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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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Each item qualities a color photograph description cost plus dealers details after the formatting of their antiques cost guide. Carter's Everything Vintage introduces unique categories of collectables not earlier covered by any Australian Price Guidebook. There is not a duplication of goods involving the 2 Price Guides. Many dealers may have goods included inside both magazines yet every edition of Everything Vintage involves dealers that have not before been showcased inside additional Price Guides. CARTER'S Everything Vintage is a Price Guidebook focused on the Australasian collectables marketplace plus like the CARTER'S Antique Price Guides is built from scratch every year. Their coverage involves Advertising Merchandise Books plus different Printed Matter Ceramics all kinds post 1950 Comics Annuals Costume Jewellery Dolls Games Puzzles Glass all kinds post 1950 Kitchen Equipment Memorabilia Movie TV Merchandise Movie Posters Numismatics plus Scrip Records plus CDs Retro Furniture Signs Teddy Bears Toys Trading Cards Vintage Clothing plus Accessories plus more. CARTERS 2007 Everything Vintage Price Guide link here

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’60s are considered by several with function as 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 design together with décor tricks plus additional 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 their own useful insights. The text combines with close with 500 color pictures with create a very readable the resurgence of 50s/60s affects inside modern fashion. Important highlights of the book include: Informative background found on the many affects on shape inside this period Explanation of the different production innovations which enabled certain earlier unattainable objectives with be lots more

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dustjacket 224 pages with stunning full-colour plus B W pictures throughout. Published 2009 Decade by decade the lavishly illustrated Vintage Handbags recounts over 100 years of fashion history from Elsa Schiaparelli's mesh bags for Whiting Davis inside the 1920s from the Hermes Kelly bag inside the 1950s with the Fendi Baguette of the 1990s plus from beadwork reticules of at the turn of the twentieth century from the Hermes Kelly bag plus Chanel 2 point five5 inside the 1950s with jewel-encrusted Judith Leiber minaudiers within the 1980s. Accompanied by archive pictures fashion photography plus specifically commissioned photos of period pieces the many collectible plus gorgeous handbags are showcased telling the ornate detailing plus components of the time. An invaluable reference and a graphic delight of occasions past the book explores the key designers furthermore accessible - click here Vintage Handbagss by Marnie Fogg considerably more details

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here Brand unique big hardcover book measuring 25 x 21.5 cm 768 pages. RRP $ 125 An yearly publication because the initially edition was published inside 1985 this really is the 25th edition of Australasia's greatest running plus top antiques plus collectables publication. 768 pages virtually 8 000 goods with pictures plus descriptions from dealers throughout Australia plus New Zealand it's convenient 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 find out more.....

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collecting click here New softcover book published 2010 304 pages with stunning full-colour plus B+W images throughout. Encompassing a century's value of styles - including the jet-set resort designs of 1920s Europe the glamour looks of 1930s Hollywood screen sirens plus carefree Californian beach lifetime inside the 1950s plus 1960s Vintage Swimwear shows how the swimsuit has undergone transformations inside line with the developing obsessions plus life-style styles. Pivotal moments like the birth of the bikini by Louis Reard inside 1947 as well as the release of the swimwear category inside beauty pageants and also affects from brands that broke modern ground with their innovations are grabbed inside pictures plus ads within the time whilst especially photographed classic pieces show the true-to-life styles ladies wore. A glorious glossy guide with twenty years experience of composing plus modifying about women's publications inside the UK including Marie Claire Red In Style Glamour plus Grazia. She is furthermore a media commentator about fashion life-style culture plus psychology has extensive broadcasting experience plus writes additional info.....

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more Carter's Guides click here 4 brand unique hardcover books full of color pictures and invaluable information CARTER'S PRICE GUIDE is the greatest running continuous publication about antiques plus collectables from Australia plus New Zealand. With the content of every edition being completely fresh plus different with the past editions there's advantageous cause why these books are these a sought-after commodity plus why they have become collectables inside their own appropriate. Here is a great chance for collectors with begin continue or complete their assortment of these prevalent very sought-after collectable magazines. The cost involves either Registered Post or Courier delivery with anywhere inside Australia. As every edition has a recommended retail cost of $ 125 it's a extremely significant saving about retail costs. related info

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within the BBC's celebrated Antiques Roadshow this lavishly illustrated dictionary offers necessary knowledge about antiques plus collectables. Over 3 000 dElectronic Fuel Injectionnitions from Alvar Aalto with Zslonay from creamware with costume jewellery plus from Murano glass with Bauhaus covering terms plus techniques machines plus movements. Beautifully illustrated attributes about entries of unique interest including iconic designers plus decorative designs. Whether you may be an avid collector or perhaps a complete novice this book delivers the key info - any you're seeking any you ought to understand. Whatever a region of interest from furniture glass ceramics or silverware with dolls memorabilia or costume jewellery The Antiques Roadshow A-Z of Antiques plus Collectables is the most perfect source of reference for collectors plus fanatics. Find exact inside significant respect by collectors plus dealers likewise. In 2001 she started an exciting hot venture with DK with build a comprehensive full-colour illustrated range of titles about antiques plus collectables. Judith is a normal lecturer plus contributor with papers plus publications further data

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fresh plus more contemporary creation techniques you have been capable with present this edition inside a much neater formatting than ever before that additionally authorized you with include more products than in almost any past edition of the Price Guidebook. We have additionally improved the amount of dealers contributing providing we a much wider range of what the vintage trade provides from dealers all over Australia plus New Zealand" more details.....

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plus New Zealand With thousands of new color pictures of antiques plus collectables from a record quantity of contributors from all over Australia plus New Zealand plus up-to-date presentation the 2006 edition of CARTER'S Price Guidebook with Antiques inside Australasia is an important reference for dealers auctioneers valuers plus collectors. Buy now with keep the assortment of CARTER'S Price Guides active. CARTER'S EVERYTHING VINTAGE 2006 1st Edition Brand unique big hardcover book measuring 25 x 20 cm RRP AUD85 416 pages Carter's Everything Vintage picks up where their antiques cost guide finishes plus covers all collectable regions within the 1950's onwards. Each item attributes a color photograph description cost plus dealers details after the structure of their antiques cost guide. Carter's Everything Vintage introduces modern categories of collectables not the 2 Price Guides. Many dealers can have products included inside both magazines however the initially edition of Everything Vintage involves dealers that have not before been included inside their additional Price Guides. CARTER'S Everything Vintage is a Price Guidebook focused on the more advice

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of how Jack built a home a hut or perhaps a shack are all with be found inside this treasury of Australian children's books. Exploring everything from schooldays with fantasy worlds from its 19th century beginnings with the 21st century this book is great for the width of coverage encouraging fresh methods of seeing the Australian child's literary history. Bottersnikes plus Other Lost Things: A Treasury of Australian Children's Literature is wonderfully illustrated plus involves functions from a few of Australia's right acknowledged plus loved writers plus illustrators: Mem Fox plus Patricia Mullins Bob Graham Libby Hathorn plus Gregory Rogers Gary Crew plus Shaun Tan Pamela Allen plus aged favourites including May Gibbs Peg Maltby Drothy Wall plus Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Chapters include: Acknowledgements plus introduction Part 1 - Schooldays: early Deakin University inside the field of Indigenous Australian conventional stories. O'Conor shares her expertise from public talks magazines plus information about analysis tips inside the field of children's literature. See alternative Australian books click here Bottersnikes plus Other Lost much more info


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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