Caring for Your Collectibles: How to Preserve Your Old and New Treasures
Caring For Your Collectibles contains more than 1,500 helpful hints on the upkeep of your modern collectibles -- everything from animation art to stained glass -- and even your favourite antiques. Arranged alphabetically by category, Caring For Your Collectibles is packed with information on how to clean, store, display and preserve your treasures. You will gain important basic knowledge and will benefit from learning new care techniques -- all from one handy volume. The book is written in an easy-to-understand format of short narratives -- practical advice with practical applications. Plus, you will get the collecting edge with special sections on security, insurance and appraisals. Author Ken Arnold takes the guesswork out of maintaining your collection and offers you professional, proven tips for years of enjoyment and financial satisfaction.
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