-Size Kitchen Super Ball Buzzy Bee click

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Lalique's Art Nouveau enamelling at the turn of the twentieth century with Cartier's gemstones plus Christian Dior's mid-century costume pieces with Harry Winston's diamonds. Accompanied by archive pictures fashion photography plus especially commissioned photos of period pieces the many collectible plus stunning bracelets necklaces rings plus brooches are showcased. An invaluable reference and a graphic cornucopia of occasions past the book explores the key designers plus jewellery houses technical developments plus cultural affects which shaped historical jewellery shape designs. Whether we have inherited heirloom pieces you want with discover more info on gather by era or gemstone or enjoy choosing up distinctive pieces from auctions plus vintage markets Vintage Jewellery provides info for you to identify authentic period jewellery and also how with - click here to acquire more information. Caroline lives inside London England. Vintage Fashion is additionally accessible - click here Vintage Jewellery by Caroline Cox additional info.....

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introduction with the range of collecting regions. Drawing about his extended experience because among the specialists found on the Antiques Roadshow Eric offers all info the unique collector must exercise what with gather and just how to get going. Antiques is organised by genre plus subdivided according with time period or thematic topic because matches the information. Introducing every category's main stylistic eras Knowles informs we what with look out for plus describes the functions of main factories plus designers plus outlines the identifying characteristics of every period. Antiques allows the beginner to find the development of shape as well as the progress of production technques inside every collecting location. Throughout the book Eric Knowles involves feature boxes to aid the collector discover a lot more about a selected topic identifying the He later became a board director responsible for English plus Continental ceramics alongside Oriental ceramics plus functions of art. In 1979 Eric set up the Art Nouveau plus Art Deco department that consolidated his standing because a respected authority about 19th- plus click here

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guides. With close with 1000 photos spread over 19 chapters it delivers several fascinating plus interesting insights into Australian existence inside days gone by. The chapters every self-contained cover these diverse subjects because trade cards greeting cards postcards plus comics in addition to games novelties almanacs calendars diaries plus more. Written plus compiled by Vivienne O'Neill Yesterday's Paper is inside its own proper a delightful plus modern 'printed collectable'. This wonderfully illustrated hardcover book with dustjacket covers a variety of collectable products commonly grouped beneath the umbrella terms 'ephemera' or 'printed collectables'. Many of these apparently trivial pieces have survived strictly by accident because they were not intended with last nevertheless the survivors usually have much with tell regarding (additionally a keen collector) have opened a tiny classic store inside Saddleworth south of the Clare Valley inside South Australia. Published by John Furphy Pty Ltd publishers of Carter's Price Guides with Antiques inside Australasia plus Carter's Everything Vintage Price Guidebook Books See click on

When the Carter family began publishing the Price Guide in 1985 they were breaking new ground. They had nothing to model their guide on, as there had not been anything like this guide published in Australia prior to this. No books or guides that related to all aspects of antiques were available in Australia, and any that did deal with some category of antique or collectable were usually out of date or biased towards the UK market. How exciting it must have been for buyers and sellers alike when the first Carters Price Guide was published! The first edition was published on matt paper, with black and white photos. Prospective buyers of a Carters 1985 Price Guide need to be aware that an unauthorised print run of this edition was made in 2004. The reprinted copies are on glossy paper and the illustrations and text are darker and not crisp like the original. Always ask to see a photo (or the real thing!) of pages from the first edition prior to buying to make sure it's not a pirate copy.

Some editions of the Price Guide are very rare and thus highly sought-after. The 1985 and 1987 guides are the rarest, and of more recent editions, the 2002 guide is not freely available. Even the publishers have none in stock! Expect to pay between AUD 250 - 400+ for a 1985 guide in good/very good condition, and up to AUD 300 or more for a 1987 guide. A pretty good capital gain on the original RRP of AUD 29.95! The 2002 guide doesn't command such lofty prices .... yet! Recent sales on Ebay have been between AUD 70 - 95.

An interesting but very sad fact is that a few years ago the Carters lost their entire stock and even their own personal collection of guides in an office fire. The one set in pristine condition that they own cost AUD 5000 at auction. Taking into account the smaller print runs of the earlier editions, and the loss of stock in the office fire, it's no wonder the earlier editions fetch such amazing prices.

Each year, the guide is produced 'from scratch'. No photo from a previous edition is ever reused. Each edition is totally original. This  year the deadline for submission of photos and information is mid-May, which gives an indication of the time and work involved in putting a guide together.

In 2005 John Furphy Pty Ltd took over management and in 2006 the Carter's Guide was joined by a sister publication, Carter's Everything Vintage. This new publication is the only Australian price guide dedicated to post 1950's items. It's my personal favourite of all the Carter's guides - heaps of things I remember from my childhood, and even a few that I still use today! Take a look in the 2007 Carter's Everything Vintage Guide for 3 beautiful red, gold and mint green Ericofon phones from our own collection. We have other Retro Rotary Dial telephones and a few books in the 2008 and 2009 Guides.

I'm sure that this new publication will become as popular and collectable in years to come as the Carter's Price Guides are now. So get in now and buy your copy of Carter's Everything Vintage 1st Edition 2006 before their value skyrockets as early editions of the Price Guides have done.

The Carter's Guide to Antiques now concentrates on items from before1950 and right back to the dawn of time, so there is no overlap between the publications. The format is similar across the 2 guides, so people familiar with the Antiques Guides will find the Everything Vintage Guides very easy to use. Both guides are beautifully presented, with full-colour photos, well set-out sections and easy access to information and contributor contact details.



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