Author(s): Marc Allum
From BBC Antiques Roadshow specialist Marc Allum comes a new annual almanac that keeps you up-to-date with the stories, facts and often amusing idiosyncrasies of the ever-changing global art and antiques market. Allum's Almanac 2015 reveals such fascinating nuggets as: - What Lee Harvey Oswald's wedding ring sold for - How much the world's most expensive printed book cost per word - The Victorian dolls' house which joined the soaring property market, sold by the owner with some very odd pre-conditions. - The price paid to own a pair of the 'Derby' hats worn by a famous comic duo - Why someone was prepared to pay over GBP3 million for the miniature effigy of a dashing bodyguard. Allum's anecdotal and irreverent style gives a unique insider's insight into a world fuelled by history, avarice and passion. This year and in many more Allum's Almanack will be a must-read for the collector in all of us.
Marc Allum is a freelance art and antiques writer and consultant based in Wiltshire. Marc has been a miscellaneous specialist on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow programme since 1998.