Caring for your antiques & collectibles
All serious collectors have learned that once they've found the treasure of their dreams, they need to learn how to protect their investment. This handbook shows how to care for collectibles of all media with step-by-step instructions in the techniques used by professionals. 115 photos, 30 in color. 15 illustrations.
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