I've been a collector for as long as I can remember, and the Miller's Handbook is my bible. Whether you're new to antiques collecting or consider yourself a bit of an expert, make sure you get your hands on the Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide for 2016-2017.
Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for - how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. Meanwhile, in-depth closer look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to posters.
Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the only full- colour, fully-illustrated collectables price guide in the world. Comprehensive sections cover advertising, books, ceramics, glass, metalware, pens and writing equipment, plastics and Bakelite, posters, sporting memorabilia, teddy bears, toys and games and vintage fashion. This year, special sections focus on affordable jewellery, Hornsea ceramics and tribal art.
Judith Miller is the industry's ultimate expert, and she co-founded the Miller's Antiques Price Guide in 1979. She is a regular expert on Antiques Roadshow and is a regular contributor to publications such as Homes & Antiques and House & Garden. Mark Hill was a specialist for international auctioneers Bonhams and Sotheby's before becoming Director of an online antiques and collectables trading website, running its alliance with Ebay Live Auctions. He is an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow.
So if you are looking to become serious about collecting then make sure you pick up your copy! Thanks to Octopus Books for sending me an advance copy of the book.