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A teenager’s diary becomes music memorabilia Special events remembered and shared

Take a shortcut tour of antique centres and dealers from around the country for those special pieces that won’t break the bank

What do collectables from New Guinea and New Mexico although very different have in common?


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The House of Cartier and famous women of the

Valuable Viennese

20th century

Secession Furniture

SUB CULTURE COLLECTING 40

Why collect cigarette packets Rod Wise

A New York collector consigns to an expat dealer

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Terry Ingram

A habit worth developing: collecting Wembley Ware ashtrays Alicia Bee

INVESTMENT AND COLLECTING NUMISMATICS FOCUS ON TEXTILES 12

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New Guinea

A dress to dye for

head tax tokens

Killer fashions, but not

Fascinating

what you might think

historical records

Eleanor Keene

Peter Lane

Meeting Karen & Richard Carpenter

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From Perth Mint: proof coins

Music memorabilia for Gen X

that are works of art and

Judy Pancoast & Rod Labbe

strong investments

KNOWLEDGE BASE 60

Archeological finds at Tel Megiddo Unearthing 6,000 years of civilisation

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Nine-year old Ada Hamond’s sampler

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Collecting Hispanic folk culture

Colonial history and heritage in

Ancient customs translated into

the domestic arts

tangible symbols

Veronica Moriarty

Melody Amsel-Arieli

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A guide for gift giving: from the traditional to the weird & wonderful A snapshot of ideas from specialist outlets around the country

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Mrs Beeton’s recipe for the Christmas table

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TO DYE FOR Fashion could kill as Eleanor Keene discovered when researching a fashionable Victorian era dress

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or me, unpacking items consigned for auction can be a little like Christmas. Lots of boxes full of

goodies, carefully wrapped, and with little knowledge of what may be hidden within the layers of tissue paper. Is it going to meet expectations or is it going to be a disappointment? I was recently cataloguing an auction in Sydney when I came across an unusual Victorian era vibrant green dress from the 1860s. Throughout my years of experience I had never seen a green dress like this. I had seen the colour used on trimmings and button covers, but never a whole dress, and here it was in all its green glory, 150 years old and in a wonderful condition. The voluminous skirt was a little faded in parts, but otherwise the green shade had kept its colour well.

A complete Victorian story The dress itself comprised of a skirt with two matching bodices: a low cut lace

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GIFTS AND MORE TO END THE YEAR

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from the traditional to the weird & wonderful A Books, prints, toys

Other special prints which would make

rare Charles Dickens statue sits among the Victorian gardens in

Sydney’s Centennial Parklands and

across the road and amongst the largest

great gifts are of Australia’s distinctive flora, available from Queensland’s the

Antique Print Club. Early engravings and lithographs can cost as little as $50. In addition, with Australian botanicals,

expanse of Victorian architecture in the Southern Hemisphere, is The Hughenden

Heritage reproductions are also available.

built c. 1870s. Here members of the Society Antique Print Club

of Children’s Writers and Illustrators Australia and New Zealand meet and where limited art quality editions of Anna Pignataro’s illustrations from the book Ships in the Field are available for purchase, as are autographed copies of the books; either would

Rare prints and maps are also available at Voyager in Brisbane as well as superb

make a special gift.

illustrated books from 1920s Paris. Old and unusual toys would be an interesting choice for boys and girls: along these lines Voyager suggests fine microscopes, telescopes and unusual collectable slides. Voyager

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FROM AUSTRALIA TO LONDON An expat dealer secures the deal of a lifetime

CONNECTING PEOPLE

UNUSUAL GIFT IDEAS

COLLECTING IDEAS

A teenager’s diary becomes music memorabilia Special events remembered and shared

Take a shortcut tour of antique centres and dealers from around the country for those special pieces that won’t break the bank

What do collectables from New Guinea and New Mexico although very different have in common?

A u s t r a l a s i a ’s l e a d i n g a n t i q u e s a n d c o l l e c t a b l e s m a g a z i n e COLLECTORS AND THEIR STORIES Three very different collections

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

TERRY INGRAM

SATSUMA FROM JAPAN

to priceless heritage A jug and its convict maker

looks at Irish and Scottish artworks with Aussie connections

How to identify the copies

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