Collectomania From Objects of Desire to Magnificent Obsession

Author(s): Claudia Chan Shaw

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At a young age Claudia Chan Shaw developed a penchant for collecting of all kinds -- tin robots, Humphrey Bogart posters, snow domes and fashion, As she grew older she realised it had become an obsession and that there were others who felt the same. As host of the ABC TV series, THE COLLECTORS, Claudia would encounter many people of the same ilk, people for whom one bakelite telephone was too little and 100 of them was not enough. In this beautiful book, Claudia takes readers on a journey through various collections -- vintage wine, Superman cards, record covers, old jewellery and so many other things. With humour and affection she explains the motives behind the collections, shares tips on how to collect for novices and shows the difference between a mere hoarder and someone who truly has collectomania. 'well designed, full of photos and written in an approachable, conversational tone. It will make an excellent gift for either novice or expert collectors.' FOUR STARS, Bookseller+Publisher


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General Fields

  • : 9780733325977
  • : ABC Books
  • : ABC Books
  • : 0.798
  • : May 2012
  • : 220mm X 180mm
  • : Australia
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Claudia Chan Shaw
  • : Paperback
  • : 11-Dec
  • : 304