Allum's Antiques Almanac 2015: An Annual Compendium of Stories and Facts from the World of Art and Antiques: 2015

Author(s): Marc Allum

Antiques

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.

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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.

General Fields

  • : 9781848317345
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : November 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 224
  • : illustrations
  • : Marc Allum
  • : Hardback
  • : 745.1