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The Collector's Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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The Collector's Encyclopedia is a compilation of articles about antiques and collectibles from the Antiques & Collectibles topic at Suite101. These were written between 1998 and 2003. In that time I tried to cover a wide variety of popular collectibles and the trendy antiques as well as vintage favorites. Articles also dealt with caring for one's antiques, protecting against fraud, book reviews and readers' questions.

While this anthology roughly follows the alphabet of antiques and collectibles, it doesn't pretend to be exhaustive. You may not find the items you are most interested in learning about, but you will find valuable advice and information about the most common items, from which you can gain a lot of knowledge. Using these chapters as a starting point you'll find it much easier to explore other resources such as your local library, bookstores, and Internet sources.

Barbara Nicholson Bell

Table of Contents

  • Antiques in Alaska
  • Art Collecting
  • Bennington Pottery
  • Black Memorabilia
  • Ceramic Tiles
  • Chinese Export Porcelain
  • Chintz China
  • Coin Collecting
  • Cookbooks
  • Dedham Pottery
  • Fishing Tackle
  • Flow Blue China
  • Frankoma Pottery
  • Golf Collectibles
  • Grueby Pottery
  • Hampshire and Marblehead Pottery
  • Hats, Handbags and Collectible Fashion
  • Hoosier Cabinets
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Kitchenware
  • Lighting
  • Limoges China
  • Low Art Tiles

Best of Suite (BoS) are e-books published by Suite101 and authored by Feature Writers within the Suite101 Communities. These books are created from previous articles written (and now archived) by the Writer for their Topic. Cost is minimal ($9.95) for the quality of information. You download the encrypted file and upon receipt of payment you are given a password to “unlock the door” to a world of fascinating information. The e-books are compiled via Adobe Acrobat which makes for easy reading and access - including being printed out in an attractive format.

We are all collectors of something – and as spring rolls around we tend to survey our collections with pride and an eye to expanding or decreasing. Barbara’s collection of articles is informative, fun to read, and vindicates my stubbornness to relinquish my favourites.

As Barbara’s extensive research covers a five year span from 1998 to 2003, she conveniently divides the series according to the alphabet – with Vol. 1 centreing on letters A to L. There are 23 jammed-packed articles ranging from Antiques in Alaska to Low Art Tiles. Each article recommends other links showing research and more information...more

You may download the file at any time but you will need the password to open it.

Suite101 e-Book
The Collector's Encyclopedia, Volume 1