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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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decade the lavishly illustrated Vintage Jewellery recounts over 100 years of history from 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 instances 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 much more about gather by era or gemstone or enjoy choosing up special pieces from auctions plus vintage markets Vintage Jewellery reproduction. A glossary about gemstone plus jewellery terminology explains metals settings designs plus cuts when a buying plus collectiing guies provides tips about sourcing plus taking care of classic pieces. About the Author Caroline Cox professor of cultural history at the University of full details

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dElectronic Fuel Injectionne influential classic garments within the twentieth century. Providing background found on the fashion movements of the time plus providing an awareness of the abilities plus techniques of the past the book allows the reader with distinguish authentic plus uncommon classic clothing from later reproductions. Whether it really is a 1950s Christian Dior dress or perhaps a 1970s Emilio Pucci shirt period pieces by well-known designers are greatly popular plus early-century pieces are very gorgeous plus hand-crafted. From Edwardian lace dresses with a Vivienne Westwood mini-crini classic products are shown inside the context of the amount of time in that they were prepared plus used inside purchase with chart the influence fashion had about women's lives. For those interested inside collecting plus wearing classic in addition to for anybody the New Look with 1950s 'fit or flounce' shapes as well as the history of Christian Dior. The exuberance plus innovation of clothing shape as well as the emergence of anti-fashion is recorded inside the 1960s section marked by both futurists like Courrege plus op-art plus psychedelia more here.....

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plus collectables inside Australia plus New Zealand 20th EditionTo see more Carter's Guides click here Brand unique big hardcover book 736 pages The authentic Price Guidebook with antiques plus collectables inside Australia plus New Zealand The 2004 Price Guidebook is a unique 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition inside the yearly series plus attributes thousands of products plus images. It is within full color plus has a specifically tailored Willow Pattern cover. Traditionally a 20th anniversary is represented by china as well as the Willow Pattern is the many recognisable china pattern internationally. extra info

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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. 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. lots more

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CARTER'S PRICE GUIDE TO ANTIQUES IN AUSTRALASIA 2001 The authentic Price Guidebook with antiques click on

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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 below 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 however the survivors usually have much with tell regarding the eras which yielded them. Ephemera collectors inside Australia never mostly restrict themselves with Price Guides with Antiques Collectables Vintage plus Retro click here Yesterday's Paper: A Guidebook with Collecting Ephemera inside Australia by Vivienne O'Neill click here.....

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collectables inside Australia plus New Zealand The 2005 Price Guide is the 21st Edition inside the yearly series plus attributes thousands of products plus images all inside full color. "Through 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" information

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hardcover book measuring 25 x 20 cm. 416 pages RRP $ 85 Carter's Everything Vintage picks up where their antiques cost guide finishes plus covers all collectable regions within the 1950's onwards. 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 more info

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involves 400+ color pictures. The writer offers background info about the significant businesses of the baby-boomer era from well-known companies like Mattell Ideal plus Madame Alexander to small lesser-known manufacturers. The cast of characters involves famous dolls like Barbie Ginny Tammy plus Miss Revlon and also movie plus television-based favourites like Shirley Temple Patty Duke The Flying Nun and Pebbles plus Bam-Bam. Turning the pages of the book baby-boomers can discover themselves suggesting "I had which doll!". Or possibly even "I have which doll!" "Baby-Boomer Dolls concentrates on the hottest segment of the twenty-first doll marketplace. This really is where the action is!" - Harry Rinker syndicated columnist plus collectibles expert. find out more.....

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trash tricks Sir Pronoun's problem regarding standing inside Miss Noun's spot as well as the story 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 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 more details.....


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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