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The Collector's Encyclopedia, Volume 2


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

  • Low Art Tiles
  • Mary Gregory Glassware
  • McCoy Pottery
  • Mid-Century Modern
  • Miniature Villages
  • Niloak Pottery
  • Portmeirion China
  • Roycroft
  • Russian Icons
  • Snowglobes
  • Susie Cooper China
  • Teddy Bears
  • Thimbles
  • Torquay, Tunbridge and Other Victorian Souvenirs
  • Walking Sticks and Canes
  • Wicker

Book Review by Paym Bergson
The collection continues – with articles from Barbara Nicholson Bell’s Antiques and Collectibles Topic at Suite101. Taking articles written from 1998 to 2003, Vol 2 follows the same format of Vol 1 with an alphabetized listing and organization.

Yes, the expected Potteries and China are included. Susie Cooper China, Portmeirion China, McCoy Pottery (is it the Real McCoy?), Mary Gregory Glassware as well as others round out this edition.

As usual, Ms. Nicholson Bell gives precise information ...More

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Suite101 e-Book
The Collector's Encyclopedia, Volume 2