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Cash in the attic: [how to make money from your forgotten treasures]
Hayes, Phil.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London : BBC Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Subtitle from cover.

TV tie-in.
Format :


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Material Type
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NK1125 .H3 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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If you are clearing out a loft, bottom drawer or garage and want to know how to pick out a saleable item from amongst the junk then this book is your practical guide. Cash in the Attic aims to de-mystify the antiques business by explaining how to spot a treasure and how to sell it. Paul Hayes, one of the programme's antiques experts, goes through different categories of collectibles, from paintings and porcelain, to clocks and books, and reveals his tips on how to date an item, how to value it, and how to tell a genuine from a fake. your discoveries, he also offers advice on the selling process, be it through an auction house, the internet or at a car boot sale. This is a must-have checklist for anyone embarking on the antiques world for the first time.

Author Notes

Paul was discovered by chance by Bargain Hunt in February 2000 and went on to appear as one of the programme's experts. He has appeared on the live daytime television show Housecall since January 2001 has been one of the two antiques experts on Cash in the Attic since autumn 2002. In addition, Paul was an expert on Trading Treasures. He also appears regularly on Crimewatch UK

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 11
1 Getting startedp. 13
2 Picturesp. 21
3 Furniturep. 27
4 Pottery and porcelainp. 33
5 Glasswarep. 49
6 Metalwarep. 59
7 Clocks and watchesp. 73
8 Jewelleryp. 87
9 Medals, coins and stampsp. 101
10 Toysp. 113
11 Miscellaneousp. 121
12 How to sellp. 129
Further readingp. 137
Clubs, fairs and websitesp. 140
Quiz answersp. 141
Indexp. 142
Acknowledgementsp. 144