A handy, pocket-sized guide to identifying and interpreting the major British and European metal and ceramic marks, now reissued in new flexibinding This Collins Gem is being reissued in flexibinding, providing the durability of a hardback with the flexibility of a paperback. The stylish new cover design will enliven this and 70 other bestselling Gems. Do you attend car boot sales or browse in antique shops in search of bargains? Have you ever wished you knew more about grandma's silver spoon? Do you envy the experts' ability to identify and date old hand-me-downs? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, Collins Gem Antique Marks is for you. Packed with thousands of clear illustrations, the book shows hallmarks on silver, gold and platinum, as well as those on Old Sheffield Plate, pewter, pottery and porcelain. There is also a section on deciphering Chinese and Japanese porcelain marks. Complete with a history of hallmarks and how to read them, Collins Gem Antique Marks is absolutely indispensable.
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Collins Gems are smartly designed pocket reference guides, providing knowledge at a glance on a wide variety of popular and timely topics. Packed with color photos and illustrations, and sporting durable flexi–bindings, these unique quick–reference books offer the minimum in size and the maximum in useful information.Review:
`As a pocket reference on `marks' this is by far the best I have seen. It covers ALL marks, unlike most which cover either metal or porcelain'.Amazon
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0004705378