The Collector's Cabinet: Tales, Facts and Fictions from the World of Antiques

Author(s): Marc Allum


Explore the wonderful world of antiques and collectables with Antiques Roadshow regular, Marc Allum. Go in search of stolen masterpieces, learn the secrets of the forgers, track down Napoleon's toothbrush and meet the garden gnome insured for GBP1 million. Eclectic, eccentric and brimming with remarkable tales from history, The Collector's Cabinet is for all those who are fascinated by the relics of the past.


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'An amusing romp through some of the most coveted antiques. Full of facts and surprising anecdotes, it's a compelling read that should raise a smile from both the enthusiastic amateur and the seasoned collector.' House & Garden

Marc Allum is a freelance art and antiques writer, broadcaster, consultant and lecturer based in Wiltshire. He has been a miscellaneous specialist on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow since 1998. He writes regularly for magazines, has contributed to numerous books and is the author of Allum's Antiques Almanac (Icon, 2014).

General Fields

  • : 9781848319110
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : July 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marc Allum
  • : Paperback
  • : 815
  • : 745.1
  • : 224